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What to know: Legal marijuana in California

Last November's election legalized marijuana in California. The odor of smoked marijuana is no longer an indicator of criminal activity, which makes a huge difference on how police must now act.

Can anyone over 21 purchase marijuana? - Not yet, applications for cannabis businesses begin in December of 2017 and the first permits are expected January 2, 2018. After then, the businesses will start sales.  Sonoma seems to have started their sales off last month.

Where can I smoke Marijuana? - You can't consume marijuana in a public place or side walk or around children. Driving and boating are out. Your residence is a fine place to consume and there will also be consumption clubs where you can smoke in a social setting. Magnolia Wellness in Berkeley already is serving patients at their consumption area.

Can I grow marijuana? - Yes, I'm sure these adult use clubs will stock starter clones or seeds and each household can grow 6 plants (more with a med card). Don't carry more than an ounce of dried flowers or 8 grams of concentrate while traveling. At home you're allowed to have the harvest from 6 plants.

What's the price? - The price tends to tumble in states that legalize even if it starts out high. A local favorite here, Flow Kanna brand, already has eights for $35, expect that to drop to $25 or less.

What about edibles? - They are strong AF. Read the dose info on the package then follow it. It is extremely uncomfortable to over dose on THC, and ingested THC is a different THC than when smoked, so experience smokers beware. 

The marijuana industry in California is huge, nothing this size has come online yet. Look for tourism to be huge around LA and the Bay and points North.

HF-420 proposes to legalize cannabis in MN

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Another legalization bill numbered 420 is working its way toward becoming law. Last week was the federal HR-420. This time it is HF 420, to legalize cannabis by 2022 or earlier. Minnesota already has a medical marijuana program. State lawmakers introduced legislation January 28 to end marijuana prohibition in the state and replace it with […]

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Ohio medical marijuana off to slow start

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Medical marijuana sales began in Ohio January 16 but product types and supplies were limited and, two-and-a-half years after the program was signed into law, delays with implementation continue for most of the state. "While this is historic, it is also bittersweet," said one supporter, pointing to the delays.

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Virgin Islands enact medical cannabis program

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Bryan is one of a new breed of elected Democrat governors taking quick action to reform cannabis laws. Cuomo recently unveiled a plan for New York, Murphy is moving ahead in New Jersey and California's Gavin Newsom led the campaign to legalize adult use in Proposition 64 while he was still lieutenant governor.

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Vermont bans odor-based vehicle searches

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Odor is often used by police as a pretext for warrant-less searches, but legalization changes that. The Vermont State High Court has held that the smell of burnt cannabis alone, absent any evidence of driver impairment, can no longer justify police to seize and search a defendant's vehicle.

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State cannabis reform laws for 2019

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Marijuana Policy Project, a national advocacy group that was involved in many cannabis reform campaigns, on January 18 took a look at the states' legislative agendas for 2019. Twelve states have legalization bills lined up, six have medical marijuana bills and five have decrim proposals. Is your state on the list?

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New York unveils legalization plan

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New York Governor Cuomo kicked off the year with a call to effectively end marijuana prohibition in the state. He proposes to implement age limits, quality controls and other consumer protections to safeguard the cannabis supply and public health. His plan is also to undo some of the harms caused by prohibition.

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Washington set to issue marijuana pardons

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the Marijuana Justice Initiative on January 4, a program that will provide pardons for certain individuals with convictions on their record for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Inslee said that he will exercise his constitutional clemency authority to pardon individuals with a single marijuana misdemeanor conviction that had been prosecuted in Washington […]

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Pot drivers safer than alcohol, but don’t mix the two

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"Under the influence" is not the same as being "impaired." Cannabis' impact on driving performance is significantly less pronounced than that of alcohol, according to a review paper published in November by New York University researchers. This is just the latest of decades of studies showing the same results.

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Utah group fights to protect initiative process

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"Utah voters passed Prop 2, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, only to see it gutted and destroyed two days after its enactment," said The People's Right (TPR) Chair Steve Maxfield. "In barely four hours, the Legislature and Governor rammed through a 220-page bill crafted in secrecy by corrupt special interest lobbies.

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Teen marijuana use drops with legalization

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A federally funded survey released in December show rates of teen marijuana use are lower than they were in 2012 — i.e., before the first states began legalizing cannabis for adults. The annual Monitoring the Future survey is commissioned by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

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New York State to legalize cannabis in 2019

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s has announced that he intends to act on marijuana legalization in the first hundred days of his new term, with Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act sponsors Crystal Peoples-Stokes as Assembly Majority Leader and Senator Liz Kruger chairing the Senate Finance Committee.

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NORML’s Top 10 cannabis policy events of 2018

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What a year for marijuana policy. More adults than ever before believe that marijuana use by adults ought to be legal, hemp farming returns to the USA, politicians win on legalization slates, Canada legalizes weed, over 53 percent of all marijuana-related drug arrests occurred in Midwestern states and more.

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law | NORML

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill, House Bill 3001, into law that same day. The new law, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, takes immediate effect. The former law, Proposition 2, was approved by 53 percent of voters on November […]

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Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy

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Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | Kevin Mahmalji

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught possessing and/or consuming marijuana onsite, everyone living in the property was at risk of being evicted. Fortunately, in 2014 the Obama Administration amended this policy to no […]

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | Paul Armentano

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Marijuana use by young people is not predictive of later conduct problems, such as school truancy or theft, according to data published in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the Netherlands assessed the long-term association between self-reported marijuana use and conduct problems in a cohort of 364 racially and […]

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