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31 States Are Considering Marijuana Law Reform, Is Yours One of Them? | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director
    February 19, 2015

  • rethinklogohd1At post time, there are 31 states that currently have pending marijuana law reform legislation. These measures deal with a wide array of topics including decriminalization, record expungement, medical access, and full legalization. 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most active legislative sessions on record for the marijuana legalization movement, but these bills won’t pass themselves. It is absolutely crucial that you, the stakeholders and voters, get engaged in the process and apply pressure to your state lawmakers to urge them to support these measures.

    Reaching out to your state officials is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse using NORML’s Take Action Center. Simply consult the landing page to see if your state has pending legislation, click on that legislation, enter your zip code, and a pre-written email will be sent on your behalf. Once you have taken this initial step, we strongly encourage you to follow up by contacting your lawmakers directly and speaking to them on the phone. If politicians don’t hear from their constituents on these pieces of legislation, they remain unlikely to support them when they are called for a vote. Click HERE to see the full list of pending legislation. Recent additions include:

    Don’t forget to check out the full listing here and check back frequently as new alerts are added and old ones are updated with the most recent information.

    Together, we can make the country a little more NORML. Together, we WILL legalize marijuana nationwide.

31 States Are Considering Marijuana Law Reform, Is Yours One of Them? | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform.

Take Action on Marijuana Law Reform in 2015 | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director
    February 3, 2015austinAs we get further into 2015, state legislatures are convening all around the country and the issue of marijuana law reform is a hot topic in many of them. From full legalization to decriminalization to medical use, marijuana is being debated in state houses across the nation. A key component of making these reform efforts successful is the mobilization of citizens like yourself. Only so much can be done by top down lobbying and lawmakers often base their votes off of the will of their constituents.

    To make this process as pain-free as possible, NORML has collected all of the currently pending legislation and provided tools for constituents to contact their elected officials in our Take Action Center. Bills currently pending in 2015 include:

    You can view the full list of pending legislation here. This list is continually updated as new measures are introduced so be sure to keep checking back to see what legislation will be debated in your state this year. Be sure you take a moment of your time to use these action alerts to quickly and easily contact lawmakers in support of pending legislation in your state and share them with your friends and family!

    Help us keep the GRASS in GRASSROOTS and together we will legalize marijuana nationwide.

Take Action on Marijuana Law Reform in 2015 | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform.