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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Has Been Repealed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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Has Been Repealed | NORML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

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Has Been Repealed | The Daily Chronic

 

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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 […]

New Jersey Delays Key Marijuana Vote | The Daily Chronic

 

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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 […]

Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Committee | The Daily Chronic

 

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Key Committee

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Key Committee | Jax Finkel

AUSTIN, TX —  A bill to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession in Texas has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of 5-2. If House Bill 63 passes the House and Senate, Texans would no longer face jail time or the collateral consequences that come along with a criminal drug conviction.  The […]

Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Key Committee | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Persistent Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Body Mass Index

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Study: Persistent Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Body Mass Index | NORML

EAST LANSING, MI — The use of cannabis over time is inversely related to obesity, according to data published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A team of Michigan State University researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis use and body mass index (BMI) over time in a nationally representative sample of 33,000 subjects. Investigators reported that cannabis-using subgroups exhibited […]

Study: Persistent Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Body Mass Index | The Daily Chronic

 

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Key House Committee Recommends Passage of NH Marijuana Legalization Bill

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Key House Committee Recommends Passage of NH Marijuana Legalization Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — In a 14-6 vote, the state House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday recommended passage of a bill that would end marijuana prohibition and regulate cannabis for adult use in New Hampshire. House Bill 481 was referred to the committee for further consideration of the proposed regulatory system and tax structure after it […]

Key House Committee Recommends Passage of NH Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic

 

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Cannabis Banking Bill Advances in United States Congress

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Cannabis Banking Bill Advances in United States Congress | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — By a vote of 45-15, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bipartisan bill Thursday aimed at ensuring state-legal cannabis businesses are able to access basic banking and financial services. It is the first time a bill related to cannabis banking has been approved by a congressional committee. The Secure and Fair Enforcement […]

Cannabis Banking Bill Advances in United States Congress | The Daily Chronic

 

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Activists Create Fake “Country Club Cannabis” Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right”

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Activists Create Fake “Country Club Cannabis” Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right” | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) urged New York State to end marijuana prohibition and Legalize It Right by reminding New Yorkers about the urgent need to legalize with a lens on equity and justice for those most harmed by the war on drugs. DPA partnered with creative agency Virtue and revealed Country Club Cannabis (CCC), a […]

Activists Create Fake “Country Club Cannabis” Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right” | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee

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Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595, by a vote of 45-15. Currently, thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry […]

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