Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide


“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. Constant THC testing sending people into an endless cycle of probation violations.

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties


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. THC by volume , is now deemed to be legal and that determination will be binding on the states due to Congress’ ‘commerce clause’ and power to regulate interstate commerce.

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


The passage of SB 701 directed the Virginia Board of Pharmacy to regulate and monitor the state’s CBD- and THC-A-rich oils. Furthermore, Virginia’s consumption/product regulations are smoke-free. A low-THC program? It’s the same thing here [with THC-A products].”

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At a more local level, city council members in Springfield, Illinois approved the state’s first marijuana consumption space. The Austin, Texas city council approved a resolution that will restrict city funds or city personnel from being used to create THC testing protocol and would direct APD to stop citing or arresting individuals for low-level marijuana possession. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETY

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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.”

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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’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll


2016), HB 1276: Defines any consumption of marijuana while in a moving vehicle as a traffic violation. While he supports legalization, he also believes that there should be limits on advertising and THC levels.

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At the state level, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation into law to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC.

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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.

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


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. That can really hurt patients, especially if people grow normally for medical, and suddenly they want to grow high-THC for adult-use.

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City council members in Berkeley, California voted to approve a proposal to allow marijuana consumption spaces. Senate Bill 2543 would prohibit an employer from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or condition of employment based on the person’s status as a medical cannabis cardholder or a positive drug test for THC. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19


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. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 1557, to expand the state’s low-THC medical cannabis oil program.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – March 2019


“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.”

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The proposed changes: Allow physicians to recommend low-THC medical cannabis oil to any patient whom they believe will benefit from its therapeutic use; and. Raises the cap on THC limits from three percent to 13 percent.

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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. The proposed changes: Allow physicians to recommend low-THC medical cannabis oil to any patient whom they believe will benefit from its therapeutic use; and.

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Update : The House Regulated Industries Low Thc Oil Access Subcommittee held another hearing on HB 324 on 2/27/2019, then the bill was approved by the full committee on 3/1/2019. 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.

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Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), an advocacy organization working to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry, believes that the reported illnesses and deaths are a predictable consequence of federal prohibition.

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


THC and must not come from the marijuana variant of cannabis. Despite Salvini’s dangerous ignorance on CBD and the miniscule THC content of the extracts being sold, critics feel that his vow to fight and destroy legal cannabis sales is meritless. THC limit.

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Cannabis Sustainability: Scope and Solutions

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There are three basic aspects to consider for sustainable cannabis growth: energy consumption, water usage , and waste management. In fact, there are even advocacy groups you can join today to do your part in spreading sustainability awareness, such as the Cannabis Sustainability Workgroup.

Meadowlands: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain Panel


Advocacy has been a big part of where our foundation was but we really need to work into how are we going to regulate ourselves? So I think in California you know I mean it’s such a huge state, there’s such huge consumption.

Illinois: Senate Passes Recreational Marijuana Bill

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500 milligrams of THC contained in a cannabis-infused product. Local towns and municipalities will be allowed to enact zoning ordinances pertaining to public consumption. HB 1438 passed the Senate with 38 voting in favor and 17 opposed. Two senators voted present and two voted no.