WATCH LIVE – Vancouver City Council votes on drug decriminalization today

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18th, the Mayor is hoping to make Vancouver the first Canadian city to decriminalize drug possession. The post WATCH LIVE – Vancouver City Council votes on drug decriminalization today appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks. At 9:30 a.m.

History of Marijuana in Mexico

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Mexico represents an important role in the expansion of cannabis around the world, its history is part of a historical, social and economic bed that has transformed each of its events into relevant information at a political-social level.

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Vancouver City Council Has Voted To Decriminalize All Drugs

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In an unprecedented move in Canadian history, on Wednesday the Vancouver city council voted to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of all illicit drugs.

Hi[gh]ring Practices: Salary History Bans

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this blog post focuses on salary histories. Salary history bans at the State level. For example, California employers cannot ask applicants for prior salary histories and, if the applicant shares this information voluntarily, employers cannot use the information to determine pay.

New York: New Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Takes Effect Today

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It also amends penalties for offenses involving the possession of more than one ounce but less than two ounces of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to three months in jail) to a non-criminal violation punishable by a $200 fine – regardless of an offender’s prior criminal history. Decriminalization Expungement decriminalization expungement New York

U.S. House Passes Federal Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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House of Representatives passed a federal marijuana decriminalization bill that would remove marijuana from the federal list of illegal drugs. As a Schedule I drug, federal law considers cannabis on par with heroin and cocaine.

Louisiana Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Takes Effect Aug. 1

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A bill to decriminalize. John Bel Edwards signed into law on June 15, removes the threat of jail time and reduces the maximum penalty to a $100 fine. RELATED: Louisiana Gov.John Bel Edwards Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Into Law.

San Francisco senator pushes to decriminalize psychedelic drugs

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Scott Wiener wants to decriminalize psychedelic drugs, and a bill he authored to do just that is still alive halfway through this year’s legislative session. He noted the history of criminalizing psychedelic drugs: In 1965, the U.S. Capital Tracker reports. San Francisco state Sen.

GOP Lawmakers File Comprehensive Federal Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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Two Republican members of the House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday that would effectively enact federal marijuana decriminalization. It is long past time that these archaic laws are updated for the 21st Century.”.

Cannabis laws in Japan: Is weed legal?

The Cannigma

However, the country has a history of cannabis art dating back millenia , and scholars believe that the plant was used for centuries as a textile and for use in traditional Shinto ceremonies. The post Cannabis laws in Japan: Is weed legal?

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New Frontiers in the Law of Psychedelics

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The state of the law on psychedelic substances is in flux. Some of the most promising substances, and the law applicable to each, are outlined below: Psilocybin. As such, the use, sale, and possession of psilocybin in the United States is illegal under federal law.

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Marijuana in Germany: Will Weed Finally be Legalized?

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Throughout its history, Germany has held conservative laws around cannabis. Cannabis News Featured Law Marijuana News Politics cannabis cannabis in Germany decriminalization election germany legalization legislation marijuana marijuana legalization political parties politics

The History of CBD: How the Industry Changed Over the Years

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As CBD is becoming increasingly popular for various ailments, it is time to look back on its history to learn more about its road to legalization. However, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was the first anti-cannabis law to prohibit the sale in the United States.

U.S. House Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman & Cori Bush Unveil Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

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And it gives people who have been harmed by these draconian laws a chance to move forward and embrace some semblance of the life they have long been denied.”. Prohibits the denial of employment or termination based upon a criminal history for drug possession.

In Historic First, U.S. House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

The Joint Blog

The United States House of Representatives has voted in favor of legislation that would decriminalize and tax marijuana on the federal level. The bill “is a major step, mind you, a major step toward ending the unjust war on drugs and racial inequities that are central to these laws,?

United States: Congressional Committee Takes Historic Step Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana

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United States : Congressional Committee Takes Historic Step Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana. For the first time in American history, a congressional committee approved a marijuana legalization bill. The MORE Act, if passed into law, would remove marijuana from Schedule I.

The History of Cannabis Prohibition: How Did Marijuana Become Illegal in the US?

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In some countries, it is now legal to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more and more countries are passing laws to allow the use of cannabis. It appears that throughout history, cannabis crops were very important and not merely for its psychoactive properties. In 1906, a law was passed which required the labeling of cannabis and other opiates (Pure Food and Drug Act). The magical plant of cannabis.

New York: Lawmakers Advance Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

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It also amends penalties for offenses involving the possession of more than one ounce but less than two ounces of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor to a non-criminal violation punishable by a $200 fine – regardless of an offender’s prior criminal history. Under existing law , the possession of over 25 grams of marijuana is punishable by up to three months in jail. ” The measure takes effect 30 days after it is signed into law by the Governor.

On Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms: The Psychedelic Constituency and Its Challenges

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The voters were presented with choices for Mayor, City Council, Auditor, Clerk and Recorder, and two voter initiatives: Initiative 300 (the Right to Survive Initiative, which aimed to restore certain rights as to sheltering in public places, i.e. rights of the homeless) and Initiative 301, the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Ballot Initiative (I-301). He’d listened to a podcast I did on the topic of “psychedelic law,” a term I coined in 2010. A Brief History Lesson.

Federal Drug Law Presents Few Obstacles for Cannabis Patents

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However, the patchwork of state laws regarding the legal status of cannabis, as well as inconsistencies between state and federal law on this topic, have rendered certain types of IP rights, particularly trademark rights, elusive for many cannabis entrepreneurs. There is no such requirement in patent law, as Congress intended patentable subject matter to encompass “anything under the sun that is made by man.” The USPTO’s Rich History of Cannabis Patents.

Just Published PDF Guide: Sun Sea Sensi – “Guide To Caribbean Cannabis Laws (32 Countries)”

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SUN, SEA AND SENSI – Guide to Current Caribbean Cannabis Laws from Ingrid Riley. GUIDE TO CARIBBEAN CANNABIS LAWS ( 32 COUNTRIES) Ingrid Riley Page of1 18. As we witness Caribbean nations evolve their laws to match not only the global green wave but also to position the Region as the next big Marketplace for Cannabis Wellness and Cannabis Tourism – we’re excited to witness and share with you the rise of Sun, Sea, and Sensi. Below you’ll find the full text.

Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Michael Bloomberg

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Last fall, we ran a 13-part series taking a hard look at each of the 2020 presidential candidates’ history and views related to marijuana. Past legislative history : How many marijuana-related bills did this candidate introduce, sponsor or sign?

Rep. Nadler: You and I are going to legalize marijuana

NORML

Last month, I introduced comprehensive legislation in Congress to once and for all end the destructive policy of federal marijuana prohibition in America and to remedy the widespread inequities and injustice this policy has brought upon tens of millions of Americans — becoming the first Judiciary Committee Chair in history to take this critical step. In 1977, I cast my first vote as a freshman member of the State Assembly to decriminalize marijuana in my home state of New York.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Cory Booker

Canna Law Blog

We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana: Cory Booker has a long and storied pro-cannabis history and he has made legalization an important part of his criminal justice reform platform. History: In 2014, Booker kicked off his career in the Senate with an issue statement on criminal justice reform that advocated for decriminalizing marijuana.

Can A State Recriminalize Medical Marijuana?

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A Brief History of Marijuana. More and more states are decriminalizing marijuana, while a few others have made medical marijuana legal. Legalization, Decriminalization, and Medical Marijuana. Marijuana has an interesting history.

Ketamine Is Removed from California Decrim Bill

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The California legislation that would decriminalize some psychedelic substances under state law, Senate Bill 519, was approved in a 5-3 vote by the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee in a June 29th hearing. Decriminalizing psychedelics is one important step in that direction.

A Founder Looks at 50: Keith Stroup on the Shafer Commission

NORML

This is the second in a series of blogs on the history of NORML and the legalization movement. As one reviews the modern history of marijuana policy in this country, beginning with the adoption of federal marijuana prohibition in 1937 (i.e.,

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

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At the state level, a new decriminalization law took effect this week in Hawaii involving the possession of up to three grams of marijuana, as well as a procedure for expungement of past convictions for the same amount. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Thailand Says Yes to Cannabis

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25, Thailand went down in history as the first Asian nation to decriminalize recreational cannabis! Asia Doesn’t Have the Most Lenient Cannabis Laws. Compared to other continents, Asia is known to have extremely strict laws regarding cannabis sales, cultivation, and distribution.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

Canna Law Blog

We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. As stated on her website : Kamala will take action to legalize marijuana, further reform federal sentencing laws, end private prisons and the profiting off of people in prison, and push states to prioritize treatment and rehabilitation for drug offenses.”. Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana

US Conference of Mayors: 89th Annual Meeting Federal Cannabis Regulation Discussion & Resolutions

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WHEREAS, in 2013, simple cannabis possession was the fourth most common cause of deportation for any offense and the most common cause of deportation for drug law violations; and. Cannabis Law NewsSource : [link]. Essentially they want the Feds to get on with it.

Tunisian Youth Group Calls For Legalizing Cannabis

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The youth group, “Badal,” claims that the law criminalizing the consumption of weed is detrimental to the future of young Tunisians, according to a report by Tunisian news outlet Albawaba. The youth-led movement calls to eradicate “Law No. Morocco World New Reports.

A Founder Looks at 50: Keith Stroup on the Schafer Commission

NORML

This is the second in a series of blogs on the history of NORML and the legalization movement. As one reviews the modern history of marijuana policy in this country, beginning with the adoption of federal marijuana prohibition in 1937 (i.e.,

How Long Does It Take To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In New York?

MMJ Recs

It was officially decriminalized in 2019 , and as of March 2021, has become legal for adult recreational use as well as medical use. This is usually a quick process where you and the physician will discuss the NY MMJ program and your medical history.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Andrew Yang

Canna Law Blog

We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. He has criticized the War on Drugs and plans to decriminalize illicit drug use in general. History: Yang has no record of marijuana legislation as his political career began with his 2020 presidential campaign. Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana

Ascend to Bring Lowell Smokes to Illinois on Aug 5

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A bill to decriminalize. John Bel Edwards signed into law on June 15, removes the threat of jail time and reduces the maximum penalty to a $100 fine. RELATED: Louisiana Gov.John Bel Edwards Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Into Law.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/20

NORML

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. For the first time in recent history, there is a clear pathway to advance a decriminalization bill, Senate Bill 2, to the desk of Governor Northam, an issue which is a top priority for him in the 2020 General Assembly. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.