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Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

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Investigators reported, “[D]espite significant increases in levels of cannabis use in our sample, change in cannabis use did not predict changes in motivation, which suggests that cannabis use may not lead to reductions in motivation over time.”.

Revised for 2021 — NORML Report Highlights Over 450 Studies Assessing the Therapeutic Efficacy of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

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This updated edition reviews over 450 peer-reviewed studies assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or cannabinoids for 23 different patient populations.

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Senate Leader Unveils Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

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United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday.

Surgeon General: Don’t “Lock People Up For Marijuana Use”

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On Sunday, the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD told CNN that “When it comes to decriminalization, I don’t think that there is value to individuals or to society to lock people up for marijuana use. I don’t think that serves anybody well.”.

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.

Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy

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As soon as next week, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives on an amendment to protect legal marijuana states from federal interference. The post Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy appeared first on NORML.

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Supreme Court Justice Questions Whether Federal Ban on Marijuana Remains “Proper”

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Justice Clarence Thomas wrote: "If the Government is now content to allow States to act ‘as laboratories’ ‘and try novel social and economic experiments,’ then it might no longer have authority to intrude on ‘[t]he States’ core police powers.

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Welcome the Three New Legal Marijuana States

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This week marks another critical mile-marker on the road to ending marijuana prohibition in the… The post Welcome the Three New Legal Marijuana States appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM join Legal legalization

Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Correlates with Higher Home Values

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The analysis reported, "Between April 2017 and April 2021, property values rose $17,113 more in states where recreational marijuana is legal, compared to states where marijuana is illegal or limited to medicinal use.".

Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Don’t Undermine Tobacco Smoking Prevention Efforts

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Researchers concluded, "We see no evidence that liberalized cannabis policies are directly associated with increased smoking behaviors among young adults.". The post Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Don’t Undermine Tobacco Smoking Prevention Efforts appeared first on NORML.

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Mexico: Supreme Court Moves to Abolish Laws Prohibiting Personal Use of Marijuana

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"With these actions by the Court, the United States has become an island of federal marijuana prohibition in North America," NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. The post Mexico: Supreme Court Moves to Abolish Laws Prohibiting Personal Use of Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

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Illinois: Governor Signs Equity Measure to Award Over 100 New Dispensary Licenses

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The second lottery is reserved for equity applicants who have or whose family members have, a past marijuana conviction, or who have lived in a “disproportionately impacted area” for at least 10 years.

Poll: 92 Percent of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal Under Certain Circumstances

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Ninety-two percent of those surveyed favored either partially or fully legalizing marijuana. Only eight percent of respondents opposed legalization. The post Poll: 92 Percent of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal Under Certain Circumstances appeared first on NORML.

Rhode Island: Senate Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

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“Rhode Island is an island of prohibition in a sea of legalization.”. The post Rhode Island: Senate Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization legislation Rhode Island Statepolicy

Comment on the new plan to end marijuana criminalization by Sens. Schumer/Booker/Wyden

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Bill to Repeal Federal Prohibition Filed By Two Republican Lawmakers

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Representatives David Joyce and Don Young have introduced legislation to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thereby repealing the federal prohibition of cannabis and making states the primary regulators of the plant.

Connecticut Becomes 18th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

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“This legislation recognizes that the responsible use of marijuana by adults should not be a crime, and that those who carry the stigma of a criminal record for their past use of cannabis should receive relief.".

Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients

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Under the law, which took effect upon signing, qualified patients may now legally possess up to a 90-day supply of cannabis at one time. Patients also now have the ability to consult with authorizing physicians via video conferencing and may obtain cannabis from dispensaries via curbside pick-up.

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Federal Marijuana Trafficking Convictions Have Fallen Dramatically Following Enactment of Statewide Legalization Laws

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Just over 1,000 people were sentenced federally in 2020 for violating marijuana trafficking laws. That’s down 67 percent since 2016, and over 80 percent since 2012 – when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize and regulate the adult-use marijuana market.

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Louisiana: Governor Signs Bill into Law Repealing Ban on Medical Cannabis Flower

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The measure allows patients to purchase up to two and a half ounces of medical cannabis flower per 14 day period. The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Bill into Law Repealing Ban on Medical Cannabis Flower appeared first on NORML.

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Philadelphia: Mayor Signs Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed municipal legislation into law prohibiting certain citywide employers from requiring prospective hires to pass a pre-employment drug screen. It takes effect on January 1, 2022.

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Colorado: Legal Challenge Filed to Halt Imposition of Medical Cannabis Restrictions

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The lawsuit, which was filed by a 19-year-old patient who uses cannabis for the treatment of severe epilepsy, argues that the proposed changes will unduly restrict medical cannabis access among patients and will discourage physicians from participating in the program.

Colorado: Governor Signs Legislation Doubling Marijuana Possession Limits

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Democratic Gov. Jared Polis today signed legislation, House Bill 1090, into law eliminating civil penalties for activities involving the possession of up to two ounces of either cannabis flower or concentrates.

House Appropriations Bill Removes Anti-Marijuana Rider and Includes Banking Protections

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In the proposed FY22 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, which includes provisions relating… The post House Appropriations Bill Removes Anti-Marijuana Rider and Includes Banking Protections appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM appropriations Joe Biden Rep.

Philadelphia: City Council Votes to Prohibit Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis

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Council members decided 15 to 1 in favor of the measure, which "prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment".

Dozens of Congressional Leaders Sign Letter To Restrict DOJ Enforcement Of Prohibition

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Today, a bipartisan group of 44 representatives sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for the upcoming FY 2022 spending package to build upon existing policy for state-legal medical marijuana programs and expand protections to include adult-use marijuana marketplaces now in effect in 17 states.

Nevada: Governor Signs Bill into Law Regulating Cannabis Consumption Lounges

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Assembly Bill 341 allows adults 21 and older to purchase and consume adult-use cannabis products on-site at any licensed “cannabis consumption lounge.”. The post Nevada: Governor Signs Bill into Law Regulating Cannabis Consumption Lounges appeared first on NORML.

Virginia: Governor Northam Signs Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation

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“Today, together, we celebrate an extraordinary victory for cannabis justice in the Commonwealth.”. The post Virginia: Governor Northam Signs Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization Legalize Virginia Virginia

US House Passes Bill To Normalize Adult-Use Cannabis Commerce

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Members of the House of Representatives voted today in favor of a stand-alone piece of legislation, The SAFE Banking Act, to remedy the ongoing inconsistencies between state and federal marijuana laws. The post US House Passes Bill To Normalize Adult-Use Cannabis Commerce 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.

Indiana: Governor Signs Legislation Amending State’s Zero-Tolerance Per Se Driving Law

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The legislation provides an affirmative defense for motorists who test positive for the presence of either THC or its metabolite, but who are not responsible for a traffic accident and who show no evidence of intoxication.

Colorado: Legislature Approves Measure Eliminating Civil Penalties for Possessing Between One and Two Ounces of Cannabis

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Under state law, possessing between one and two ounces of cannabis is classified as a petty offense, punishable by a civil penalty of $100. House Bill 1090 eliminates those civil penalties.

White House Marijuana Comments Are Out of Step with Public Opinion

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“It is impractical at best and disingenuous at worst for the Biden campaign to claim that rescheduling cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule II – the same category as cocaine-- would in any way address the existing inconsistencies between state and federal marijuana laws”.

New Marijuana Freedoms and New Challenges on the Fourth of July

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We have many new freedoms to celebrate this year, but we also face new challenges. The post New Marijuana Freedoms and New Challenges on the Fourth of July appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM fourth july

Density of Cannabis Outlets Not Associated with Increased Intention to Use Marijuana by Young Adults

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"Our results suggest that young adults who lived in an area with a greater density of any type of outlet were not significantly more likely to report stronger intentions to use cannabis, e-cigarettes, or cannabis mixed with tobacco/nicotine in the future.".

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NORML Issues Statement Regarding Amazon’s New Workplace Drug Testing Rules, Support for Legalization

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"Several states, like Nevada and New York, have moved in this direction — as have numerous cities, like Atlanta and Philadelphia — and it is no surprise to see major employers moving in this same, common-sense direction.”.

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.