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Hawaii Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization Become Law

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Hawaii Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization Become Law | Paul Armentano

Hawaii’s Democratic Governor, David Ige, publicly stated this week that he does not intend to veto pending legislation to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses. The Governor has until July 9th to take action on the measure, or it will become law absent his signature. House Bill 1383 reduces penalties involving the possession of up to three grams of […]

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New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

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New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions | Paul Armentano

ALBANY, NY — New York State lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions. The legislation, Assembly Bill 8420-A, reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine. It also amends penalties for […]

New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions | The Daily Chronic

 

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Federal Legislation to Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

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Federal Legislation to Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. “Interstate commerce is good for both patients and consumers, as it will decrease the amount of time it takes for recently enacted medical programs to see products on […]

Federal Legislation to Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced | The Daily Chronic

 

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Maine Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

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Maine Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | Paul Armentano

Maine’s Democratic Governor, Janet Mills, on Thursday signed legislation finalizing regulations governing the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. With the passage of the new rules, it is estimated that marijuana retailers may be operational by March 2020. Under the rules, commercial licenses will initially (until 2021) be granted only to state residents. State employees, active members […]

Maine Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

 

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Chairwoman Velázquez Introduces Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition and Promote Small Businesses

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Chairwoman Velázquez Introduces Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition and Promote Small Businesses | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) along with Representatives Jared Golden (D-ME) and Dwight Evans (D-PA) introduced a package of legislation, (H.R. 3540, H.R. 3543, and H.R. 3544, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to extend several Small Business Administration (SBA) initiatives to small businesses operating in the cannabis sector. “Chairwoman Velázquez is […]

Chairwoman Velázquez Introduces Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition and Promote Small Businesses | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients | NORML

PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL — The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. Eight-one percent of subjects reported “at least moderate improvement in their condition … […]

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients | The Daily Chronic

 

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USDA Intends to Finalize Federal Regulations Governing Commercial Hemp Cultivation by Late Summer

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USDA Intends to Finalize Federal Regulations Governing Commercial Hemp Cultivation by Late Summer | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Department of Agriculture is aiming to finalize regulations governing the licensed production of industrial hemp by this August, according to a notice filed this week in the Federal Register and first reported by Marijuana Moment. The USDA notice emphasizes that such regulations must be in place in order to facilitate commercial hemp […]

USDA Intends to Finalize Federal Regulations Governing Commercial Hemp Cultivation by Late Summer | The Daily Chronic

 

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Poll: 63 Percent of Adults Support “Legalizing Marijuana on a National Level”

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Poll: 63 Percent of Adults Support “Legalizing Marijuana on a National Level” | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — More than six in ten US adults believe that the personal use of cannabis ought to be legal in every state in the country, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Survey Monkey and the news portal Axios. Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they support “legalizing the recreational use of marijuana on […]

Poll: 63 Percent of Adults Support “Legalizing Marijuana on a National Level” | The Daily Chronic

 

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Virginia’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect

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Virginia’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect | Jenn Michelle Pedini

Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. “Patient access is critical to the success of Virginia’s medical cannabis program,” said Jenn Michelle Pedini, NORML’s development director and executive director of Virginia NORML. “These bills help ensure that all patients are […]

Virginia’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect | The Daily Chronic

 

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DPA Joins New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Working Group

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DPA Joins New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Working Group | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced the establishment of the Cannabis Legalization Working Group, a convening of stakeholders and policy experts who will, through the summer and fall, study proposals to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the state of New Mexico, identify best practices […]

DPA Joins New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Working Group | The Daily Chronic

 

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