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.

The Endocannabinoid System-History, Health and Why We Feel High

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The History and Science of Cannabis. By April 2015, 23 American states had legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes only. Today, 33 American states have officially legalized medical cannabis use. . As of October 17th 2018, the Canadian government has decriminalized recreational use of cannabis under legislative bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act. What Does the Legal Framework Mean for Canadians? Have a history of substance abuse.

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What Would Happen if Texas Legalized Cannabis?

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While Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all drugs , this election cycle also saw five other states passing legislation that will ultimately make cannabis more accessible to their citizens. The Effects of Legalization. The post What Would Happen if Texas Legalized Cannabis?

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. Assembly Bill 8420-A was negotiated in the closing days of the 2019 legislative session after lawmakers failed to agree on provisions of a marijuana legalization measure.

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

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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.

What are psychedelics?

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Learn the basics on psychedelics—what they are, how they work, what benefits they can provide, and the history of their usage. See also which cities have already decriminalized them and who has them on the Nov. Health mushrooms psilocybin psilocybin legalization psychedelics

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. Under current federal law, doctors at the VA can discuss marijuana use with patients, but they cannot recommend it, even in states where marijuana is legal under local law. To date, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for recreational use.

It’s a Firm ‘No’ for Cannabis Legalization in the Democratic Party Platform

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have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, the democratic party refuses to include cannabis legalization reform in their platform. Democratic Delegates Vote ‘No’ to Supporting Legalization. ” Democratic Support for Legalization is Elevated.

New Zealanders Vote on a Cannabis Legalization and Control Bill

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We talk often about the extension of cannabis legalization in modern times, and about what a great time in history this is for cannabis. In the United States, as most of us are well aware, cannabis legalization is rapidly proceeding on a state by state basis rather than at the national level—we have yet to see any real strides in this country toward federal legalization. Cannabis is fully legal throughout the countries of Canada, Uruguay, South Africa, and Georgia.

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. While several lawmakers expressed disappointment that members failed to move forward a more expansive legalization proposal, they acknowledged that the changes proposed in Assembly Bill 8420-A are an important first step.

Albania is Poised to Legalize Cannabis to Help Crush the Illicit Drug Trade

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The cultivation and sale of cannabis are becoming legalized in more and more places across the United States. As of 2020, cannabis is fully legal in eleven states, legal for medical use in 22 states, and legal for medical use with limited THC content in 14 states.

Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms

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Although still not fully confirmed, marijuana policy in Colombia appears to be inching closer to legalization. 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. Now, with this sudden change in policy, legalization is the final possible step. But needless to say, this legal epiphany could spark much broader reforms.

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). Out of the 418,546 registered voters in Denver, 40% weighed in on magic-mushroom decriminalization.

Maryland Cops Can’t Legally Search Your Vehicle Based on Smell Alone

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The Status of Cannabis Legality in Maryland. Recreational cannabis remains illegal in Maryland, though it has been decriminalized. There is a history of law enforcement officers using the smell of cannabis to justify searches. Has this ever happened to you?

South Dakota Cannabis Legalization Guide (Constitutional Amendment A and Measure 26)

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This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. Additionally, cannabis is not decriminalized. Moreover, the state only recently established the legality of CBD.

Senator Rice Needs to Get Woke About Weed, Pt. 2

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As New Jersey continues to fail its constituents each day they do not pass cannabis legalization for adult-use, the name of one state senator at the forefront of the fight against legalization remains permanently inked in shame: State Senator Ron Rice of the 28th District. State Senator Rice released an op-ed on the 4th of July, in which he made a plea to his peers in the New Jersey State Legislature to prioritize decriminalization-.

Historic: Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

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The American public is overwhelmingly ready to legalize marijuana, their elected officials in Washington need to finally start representing the will of the people and advance this sensible legislation,” said NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri. “Never in American history has the Chairman of the Judiciary introduced a bill to end federal marijuana criminalization. 2019 Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Citizen Lobbyists Expungement GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy

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. This legal opinion considers the mischief behind the laws proscribing the production, possession, sale and use of Marijuana and thereafter considers the benefits of legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria. Legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria. Jamaica, a country where marijuana smoking has long been popular, is set to decriminalize it too.

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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We will be taking many more in-depth looks at the 2020 race as it progresses, including potential primary challengers on the Republican side, but first we wanted to provide an overview of all the currently announced Democratic candidates, along with their record and policy statements when it comes to marijuana legalization. Quote: “I support the legalization of marijuana and believe that states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders.”

When Will Medical Cannabis Become Available in Missouri?

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The legalization of cannabis is a long and complicated process. Missouri has had a particularly tough journey to legalization. Currently, medical cannabis is legal in Missouri, and cannabis has been decriminalized generally.

Playboy Gets Fired Up For Cannabis Advocacy and Reform

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Playboy’s History with Cannabis. The next time you pick up a Playboy magazine—or a CBD By Playboy product—keep the organization’s history in mind. Lifestyle News cannabis advocacy cannabis legalization cannabis reform playboy the war on drugs

Can A State Recriminalize Medical Marijuana?

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you could purchase marijuana legally. And more are sure to be on the way, with several other states putting measures to further legalize marijuana in many states. here’s what you need to know about where things are likely headed regarding legal marijuana in the current climate. A Brief History of Marijuana. More and more states are decriminalizing marijuana, while a few others have made medical marijuana legal. Marijuana has an interesting history.

Retail Cannabis Sales in Maine to Finally Begin Very Soon!

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But Florida legalized medical cannabis in 2014, so it’s surprising to some that hoops are still being jumped through. Maine’s History with Cannabis. But many don’t realize that Maine was among the first wave of states to legalize as well.

Two Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania

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Daylin Leach and Sharif Street have introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania for users over the age of 21. John Fetterman have indicated they support legalized marijuana. “We We now know the majority of Pennsylvanians are in favor of legalization, and that includes me,” Wolf, a Democrat, said last month. “I Republicans in the House and Senate have indicated they will fight against legalizing recreational marijuana.

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

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For NORML’s 50 th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. 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.,

Which States Have The Highest Percentage Of Medical Marijuana Users In The U.S.?

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A Brief History Of The Legal Status Of Marijuana In The U.S. The answer to this question has varied greatly over time – mainly because legal status, and therefore availability, has changed over time. In 1973, states began to tentatively decriminalize the use of marijuana while maintaining its illegal status. After this, more and more states began to decriminalize the drug. Which States Legalized MMJ First? Which States Will Legalize Marijuana Next?

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/20

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Members of the Las Cruces, New Mexico City Council approved a resolution supporting statewide marijuana legalization, as the legislature considers proposals to regulate the substance in the state. Governor Lamont outlined funds within his 2021 budget proposal to prepare for the legalization and regulation of adult use marijuana in the state. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of legalization. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of expanded decriminalization.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Cory Booker

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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. He is an advocate for legalization, both through his legislative action in the Senate and his words on social media. As stated on his website , he plans to “decriminalize marijuana, expunge records, and restore justice to individuals and communities that have been devastated by the War on Drugs.”

Tragedy Strikes The Dagga Couple: South Africa’s Most Prominent Cannabis Advocates

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The organizations’ focus is on the legalization or/and decriminalization of cannabis in South Africa and has the motto “I am not a criminal”. South Africa has its decriminalization of cannabis thanks to Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clark.

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 legalization. Legislation is pending, A1897, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

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

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For NORML’s 50 th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. 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.,

Rep. Blumenauer: Now more than ever, it’s our time

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While I was serving as a state legislator, my home state of Oregon became the first in the nation to decriminalize simple possession. Congress is out of step with the American people on cannabis when national support for federal marijuana legalization is at an all-time high. Earl Blumenauer is a member of Congress representing Oregon’s 3rd district.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20

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At the state level, South Dakota’s Secretary of State announced that the proposed constitutional amendment for the legalization of adult use marijuana initiative has qualified for the November 2020 ballot. At the local level, Norristown, PA city council approved an ordinance to decriminalize up to 30 grams of marijuana. Legislation has been pre-filed for 2020, House Bill 25 / Senate Bill 242, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Oregon 2020 Election: Vote Yes! on Measure 109

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Oregon Psychedelics: Petition to Legalize Psilocybin for Therapy Moves Forward. The editors don’t have a lot to say about Measure 109 or psilocybin, though they recognize that Measure 109 does not legalize the recreational use of psilocybin, that psilocybin has a low potential for abuse, and that psilocybin may become a valuable therapeutic tool. For another, cities and states around the country are moving toward decriminalizing psilocybin. Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin.

The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

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“The Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of this unfair, unjust, and failed policy by removing marijuana from the list of controlled substances and making it legal at the federal level.” ” “But it’s not enough to simply decriminalize marijuana. The end we seek is not just legalization, it’s justice,” concluded Booker.

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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. We awarded higher grades to candidates who currently support legalizing marijuana and even better grades if they have openly supported legalization for more than just the past couple years. We used the candidates’ websites and social media as a litmus test of their dedication to the legalization of marijuana.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

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Stance on marijuana: Senator Kamala Harris wants to legalize marijuana as part of her criminal justice reform platform. 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.”. In 2010, Harris opposed a measure in California that would have legalized marijuana.