2010 Candidates Positions on Marijuana Policies

I decided to start a thread to keep a list of 2010 candidates and their positions on HB 1393 and medical marijuana, plus their positions on recreational use, industrial hemp, and other related issues. This is all I have so far, but I will try and keeping adding to it. Gubernatorial Candidates: Dan Onorato – […]

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Philadelphia: Marijuana Arrests Remain High

http://www.examiner.com/norml-in-philadelphia/philadelphia-marijuana-arrests-remain-high Each year PhillyNORML, the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, looks at the marijuana arrest data for the city. The information comes directly from the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System. Here are the numbers for 2009, the most recent data available: There were 6, 402 marijuana related arrests […]

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Happy 4th of July, Hope You Remember Why

PhillyNORML would like to extend a happy 4th of July to you and your friends and loved ones. We hope you all remember why we’re celebrating this! It’s not the fireworks, the food, or the music being belted out at the Parkway… it’s our Inalienable Rights to Life, Liberty, and Happiness which some fool who […]

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Philadelphia Marijuana Penalty Reduction Goes Into Effect Today

by Derek Rosenzweig, Secretary of PhillyNORML On April 5th, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that Philadelphia county would be easing marijuana possession penalties. Those in possession of 30g (just over one ounce, or about a month’s worth of cannabis for a daily smoker) or less will no longer face a criminal record or jail time for […]

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My Reponse to Rep Cutler

On May 4th after the introduction of SB1350, I had the opportunity to chat with Rep. Cutler during lunch. He expressed interest in learning more, and then sent this email to me after he returned to his office: On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Bryan Cutler wrote: Thank you for sharing your thoughts […]

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PA Senate considers medical marijuana, patients call for support

PA Senate considers medical marijuana, patients call for support

On Tuesday May 4, 2010 Senator Daylin Leach introduced The Pennsylvania Compassionate Use Act. A companion bill in the House that saw committee hearing in December is still active. The Senator stood at a Capitol press conference surrounded by patients, doctors and advocates with the group Pennsylvanians for Medical Marijuana (PA4MMJ). “Medical Marijuana has been proven […]

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New poll shows 8 in 10 support medical marijuana in PA

Philadelphia NORML Examiner Medical cannabis legislation is active in PA and residents continue to show strong support. New polling conducted by Franklin & Marshall College saw a full 80% of respondents ‘Strongly Favor’ (53%) and ‘Somewhat Favor’ (27%) legal medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. That’s 80% total in support – more than any candidate for office entertains! The […]

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