by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorJuly 3, 2019
Every day NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments.
NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day
“This September, we invite you to join NORML members from across America to learn effective strategies, hear the latest scientific and political advancements, and meet in person with influential members of Congress.”
Rochester NORML Publishes Report to Highlight Arrest Rates for Marijuana Offenses
“A local marijuana advocacy group in Rochester, NORML, and other community groups released a report that found Monroe County had the fifth-highest arrest rates for low-level marijuana-related offenses in the state, outside of New York City.”
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Virginia NORML Continues Push to Expand Access Through Education
“Virginia NORML is trying to make this search easier for patients. In order to register for Virginia’s medical cannabis program, patients must first receive a written certification from a registered physician. They have created a physician’s directory of doctors registered with the board of pharmacy to recommend medical cannabis.”
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NORML Leaders in the Media
Ashley Weber, Executive Director, Colorado NORML
“Adding a condition for which a physician could recommend medical marijuana instead of an opioid is a safer pain management tool that will be useful for both our doctors and patients.”
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Chris Goldstein, Executive Director, South Philly NORML