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Take Action To Reform Marijuana Laws In Your State

marijuana prohibitionBy Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

The 2015 state legislative session has been the busiest on record.

State lawmakers have debated nearly 100 different marijuana law reform bills this session and some 60 bills remain pending.

NORML’s Take Action Center here provides you with the ability to track pending legislation in your state and to contact your elected officials and urge them to support marijuana law reform.

So far this legislative session, some 65,000 letters have been sent by NORML members to their elected officials in support of pending legislation. These efforts are paying dividends.

Below are some examples of pending legislation that need your support:

Delaware: Legislation to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses has passed committee and awaits a House floor vote. Take action here.

Hawaii: House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation permitting medical cannabis production facilities and dispensaries. The measure now awaits the Governor’s signature. Take action here.

Illinois: Marijuana decriminalization legislation passed the House and now awaits action on the Senate floor. Take action here.

Minnesota: Legislation to legalize hemp farming has passed the House and now awaits action from the Senate. Take action here.

Missouri: Legislation establishing a licensed hemp cultivation program has been passed by the House and now awaits a vote on the Senate floor. Take action here.

New Hampshire: House lawmakers voted 3 to 1 to decriminalize marijuana possession offenses. The bill now awaits Senate action. Take action here.

Texas: Legislation to remove marijuana-related offenses from the Texas criminal code has passed out of committee and now awaits action from the House of Representatives. Take action here. Separate legislation decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses has also passed out of committee and awaits further House action. Take action here.

Additional legislation seeking to legalize the adult use and retail sale of cannabis remains pending in over a dozen states, while decriminalization and medical marijuana measures are pending in nearly 20 others. For a full listing of pending legislation and approved legislation, visit NORML’s Take Action Center here.

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  • PhDScientist

    I feel deeply sad for the citizens of Florida, who overwhelmingly wanted to pass a medical marijuana law, and feel even more sad for Florida’s Cancer Patients, Florida’s Kids with Seizure disorders, Florida’s Veterans (and other Floridians) with PTSD, and Floridians with severe or chronic pain.

    To put things in perspective, imagine if the same injustice being done to Americans who need Medical Marijuana was done to Americans who need insulin, antibiotics, or anti-retrovirals.

    Its IMMORAL to deny life saving medicine to people who need it, and that’s what having Marijuana on Schedule 1 does.

    I urge everyone reading this to urge the President to issue an executive order to remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 IMMEDIATELY.

    Please call the comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that he do so IMMEDIATELY.

  • PhDScientist

    I feel deeply sad for the citizens of Florida, who overwhelmingly wanted to pass a medical marijuana law, and feel even more sad for Florida’s Cancer Patients, Florida’s Kids with Seizure disorders, Florida’s Veterans (and other Floridians) with PTSD, and Floridians with severe or chronic pain.

    To put things in perspective, imagine if the same injustice being done to Americans who need Medical Marijuana was done to Americans who need insulin, antibiotics, or anti-retrovirals.

    Its IMMORAL to deny life saving medicine to people who need it, and that’s what having Marijuana on Schedule 1 does.

    I urge everyone reading this to urge the President to issue an executive order to remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 IMMEDIATELY.

    • Patricia Silverman

      he will not already asked him

      • Foar20

        We should all just light up and pass it around on congresses doorsteps

        • newageblues

          Maybe we could make fun of them for being afraid to try it. Are they afraid they might like it?

          My congress critter is Doc Andy Harris, the stupidest doctor in the country.

  • PhDScientist

    Every 20 seconds another American is diagnosed with Cancer. Every 60 seconds another American dies of it — after suffering horribly.
    If you’re an American man, you’ve got a 1 out of 2 chance of getting Cancer and a 1 out of 2 chance of dying from Cancer if you get Cancer.
    If you’re an American woman, you’ve got a 1 out of 3 chance of getting Cancer, but still a 1 out of 2 chance of dying from Cancer if you get Cancer.
    Those are the odds. Cancer is incredibly common and an absolutely horrible way to die.
    Every single American with Cancer deserves the right to have safe, legal, access to Medical Marijuana.
    Don’t wait until you or someone you love gets Cancer to work for the legalization of Medical Marijuana, in your state, and especially to work for it nationally.
    If you wait until you or someone you love gets Cancer it will be too late.

  • Bdiz

    Shame Georgia hasn’t taken the same approach as Texas.

  • Lori Bett

    What’s happening in Ohio?

  • PhDScientist

    Its imperative that Marijuana be taken off of Schedule 1 IMMEDIATELY. My heart breaks and bleeds about this issue. Americans are suffering and dying needlessly because of the arrogance, dogma, and ignorance of anti-marijuana fanatics. Its IMMORAL to withhold the right to have safe, legal, access to medical marijuana to Americans who need it.