Marijuana prohibition applies to everyone, including the sick and dying. Of all the negative consequences of prohibition, none is as tragic as the denial of medical marijuana to seriously ill patients who could benefit greatly from its use. This is why Michigan NORML took on the task of changing this law back in 2003. We decided then to work on local initiatives until we attracted enough attention to go for another state drive. The plan worked. Prior to 2008, Michigan NORML assisted in decriminalizing medical marijuana in five cities. The citizens of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Ferndale, Flint, and Traverse City voted to change the law...
Michigan NORML is very pleased to announce our new board members:
Hemp refers to the non-psychoactive strain of marijuana grown by farmers throughout the world for industrial purposes. Hemp is one of nature’s strongest and most versatile agricultural crops and has many commercial uses. Various parts of the plant may be utilized for making paper, textiles, cosmetics, paints, clothing, foodstuffs, insulation, and animal feed. It produces a much higher yield per acre than substitutes such as wood pulp or cotton and requires virtually no pesticides...
It’s time to stop arresting responsible marijuana smokers. Millions of Americans use marijuana; few abuse it. Arresting these otherwise law-abiding citizens serves no legitimate purpose; extends government into inappropriate areas of our private lives; and causes enormous harm to the lives, careers and families of the more than 500,000 marijuana smokers arrested each year in this country. Marijuana smokers are no different from their nonsmoking peers, except for their marijuana use...
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Michigan NORML is very pleased to announce that we have commissioned a poll question with Michigan's leading polling firm, EPIC-MRA, to gauge voter support for the legalizing cannabis in Michigan. The polling will begin in January and the results will be announced in February, 2015.
Browse the photos taken by board member Rick Thompson at our fall meeting!
Congratulations to Rick, Adam and Bernard for joining the Michigan NORML team! We would also like to extend our gratitude to Jay Selthofner for his run for the board. MINORML holds board elections every November.