First Civil Citation For Marijuana Issued To PhillyNORML Activist

First Civil Citation For Marijuana Issued To PhillyNORML Activist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PhillyNORML- Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Contact: Chris Goldstein 267 702 3731 or chris@phillynorml.org First Civil Citation For Marijuana Issued To PhillyNORML Activist The City of Philadelphia has now implemented the new fine structure for marijuana possession. PhillyNORML activist and US Marine Corps combat veteran […]

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Philly Marijuana Decrim Implementation October 20th; Victory Party Oct 24

Philly Marijuana Decrim Implementation October 20th; Victory Party Oct 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PhillyNORML- Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Contact: Chris Goldstein 267 702 3731 or chris@phillynorml.org Philly Marijuana Decrim Implementation October 20th; Victory Party Oct 24 The City of Philadelphia will fully implement the new fine structure for marijuana possession on Monday October 20, 2014. This will […]

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City Council will vote on revised marijuana decriminalization bill today

City Council will vote on revised marijuana decriminalization bill today

Media Advisory 9/18/2014 PhillyNORML – local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Contact: Chris Goldstein  chris [at] phillynorml.org City Council will vote on revised marijuana decriminalization bill today Councilman James Kenney has revised the bill to reduce marijuana penalties in Philadelphia and the City Council is expected to vote on […]

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Breaking: Mayor Nutter will sign amended bill to reduce marijuana penalties

Breaking: Mayor Nutter will sign amended bill to reduce marijuana penalties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9/8/2014 Breaking news via KYW1060AM – http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/09/08/nutter-agrees-to-sign-bill-softening-marijuana-laws-in-philadelphia/ Mayor Nutter today agreed to sign into law a bill that essentially decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. Statement from Chris Goldstein, the co-chair of PhillyNORML PhillyNORML applauds Mayor Michael Nutter for seeing the light in the effort to stop custodial arrests for […]

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PhillyNORML leading march for marijuana reform September 6th

PhillyNORML leading march for marijuana reform September 6th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9/3/2014 Event: Marijuana reform march On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/889440337751335/ Who: PhillyNORML, Philadelphia Green Party and several other groups When: 1:00PM Saturday September 6, 2014 Where: From 5th and Market to Love Park Why: To show support for reducing penalties for marijuana possession and ultimately legalizing cannabis PhillyNORML leading march for marijuana reform September 6th PhillyNORML, along with several local groups, will march up Market Street […]

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Misconceptions of marijuana in Philly

Misconceptions of marijuana in Philly

by Chris Goldstein – In the fall of 1994 I walked up Pine Street on one of those clear autumn days that make living in Philly a joy. The smell of the gigantic apple pies baking at More Than Just Ice Cream filled the air. The tall trees lining the street were just beginning to […]

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ALERT: Philadelphia City Council approves decrim with veto-proof majority

ALERT: Philadelphia City Council approves decrim with veto-proof majority

Philadelphia City Council approves downgrading marijuana penalty with veto-proof majority  Breaking 6/19/2014: Today the full Philadelphia City Council approved a bill to reduce marijuana penalties and stop custodial arrests. “This is nothing short of a historic day for civil rights in Philadelphia,” said PhillyNORML Co-Chair Chris Goldstein, “We can now stop the practice of having […]

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PhillyNORML: Testimony to City Council on marijuana decrim

PhillyNORML: Testimony to City Council on marijuana decrim

To the City Council Law and Government Committee June 9, 2014 ### Good afternoon honorable members of City Council. My name is Chris Goldstein and I represent the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws, known as PhillyNORML. We have been working here in the city, with state legislators in […]

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Breaking: City Council Law&Govt Committee approves downgrading marijuana penalty

Breaking: City Council Law&Govt Committee approves downgrading marijuana penalty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/9/2014 City Council Law & Govt Committee approves downgrading marijuana penalty Breaking: Today the Philadelphia City Council Law and Government Committee approved Councilman Kenney’s bill to reduce marijuana penalties. The vote this afternoon was nearly unanimous: Council members Greenlee, Tasco, Goode Jr., Henon and Kenney voted yes and only Councilman O’Brien […]

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Philadelphia City Council will hear testimony on changing marijuana policy

Philadelphia City Council will hear testimony on changing marijuana policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/8/2014 Philadelphia City Council committee will hear testimony on changing marijuana policy For the second time this year PhillyNORML will testify at a hearing of the Philadelphia City Council Law and Government Committee in support of Councilman Kenney’s marijuana decriminalization bill. The hearing takes place on Monday June 9, 2014 at […]

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