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Colorado Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana for Autism

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Colorado Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana for Autism | NORML

DENVER, CO — Colorado’s Democratic Governor Jared Polis has signed legislation, House Bill 1028, expanding the pool of patients qualified to access medical cannabis to include those with autism spectrum disorder. The measure also mandates the state Board of Health to prioritize grant funding to study the use of cannabis for autism and other pediatric conditions. Recent clinical […]

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Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp

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Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp | Paul Armentano

Marijuana grown by the University of Mississippi for clinical research purposes is genetically divergent from strains of cannabis commercially available in retail markets, according to an analysis prepared by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado. Since 1968, the University of Mississippi farm, which is governed by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, has held the only […]

Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Mexico Governor Signs Laws Expanding Legal Protections For Cannabis Patients

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New Mexico Governor Signs Laws Expanding Legal Protections For Cannabis Patients | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a pair of bills into law amending New Mexico’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, […]

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Holland’s Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Mainstream

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Holland’s Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Mainstream | Phillip Smith

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Holland was the world’s marijuana mecca. Under the quite sensible policy of gedogen (pragmatic tolerance), Dutch authorities didn’t quite legalize marijuana but instead effectively turned a blind eye, allowing licensed retail establishments — the famous coffeeshops — to sell five grams or less of marijuana, and to let their customers consume the products […]

Holland’s Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Mainstream | The Daily Chronic

 

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Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney to Expunge Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

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Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney to Expunge Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions | Paul Armentano

CHICAGO, IL — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has pledged that her office will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions in the coming months. Cook County, which includes Chicago, is the second-most populous county in the United States. Foxx’s office is negotiating with the same non-profit group that assisted the San Francisco District Attorney’s […]

Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney to Expunge Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions | The Daily Chronic

 

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Virginia: City of Portsmouth to Dismiss All Marijuana Possession Cases

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Virginia: City of Portsmouth to Dismiss All Marijuana Possession Cases | NORML

PORTSMOUTH, VA — Officials for the city of Portsmouth (population 95,000) will no longer seek to criminally prosecute low-level marijuana possession offenses. “Effective immediately, please be advised that this office hereby moves for dismissal … on all possession of marijuana charges in the Portsmouth General District Court,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie N. Morales stated in an April 8th correspondence to judges. […]

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CBS Poll: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High

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CBS Poll: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High | Paul Armentano

Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the use of marijuana by adults “should be legal,” according to national polling data compiled by CBS News. That figure is six percentage points above last year’s total, and is the highest percentage of support ever recorded in a CBS poll. Majorities of Democrats and Republicans back legalization, and most respondents […]

CBS Poll: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High | The Daily Chronic

 

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Involvement With Marijuana Grounds for Denying Citizenship

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Involvement With Marijuana Grounds for Denying Citizenship | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Those applying for US citizenship may be denied if they have personally used marijuana, or if they have been employed in the cannabis industry — including in jurisdictions where such activities are legally authorized, according to a newly released guidance memo by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency. The memo opines that any involvement with marijuana […]

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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 […]

Israel: Private Use of Cannabis No Longer Criminalized | The Daily Chronic

 

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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 […]

Maine Regulators Moving Forward With Rules to Govern Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

 

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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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