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Colorado's anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

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The Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization that includes five years of data on everything from driving to children to hospitalizations to illegal trafficking.

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South Africa’s Highest Court Upholds Right to Consume Marijuana in Private

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South Africa’s Highest Court Upholds Right to Consume Marijuana in Private | NORML

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — The nation’s highest court has upheld a 2017 decision finding that the use of marijuana by adults in private is constitutionally protected behavior. Judges unanimously ruled that privacy protections encompass an adult’s right to possess and grow cannabis in a private space. It is not “a criminal offense for an adult to use or be in possession […]

South Africa’s Highest Court Upholds Right to Consume Marijuana in Private | The Daily Chronic

 

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Border Officials: Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Industry to Be Barred Entry to the United States

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Border Officials: Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Industry to Be Barred Entry to the United States | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — A top official from the US Customs and Border Patrol has affirmed that the agency will enforce a federal policy prohibiting those involved with the Canadian marijuana industry from entering the United States. Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they […]

Border Officials: Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Industry to Be Barred Entry to the United States | The Daily Chronic

 

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Governor Signs Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

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Governor Signs Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | Marijuana Policy Project

Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres signed H.B. 20-178 into law Friday, making the Northern Mariana Islands the first U.S. territory to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use. It is also the first U.S. jurisdiction to do so through its legislature, rather than via ballot initiative. H.B. 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of […]

Governor Signs Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | The Daily Chronic

 

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Poll: Health Specialists Support Legalizing Cannabis

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Poll: Health Specialists Support Legalizing Cannabis | NORML

PORTLAND, OR — Health professionals support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, according to survey data compiled by MedScape. Eighty-two percent of nurses, 82 percent of psychologists, 71 percent of pharmacists, and 67 percent of physicians agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be legalized nationally.” Majorities in each profession also endorsed legalizing the […]

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Will New Jersey Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana?

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Will New Jersey Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana? | Phillip Smith

Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will have a chance to legalize marijuana on Election Day, but lawmakers in New Jersey could beat them to the punch. After much back-and-forth all year long, legislators have finally crafted a bill to legalize marijuana. The bill, building on an earlier proposal by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), […]

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FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes

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FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes | Paul Armentano

The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the second consecutive year, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That total is more than 21 percent higher than […]

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes | The Daily Chronic

 

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