The Governor for the US territory of Guam signed interim legislation in October, permitting qualified medical marijuana patients and their caregivers the ability to grow personal use amounts of cannabis at home while waiting for the regulated marketplace to take root. Voters in November 2014 approved a ballot measure establishing a medical cannabis program but, as of April 2018, no patients […]
In midterm elections that saw Democrats gain control of the House and reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate, more states also voted to legalize marijuana.
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Texas Republican and ardent marijuana prohibitionist Pete Sessions trails by four points in his re-election bid, according to polling data released yesterday. According to the survey results, Sessions is behind Democratic challenger Colin Allred by a margin of 46 percent to 42 percent in the race for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District. As a member of Congress, Sessions […]
This Election Day is shaping up to be a crucial moment for the movement to end the war on drugs – with Michigan and North Dakota voting on marijuana legalization, Utah and Missouri deciding on medical marijuana, and Ohio choosing whether to reduce drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. The results are expected […]
Voters in Missouri approved Amendment 2 on Tuesday, making it the 31st state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 64-36 with 49 percent of precincts reporting when The New York Times called the election. Effective medical marijuana laws have now been adopted in 31 states, including Missouri, […]
The outcome of today’s election puts New Mexico in position to advance marijuana legalization through the state legislature. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who won the governor’s race, has been an ardent supporter of the state’s medical cannabis program, from helping implement the program while she was Secretary of Health to supporting congressional legislation to allow veterans […]
Florida voters today passed Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions. Under Florida law, first-time possession of marijuana in amounts greater than 20 grams (less than one ounce) is classified under state law as a felony offense. Only one other state, Arizona, classifies minor marijuana offenses so […]
Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Proposal 1 was leading 58-42 with 54 percent of precincts reporting when CNN called the election. Michigan is the 10th state to make marijuana possession legal for adults 21 and older, and it is the ninth state to […]
Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights
This Election Day showed the burgeoning political clout of the drug policy reform movement, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana and to end the broader war on drugs in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally. Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, a ballot initiative to legalize, regulate and […]
One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. Sessions was defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred. Representative Sessions used his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee to block House floor members from voting on over three-dozen marijuana-related amendments during his leadership tenure. […]
Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults
With the approval of voter-initiated Proposal 1, Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “Voters in Michigan sent a resounding rebuke to their state’s failed policy of prohibition and elected to follow a new, more sensible path of regulation and legalization. […]
With the approval of Proposition 2, Utah has become the 33rd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The vote comes ahead of a proposed special legislative session of the Utah legislature to address specific rules and regulations governing medical cannabis patient access. “It is our hope […]
The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. The only loss for weed came in North Dakota, where voters had approved medical marijuana two years ago, but weren’t ready to take the next step this year. In Michigan, […]
The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah is reportedly headed toward victory. Fox 13 News Utah projected Proposition 2 will pass, and the measure was leading 54-46 with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold, Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law. Last month, backers of Proposition […]
With the approval of Amendment 2, Missouri has become the 32nd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The amendment was one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, NORML only endorsed Amendment 2. That is because […]
A series of proposed code tweaks could eliminate caps on how many marijuana retailers are allowed within Louisville and slash the city's current school buffer requirements.
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Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice.
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It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico's supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada's recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October.
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BELMONT, MA — Cannabis use is associated with an alleviation of clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, and does not negatively impact cognitive performance, according to clinical trial data published in the journal PLoS One. Investigators with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital in Massachusetts assessed the impact of marijuana use on mood symptomology and cognitive […]
It’s not the myth of “marijuana-laced candy,” devilish ghouls, or vampire bats that are terrifying Americans this Halloween. It’s Jeff Sessions. This monster wants to lock up law abiding citizens who choose to responsibly consume marijuana. This fiendish freak shrieks “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” This reefer madness zombie believes marijuana has no medical use […]
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