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NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

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Latest News

  Congressman Jerry Nadler Wins Ranking Member On Judiciary Committee


by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

December 20, 2017


During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Nadler has earned an “A+” rating on the NORML Scorecard for his support of ending the federal prohibition of marijuana, positive votes when given the opportunity, and his co-sponsorship of legislation including the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act in the previous session of Congress.

The current Chairman of the committee is Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), a longtime opponent of marijuana reform who has earned a “D” on the NORML scorecard for voting against reform amendments when given the opportunity. However, Rep. Goodlatte had announced earlier this year that he will not be running for reelection, which will leave a wide-open race on the Republican side who will be the top member in the next Congress.

Given the political climate, in order to secure hearings on legislation that would end prohibition, it is essential that the next Chairman of the Judiciary be willing to address the issue.


  Steven Chabot of Ohio's 1st Congressional District questions Sessions on enforcing federal marijuana laws


Steve Chabot, a Republican from Ohio, which is in the process of implementing its medical marijuana program, noted that while it remains illegal under federal law, many states have legalized cannabis for medicinal or recreational purposes. Given that disparity, Chabot asked Sessions to clarify, “What is your department’s policy on that, relative to enforcing the law?”


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Upcoming Meetings & Events

  Cleveland NORML Monthly March Decrim Meeting_Lobby Day Training

Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 02:00 PM

   My Friend's Restaurant in Cleveland, OH

We will be gathering together March 3,2018 at 2pm with Chad Thompson to speak on the Sensible Cleveland Decrims and other initiatives . This man has been the biggest blessing to the decrim movement here in Ohio. If you are unaware of what a decrim does for your city would...