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

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I’m proud to work with NORML to create a more just national marijuana policy. My bill, The MORE Act, is the most comprehensive marijuana reform bill ever introduced, and it’s backed by a broad coalition of civil rights, criminal justice, drug policy, and immigration groups.

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. Medical marijuana, prescribed by physicians, is legal in 33 states.

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

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“After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace. “Never in American history has the Chairman of the Judiciary introduced a bill to end federal marijuana criminalization.

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.

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-.

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.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Cory Booker

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We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. He is an advocate for legalization, both through his legislative action in the Senate and his words on social media.

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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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. Quote: “We need to legalize marijuana and regulate it.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Andrew Yang

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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: Andrew Yang supports legalizing marijuana as part of his criminal justice platform.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

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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: Senator Kamala Harris wants to legalize marijuana as part of her criminal justice reform platform.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Elizabeth Warren

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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: This past April, Senator Elizabeth Warren clearly vocalized her support for cannabis legalization at a CNN town hall.

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. Pennsylvania’s cannabis policy is cruel, irrational and expensive,” Leach said in a statement. Amongst other things the Bill would allow.

The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

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NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said: “The Marijuana Justice Act is the most comprehensive piece of federal legislation ever introduced to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and to address the egregious harms that this policy has wrought on already marginalized communities.”

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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.

It is Time to Acknowledge Reality and End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

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Currently, ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized the adult use of marijuana and thirty-three states and DC have medical marijuana programs. This is not just good policy, but good politics.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Joe Biden

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We will examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and also canvas each politician’s current stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana: Biden wants to decriminalize marijuana use and automatically expunge prior criminal records showing marijuana possession convictions. He is, however, far from an advocate for cannabis legalization. Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana

Marijuana Activists Will Meet in Raleigh to Lobby State Lawmakers

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Marijuana bills have a history in North Carolina of getting sent to committee’s where they die. Senate Bill 58, introduced to the Senate on February 13th, would further decriminalize personal marijuana possession up to 3 ounces and allow citizens with prior marijuana convictions to be. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – June 2019

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While this bill isn’t perfect, it does provide a pathway for adults to legally obtain and consume cannabis. “It still won’t be legal to sell or smoke on the street. “Not legalizing really isn’t where we want to be as an organization and as a state.”

U.S. Marijuana Reform Receives Bipartisan Support During Congressional Hearing, but Could Still Face Challenges

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For the first time in history, significant marijuana reform is on the table among United States lawmakers, according to CNBC. The failure of existing marijuana policy has been the centre of criticism for quite some time. Some see decriminalization as the answer, while others want more.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee approves cannabis reform bill (MORE) by a vote of 24-10

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For the first time in history, a congressional committee has approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition. US House panel passes federal cannabis legalization bill in historic vote. House Committee Approves Federal Legalization Bill.

Cannabis in Namibia

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It’s shocking, and what’s more, is that the authorities feel justified because it is illegal and doesn’t care what evidence is out there about its history here. Is there a history of traditional cannabis use in Namibia?

Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer Issues Statement On SAFE Banking Act & Re-Introduction Of States Act

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Since Oregon became the first state to decriminalize cannabis in the 1970’s, I have been working to correct the disconnect between federal cannabis policy and the needs and wishes of the American people. Now, with the most cannabis supported Congress in history, it is time for action to get federal policy aligned with what the American public needs, and what forty-seven states have done to legalize some form of cannabis.

Freedom Leaf’s Diversity in Cannabis Impact List

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I continue to advocate for patient access to medical marijuana, and work with recreational legalization groups like Start SMART New York and Drug Policy Alliance that aim to take away one of the many tools law enforcement uses to lock up people of color, and to make sure we’re not pushed out of this industry. Policy Associate, Drug Policy Alliance , Washington, D.C.

Cannabis in Namibia: an Interview with Angela Prusa

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It’s shocking, and what’s more, is that the authorities feel justified because it is illegal and don’t care what evidence is out there about its history here. Is there a history of traditional cannabis in Namibia? What do you think a legal cannabis market could do for Namibia?

US Customs At DFW Is Arresting People & Seizing Their Hemp Products

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Although I was unable to find an official US Customs policy regarding cannabidiol (CBD) on its website, a spokesperson for the CBP recently told a Texas news agency that “ CBD oil is considered a controlled substance under U.S. Texas law regarding hemp and CBD has a long and mixed history.

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Baltimore Prosecutor Files Rare Petition to Erase Cannabis Convictions

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.”

OR: OLCC “2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report” & Statement

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198 million in state and local sales tax revenue generated since legalization. Latest study designed to encourage sensible policy development. Oregon’s Public Policy Approach to Support Legal Marijuana Production and the State’s Abundant Supply: The Course for Seeking the Right Balance.

AAFP ( American Academy of Family Physicians) Releases Marijuana, Cannabinoids Position Paper

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During the 20 th century, law enforcement and public policy activities have undermined opportunities for scientific exploration. Relevant AAFP Policy. However, the AAFP supports decriminalization of possession of marijuana for personal use. THC is legal to produce.

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide Article: Global Cannabis Industry: The Essential Primer

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As more countries legalize or decriminalize the cultivation, manufacture, sale, and use of cannabis, companies across a variety of industries are looking for opportunities to capitalize on this emerging market. Colorado has legalized both recreational and medical use of cannabis.

Are Cryptocurrencies the Future of the Cannabis Industry

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The legal cannabis industry and the cryptocurrency industry appear to have a budding relationship, if you’ll excuse the pun. Both operate in legally gray areas, particularly in the United States. Then there are some very real legal issues. Authored By: Tony Coombes.

Lighting Up Florida Medical Marijuana People: Rear Battalion, Part 9

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Immediately, regulators in other states with newly legalized programs will seek to avoid similar pitfalls while striking an effective regulatory balance: Oregon’s unlimited license policy is an opposite example of what other states yet prefer to avoid.

Cannabis Group Weekly Alert – November 2019 #2

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California makes strides to curb black market, bring legal companies in line. California regulators temporarily suspended the licenses of over 400 cannabis businesses (or roughly 5 percent of the state’s legal cannabis supply chain) until those businesses implement track-and-trace system training and credentialing. The announcement states that the plants investigated were “well over the legal limit for industrial hemp production,” but the investigation is ongoing.

Dentons’ Cannabis Group Latest Weekly Update – June 2019 #4

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Although the amendments represent an unprecedented level of support for pro-cannabis policies in the House, a similar level of support in the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs discussed legislation last week that would allow doctors at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical cannabis recommendations in states where it’s legal.