Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

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jurisdiction to decriminalize psilocybin-containing mushrooms. jurisdiction has actually approved of the decriminalization of psilocybin, and this could have major effects throughout the nation. Decriminalization is a very different concept. Colorado Legal Issues

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties


There has been some confusion and misinformation circulating about what New York’s latest expansion of marijuana decriminalization means and what impact it will have on criminal prosecutions going forward. 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. Legal Provisions.

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California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

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With the 2020 ballot fast approaching, California activists are keenly working towards securing a measure that would decriminalize psilocybin, also commonly known as ‘magic mushrooms.’. Representatives for Decriminalize California have stated the group currently aims to raise $1.5

Trinidad & Tobago Cannabis Decriminalization Now In Play

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The law also prohibits the consumption of marijuana in any public space. WEED IS LEGAL. MARIJUANA users will be in high spirits for Christmas as the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act takes effect from Monday. Reports Trinidad & Tobago Newsday. Read all about it here.

Atlanta Police Department No Longer Rejects Applicants For Having Used Cannabis


In fact, the question regarding cannabis consumption has been completely removed from the department’s applicant pre-screening questionnaire. Decriminalization. The possession of up to one ounce of cannabis was decriminalized in Fulton County in October 2017.

Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide


” “This is likely the result of two major policy changes: More than twenty decriminalization or penalty downgrade ordinances passed by city councils across the Commonwealth, and approximately a quarter of a million registered medical marijuana patients,” said Goldstein.

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Cannabis Legalization Roundup: Mexico, Luxembourg, Switzerland

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We like to check in from time to time on what’s happening with marijuana legalization around the world. To date, there are something like 40 countries that have legalized marijuana for medical use. Public consumption esta prohibido. Canada Legalizes Cannabis!

On Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms: The Psychedelic Constituency and Its Challenges

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In February 2018, I heard about a group that wanted to decriminalize psychoactive mushrooms in Denver, but didn’t know much about it. I joined the drug policy reform movement in 1993 specifically with the goal of legalizing psychedelics, so I was glad to hear from Matthews.

Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms


Although still not fully confirmed, marijuana policy in Colombia appears to be inching closer to legalization. An analysis by Colombia’s Constitutional Court found the law on public drug consumption (among other sections) to be unconstitutional. Recreational marijuana has already been decriminalized, even allowing small amounts to be grown at home for individual use. Medical cannabis has been legal for the last three years. Legalization in the Works. .

Where Are Edibles Legal? 

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In the United States, over 30 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. 11 have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. But how many of these states have legalized the consumption and sale of marijuana edibles? The post Where Are Edibles Legal?

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


The American South has been one of the toughest (weed) cookies to crack when it comes to marijuana reform, despite legalization’s wildfire spread over the past half-decade. To be fair, Democrats didn’t mention weed legalization on their party’s official platform until 2016.).

New York Governor Again Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

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For the second year in a row, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a pledge that his state would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Last year we righted that injustice when we decriminalized possession,” Cuomo said in his annual State of the State address.

Article: Legality Of Marijuana In Nigeria: A Legal Opinion By Kayode Ajulo PhD

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In the recent times, there have been calls from different quarters on the need to legalize the use of Marijuana in Nigeria. The Agency has the job of curtailing the consumption of drugs in Nigeria. Legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria. Source: Sahara Reporters.

The Green Wave – Legal Challenges, Considerations for Investors in Cannabis Industry

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In countries or states where medical marijuana is legal, doctors can prescribe it to alleviate nerve pain or glaucoma, or at times to help with nausea caused due to chemotherapy for cancer patients as well as treatment of HIV patients. Legal Restrictions. A Narrow Legal Window.

Mike Bloomberg Says Legalizing Marijuana Could Make Young People ‘Ruin Their Future’ – His Presidential Ambitions Thwarted Nobody Cares

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He did get American Samoa and they are as hardcore as him on the issue of legalization so he could take a 13 hour flight and sit down to agree the issue with them if he so desires. Mike Bloomberg Says Legalizing Marijuana Could Make Young People ‘Ruin Their Future’ Breaking News

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll


She remained generally opposed to legalization, while supporting states having the right to reform their own policies, until she clarified her stance as being in support of it after announcing her 2020 presidential campaign. States are moving forward on decriminalization and legalization.

Legalizing Marijuana Leads To Fewer Illegal Grow Sites In National Forests, Study Finds

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In news that Smokey Bear, iconic protector of all forests, would be happy to hear, research shows that reports of illegal marijuana grow operations on federally protected lands fell after states began legalizing it for adult use. Cannabis legalization is insignificant in Washington.

Is The End Of Cannabis Prohibition Near?

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It seems as though more states are adopting a medical and/or recreational law toward cannabis consumption. has 11 states that recognize cannabis for recreational consumption. The Farm Bill made hemp cultivation, sales and consumption across the country legal. Present Day.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/20


The legalization effort in New Mexico was killed as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 to table the bill this week. One of two initiative petitions to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in Oklahoma was cleared for signature gathering.

NORML Remembers Dr. Mark Kleiman


Kleiman , an academic expert on cannabis policy who often shared and debated his well informed views on marijuana policy reform with those of us who were committed to advocating for a policy of adult use legalization. NORML regrets the passing of Prof. Mark A.

Ready to Lobby?


On January 13 , Virginia NORML, along with eight more regional NORML chapters will lobby state lawmakers in Richmond in support of decriminalizing minor marijuana possession. We need the 61% of Delawareans who support legalization to stand with us to end cannabis prohibition in the 1st State.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19


A decriminalization bill was defeated in the Missouri House of Representatives this week. At a more local level, The city commissioners of Daytona Beach voted to decriminalize up to 20 grams of marijuana possession. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19


Governor of Pennsylvania, is beginning a state-wide listening tour to find out where PA residents stand on cannabis legalization. Manor Township, Pennsylvania is considering a proposal that would decriminalize cannabis possession.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19


House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. New York state lawmakers approved legislation on Friday to further expand cannabis decriminalization and expunge certain records.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19


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 96 / Senate Bill 98, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19


Republican leaders in Wisconsin’s state legislature said that Governor Evers’ medical cannabis and decriminalization budget proposals will not be passed through the legislature this session. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19


Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 182, to re-legalize the inhalation of herbal cannabis formulations for medical purposes. Legislation is pending, House Bill 708 / Senate Bill 686, to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults.

Article – Cannabis Wire: Cannabis in the Caribbean, Part I: Change is Coming

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In recent years, jurisdictions throughout the area have softened their stance on the plant, largely through policies that have decriminalized simple possession and established robust programs for medical cannabis use and sales.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/14/20


doctors to fill out the state-legal medical marijuana recommendations. Legislation is pending, House Bill 550, to expand the state’s marijuana decriminalization law. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of expanded decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19


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.

Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Guam

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20


This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. City council members in Berkeley, California voted to approve a proposal to allow marijuana consumption spaces. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies.

Buds Behind Bars: An Analysis of People v. Raybon

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Put in the simplest terms, Raybon says Proposition 64 decriminalized possession of cannabis (within the parameters of the law) in correctional institutions and Perry says it did not. and the statute should be interpreted in favor of decriminalizing possession in correctional institutions.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20


At a more local level, city council members in Springfield, Illinois approved the state’s first marijuana consumption space. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of legalization. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

An Overview of the Biggest Marijuana Players in South America


Although Uruguay will always hold the title for being the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, the Green Wave is hitting the continent in one large swoop. Recreational marijuana is decriminalized in small amounts and when used on private property.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19


This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption.

Canopy Growth to provide medical cannabis to Luxembourg and UK

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Luxembourg launched a medical cannabis program by decriminalizing it for patients with severe unmet needs in 2018. The Duchy is also expected to fully legalize the production and consumption of recreational cannabis in the near term and may be the first European country to do so.