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Legislation Introduced To No Longer Deny Citizenship Based on Cannabis Consumption

NORML

On Monday, March 8th, Representative Brenden Boyle (PA-02) introduced legislation (HR 1614) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act by removing marijuana offenses as grounds of inadmissibility or consideration in a good moral character determination, among other legal changes.

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Nevada: New Marijuana Laws Took Effect This Month

NORML

These laws include revising possession penalties for minors and regulating social consumption sites. The post Nevada: New Marijuana Laws Took Effect This Month appeared first on NORML. 2021 Policy minors Nevada social consumption Statepolicy

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

NORML

Medical marijuana patients, renters, the poor, people of color and women are often the least likely to not have a safe legal space to consume legally purchased or possessed cannabis,” said Martinez. Martinez says this approach further marginalizes the poor, who are disproportionately punished for public consumption. “In ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing GOVERNMENT Grassroots NORML Chapters Policy Social Consumption

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Recreational Cannabis Legalization Sparks Increase in Consumption, Study Reveals

Veriheal

Does recreational cannabis legalization contribute to a spike in consumption? On the other hand, Martins and her team of researchers claim that legalization did not contribute to a rise in frequent cannabis consumption among the aforementioned groups since the year 2017.

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Cresco Labs’ Big Acquisition, Denver’s First Cannabis Consumption Club, and a Final Push for SAFE Banking

Veriheal

Cresco Labs made a huge acquisition, Denver is within reach of opening its first consumption club, and cannabis executives rallied to push for industry banking protections. Denver Inching Toward Opening First Cannabis Consumption Club.

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NCAA Relaxes Rules for Cannabis Testing and Consumption Among U.S. College Athletes

Veriheal

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that it would be lifting the restraints on its cannabis drug testing policy among collegiate athletes located in the United States. The Details of the NCAA’s Updated Cannabis Policy: Cannabis Testing and Consumption.

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CDC Issues Best Practices For Fleet Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

January 2022) – The CDC recently issued guidance to businesses developing marijuana policies, balancing state legalization efforts and fleet safety. Per the CDC, marijuana should be addressed in motor vehicle safety programs. 20 January 2022. by Todd A.

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Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

CannaMD

To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. UPDATE (3/19): MEDICAL MARIJUANA PHYSICIAN APPOINTMENTS. Do not share cannabis consumption devices. NEED YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD?

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Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

NORML

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. ” 2020 Policy Research SCIENCE SOCIETY Colorado economy tourism Washington

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A New Survey Provides Insight into Youth Consumption Post Legalization

Veriheal

For many years those who have stood against the reform of cannabis laws have argued that decriminalization and/or legalization would lead to an increase in consumption among adolescents. This report analyzed lifetime consumption among youth as well as current consumption habits.

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Nevada SC Rules “state law protecting “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” does not apply to non-medical cannabis consumption”

Cannabis Law Report

In a decision last week, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the state law protecting “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” does not apply to non-medical cannabis consumption, according to an Ogletree Deakins report.

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Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive

NORML

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. Yet unlike the consumption lounges, people’s lives are directly being negatively impacted by laws surrounding pre-employment drug testing and previous cannabis convictions in the Prohibition years.

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

NORML

Madeline Martinez is the executive director of Oregon NORML and the only Latina member of the board of directors of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). 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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Recent Legal Actions Causing U.S. Employers to Revisit Marijuana Policies

WeedAdvisor

Thanks to the stigma created by almost a century of prohibition, marijuana still fights to shake the age-old stigma. They treat marijuana like any other illegal substance, even if the drug is legal statewide. Despite the reality of the situation, employers appear to be terrified of marijuana. Marijuana Reforms Having an Impact. . Despite marijuana being legal in some form in most U.S. But recent marijuana reforms in the U.S. Do their policies make sense?

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An Exciting Start to 2020 for Nevada NORML

NORML

convention and hosting a festive Happy Holidays party at Nuwu’s historic cannabis consumption lounge, taking it to an even higher level in 2020 was absolutely vital. We look forward to working with candidates and consumers alike to work towards sensible solutions within marijuana policy.”

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Cannabis & Cancer: Facts to Know about Medical Marijuana

United Patients Group

Understanding Medical Cannabis Cannabis sativa, in its entirety or in its constituent parts, is used for therapeutic purposes (the same plant commonly known as marijuana, weed, or pot). It depends on where you live if medical marijuana aka medical cannabis is legal.

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Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide

NORML

Preliminary data*, released on request from the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System, reveals that overall arrests for marijuana possession showed a decline in 2019. Now, there is a clear downward trend in arresting marijuana consumers.”

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Canada: Quebec Raises Legal Age To 21 For Cannabis Consumption

Cannabis Law Report

The measure was brought in by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government earlier this fall, fulfilling an election promise to raise the age limit from 18 with a stated goal of keeping marijuana away from youth. The Canadian Press report on the province’s new legislation.

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New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

NORML

After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy and NJ state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. New Jersey ranks second in the nation in per capita annual marijuana arrests. It’s time for New Jersey to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of its residents by joining the 10 states (and Washington DC) that have passed sensible marijuana reform.

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Malaysian cabinet discuss policy issues on hemp, ketum, cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

PETALING JAYA: Policy issues on the development of the hemp, cannabis, and ketum industry will be raised in the Cabinet, according to the parliamentary caucus on medical cannabis today. More than 40 countries have legalised consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

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Germany Considers Marijuana Legalization in a “Historic Policy Turn”

WeedAdvisor

Germany is considering joining the list of industrialized nations who plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the near – albeit unspecified – future. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing party, the Christian Democratic Union, opened up to the idea of legalization in what German broadcaster Deutsche Welle calls “…a historic policy turn for the conservative party.”. Luxembourg already announced its intentions to legalize marijuana. e-news cannabis Germany Marijuana

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Illinois: Cook Co. changes cannabis test policy for asst. public defender applicants

Cannabis Law Report

but now they’ve been forced to reverse that policy. A power struggle has been brewing in Cook County, where job offers to several attorneys from Public Defender Sharone Mitchell were rescinded after confusion over the county’s drug policy.

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Smoking Marijuana Remains Most Popular Consumption Method By Far, Finds Survey

The Joint Blog

Among those who use marijuana on a regular basis, smoking remains their top consumption method of choice. For the study researchers examined data from over 6,100 adults in twelve states, all who use marijuana.

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New Study: Demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use: an analysis of the 2013–2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana policies in the United States have become more permissive, motivating research on demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use. Marijuana policies in the United States (U.S.)

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The UFC Knocks Out THC from its Anti-Doping Policy

Veriheal

Although many of these athletes did not consume cannabis prior to games, fights, and other competitions but rather in their own free times, it did not matter as cannabis has been listed in many of the leagues’ anti-doping and drug policies since their inception.

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Atlanta Police Department No Longer Rejects Applicants For Having Used Cannabis

MassRoots

In fact, the question regarding cannabis consumption has been completely removed from the department’s applicant pre-screening questionnaire. According to the old policy, if the applicant answered ‘yes’ to that question, he or she was automatically rejected. The use of, and attitude toward, both medical and recreational marijuana in the United States is rapidly evolving,” said Carlos Campos , the Atlanta Police Department’s director of public affairs. “We’re

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US Navy Policy Documents Cannabis & Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

NEW Policy on Hemp Products. Find further information on the new policy clarifying Navy’s stance on hemp-derived products here. POLICY DOCUMENT. marijuana those hemp products containing up to 0.3 THC in marijuana and in. This prohibition does not apply to the ingestion, consumption, or. Marijuana Awareness Guide (updated 2019) ?. WHAT’S NEW IN OPNAV N170D?

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Clinical Trial Explores CBD’s Influence on Cannabis Safety

Veriheal

THC (short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychotropic element of the marijuana plant, found in the leaves and flowers. Cannabis Consumption Increased Post-Pandemic, Stimulating Research.

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Colorado: Governor Signs Multiple Marijuana Law Reform Measures

NORML

Jared Polis has signed multiple bills into law amending the state’s marijuana laws. House Bill 1230 establishes regulations for the licensing of “marijuana hospitality spaces.” ” Under the measure, licensed dispensaries and retailers could apply for on-site consumption permits. At indoor facilities, marijuana smoking will be permitted unless prohibited by local rules. Colorado is only the second state to regulate social use marijuana spaces.

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What You Need to Know About Cannabis and Coronavirus

NORML

However, while we are living through the current pandemic consumers should be more mindful of day-to-day consumption practices. NORML Cannabis Policy Guidance Memo for Protecting Public Health During COVID-19 Crisis. NORML’s Voting Guide to Legalize Marijuana in Your State.

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U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys

WeedAdvisor

It is no secret that sale, possession and consumption of marijuana in the U.S. Perhaps the most ridiculous aspect of this immigration policy is the wording of the law. News : “Immigration officials say buying or selling marijuana, even at a state-regulated cannabis shop, shows a lack of ‘good moral character’ and could derail one’s hope of becoming an American citizen”. Contradiction to Policy. . Citizenship and Immigration Services Policy Manual.

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UPDATE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill Which Will Make Major Changes to Cannabis Policy in the State

Cannabis Law Report

Back in February, we blogged about the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy (the “Committee”) releasing a cannabis bill (H. UPDATE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill Which Will Make Major Changes to Cannabis Policy in the State. Cannabis and the Law. Foley Hoag LLP.

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Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties

NORML

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. There are 2 provisions of New York’s Penal Law that relate marijuana-related offenses. ACTIVISM Advocacy Decriminalization GOVERNMENT NORML Chapters Policy

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Former NFL Player Talks Cannabis, Proposed CO Bill Tackles Anti-Cannabis Work Policies, & PA’s Vape Ban

Veriheal

Though it’s been a long time coming, various American leagues are finally taking note of this growing trend and adapting their policies accordingly. New Colorado Law Hopes to Tackle Anti-Cannabis Work Policies.

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Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

Once the new law is published in the Royal Gazette, the cultivation, import, export, possession and consumption of cannabis for medical purposes will be legal in the Land of Smiles. Who can buy and sell medical marijuana in Thailand? Those who want to produce or sell medical marijuana in Thailand will require a license to do so legally. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana? The post Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana appeared first on MassRoots.

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NORML: “Analysis: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests Becoming More Pronounced in Prohibition States”

Cannabis Law Report

States that have failed to remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession have experienced increased arrest rate disparities over the past two decades, according to data published in the journal JAMA Health Forum. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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

NORML

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. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

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