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New Mexico: Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization, Automatic Expungement Measures into Law

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“New Mexico joins an ever-growing list of states that have realized the failures of marijuana prohibition and the harms it brings to their communities and citizens.". The post New Mexico: Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization, Automatic Expungement Measures into Law appeared first on NORML.

Virginia: Legalization of Adult-use Marijuana Takes Effect July 1, 2021

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Virginia becomes the first southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults. The post Virginia: Legalization of Adult-use Marijuana Takes Effect July 1, 2021 appeared first on NORML.

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Virginia: Governor Approves Expedited July 1 Enactment Date for Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization

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Democratic Governor Ralph Northam announced amendments today to legislation (Senate Bill 1406 | House Bill… The post Virginia: Governor Approves Expedited July 1 Enactment Date for Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) legalizes and regulates the adult-use, commercial marijuana market in New York State, while also permitting those over the age of 21 to cultivate personal-use quantities of cannabis in their own homes.

Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law

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The provisions specific to the personal possession of marijuana took effect upon signing. The post New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law appeared first on NORML. Legalization featured legalization new york

A Week for the History Books

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In short, in a matter of hours, we have seen cannabis freedom be extended to tens of millions more Americans! The post A Week for the History Books appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM

NORML Comments on Biden’s Pick for DEA Administrator

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Former NJ Attorney General to be Nominated to Lead Agency. The post NORML Comments on Biden’s Pick for DEA Administrator appeared first on NORML. LAW ENFORCEMENT Federal milgram nominee

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Virginia: Governor Approves Employment Protection Bill

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Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1862 into law, which provides employment protections for state-registered medical cannabis patients. The post Virginia: Governor Approves Employment Protection Bill appeared first on NORML.

Senators Schumer, Booker, and Wyden: “We want to move this”

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, recorded a video outlining their plan to introduce comprehensive legislation to repeal federal marijuana criminalization and expunge the records of those with federal cannabis convictions.

House Reintroduces SAFE Banking Act To Normalize Cannabis Commerce

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The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Warren Davidson (R-OH).

Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco Coalition Emerges to Shape Legalization in Their Favor

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These folks answer to their shareholders, At NORML, we answer to you. The post Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco Coalition Emerges to Shape Legalization in Their Favor appeared first on NORML.

Delaware: Cannabis Activists Take on Corporate Marijuana, Patients Stage Boycott

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Locals in Delaware are tangling with corporate, multi-state medical marijuana permit holders to pass a bill for full legalization. The post Delaware: Cannabis Activists Take on Corporate Marijuana, Patients Stage Boycott appeared first on NORML.

Marijuana Legalization Expected to Advance This Week in Key States

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A handful of key states are poised to advance adult use marijuana legalization proposals this week. The post Marijuana Legalization Expected to Advance This Week in Key States appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization New Mexico new york Rhode Island Virginia

Virginia: Governor Northam Approves Botanical Medical Cannabis Bills

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Products anticipated to be available as soon as September. The post Virginia: Governor Northam Approves Botanical Medical Cannabis Bills appeared first on NORML.

Texas: Survey Finds That 61 Percent of Self-Identified Medical Cannabis Consumers Report Substituting It for Prescription Drugs

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Sixty-one percent of respondents said that they “replaced” prescription opioids and/or benzodiazepines with medical cannabis – a finding that is consistent with several other studies.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Measures to Governor’s Desk

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Land of Enchantment Becomes Second State This Week to End Prohibition Following NY. The post New Mexico: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Measures to Governor’s Desk appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization legalize New Mexico nm

New Mexico: House Lawmakers Approve Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Proposal

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The measure, approved by a 39 to 31 vote, would allow adults to purchase at least two ounces of marijuana at a time and cultivate up to six mature plants for personal use. The post New Mexico: House Lawmakers Approve Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Proposal appeared first on NORML.

Montana: Lawmakers Seek to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law

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Since I-190 went into effect on January 1, 2021, there have been several attempts by lawmakers to impose delays and other restrictions on the voter-approved law. The post Montana: Lawmakers Seek to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law appeared first on NORML.

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New Jersey: Governor Signs Enabling Legislation to Cease Marijuana Possession Arrests, License Retail Sales Into Law

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“Despite nearly seven in ten New Jersey residents voting in favor of legalization on Election Day, it took lawmakers 111 days following that vote to achieve consensus to enact enabling legislation into law.".

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AG Nominee: Interfering in States with Legal Marijuana Not a Good Use of Justice Department Resources

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“It does not seem to me useful the use of limited resources that we have to be pursuing prosecutions in states that have legalized and are regulating the use of marijuana, either medically or otherwise.".

Hawaii: Senate Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expand Decriminalization Law

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The Senate voted 20 to 5 to advance Senate Bill 767, which would legalize and regulate the commercial marijuana market in the state. The post Hawaii: Senate Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expand Decriminalization Law appeared first on NORML.

Virginia: Legislature Gives Final Approval of Legalization Measure

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The advancement of this legislation is another historic step for cannabis justice in Virginia. The bills now head to the Governor. The post Virginia: Legislature Gives Final Approval of Legalization Measure appeared first on NORML.

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 321,000 Full-Time Workers

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"In the United States there are more legal cannabis workers than electrical engineers. There are more legal cannabis workers than EMTs and paramedics. There are more than twice as many legal cannabis workers as dentists.".

NORML Comments on Reports of Marijuana-Related Firings of White House Staff

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Newly published reports allege that “dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program due to past marijuana use.”. The post NORML Comments on Reports of Marijuana-Related Firings of White House Staff appeared first on NORML.

Marijuana Legalization Legislation Advances Nationwide

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Here's a summary of progressing marijuana legalization efforts thus far and where they stand in key states across the country. The post Marijuana Legalization Legislation Advances Nationwide appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization legislation

NORML Calls On President Biden To Pardon Non-Violent Federal Marijuana Offenses

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This Presidents Day, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), along with a coalition of business groups and criminal justice reform advocates, is calling upon President Joe Biden to follow through on his campaign commitment to expunge the criminal records of those with non-violent marijuana convictions.

California: Study Finds 100% of Marijuana Retailers Compliant with State’s Minimum Age Laws

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“At 100 percent of the recreational marijuana outlets visited, the pseudo-underage patrons were required to show age identification to enter.". The post California: Study Finds 100% of Marijuana Retailers Compliant with State’s Minimum Age Laws appeared first on NORML.

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Attorney General Nominee: Marijuana Enforcement Not “Best Use” of Resources

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In the recently published questions for the record (QFRs) to Judge Merrick Garland from members… The post Attorney General Nominee: Marijuana Enforcement Not “Best Use” of Resources appeared first on NORML.

Study: “No Evidence” That Medical Cannabis Access Laws Encourage Youth Marijuana Use

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“This study found no evidence between 1991 and 2015 of increases in adolescents reporting past 30-day marijuana use or heavy marijuana use associated with state MML [medical marijuana law] enactment or operational MML dispensaries.”.

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TV Show Host and Travel Author Rick Steves to Chair NORML Board of Directors

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For me, my work with NORML is a civic duty.

DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws

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“In US markets, Mexican marijuana has largely been supplanted by domestic-produced marijuana. CBP marijuana seizures along the SWB have decreased more than 81 percent since 2013,".

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Study: Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia

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“The current study revealed the positive effects of MC [medical cannabis] therapy in some patients with FMS [ fibromyalgia syndrome] and resistance to conventional treatment. Thus, cannabinoids may be considered for FMS treatment.".

NORML Responds to Growing Calls to Re-Criminalize Higher Potency THC Products

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Imposing such a blanket ban on higher-potency products will not eliminate demand for these products, but it will succeed in driving this market underground -- making it unregulated and unsafe.

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Virginia: House and Senate Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Measures in Historic Votes

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“Virginians have been clear in their support for this issue and Governor Northam agrees, it is time to legalize the responsible use of cannabis by adults in the Commonwealth.".

Senate Leadership Coalition Announces Intention To Release Comprehensive Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition

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Senators Cory Booker, Ron Wyden, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today issued a joint statement declaring their intention to release a draft discussion bill outlining how best to legalize and regulate cannabis and cannabis commerce in a post-prohibition America.

Lawmakers In Several States Consider Enacting or Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

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As state lawmakers actively consider and advance medical cannabis-related proposals forward, here's a breakdown of progressing legislative efforts thus far and where they stand in key states across the country.

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