SB17 Passes Unanimously 1st Senate Hearing 5-0

February 01, 2017

Colorado was the first State to Legalize Cannabis and is now taking another step forward to become the 20th State to allow Cannabis treatment for PTSD!

A Colorado Bill called SB17 will add PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for treatment with Cannabis. This Bill is sponsored by Senator Irene Aguilar and House Representative Jonathan Singer. 
The Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee unanimously backed Legislative proposal vote in favor of SB17 5-0 at the hearing held Monday. ...

SB17-17 PTSD Bill is POSTPONED until January 30th at 1:30pm

January 23, 2017


ACTION ALERT! SB17-17 #PTSD bill is POSTPONED until next Monday, January 30th at 1:30 pm in Senate Committee Room 357!!!
Please help us get the word out! The committee hearing to add PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for the treatment of Medical Marijuana that was scheduled for Tomorrow has been POSTPONED!!! The hearing is now scheduled now for next Monday, January 30th at 1:30 pm MST in Senate Committee Room 357.


This postponed date came after Cannabis Patients Alliance, other organizations, and advocates emailed and called with requests...

Call to Action: Sb17-17 to add PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder to list of approved MMJ qualifing conditions

January 23, 2017



Hello supporters of SB17-17, the bill to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for treatment of medical marijuana.

We are excited to announce that the bill has been scheduled for its first committee hearing this Tuesday, January 24th in Senate State Affairs. As it stands, we believe this bill will have the support it needs to come out of committee and move to the next phase of the process. As such, the Senate bill sponsor has asked us to consider limiting testimony...

Colorado NORML Recharges with New Executive Board

January 09, 2017


Denver, Colorado – January 9, 2017. If you’re in the Colorado Cannabis Community, get ready for a Happy New Year. As the year opens with the offer of new opportunities, Colorado NORML seeks to make its own contributions with the delivery of innovative events and programs intended to enrich the organization’s value for consumers, communities and businesses.

Creating exciting initiatives and programs often begins with new energy. Accordingly, Colorado NORML installed a new Executive Committee on December 8, 2016. Ashley Weber will lead the organization...

CO NORML Supports National NORML's Call to Action

January 07, 2017

Colorado NORML joins its sister chapters across the country who support National NORML’s call for immediate action in resisting the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States. Sessions’ longstanding opposition to any marijuana policy reform threatens consumers’ hard-fought rights to continued access in the 28 states plus the District of Columbia that have chosen to legalize medical marijuana— eight of which have also legalized recreational marijuana. As part of its unwavering commitment to lead marijuana consumer protection on all fronts, Colorado ...

Lawmakers Approve Language Permitting Medical Cannabis Use In Schools

May 06, 2016

House and Senate lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation, House Bill 1373, that seeks to permit qualified patients access to the use formulations of medical cannabis while on school grounds.

The measure now awaits action by Gov. John Hickenlooper, who indicated that he would sign the measure into law.

"My son, if he needed medical marijuana and he needed it during the day while he was in school, I'd want him to have that opportunity," Hickenlooper said.

"Those kids have every right and expect that they should be able to...

The March Towards Normalization Continues

April 01, 2016

This post was originally published by Kevin Mahmalji on NORML's website.

As Colorado approaches its fourth year of legal marijuana, consumers around the state are still struggling with the issue of acceptance. With local governments passing restrictive laws aimed at preventing the public consumption and/or display of marijuana, marijuana consumers are being forced to enjoy their legally purchased products behind closed doors. Take Denver for example. In 2013, City Council members passed an ordinance that established fines of up...

Denver Marijuana Social Use Ordinance Submitted

March 25, 2016


March 25, 2016

Media Contact: Jordan Person, executive director, Denver NORML, 720.588.3814

Would legalize private marijuana social clubs and special events – Denver has 10 days to respond.

Denver, CO – A citizen initiative ordinance to legalize private marijuana social clubs and special events was submitted today to the City of Denver.

“Submission of our proposed ordinance language for review and comment to the city council and city attorney is the...

Denver NORML Files Marijuana Social Use Initiative for 2016 City Ballot

February 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 29, 2016

Contact: Jordan Person


Would Legalize Private Marijuana Social Clubs and Special Events Where Marijuana Could be Consumed

Denver, CO - The Denver Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Denver NORML) submitted an initiative today that would legalize marijuana clubs and special events in the city in 2016.

"Denver residents and visitors alike need places other than...

Denver NORML Announces Marijuana Lounge Initiative

January 25, 2016

This article was originally published on by Keith Stroup.

This past Friday, Denver NORML announced a new effort to enact a municipal voter initiative this year in Denver to legalize the social use of marijuana in certain venues within the city. The initiative will be known as “Responsible Use Denver,” and will seek to legalize private marijuana clubs for those 21 and up, as well as protect businesses that permit responsible adult marijuana use.

There are a number of important fixes needed to...

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