Back to NORML: A Brief Look At The Man Behind America’s Foremost Cannabis Advocacy Group

Back to NORML: A Brief Look At The Man Behind America’s Foremost Cannabis Advocacy Group

This year marks the golden anniversary of our nation’s longest-running cannabis legalization association: the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws—or, as it's better known, NORML.   Comprising thousands of activists and hundreds of lawyers, NORML’s mission is to advocate for the rights of cannabis users by mounting legal initiatives, defending and testifying for the accused, starting petitions and boycotts, appealing to the media, and lobbying politicians. At the...

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2020 Cannabis Reform Election Preview

2020 Cannabis Reform Election Preview

When it comes to cannabis policy, the United States is unique. We are the only country on earth where there are two conflicting policies operating simultaneously. At the federal level non-hemp cannabis is completely prohibited in the U.S. However, in a growing number of states cannabis is legal at the state-level for medical and/or adult use.   The first state to legalize cannabis for medical use was California in 1996....

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Call It Cannabis!

Call It Cannabis!

The History of the Word Marijuana   The cannabis plant has had many different nicknames throughout its history in America; Weed, Hashish, Ganja, Pot, Bud, Reefer, Herb, Grass, Flower, Mary Jane, Marijuana, the list goes on. For the past one hundred years however, the most common word for Cannabis in America has been Marijuana. As America's perception begins to shift and the plant is destigmatized and valued as the medicinal...

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