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Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization

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Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has announced a citywide effort to vacate low-level marijuana convictions that occurred before marijuana legalization. The initiative is framed as part of an effort to address the disproportionate impact of marijuana prohibition on communities of color and low-income populations, and is being presented as part of a broader […]

Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization | The Daily Chronic

 

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Iowa Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; Reforms Still Needed

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Iowa Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; Reforms Still Needed | Kate Zawidzki

WINDSOR, IA — On Saturday, December 1, Iowa’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened to the public. MedPharm opened in Windsor and will sell low-THC oil to qualifying patients. Unfortunately, MedPharm may only sell medical marijuana oil, and the oil may not contain more than three percent THC. While this reform is an important victory for […]

Iowa Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; Reforms Still Needed | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday | NORML

Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure, Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is the tenth US state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative. “The legalization of the […]

Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday | The Daily Chronic

 

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Report: More Banks Providing Services to Cannabis-Specific Businesses

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Report: More Banks Providing Services to Cannabis-Specific Businesses | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — A growing number of banks and credit unions are providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses, according to data released by FinCEN (the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and first publicized by the news portal MarijuanaMoment.net. The report acknowledged that the number of financial institutions actively banking with marijuana-related businesses rose from 401 in October […]

Report: More Banks Providing Services to Cannabis-Specific Businesses | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan

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Marijuana Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan | Marijuana Policy Project

Marijuana became legal for adults in Michigan today when Proposal 1 officially took effect. The initiative was approved by 56 percent of voters in the November midterm election. Proposal 1 allows adults 21 and older to possess and transport up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, including up to 15 grams in the form of marijuana […]

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With New York on Brink of Marijuana Legalization, Fierce Debate on Where Tax Revenue Should Go

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With New York on Brink of Marijuana Legalization, Fierce Debate on Where Tax Revenue Should Go | Drug Policy Alliance

With the Democrats regaining control of the New York Senate and Assembly for the first time since 2010, New York is on the cusp of legalizing marijuana. The question is no longer should New York legalize marijuana, but what legalization will look like. There is a fierce debate right now about where tax revenue should […]

With New York on Brink of Marijuana Legalization, Fierce Debate on Where Tax Revenue Should Go | The Daily Chronic

 

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Advocates Decry Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr

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Advocates Decry Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr | NORML

Today, President Trump announced his intention to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to be considered by the Senate to replace former Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. In response, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) issued the following statement: “With every move by the Department of Justice facing intense public scrutiny, maintaining Jeff Sessions’ policy […]

Advocates Decry Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr | The Daily Chronic

 

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Lawmakers in Utah Approve Compromise Medical Cannabis Bill

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Lawmakers in Utah Approve Compromise Medical Cannabis Bill | Kate Zawidzki

As expected, legislators in Utah have enacted a medical cannabis law that will replace the law established by Proposition 2. While it is inferior to Prop 2, the new law will ensure that patients who need medical cannabis can safely access it, and its passage represents a victory for patients and their allies who have […]

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Minnesota Approves Alzheimer’s for Medical Marijuana, Other Conditions Rejected

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Minnesota Approves Alzheimer’s for Medical Marijuana, Other Conditions Rejected | TJ Baker

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that they have approved adding Alzheimer’s disease as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but rejected petitions to add opioid use disorder, hepatitis C, traumatic brain injury, and insomnia to the program. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects elderly people. It is the most common […]

Minnesota Approves Alzheimer’s for Medical Marijuana, Other Conditions Rejected | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’

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Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’ | NORML

MIDDLEBURY, VT — The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as either ‘sativa‘ and ‘indica‘ has become an exercise in futility,” he concludes. “Ubiquitous interbreeding […]

Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’ | The Daily Chronic

 

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