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

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)

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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.

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.

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 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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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 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 4/5/19

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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 4/20/19

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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 4/26/19

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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.

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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 2/8/19

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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, 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.”

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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 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 5/17/19

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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. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Grassroots LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

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.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

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Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of State that, if approved, would allow social cannabis consumption sites and protect consumers from employment discrimination. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY

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.”. Grower Advocacy Council and the Mass. Patient Advocacy Alliance to Host Second Annual Harvest Cup. “We 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing Grassroots NORML Chapters Advocates Chapter Newsletter

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/19

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At the state level this week, activists gathered in Denver in conjunction with Colorado and Denver NORML chapters to lobby their state lawmakers in favor of workplace drug testing reforms, social consumption, parental protections and expanding access to the state’s medical cannabis program. 420 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Opioids Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/1/18

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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. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption sites. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18

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Alaska became the first state to permit on-site adult use cannabis consumption, as Lt. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has reintroduced H.R. 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans.

MLK Day 2019: Marijuana and Civil Rights

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It is profoundly regrettable that non-white individuals are arrested for marijuana crimes on a grossly disproportionate basis to whites, today and historically, despite lower levels of consumption overall. Advocacy Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana

NORML Remembers Dr. Mark Kleiman

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Unlike many of us at NORML, Dr. Kleiman’s advocacy for ending marijuana prohibition did not stem from a deep appreciation of either personal freedom or equal rights; rather, he approached the issue primarily from a public safety and health perspective. NORML regrets the passing of Prof.

The Top Cannabis Reform Groups to Follow (and Join)

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While cannabis legalization has always been the goal, groups like NORML understand the importance of safe consumption. The group touts a broad coalition focused on a society where the law and consumption is steeped in science, reasoning, and human rights. Getting involved matters.

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Why Do Americans Support Marijuana Legalization?

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adults who support legalization do not cite legal consumption as their main argument. 41% of respondents mentioned neck and back pain as reasons for consumption. WeedAdvisor’s Advocacy for Legalization. .

People who Changed Pot Forever – Steve DeAngelo

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He even helps those who cannot afford to buy the herb by offering them a chance to do some advocacy work for an hour, after which then receive a free gram of herb. Pot has been in prohibition for a lifetime.

Italian Interior Minister Takes Extreme Anti-Cannabis Stance, but Analysts See it as Empty Rhetoric

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Consequently, it left a legal loophole that technically allowed shops to sell hemp, while stating that the hemp was not meant for consumption. WeedAdvisor’s Interest in Global Cannabis Advocacy. . It is no secret that marijuana has its fair share of detractors.

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The Nevada Independent Provides A Great Review Of All Current Legislation

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This session, bills emerged to send proceeds to an education account, authorize limited-purpose banks to handle the marijuana industry’s finances and ease the path forward for consumption lounges. Non profit publication the Nevada Independent provides a very informative overview. They write.

Cannabis Consumer Privacy Again in Question Over New ID Scans

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But aside from being a social faux pas these days, tobacco consumption will not land smokers on anyone’s radar. WeedAdvisor is very devoted to consumer advocacy. The precarious collection of customer information appears to be an issue once more at Toronto’s Hunny Pot dispensary, according to Global News. The brick and mortar cannabis store – which enjoyed roaring success when it opened its doors on April 1 st – now faces scrutiny over their treatment of customer IDs.