Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

Canna Law Blog

jurisdiction to decriminalize psilocybin-containing mushrooms. jurisdiction has actually approved of the decriminalization of psilocybin, and this could have major effects throughout the nation. Let’s break down exactly what this law does and doesn’t do. First, the law doesn’t “legalize” psilocybin to the same extent that cannabis has been “legalized” in many states. Colorado Legal Issues

Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers

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Also: Kentucky makes progress on medical legalization, and Virginia may decriminalize. The post Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis legalization Capitol Confidential marijuana legalization state laws state legislatureStop firing people for relaxing on their own time, Colorado Boss.

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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. Deeming the trend in state law irrelevant, federal immigration authorities have in fact moved in the opposite direction.

Cincinnati: Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

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The new local law takes effect on July 12. Under state law, the possession of up to 100 grams of cannabis is classified as a minor misdemeanor offense. Additional information is available in the NORML report, Local Decriminalization, online here. Expungement Legalization LEGISLATION Municipal Cincinnati decriminalization Ohio

Move Legalization Forward in New Jersey

NORML

Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legalization to expungement, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. There are three major reform bills in the New Jersey State Legislature during the current legislative session. 3205 ) and to send a message to your state lawmaker in urgent support of this legislation, click here. In New Jersey, there has been a great deal of progress in the last few years.

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

With the 2020 ballot fast approaching, California activists are keenly working towards securing a measure that would decriminalize psilocybin, also commonly known as ‘magic mushrooms.’. Together with the required $2,000 fee, an advocacy group by the name of Decriminalize California submitted ballot language to the state attorney general’s office in September. Representatives for Decriminalize California have stated the group currently aims to raise $1.5

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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Guam became the first US territory to send a bill legalizing the adult-use of marijuana to the governor’s desk in 2019. Governor Jim Justice (R) of West Virginia signed legislation into law that allows financial institutions to provide banking services related to the state’s medical marijuana program. Late last week, the North Dakota State Senate overwhelmingly passed a measure to expand the state’s medical marijuana program.

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. Nearly 15,000 adults in Wisconsin were arrested in 2018 for marijuana possession, a 3% increase from 2017, according to data from the state Department of Justice. A first-time offense for marijuana possession is punishable under state law by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference

NORML

Fellow Texans, Today, I attended a press conference held by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) at the Texas State Capitol. These are the people advocating for the status quo in our state. It was disappointing to see Law Enforcement advocating for policy that continues to saddle Texans with criminal records and all those collateral consequences as well as putting fear ahead of regulated patient access to medical marijuana.

The Ketamine Clinic Craze: Legalities and Possibilities

Canna Law Blog

In recent years, the United States has seen a proliferation of ketamine clinics. Recently, the decriminalization of psilocybin (by various cities) has been in the news as an emerging medicine. Still, for all its promise, would-be clinic owners, practitioners, and consumers may be confused about the legality of such clinics. What are the exact legalities behind ketamine? Third, multiple existing and state laws and regulations will apply to a ketamine clinic.

Mississippi Cannabis Legalization Guide (Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A)

Canna Law Blog

This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. What are the current laws surrounding cannabis in Mississippi?

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The Week in Weed: October 2, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of CBD sellers in the state. New Jersey may decriminalize cannabis. A 2019 law legalized products below 0.3%

Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade

The Blunt Truth

The legal cannabis business is spreading like weeds. As several states and foreign countries have enacted laws decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, a fresh rush of reefer madness has overtaken the business world. Should you be worried about legal marijuana’s adverse consequences under federal immigration law? practicing law in the U.S. ” Black’s Law Dictionary, 1340 (5th ed.

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People v. Charles Hill, 2020 IL 124595.”Smelling and seeing cannabis justified probable cause for a police officer in central Illinois to search a man’s car, despite cannabis’ decriminalization”

Cannabis Law Report

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Reports: SPRINGFIELD — Smelling and seeing cannabis justified probable cause for a police officer in central Illinois to search a man’s car, despite cannabis’ decriminalization and legalization for medical purposes at the time, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court majority ruled Thursday. The state argued — and the majority agreed — that the decriminalization of cannabis is not synonymous with the legalization of cannabis.

Gallup Poll: Record-Breaking 68% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

The Joint Blog

According to a new Gallup poll , Americans are more likely now than at any point in the past five decades to support the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. adults who currently support legalizing marijuana marks a 2% increase from the same time last year: It’s 4% higher than in 2017.

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The Ketamine Clinic Craze: Legalities and Possibilities

Canna Law Blog

In recent years, the United States has seen a proliferation of ketamine clinics. Recently, the decriminalization of psilocybin (by various cities) has been in the news as an emerging medicine. Still, for all its promise, would-be clinic owners, practitioners, and consumers may be confused about the legality of such clinics. What are the exact legalities behind ketamine? Third, multiple existing and state laws and regulations will apply to a ketamine clinic.

Texas Cannabis Prosecutions Drop By More Than 50% Following Hemp’s Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports, “After Texas legalized hemp and threw marijuana prosecution into chaos last year, prosecutors filed far fewer criminal charges, police departments paid for private testing and public crime labs were struggling to catch up.” But since June, when the hemp law was enacted, the number of cases has been slashed by more than half.

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NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary. Current Office: Senator from Minnesota 2018 NORML Congressional Scorecard Grade: B Co-Sponsored Legislation: STATES Act (2017-2018). States are moving forward on decriminalization and legalization. State voters should have that power.”

Can A State Recriminalize Medical Marijuana?

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Marijuana has come a long way in the United States over the past decade. you could purchase marijuana legally. Today, you can get medical and recreational marijuana in 11 states as well as Washington D.C. And more are sure to be on the way, with several other states putting measures to further legalize marijuana in many states. But can a state recriminalize medical marijuana? If you’ve been wondering “Can my state make MMJ illegal again?”,

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

NORML

The new law took effect immediately upon passage. “Now is the time for municipalities throughout the state to review and update their policies so they may better align with state law and public opinion.” ” Virginia lawmakers in April passed legislation decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access law earlier. Those new laws take effect on July 1, 2020.

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Illinois becomes the latest state to legalize marijuana, these states may follow

SMPL

Illinois became the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday after Governor J.B. Legal recreational marijuana sales will begin in Illinois on January 1, 2020. While many other states have legalized marijuana through voter referendums that can leave details to be agreed upon after the fact, Illinois became the first state in the country to legalize through the legislative process. “We to legalize recreational marijuana.

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. Arguably,” the study authors write, “our models hint that outright, national recreational cannabis legalization would be one means by which illegal growing on national forests could be made to disappear.”. “[W]e

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. First, in this era of low unemployment, attracting and retaining top-notch talent is a challenge—particularly in the legal market. If that company is hiring nationally, they’re likely to see fewer candidates from legalized locations.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

NORML

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. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of legalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

NORML

House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. Also this week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to discuss the economic and employment opportunities in the emerging legal cannabis industry and the challenges that federal prohibition and criminalization pose in regards to the Small Business Administration.

Bloomberg Steps Back On Draconian Approach To Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The Democratic presidential candidate that’s arguably been the most hostile to marijuana law reform now supports decriminalizing cannabis possession. He believes no one should have their life ruined by getting arrested for possession, and, as a part of his reform efforts that drove incarceration down by 40 percent, he worked to get New York State laws changed to end low-level possession arrests,” a spokesman told the Journal. “He Marijuana Moment report.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

NORML

Senator Ron Wyden introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. At the state level, activists in Texas, Maryland, and Kentucky gathered in their state capitols alongside state and local NORML chapters to lobby for sensible marijuana policy reform legislation. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of legalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

NORML

Governor Jay Inslee (D) of Washington signed legislation into law allowing medical cannabis to be accessed by patients on school grounds, and separate legislation allowing the production of industrial hemp in accordance with new federal hemp regulations. Governor Larry Hogan (R) of Maryland also signed industrial hemp production legislation into law. Legislation is pending, House Bill 96 / Senate Bill 98, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The “Right to Try” Psilocybin and New Drug Therapies

Canna Law Blog

I was talking to another lawyer about last week’s vote by Oregonians to legalize psilocybin therapy here in the state. Public Law 115-176 (“Right to Try”) is a federal law enacted in 2018 that creates a uniform system for terminal patients seeking access to investigational treatments.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19

NORML

At the state level, patients in Ohio and Oklahoma now have access to medical cannabis, as sales began in both states this week. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) of New York and Governor Gina Raimondo (D) of Rhode Island both included plans for cannabis legalization as a part of their budget proposals in their respective states. A medical cannabis access bill was signed into law in the U.S. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of legalization. State Sen.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/7/20

NORML

Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list, and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and U.S. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization. Legislation is pending, House Bill 550, to expand the state’s marijuana decriminalization law.

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. While 33 states recognize marijuana for medical use, including the District of Colombia. The Farm Bill made hemp cultivation, sales and consumption across the country legal. Yet, the issue with this nationwide bill is that states are at liberty to adopt their own hemp laws.

It’s MLK Day. Don’t Forget Cannabis is a Civil Rights Issue.

Canna Law Blog

Dr. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. laws of the 20 th century, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. His death also came two years prior to one of the 20 th century’s most controversial and insidious laws, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA). Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational MarijuanaHappy MLK Day!

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/29/20

NORML

Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list, and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and U.S. The measure prohibits the release of past records for any marijuana offense that is no longer defined as a crime under state law.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22/20

NORML

Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list, and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and U.S. Legislation is pending, House Bill 847, that seeks to criminalize the possession and transportation of hemp flower in the state.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – May 2019

NORML

Every day NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! “This would be a big deal in terms of changing our policies to follow states like Colorado, Washington, California, that we’ve seen move forward ending prohibition, not only stopping the arrests, as we’ve done significantly in Illinois with our decriminalization laws, but to open up the marketplace.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

NORML

At the state level, a bill to allow licensed social consumption spaces in Oregon was defeated for this year. A bill to allow patients to use medical cannabis while on probation or parole died in Montana’s state Senate. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of legalization.