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U.S. Secret Service Relaxes Past-Use Cannabis Policy for Applicants

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Secret Service (USSS) recently loosened its applicant drug use policy to be more accommodating to past cannabis consumers. Before this policy, cannabis use within the past three years led to automatic disqualification. Applicants that were above the age of 28 were expected to be free from cannabis for at least five years.

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NORML Op-Ed: Ending Cannabis Bigotry Is Long Overdue

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After a century of failed policies and canna-bigotry, Americans are ready to move in a different direction — one that legalizes, regulates, and educates. The post NORML Op-Ed: Ending Cannabis Bigotry Is Long Overdue appeared first on NORML.

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How public health policy influences cannabis consumer identity

The Cannigma

During the height of cannabis prohibition, admitting consumption was very risky. Not only was the identity of “cannabis consumer” tied to stereotypes such as laziness , lack of success and ambition and “a motivational syndrome”, it could result in incarceration and the strict collateral sanctions associated with a drug charge.

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History-Making Legislation To Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Reintroduced

NORML

The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana -- thereby ending the existing state/federal conflict in cannabis policies and providing state governments with greater authority to regulate marijuana-related activities.

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Thailand’s Cannabis Turn-Around, Texas GOP’s Drug Policy Platform, and a New Study on Cannabis Road Safety

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Thailand left its war on drugs in the past, the Texas GOP platform raised some questions, and a new study revealed how cannabis legalization affects road safety. Thailand’s Cannabis Turn-Around. You may even find yourself sampling some delicious cannabis-infused curry along the way. Let’s dive into this week’s cannanews.

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Illinois Senate creates cannabis omnibus

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With Illinois’ 103rd General Assembly session adjourning Friday, May 19, lawmakers are making their final push for legislation, including a cannabis omnibus. If the omnibus is agreed upon and is attached to a different Senate bill for passage, all cannabis related amendments in the omnibus would pass.

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Cannabis laws in the Maldives

The Cannigma

Medical: illegal Recreational: illegal The Maldives, a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean, has strict laws regarding cannabis. The country has a zero-tolerance policy towards cannabis and imposes severe penalties for any violations, though according to various reports cannabis use is very common.