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Tom McCain pictured in his favorite black fedora with gold leaf pin, Peachtree NORML Executive Director and cannabis activist, died today, June 23, 2022.

Tragic Loss: Tom McCain, Peachtree NORML activist

With deepest sadness, we announce the passing of Tom McCain, Peachtree NORML’s executive director emeritus and long-time board member. Tom suffered a heart attack on June 12th. He did not regain consciousness and passed peacefully on June 23rd, 2022 Read more

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Gwinnett DA’s Ignorance on Delta-8 Threatens Livelihoods, Public Safety

spreading lies about the legal status and safety of Delta-8 THC products.

Delta-8 THC is both legally produced and legal to sell under Georgia’s Hemp Farming Act. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed late last year that Delta-8 Read more

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Gwinnett Punts on Cannabis Reform (for now?)

Yesterday, Gwinnett County Commission struck a proposed harm reduction ordinance from its agenda. The crucial legal change would have replaced arrest for <1oz of cannabis with a fine and community service, with no lifetime criminal record. But the measure is now effectively dead, with no recourse for the public. Read more
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Tom McCain seated in home office during on-camera interview.

Georgia State Students Make Anti-Prohibition Film

80 years of prohibition has had a far higher toll than cannabis use ever could. It’s time for the Georgia legislature to stop denying the will of the people.

We’re so happy to showcase this student film from our Read more

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Cannabis leaves and handcuffs

Gwinnett DELAYS Vote to Reduce Harm of Cannabis Arrests

Gwinnett Commissioners failed to enact basic reforms on cannabis use. Constituents are encouraged to contact their commissioners to press for change. Read more
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Late Colorado Activist ‘Wayward Bill,’ Remembered by Peachtree NORML

A vanguard activist in the US cannabis legalization movement, William "Wayward Bill" Chengelis, died August 7, 2021 at the age of 70. Chengelis helped legalize cannabis in Colorado in 2012 and frequently traveled to other states, including Georgia, to encourage and advise activists. Read more
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