History was made in Washington on Election night when 55 percent of voters decided in favor of Initiative 502. And at 12am this morning, history was made once again.

Today, for the first time in 89 years (Washington lawmakers initially outlawed cannabis in 1923, 14 years ahead of the enactment of federal prohibition.), an adult may possess up to one ounce cannabis (and/or up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form) for their own personal use in private — and they may do without being in violation of state law.

Marijuana Legalized in CO and WAVoters in Colorado and Washington on Election Day decided in favor of ballot measures that remove criminal and civil penalties for the adult possession of cannabis. The votes mark the first time ever that voters have decided at the ballot box to abolish cannabis prohibition.

Deputy Director Paul Armentano will be live on the Columbus, OH NPR station to discuss Election Day politics and ballot initiatives. Stream it today at 11:15 ET.

NORML founder Keith Stroup on upcoming marijuana Initiatives

NORML Android Mobile AppAfter the successful launch two years ago of a NORML app on Apple’s iTunes, NORML’s large online information and social activism network to reform cannabis laws is finally linked up in the smart phone universe with Droid fans.

The new mobile app for NORML on Droid, designed by former NORML legal intern Matthew Donigian, is found here.

By a vote of more than 2 to 1, members of the Rhode Island General Assembly approved legislation to significantly reduce the state’s criminal marijuana possession penalties.

A powerful editorial in support of Senate Bill 409 in today’s edition of the Concord Monitor.

Is it any wonder that the US government fights tooth-and-nail to hinder researchers’ attempts to conduct clinical trials assessing the therapeutic utility of cannabis as a medicine? After all, each and every time the federal government begrudgingly allows for such studiesthey’re faced with credibility-shattering results like this:

Marijuana relieves muscles tightness, pain of multiple sclerosis: Study via the Toronto Star

Mannheim, Germany: The administration of the non-psychotropic plant constituent cannabidiol (CBD) is associated with a significant reduction in psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

After a raucous debate last night that lasted longer than anticipated, the Connecticut senate passed a medical cannabis bill approved by the House earlier in the session that will now head to Governor Dannel Malloy’s willing pen for signature.