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Cannabis community backs Newsom for Cal governor

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California’s cannabis community is faced with a choice for Governor in November: A Democrat who helped legalize cannabis in the state or a Republican who wants to ramp up the Drug War and force treatment on cannabis consumers. Democrat Gavin Newsom, currently the state Lieutenant Governor as well as the top vote-getter in the June […]

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The RESPECT Resolution Seeks Restorative Justice

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The RESPECT Resolution Seeks Restorative Justice | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced The “RESPECT Resolution: Realizing Equitable & Sustainable Participation in Emerging Cannabis Trades” to elevate the importance of equity within the legal cannabis marketplace. The RESPECT Resolution seeks both economic and reparative justice, ensuring that disenfranchised communities will be able to benefit equally in the emerging legal […]

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More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances

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More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances | NORML

BETHLEHEM, PA — Members of the Bethlehem city council have moved toward the enactment of a local ordinance that seeks to make first-time minor marijuana possession offenses punishable by a $25 fine. Members decided unanimously in favor of the proposal on its first reading. A final vote is anticipated in about two weeks. However, it remains unclear […]

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Marijuana equity bill introduced in Congress

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced The “RESPECT Resolution: Realizing Equitable & Sustainable Participation in Emerging Cannabis Trades” to elevate the importance of equity within the legal cannabis marketplace. While people of color, particularly Black and Latino males, have borne the brunt of the Drug War, primarily white people have benefited from the licenses issued in states […]

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Heading to November Ballot

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Heading to November Ballot | Marijuana Policy Project

The Michigan State Legislature was not able to garner the votes needed to pass the marijuana legalization ballot initiative supported by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. The issue will now appear on Michigan’s Nov. 6 ballot. If approved by voters, Michigan would become the 10th state to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for all […]

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Senators Warren and Gardner Introduce STATES Act to Respect State Cannabis Laws

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Senators Warren and Gardner Introduce STATES Act to Respect State Cannabis Laws | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to respect state determinations about cannabis policy. The bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives by David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). The STATES Act allows each state, the […]

Senators Warren and Gardner Introduce STATES Act to Respect State Cannabis Laws | The Daily Chronic

 

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Michigan Voters Will Decide on Legalizing Marijuana in November

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Michigan Voters Will Decide on Legalizing Marijuana in November | Kate Zawidzki

LANSING, MI — After lawmakers opted not to take legislative action, Michigan’s initiative to regulate marijuana has officially moved to the November ballot. Michigan is poised to become the 10th state to legalize marijuana for adult use. According to recent polls, six out of 10 voters in Michigan support the proposal to end marijuana prohibition. […]

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Canada’s Parliament Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition

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Canada’s Parliament Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition | Marijuana Policy Project

OTTAWA, ON — Canada moved another step closer to ending its prohibition of marijuana last week when the Senate approved legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use. Bill C-45 will now head back to the House of Commons, which has already approved a previous version. Once approved in the House, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s […]

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Medical Marijuana Protections Included in Senate CJS Appropriations Bill

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Medical Marijuana Protections Included in Senate CJS Appropriations Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — For the first time ever, United States Senators have included protections for state medical marijuana laws in their base Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies approved the spending legislation Tuesday, including a provision that would block the Justice Department from using […]

Medical Marijuana Protections Included in Senate CJS Appropriations Bill | The Daily Chronic

 

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Oklahoma Voters to Decide on Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Two Weeks

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Oklahoma Voters to Decide on Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Two Weeks | Paul Armentano

Oklahoma voters will decide on Tuesday, June 26, on State Question 788 — a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients. Under the proposed plan, licensed medical marijuana patients may cultivate up to six mature plants, and may possess personal use quantities of marijuana flower, edibles, or infused […]

Oklahoma Voters to Decide on Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Two Weeks | The Daily Chronic

 

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House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment

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House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — The House Appropriations Committee took up and defeated language known as the Safe Banking Amendment offered by Congressman David Joyce (R-OH) on Wednesday, June 13th. If adopted, regulators would not be authorized to use federal funds to threaten sanctions against banks working with marijuana-related businesses and entrepreneurs. The defeat of the Safe Banking Amendment was […]

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