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Medical marijuana icon to speak in Concord

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Medical marijuana icon Alice O’Leary will speak at a San Francisco Bay area community event on Saturday, September 8. Her late husband’s 1972 arrest for using cannabis to control symptoms of glaucoma ultimately led to the federal Compassionate Investigational New Drug medical marijuana program.  O’Leary’s talk highlights a variety of events, panels, games and speakers […]

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Illinois Governor Signs Opioid Alternative Bill, Making Huge Improvements to Medical Cannabis Program

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Illinois Governor Signs Opioid Alternative Bill, Making Huge Improvements to Medical Cannabis Program | Kate Zawidzki

Illinois’s medical marijuana program took a major step forward Tuesday as Governor Bruce Rauner signed bill Senate Bill 336, the Alternatives to Opioids Act, into law. This historic change makes several key improvements: Opioid patients now qualify. Patients who are — or could be — prescribed opioid drugs will be able to register to obtain medical cannabis […]

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Berks County DA Justifies Police Tactics that Led to Man’s Death Over Small Marijuana Grow

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Berks County DA Justifies Police Tactics that Led to Man’s Death Over Small Marijuana Grow | NORML

READING, PA — On Tuesday, Berks County District Attorney John Adams announced findings of an investigation into Gregory Longenecker’s death, which occurred as a result of being run over by a bulldozer, and the circumstances leading up to it. The bulldozer was carrying a Pennsylvania state trooper in pursuit of Mr. Longenecker, who was suspected […]

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Illinois Takes Huge Step Forward in Combating Opioid Crisis with Medical Marijuana

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Illinois Takes Huge Step Forward in Combating Opioid Crisis with Medical Marijuana | Americans for Safe Access

CHICAGO, IL — This week at the Chicago Recovery Alliance, a nonprofit that oversees programs to prevent heroin overdoses, Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill that could greatly expand access to medical cannabis in the state of Illinois. The bill, Senate Bill 336, introduced by state Senator Don Harmon, allows certain individuals who have been […]

Illinois Takes Huge Step Forward in Combating Opioid Crisis with Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Jersey Attorney General Issues Guidance on Marijuana-Related Prosecutions

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New Jersey Attorney General Issues Guidance on Marijuana-Related Prosecutions | Drug Policy Alliance

TRENTON, NJ — Today, New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General issued guidance to municipal prosecutors regarding prosecution of marijuana-related cases. This guidance comes after Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal convened a working group on marijuana prosecutions earlier this summer. Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, issued the following statement after […]

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Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War of Words on Marijuana Policy

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Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War of Words on Marijuana Policy | NORML

In reporting made public Wednesday by Buzzfeed News: “The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative light, while attempting to portray the drug as a national threat.” In response to this revelation, NORML Political Director […]

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CNMI Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes, Heads to Governor

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CNMI Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes, Heads to Governor | Marijuana Policy Project

The Northern Marianas’ Commonwealth Legislature has approved a bill to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult and medical use. House Bill 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018, will now be sent to Gov. Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres for his consideration. The Senate approved the bill 6-0-2 on Thursday, and it was approved […]

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Delaware Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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Delaware Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law | Paul Armentano

Delaware’s Democrat Governor John Carney signed legislation into law today vacating past marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession [of one ounce or less], use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delaware’s decriminalization of these offenses.” State lawmakers in 2015 enacted legislation reducing the possession […]

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Mariana Isles legalization heads to governor

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The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is just a pen stroke away from becoming the first US territory to legalize and regulate marijuana for both medical and adult use. The Marianas legislature approved a bill August 8 to legalize and regulate marijuana, H.B. 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018. The […]

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The Drug War goes after breast feeding

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A recent news report posed a counter-productive warning to young mothers: If you breast feed your children and smoke cannabis, be very afraid! Or not. The reports forgot to mention that mothers produce natural human endocannabinoids in their breast milk even without using cannabis. Your baby needs cannabinoids. Is that merely a huge oversight or is […]

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Concord to host Cannabis Education Day

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A park in downtown Concord, California, will go green for a day when it hosts the first Cannabis Education Day ever held in Contra Costa County, with panels and displays highlighting cannabis issues such as lack of local access. Co-Chair of Contra Costa County NORML Renee Lee announced the group’s plans for a community-wide event […]

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