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Wisconsin Governor Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana And Decriminalize Recreational This Year

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Newly sworn-in Democratic Governor Tony Evers announced Monday that he is taking Wisconsin cannabis policy reform into his own hands by attaching proposals to his spending budget this year. Decriminalization, Not Legalization.

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

NORML

The study , entitled “Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data,” assessed the impact of adult-use regulation schemes on criminal justice resources in both legalization states and neighboring non-legalization states.

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Hawaii Gov Accedes To Cannabis Decriminalization

Cannabis Law Report

We continue to learn from other states about the problems that they see with recreational marijuana,” he said, echoing concerns he has about legalization and noting that he’s been discussing the possible reform with governors from some western states that have already enacted it. “We

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.

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.

Wisconsin Democrats Aim to Decriminalize Marijuana

The Joint Blog

Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation recently that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older. Tony Evers earlier this year called for decriminalizing up to 25 grams.

Majority of Maryland Voters Want Legal Cannabis

MassRoots

The majority of Maryland voters support legalizing recreational cannabis, according to the most recent Goucher Poll. Those over the age of 55 and those who identify as conservative or Republican were the least likely to support legalization, according to the poll.

Cannabis Legalization Roundup: Mexico, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Canna Law Blog

We like to check in from time to time on what’s happening with marijuana legalization around the world. To date, there are something like 40 countries that have legalized marijuana for medical use. Canada Legalizes Cannabis! International Recreational Marijuana

Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis

WeedAdvisor

A government coalition formed by three parties – the Liberals, Social Democrats and Greens – decided to start the process of fully legalizing marijuana in Luxembourg, making it the first European country to do so. Luxembourg already has a solid foundation for a legal framework.

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. OLCC Provides Oregon Legislature with Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Study. . Takeaways.

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-.

Is The End Of Cannabis Prohibition Near?

TOPS Cannabis

It seems as though more states are adopting a medical and/or recreational law toward cannabis consumption. has 11 states that recognize cannabis for recreational consumption. The Farm Bill made hemp cultivation, sales and consumption across the country legal. Present Day.

Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms

WeedAdvisor

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.

Too Natural for Naturalization: Even Decriminalized Marijuana Can be a Bar to US Citizenship

The Blunt Truth

As a number of states and the District of Columbia have moved to permit possession, use and sale of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes and the business of legalized cannabis distribution has grown exponentially, federal law banning such activity remains unchanged. USCIS Policy Manual, Chapter 5 Section C.3.

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.

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.

Indiana Senator Files Bill To Legalize Marijuana Possession

MassRoots

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis has been filed in Indiana by State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes. Tallian has been fighting for cannabis policy reform in the Hoosier State since 2012.

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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.

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.

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.

Canada Inspires Legalization Proponents in Other Nations

WeedAdvisor

Despite the difficult rollout, there is no doubt that Canada’s decision to legalize cannabis has been monumental. As the first G7 country to fully lift prohibition on the drug, Canada has sent a clear message that legalization is nothing to be feared.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

NORML

Republican leaders in Wisconsin’s state legislature said that Governor Evers’ medical cannabis and decriminalization budget proposals will not be passed through the legislature this session. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

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

Hawaii is very liberal, but in no rush to legalize marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

But when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, the islands are out of step with liberal stalwarts such as California and Vermont that have already done so, and other left-leaning states such as New York and New Jersey that are racing toward joining them.

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.

Mexico Working to Legalize Marijuana Before October, 2019

WeedAdvisor

Following a rather sudden decision by the Supreme Court (and an interesting legal caveat), Mexico is now well on its way to lifting cannabis prohibition entirely, according to Yahoo Finance. Mexico already has legal cannabis production in place, as they allowed for medical marijuana in 2017. Now, the Supreme Court decided that the deadline for legalization would be on or before October of this year. In fact, politicians were essentially forced to legalize marijuana.

New York’s Marijuana Legalization Bill “Dead for Now”

WeedAdvisor

Unfortunately, like New Jersey, New York’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana appears to be a no-go for at least one more year, repots The Wall Street Journal. In fact, many Democratic lawmakers – whom we would expect to be more receptive about legalization – were staunchly opposed to the measure. The failed bid at legalization could lead to other related legislation that will prove helpful from a health, legal and societal perspective.

Legalizing Marijuana Leads To Fewer Illegal Grow Sites In National Forests, Study Finds

Cannabis Law Report

In news that Smokey Bear, iconic protector of all forests, would be happy to hear, research shows that reports of illegal marijuana grow operations on federally protected lands fell after states began legalizing it for adult use. Cannabis legalization is insignificant in Washington.

BREAKING NEWS: MORE Act Passes in Historic Vote

Canna Law Blog

The House Judiciary Committee approved a 2019 bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and end cannabis prohibition on Wednesday. This marks the first time a marijuana legalization bill has been approved by a congressional committee. Federal law and policy News

Article – Major, Lindsey & Africa: Cannabis Legalization and Employee Drug Testing: A Tricky Combination

Cannabis Law Report

But with more states working to decriminalize or legalize marijuana use, routine workplace drug screening deserves a closer look. The increased legalization—and utilization—of cannabis creates a decidedly gray area for employers. Authored By. Brandyne Russell. Brandyne Russell.

The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

NORML

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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Upcoming Webinar: Risky Business: US Immigration Law and the Marijuana Industry

Cannabis Law Report

About the Program: Despite the growing trend by states and foreign countries to legalize cannabis for recreational or medicinal use, and the growth of the legalized cannabis business in the U.S.

New York cuts penalties for marijuana possession

Cannabis Chronicles

Advocates for legal marijuana acknowledge the law is a step forward but also say it falls short of addressing a web of negative consequences that come with having marijuana as an illegal violation. Police have historically found a way to work around the decriminalization of marijuana,” said Erin George, of Citizen Action of New York. People can still face probation violations and immigration consequences under the decriminalization bill, George said. ALBANY, N.Y. —

Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

Weedistry

” Because Player X is on a Western Conference team based in a state in which there are broad laws legalizing marijuana, he knows he’s not doing anything wrong. 16, Canada became the largest country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. This might surprise you: Of the 123 teams across MLB, the NBA, NHL and NFL, 45 play in states or provinces where recreational marijuana is legal (36.6 MLB’s marijuana policy is a bit different.

Upcoming Webinar: Risky Business: US Immigration Law and the Marijuana Industry

The Blunt Truth

About the Program: Despite the growing trend by states and foreign countries to legalize cannabis for recreational or medicinal use, and the growth of the legalized cannabis business in the U.S. and abroad, federal law and policy regulating marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance remain unchanged. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has announced new bars to entry for Canadians “working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry.”