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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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

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

NORML

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-.

On Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms: The Psychedelic Constituency and Its Challenges

Freedom Leaf

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

NORML

The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” Send a message to your lawmakers in support of legalization. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/20

NORML

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

NORML

This week, history was made. House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. Senate Bill 45 would make this policy consistent for juvenile offenders.

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. He is an advocate for legalization, both through his legislative action in the Senate and his words on social media.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20

NORML

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. 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.

Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Michael Bloomberg

Canna Law Blog

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 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

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

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

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.

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

NORML

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. With that level of misinformation, legal reform was simply not possible.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

NORML

This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. 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. Legislation is pending, House Bill 550, to expand the state’s marijuana decriminalization law.

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

NORML

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. With that level of misinformation, legal reform was simply not possible.

Two Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Joe Biden

Canna Law Blog

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

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

NORML

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

NORML

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.

Marijuana Activists Will Meet in Raleigh to Lobby State Lawmakers

NORML

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.

Freedom Leaf’s Diversity in Cannabis Impact List

Freedom Leaf

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.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Elizabeth Warren

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

NORML Chapter Newsletter – June 2019

NORML

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.”

Cannabis in Namibia: an Interview with Angela Prusa

CannaTech

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?

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Cannabis in Namibia: an Interview with Angela Prusa

CannaTech

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?

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

Cannabis Law Report

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

CannaTech

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?

Baltimore Prosecutor Files Rare Petition to Erase Cannabis Convictions

SpeedWeed

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.”

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

Cannabis Law Report

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

The Year in Weed: 2019 Edition

The Blunt Truth

New Jersey failed to pass legislation legalizing recreational marijuana. History was made in June, when the state of Illinois legalized cannabis as of January 1, 2020. Meanwhile, New York failed to pass a legalization deal, joining New Jersey in the “Better Luck Next Time” group. And low THC cannabis oil was legalized in Kansas , which otherwise has some of the most restrictive laws in the country.

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Prohibition began 100 years ago, and its legacy remains

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More states are also moving to decriminalize marijuana, with legalization backers frequently citing Prohibition’s failures. And in a time of heightened racial divisions, Prohibition offers a poignant history lesson on how the restrictions targeted blacks and recent immigrants more harshly than other communities. In March 1933, soon after taking office, Roosevelt signed a law legalizing the sale of wine and 3.2% Recreational use of pot is now legal in 11 states.

NORML 2019 Legislative Report

Cannabis Law Report

Illinois and the US territory of Guam legalized adult-use cannabis and its retail sale, medical cannabis programs were enacted and expanded in several states, and 27 states considered legislation that would have legalized adult-use cannabis, a record-high.