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Report: Marijuana-Related Violations Comprise Significant Portion of County-Level Arrests

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Report: Marijuana-Related Violations Comprise Significant Portion of County-Level Arrests | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Marijuana-related violations comprise over ten percent of the total number of annual arrests in many counties, particularly those in the Midwest and in Texas, according to an analysis by The Washington Post of newly released county-level arrest figures compiled by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. It reported that Georgia, Idaho, New Jersey, North Dakota, […]

Report: Marijuana-Related Violations Comprise Significant Portion of County-Level Arrests | The Daily Chronic

 

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Israel: Private Use of Cannabis No Longer Criminalized

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Israel: Private Use of Cannabis No Longer Criminalized | NORML

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Adults may possess or cultivate personal use amounts of cannabis in their homes, under new policies that took effect in Israel earlier this month. Under the amended law, which took effect on April 1, the private possession of cannabis is no longer classified as either a criminal or a civil violation. The possession or use of […]

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Maine Regulators Moving Forward With Rules to Govern Retail Marijuana Sales

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Maine Regulators Moving Forward With Rules to Govern Retail Marijuana Sales | Paul Armentano

After multiple delays, regulators in Maine are finally moving forward with draft regulations to implement the state’s 2016 voter-approved initiative legalizing the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana. Regulators are now deliberating over a 73-page draft of rules governing the adult use marijuana market. The rules will not be finalized until regulators receive input from the […]

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor | Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

AUSTIN, TX — On Thursday, April 25, members of the Texas House of Representatives are scheduled to consider a marijuana decriminalization bill. House Bill 63 would reduce penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana from a class B misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail, to […]

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North Dakota Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws

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North Dakota Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws | Paul Armentano

BISMARK, ND — North Dakota‘s Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday amending and expanding the state’s nascent medical cannabis access program. House Bill 1283 permits physician assistants to recommend cannabis to qualified patients. House Bill 1417 permits patients with cancer to possess enhanced amounts of cannabis flower (up to six ounces) when explicitly authorized by a recommending […]

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Alabama: Jefferson County Police to Cite, Rather than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators

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Alabama: Jefferson County Police to Cite, Rather than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators | NORML

BIRMINGHAM, AL — A spokesperson for the Jefferson County (population: 658,000) Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced that local law enforcement will begin citing, rather than arresting, low-level marijuana offenders. Under the new policy, police will issue a summons to those who possess personal amounts of marijuana or cannabis-related paraphernalia. Offenders will no longer be arrested or booked. […]

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Study: Plant-Derived THC/CBD Extracts Reduce Dementia Symptoms

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Study: Plant-Derived THC/CBD Extracts Reduce Dementia Symptoms | NORML

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The daily administration of plant-derived extracts containing a two-to-one ratio of CBD to THC is associated with a reduction in agitation and behavioral problems in patients with severe dementia, according to clinical data published in the journal Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids. A team of Swiss investigators assessed the use of cannabis extracts over a two-month period […]

Study: Plant-Derived THC/CBD Extracts Reduce Dementia Symptoms | The Daily Chronic

 

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Report: CBD Content In Commercial Products Typically Less Than Advertised

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Report: CBD Content In Commercial Products Typically Less Than Advertised | NORML

VAN NUYS, CA — Third-party lab testing of a variety of commercially available CBD products finds that many contain only trace quantities of cannabidiol, according to an analysis first reported by BusinessInsider.com. Representatives from CannaSafe Laboratories, a California-based analytical testing company, assessed 20 CBD-infused products, including vape cartridges, beverages, edibles, and skin creams. Only three of the […]

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With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out

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With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out | Phillip Smith

The ever-swelling field of Democratic presidential contenders has plenty of things to disagree about and plenty of issues where candidates can try to set themselves apart from the pack. But on the issue of marijuana policy, support for some form of marijuana legalization is almost universal. With one glaring exception: Joe Biden. The former vice-president […]

With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Should Not Face Discrimination for Off-The-Job Cannabis Use, Appellate Court Rules

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Should Not Face Discrimination for Off-The-Job Cannabis Use, Appellate Court Rules | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — Employers may not discriminate against medical marijuana patients who consume cannabis while away from the job, according to a state Appellate Court decision. The Appellate Court’s decision reverses a lower court opinion. While the Court opined that employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical cannabis by patients “in any workplace,” the justices also […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Should Not Face Discrimination for Off-The-Job Cannabis Use, Appellate Court Rules | The Daily Chronic

 

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