4/20: End Prohibition, Again

It’s that time of the year again. Long recognized as the national marijuana holiday, April 20th presents us with an opportunity to make our voices heard: Click here to sign up for the Online Day of Action When Jeff Sessions was nominated Attorney General, NORML worked with all of you to send out a “Thunderclap,” a powerful social media tool that enabled us to reach more than 2 million people with our #JustSayNoToSessions campaign. While we were unable to stop Sessions from being confir...
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Demystifying the Medical Marijuana Movement in Missouri

Up in Smoke: Demystifying the Medical Marijuana Movement in Missouri
New Approach Missouri's campaign director, John Payne, revealed on April 13, 2016 their medical marijuana initiative has gathered more than 15,000 signatures. Relying strictly on volunteers, Payne indicated the pace of signature gathering is increasing. The goal is to secure 280,000 signatures. "We could reasonably exceed our goal of collecting half the 280,000 signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot with volunteers – an unprecedented feat for a constitutional amendment initiative ...
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Win a Colorado Cannabis Tours’ Trip to Denver

Free Colorado Cannabis Tours Trip Giveaway
Support NORML's Project 22 with your $22.00 donation and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE trip for 4 to Colorado on 4/20 to experience Denver's longest running marijuana tour! Colorado Cannabis Tours has donated 4 exclusive tickets to an amazing 420 tour to help support Project-22.org! Winner receives all 4 tickets and does not need to be present for the drawing to win. Make your donations here. The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour supports NORML's Project 22. Come see wh...
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New Approach Missouri St. Louis Kick-Off Event

Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD
New Approach Missouri (NAM) is holding its Saint Louis, MO campaign kick off at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Boulevard, on Thursday March 9, 2017, and has an exciting speaker! Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD, is a global leader in opioid and cannabis research, and she will be speaking on the research showing the benefits of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain. Campaign leaders including spokesman Jack Cardetti and John Payne will be on hand to discuss NAM's strategy for qualifying ...
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Activists Moving Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative Forward

Signature workers were well organized at the New Approach Missouri Kickoff event.
New Approach Missouri's (NAM) medical marijuana initiative is gaining momentum. Following a series of sequential kickoff events across the Show-Me State during the last week of January 2017 and into February, NAM organizers successfully established a statewide network of trained activist volunteers to gather signatures for the 2018 medical cannabis initiative. NAM campaign manager John Payne indicated in a memorandum to volunteers on Jan. 27 that there were already “around 200 volunteers in t...
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New Approach Missouri Announces Campaign Kickoff

New Approach Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative 2018
Missouri cannabis activists are rallying support for the new 2018 medical marijuana initiative. A statewide signature gathering campaign is now in full swing following kickoff events across the state. Medical Cannabis Initiative 2018-51 was approved by the outgoing Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on December 30, 2016. New Approach Missouri immediately put the wheels in motion to start printing thousands of petitions needed for distribution to volunteers across the state. A simulta...
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Missouri’s New Cannabis Possession Law Now In Effect

Missouri's new cannabis possession law/
Two years ago in 2014 the Missouri legislature managed to pass SB 491 a revised uniform criminal code law. Attorneys, judges, legislators and advocacy groups worked eight years to develop the measure. Governor Nixon let the bill become law without his signature citing several “drafting” errors, but on January 1, 2017 all updated provisions will be enacted. Missouri cannabis activists and members of the Show-Me State’s National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) are pleas...
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NORML KC Cannabis Decriminalization Initiative Submitted

Jamie Kacz at the city hall.
The NORML KC chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has succeeded in gathering more than the required number of registered voter signatures to submit a Kansas City cannabis decriminalization initiative for ballot consideration. Standing in front of the City Hall on Monday, November 14, 2016, Jamie Kacz, Executive Director of the chapter proclaimed, “we are getting ready to hand in over 4,200 signatures to decriminalize cannabis in Kansas City.” The re...
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Missouri NORML Chapters Launch NORML’s Project 4-22 for Vets

Project 22 launched to help Vets with PTSD
On Veterans Day 2016 the Greater Saint Louis NORML, Springfield NORML, Kansas City NORML, Missouri University NORML and Mid-MO NORML chapters launched ‘’NORML's Project 4-22’’ to educate veterans and citizens of Missouri and beyond on what medical cannabis is, and isn’t. The campaign is called ‘‘NORML's Project 4-22’’, for the 22 reported veterans that commit suicide every single day. The actual number by all accounts is much higher, but things such as overdoses aren’t included in these numbe...
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Medical Marijuana Initiative May Come Back In 2018

Medical Marijuana Initiative in 2018
The Cole County circuit court entered a judgment against New Approach Missouri (NAM) in their lawsuit to reinstate 2,242 invalidated signatures from the second congressional district. The ruling on September 21, 2016 effectively ended Missouri's 2016 campaign to legalize medical marijuana. No medical cannabis initiative will appear on the November 2016 ballot in Missouri. “This outcome is heartbreaking,” said John Payne, Campaign Manager for New Approach Missouri, “and it's particularly fr...
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