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Historic House Appropriations Committee Vote On Marijuana

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Historic House Appropriations Committee Vote On Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House appropriations committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department of Justice to prosecute state-legal medical marijuana programs. “Today marks a victory for medical marijuana programs and a loss for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Passage of this amendment through […]

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to continue blocking the Justice Department from interfering in state medical marijuana laws. On a voice vote, the committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) to the base FY2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, prohibiting the Justice Department from using funds to interfere in the […]

House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget | The Daily Chronic

 

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Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam

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Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam | Clarence Walker

As marijuana legalization spreads into various states, some are allowing people who’d been previously been convicted of possession of a small amount of pot to clear their records. They have their convictions either wiped off their record forever under state expungement laws or, in some cases, have low-level felony marijuana convictions be reduced to misdemeanors. […]

Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Law Excludes CBD from Kansas Criminal Code

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New Law Excludes CBD from Kansas Criminal Code | NORML

TOPEKA, KS — Republican Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has signed legislation amending the state’s criminal code to explicitly exempt cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana. Passage of Senate Bill 282 allows for the possession and retail sale of products containing CBD as long as they contain zero percent THC. Unlike CBD-exemption laws enacted in most other states, Kansas’ new law permits […]

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Vermont County Prosecutors Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions

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Vermont County Prosecutors Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML

BURLINGTON, VT — State officials in Chittenden and Windsor counties have publicly announced their intent to vacate past misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. State lawmakers in January enacted legislation permitting adults to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2018. “In recognition of this change, … the Windsor and Chittenden County State’s […]

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The Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam

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The Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam | Clarence Walker

As marijuana legalization spreads into various states, some are allowing people who’d been previously been convicted of possession of a small amount of pot to clear their records. They have their convictions either wiped off their record forever under state expungement laws or, in some cases, have low-level felony marijuana convictions be reduced to misdemeanors. […]

The Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam | The Daily Chronic

 

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Canada: Patients Dramatically Reduce Their Opioid Use Following Cannabis Access

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Canada: Patients Dramatically Reduce Their Opioid Use Following Cannabis Access | NORML

TORONTO, ON — Pain patients enrolled in Canada’s legal medical cannabis access program significantly reduce their use of opioids over the long-term, according to longitudinal data provided by Tilray Canada Ltd – one of the nation’s largest, licensed provider of medicinal marijuana products. Investigators assessed opioid use patterns in a cohort of 573 patients using Tilray-provided products. Among those […]

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NORML PAC Endorses Jared Polis for Colorado Governor

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NORML PAC Endorses Jared Polis for Colorado Governor | Erik Altieri

WASHINGTON, DC — The NORML PAC is pleased to announce our endorsement of Jared Polis for Governor of Colorado. During his tenure in Congress, Jared Polis has been the preeminent champion for ending our nation’s failed federal prohibition on marijuana and an unrelenting force in standing up for Colorado’s legalization and medical marijuana laws. At […]

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Senator Jeff Merkley Cosponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

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Senator Jeff Merkley Cosponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today became the fourth Senator to cosponsor the Marijuana Justice Act, joining the bill’s author, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and cosponsors Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA).  The Marijuana Justice Act is the first ever companion legislation that has been introduced in both chambers […]

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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent in 2017

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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent in 2017 | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated […]

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Arizona Supreme Court: Lawmakers Cannot Ban Medical Marijuana on College Campuses

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Arizona Supreme Court: Lawmakers Cannot Ban Medical Marijuana on College Campuses | Paul Armentano

In a ruling issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court, justices upheld an appellate court decision striking down a 2012 law that sought to forbid medical cannabis access on college campuses. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono, and called the decision a “victory for democracy.” Justices opined that the 2012 law was unconstitutional […]

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The Sprinkles of Cannabis Launches Line of Single Serving Edible Cupcakes in Colorado

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The Sprinkles of Cannabis Launches Line of Single Serving Edible Cupcakes in Colorado | Press Release

DENVER, CO — Cannabis cupcake company, Jade & Jane, broadens consumer’s choices in the edibles market with recent introduction of single serving, recreational 10mg THC-infused cupcakes. Jade & Jane’s products are available to retail customers through select licensed Colorado recreational dispensaries. Started in 2016, Jade & Jane offers cannasseurs a delicious, handmade alternative to typical, […]

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