Oregon: Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 Is About Civil Rights

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Martinez points out that taking direct actions like opening a private social consumption space before public consumption spaces are legal to push the issue into the mainstream discussion and bring into question unjust laws is something that is much easier for white men, but dangerous territory to cross into for a woman of color. Martinez says this approach further marginalizes the poor, who are disproportionately punished for public consumption. “In

An Exciting Start to 2020 for Nevada NORML

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Although we’re only one month into the Roaring 20’s, Nevada NORML has already hit the cannabis advocacy ground running at full sprint.

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Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive

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Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring.

Oregon NORML, In Partnership With The Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020”

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She generated international headlines when she opened the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in 2009, the nation’s first public-facing cannabis consumption lounge. 3) Allows existing cannabis dispensaries to add a social consumption space. (4)

Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide

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“The damage that is done when a person is arrested is significant, and it’s people of color who are disproportionately impacted, despite the fact that cannabis consumption is the same across races.

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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It also creates on-site consumption licenses for retail facilities to apply for. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Legalization NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETY

Colorado NORML and Denver NORML Host Citizen Lobby Day to Push for Consumer Protections

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With Colorado lawmakers convening for their seventh legislative session since voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 64, which ended the prohibition of marijuana in 2012, marijuana law reform advocates from several organizations coordinated a citizen lobby day to push for workplace drug testing reforms, social consumption, parental protections and expanding access to the state’s medical marijuana program.

Nevada: A Monumental Year for Cannabis Reform

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While Nevadans will unfortunately have to wait another two years for the fate of public consumption lounges to be decided upon, monumental legislation passed in the 2019 legislative session regardless. The pinnacle of Nevada NORML’s advocacy over the past month consisted of board members’ tour across Northern Nevada. It’s been nothing short of an incredibly exciting and exhilarating month for Nevada NORML, our advocates and the rights of patients and consumers.

Ready to Lobby?

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On February 19 , join Colorado NORML in lobbing for a bill to prohibit an employer from terminating an employee for the employee’s lawful off-duty activities that are lawful under state law even if those activities are not lawful under federal law, such as cannabis consumption.

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties

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As of August 28, 2019, public consumption and possession of up to two ounces of cannabis flower is punishable as a marijuana possession violation (not a crime) and the sentence of that offense is a monetary fine up to $200 under Penal Law 221. ACTIVISM Advocacy Decriminalization GOVERNMENT NORML Chapters Policy

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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It allows limited social consumption spaces, reciprocity for out-of-state patients, shields registered patients from employment discrimination and the loss of child custody, and phases out retail sales taxes on medical cannabis, among other changes.

Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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At a more local level, members of Las Vegas, Nevada’s city council approved legislation to allow cannabis consumption lounges. Legislation is pending, House Bill 19-1230, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

NORML Chapter Newsletter

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“That’s why dozens of NORML chapters are organizing citizen lobby days to advocate for the end of marijuana prohibition and other reforms ranging from depenalization and expungement, to workplace drug testing and social consumption.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

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A bill to remove certain restrictions on social cannabis consumption sites was killed in Denver, Colorado’s city council. Meanwhile, members of the Fairbanks, Alaska city council approved an ordinance to allow on-site cannabis consumption at licensed retail outlets.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20

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At a more local level, city council members in Springfield, Illinois approved the state’s first marijuana consumption space. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, officials with the Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board issued their first-ever permits to retailers who wish to allow customers to consume cannabis on the premises.

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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2016), HB 1276: Defines any consumption of marijuana while in a moving vehicle as a traffic violation. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy Community Organizing Election GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization SOCIETY Voting

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19

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AB 1465 (Bloom) would allow licensing of cannabis consumption cafés and lounges in California. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption lounges. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption sites.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – June 2019

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“A local marijuana advocacy group in Rochester, NORML, and other community groups released a report that found Monroe County had the fifth-highest arrest rates for low-level marijuana-related offenses in the state, outside of New York City.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19

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Legislation is pending, House Bill 19-1230, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

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At the state level, a bill to allow licensed social consumption spaces in Oregon was defeated for this year. Legislation is pending, House Bill 19-1230, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

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Furthermore, Virginia’s consumption/product regulations are smoke-free. ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana NORML Chapters Virginia legislation Let Doctors Decide medical cannabis medical marijuana Virginia NORML

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19

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Legislation is pending, AB 1465, that would allow licensing of cannabis consumption cafés and lounges in California. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of cannabis consumption lounges. Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

NORML Chapter Newsletter, February 2019

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Smaller grow facilities and consumption lounges. “Consumption of cannabis in public is illegal, yet tourists and patients and adults that rent rather than own their homes have the right to purchase and possess cannabis but no space they can legally consume.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

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At the state level, Alaska regulators have voted in favor of plans to permit on-site marijuana consumption at designated retailers. ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY

NORML Chapter Newsletter – April 2019

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Now we’re talking about consumption lounges … like a cigar lounge or a hookah lounge.” 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Grassroots NORML Chapters Activism Chapter Newsletter

Former State Rep. Diane Russell on Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Woes

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At the time, the state’s legalization bill was one of the most progressive, which included protections for home growers, preservation of one of the nation’s best medical marijuana programs, and a social consumption clause that would’ve made Maine one of the first states to host licensed cannabis bars and lounges. ACTIVISM Advocacy Ballot Initiative GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

Nevada NORML: A Year in Review

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July 2018: Social Use Venue Advocacy. The City of Las Vegas began drafting ordinances for social consumption this year, and we were proud to show up and voice our concerns on the record.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22

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The measure would prohibit landlords from arbitrarily refusing to provide housing access to an individual based solely on their possession or consumption of medical cannabis. ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

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Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed multiple cannabis reform bills into law that regulate cannabis delivery services and social consumption spaces, and reduce criminal penalties for the possession of large quantities of cannabis.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

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The measure would prohibit landlords from arbitrarily refusing to provide housing access to an individual based solely on their possession or consumption of medical cannabis. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY

NORML Chapter Newsletter – March 2019

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“We caught up with Calderón shortly after her endorsement by the Colorado branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) to learn more about her thoughts on the cannabis industry, social pot consumption and more.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

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City council members in Berkeley, California voted to approve a proposal to allow marijuana consumption spaces. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/28/19

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The measure would regulate on-site medical cannabis consumption spaces and delivery services, remove the limit on plant counts cultivation centers can grow, allow more residents affected by the war on drugs to work in the industry, among other changes. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, U.S.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19

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Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 639, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments. The bill allows the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to issue licenses for permanent cannabis consumption venues as well as cannabis events.