• Activism,  News

    Now What?

    Friend, Despite vocal opposition, members of the United States Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday evening to approve the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General.  NORML thanks the tens of thousands of you who responded to our action alerts opposing this nomination and the thousands more who took time to make phone calls. While we are disappointed with this outcome, we are pleased that several members of Congress cited the senator’s opposition to marijuana policy reform as an impetus for rejecting his appointment. We’ve previously told you why Jeff Sessions is the wrong man for the job, but today it is time to move forward,…

  • Events,  News

    Pittsburgh NORML Meeting and Free Expungement Workshop

    Pittsburgh NORML Meeting and Free Expungement Workshop Our montly meeting is Thursday January 5th starting around 7PM at Black Forge Coffee House and we will discuss the latest in the news and views of medical marijuana here in Pittsburgh and PA. We also invite all of our friends and supporters to join us for a free “expungement workshop.” Attorney Patrick K. Nightingale of PKN Law – Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorneys and Executive Director of Pittsburgh Norml will be discussing PA Expungement law and what rights you have to remove certain criminal charges from your criminal history. If you have a marijuana related charge on your record and you are curious…

  • Activism,  Current Pending Legislation,  News

    Pittsburgh City Council to introduce ordinance decriminalizing the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pittsburgh City Council to introduce ordinance decriminalizing the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana On November 17, 2015, Public Safety Chair Councilman Daniel Lavelle will introduce an ordinance that will permit City of Pittsburgh Police to cite individuals found in possession of a “small amount” of marijuana under a local ordinance as opposed to charging them with misdemeanor level criminal offense. The Ordinance will create a civil fine of up to $100.00 for open possession of under 30 grams of marijuana or 8 grams of hashish. Officers are authorized to seize the suspected contraband and issue a civil fine similar to a parking ticket to individuals…