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Oregon NORML, in Partnership With the Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020”

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Oregon NORML, in Partnership With the Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020” | Justin Strekal

SALEM, OR — Chief Petitioners Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn, and Angela Bacca filed a ballot measure to be known as “The Legalization Justice Act of 2020” at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, March 18. All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates. Madeline Martinez is the executive director of Oregon NORML and the […]

Oregon NORML, in Partnership With the Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020” | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Important Marijuana Law Reform Bills

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Important Marijuana Law Reform Bills | Tyler McFadden

TRENTON, NJ — In some big news out of New Jersey, several marijuana reform bills have been voted out of their committees and are awaiting floor votes. Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497 have both passed out of their committees and are set to be voted on as early as Monday, March 25th. These bills would legalize the […]

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NORML Responds to Latest Cannabis and Psychosis Claims

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NORML Responds to Latest Cannabis and Psychosis Claims | Paul Armentano

A widely reported study appearing today in the British journal The Lancet alleges that an estimated 30 to 50 percent of psychosis cases in Europe are due to cannabis exposure, and that exposure to elevated levels of THC increases this risk. NORML has previously written on the data showing a multi-directional association between cannabis and psychiatric illnesses, and we have cautioned that those predisposed to psychosis […]

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New Mexico Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

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New Mexico Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Measure | NORML

SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, Senate Bill 323, decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses. The proposal now awaits action from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The bill reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — punishable by up to 15 […]

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New Mexico Lawmakers Expand Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients

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New Mexico Lawmakers Expand Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients | NORML

SANTA FE, NM — Lawmakers in New Mexico have approved a pair of bills amending the state’s medical cannabis program to expand patients’ access to the plant and to provide additional legal protections. Senate Bill 406 expands the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy to include those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress, severe chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, […]

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DPA Releases New Memo, “Social Responsibility in the Marijuana Industry: Questions for Investors and Consumers”

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DPA Releases New Memo, “Social Responsibility in the Marijuana Industry: Questions for Investors and Consumers” | Drug Policy Alliance

Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released a memo to help cannabis businesses operate in a more socially responsible manner and to guide consumers and investors in making decisions related to the cannabis industry. “Our work gave birth to the legal marijuana industry, but we’re increasingly at odds with well-resourced marijuana companies, for whom profits often come before […]

DPA Releases New Memo, “Social Responsibility in the Marijuana Industry: Questions for Investors and Consumers” | The Daily Chronic

 

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Has Been Repealed

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Has Been Repealed | NORML

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed legislation, Senate Bill 182, repealing the state’s blanket ban on the inhalation of herbal forms of medical cannabis. Upon taking office, Gov. DeSantis demanded lawmakers rescind the ban, which he said was contrary to the provisions of the 2016 voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. The new law […]

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Minnesota: Attorney for State’s Largest County to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Minnesota: Attorney for State’s Largest County to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenses | NORML

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minor marijuana possession offenders will no longer be criminally prosecuted in Hennepin County, Minnesota, according to a new policy announced last week by County Attorney Mike Freeman. An estimated 1.2 million people live in the county, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Under the policy, prosecutors will not criminally charge anyone for marijuana offenses […]

Minnesota: Attorney for State’s Largest County to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenses | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Jersey Delays Key Marijuana Vote

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New Jersey Delays Key Marijuana Vote | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. According to a February 2019 Monmouth University poll, 62 percent of New Jersey adults support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and 68 percent believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the state’s economy. “Voters and lawmakers both […]

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Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Committee

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Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Committee | Tyler McFadden

HARTFORD, CT — Big news out of Connecticut today, as a bill to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana has passed through a critical vote in the General Law Committee with a 10-8 majority. In addition to legalizing adult-use and establishing a regulated retail market, the bill also includes strong social justice language […]

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