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Incarceration Nation — Marijuana Arrests For 2009 Near Record High

September 15th, 2010 By: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Police prosecuted 858,408 persons for marijuana violations in 2009, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Uniform Crime Report, released today. The arrest total is the second highest ever reported by the FBI, and marks a 1.3 percent increase in the number of arrests reported…



AlterNet Article: It’s Time for Unity in the Marijuana Reform Movement

It’s important to remember that while we may have many different reasons for partaking of the herb, we must band together when it comes to re-legalizing cannabis. Medicinal, Recreational or Industrial, we who are responsible adults should have the right to use a plant that has a myriad of properties that could help our nation.…



Meeting Notes September 1, 2010

TX NORML open meeting notes, September 1, 2010 During last month’s meeting we covered these stories: – WA Proposed Marijuana Legalization Initiative Will Not Qualify For 2010 Ballot – Experienced Marijuana Consumers Exhibit Virtually No Change In Cognitive Task Performance After Smoking – Oregon: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Measure Certified For November Ballot – Marijuana Use…



Texas Now Prosecuting Two Medical Marijuana Patients

Story on stopthedrugwar.org about two medicinal marijuana patients being prosecuted for having their meds. Stories like this just need to remind us why we need to keep pushing for reform of these unjust laws, so patients have nothing to fear in our great state. http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2010/aug/18/texas_now_prosecuting_two_medica



Texas Democrats Pass Resolution in Support of Medical Marijuana

“Late last month the Texas Democratic Party held their statewide convention, at which the party decides what issues are important enough to be made a part of their campaign platform. In addition to resolutions calling for improving public education, promoting green jobs, and calling for development of renewable energy resources, delegates at the convention voted…



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