Author: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

DEA Moves To Ban ‘Fake Marijuana’ Products

Well, if nothing else, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration is predictable.
DEA says it will make ‘fake pot’ products illegal
via The Fort Worth Star Telegram
[excerpt] Within 30 days, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will criminalize the possession and sale of “fake pot” products and the chemicals they contain for at least a year while it […]

Now For Some Good News: “Harris Holds Big Lead Over Cooley In Undecided California Attorney General Race

Officially, the California race between Steve Cooley and Kamala Harris for Attorney General remains ‘undecided.’ But the totals from the latest vote count appear to tell a different story.

Harris holds big lead over Cooley in undecided California attorney general race
via Southern California Public Radio
Kamala Harris picked up more than 9,000 votes yesterday in the still-undecided […]

NORML Alert: New Jersey Senate To Vote Monday On Resolution To Revise Medical Marijuana Restrictions

New Jersey Senators are scheduled to vote this Monday, November 22, on a resolution to compel state health officials to revise proposed regulations for the state’s nascent medical cannabis program. Please contact your state Senator and urge them to vote ‘yes’ on SCR 130.
Last month, New Jersey Department of Health officials released onerous draft regulations […]

Obama’s DEA Nominee Pledges To Ignore Administration’s Medical Marijuana Policy

It was a little over a year ago when the United States Department of Justice announced that it would back away from pursuing cases against medical marijuana patients and providers who are acting in accordance with state and local laws.
“As a general matter, pursuit of [federal law enforcement] priorities should not focus federal resources … […]

NORML Alert: Tell Lawmakers To Make New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Law Workable For Patients

For many months now NORML has publicly criticized political efforts to quash New Jersey’s nascent medical marijuana program — which, nearly one year after having been signed into law, has yet to authorize even a single patient to legally use cannabis.
Most recently, New Jersey Department of Health officials released draft regulations seeking to limit the […]