Stop Jeff Sessions

Stephen Colbert blasts Jeff Sessions on Marijuana
ACTION ALERT Tell Your Representative To Support The McClintock-Polis Amendment Since 2014, members of Congress have passed annual spending bills that have included a provision protecting those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice. The amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own state laws that auth...

Lewis Reed Opposes Board Bill 180

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed Signs New Approach Missouri medical cannabis petition
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed spoke at the November 13, 2017 monthly chapter meeting of Greater St. Louis NORML (GSTL NORML). President Reed opposes the cannabis legalization Board Bill 180 introduced by Alder Megan-Ellyia Green on October 26, 2017. Board Bill 180 (BB180) would divert law enforcement resources from arresting individuals for private possession of up to 2.0 ounces of cannabis and privately cultivating up to ten cannabis plants. “There are loophole...

Debunked Within Minutes: Setting The Record Straight

Board President Lewis Reed
Cannabis could be legal to possess and cultivate in the City of St. Louis with passage of Board Bill 180 (BB180). The proposed legislation aims to legalize cannabis possession for adults 21 and older up to 56 grams (2.0 ounces) and allow private individual cultivation of up to 10 plants. The policy analysis below was commissioned by Board President Lewis Reed. It contains several inaccurate facts and statements from Reed's political analyst. Reed has attempted to compare a legalization in...

Straight FAQs About Board Bill 180

Legalization of cannabis in St. Louis, MO
Board Bill 180 (BB180) was submitted by Alderwoman Megan-Ellyia Green on October 26, 2017 to the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. The bill is designed to amend Ordinance 69429, and removes the possibility of incarceration for petty marijuana possession up to 56 grams (2.0 ounces) and allows private cultivation of up to ten (10) cannabis plants. This legislation is pending and has not passed into law. This guide outlines the major points of the proposed legislation. This information may change i...

Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced in City of St. Louis

GSTL NORML Executive Director Karin Spinks Chester and Alderwoman Megan Green submitting cannabis legalization bill for St. Louis
Greater St. Louis NORML Executive Director Karin Spinks Chester engaged in a congratulatory embrace with Alderwoman Megan-Ellyia Green moments after Green submitted a history making cannabis legalization bill to the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. Executive Director Karin Spinks Chester and Director Cecil King were invited as guests by Alder Green to witness the introduction of the bill on the chamber floor. Former board member Damien Johnson was also in attendance. Members of the Gr...

United We Stand STL Labor Day

United We Stand political action at the ballot box.
United We Stand St. Louis (UWS) is a coalition representing a broad array of organizations and individuals dedicated to creating “an electoral movement at the ballot box that is capable of long-term social and political power.” On Labor Day September 4, 2017, UWS is organizing a mass action, march and rally scheduled before the official labor day parade in downtown St. Louis. Later in the week on September 9, 2017, UWS will conduct an all-day conference with individual seminars held at Har...

Saint Louis Medical Cannabis Summer Fundraiser

Greater St. Louis NORML signature gathering booth with New Approach Missouri
New Approach Missouri is having a Summer Fundraiser in St. Louis on Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The campaign to legalize medical cannabis in Missouri is in full swing. “We have gathered nearly 50,000 signatures,” announced John Payne, New Approach Missouri (NAM) campaign manager, to nearly 30,000 medical cannabis legalization supporters across the state in a communication. “Summer is here, and that means our campaign for medical cannabis is moving into high gear,” offered...

NORML Schedules Congressional Lobby Days September 10th – 12th

NORML take action capitol graphic
NORML’s 2017 Conference at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC and Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for September 10th-12th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Whether you’re a longtime activist, college student, medical m...

Legalization Campaign Pursues Matching Funds

Cannabis activists meet for a strategy session for New Approach Missouri
New Approach Missouri's (NAM) ballot petition to legalize medical cannabis in Missouri is closing in on 40,000 signatures. That figure was reported by campaign manager John Payne in a memorandum to volunteers and donors on June 23, 2017. A citizen-initiated constitutional amendment requires 160,199 valid signatures to be placed on the ballot for Missouri's 2018 general election. The campaign's goal is to gather more than 100,000 additional signatures to win challenges by election officials. ...

Florida Pushed Past Missouri with Hemp Bill

Florida passes hemp bill into law.
Missouri legislators have been one-upped again as another state has legalized hemp cultivation. Nineteen states have done what Missouri legislators have failed to do for the last three years running; allow Missouri to start an industrial hemp pilot program. Florida will now move ahead of Missouri in cultivating hemp. Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed an Industrial Hemp Pilot Project bill into law on June 16, 2017. The hemp bill passed the Florida House with a majority support of 108 YEA...