Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

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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.

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

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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.’. Representatives for Decriminalize California have stated the group currently aims to raise $1.5

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

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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.

Oakland (City) officially decriminalizes plant based psychedelics

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WHEREAS, there is a lack of clarity as to whether such practices can be subject to law enforcement and therefore those seeking to improve their health and well-being through the use of Entheogenic Plants use them in fear of arrest and prosecution; and . Cannabis Law News

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.

Alabama: Jefferson County Police To Cite, Rather Than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators

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A spokesperson for the Jefferson County (population: 658,000) Sheriff’s Office announced today that local law enforcement will begin citing, rather than arresting, low-level marijuana offenders. Decriminalization LAW ENFORCEMENT Municipal Alabama citation summons

Minnesota: Attorney For State’s Largest County To No Longer Criminally Prosecute Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Under state law , marijuana possession offenses involving over 42.5 Freeman said the policy change was necessary because he believes that the state law is overly punitive and produces racial disparities in incarceration rates. Courts Decriminalization LAW ENFORCEMENT Municipal decriminalization Minneapolis Minnesota

Delaware: Attorney General Calls For Expanding Use Of Civil Penalties For Marijuana Violations

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Delaware prosecutors will no longer be encouraged to pursue criminal charges against those who possess marijuana for personal use, according to guidelines issued by the state’s new Attorney General, Kathleen Jennings. ” News radio station WHHY reports that the decriminalization policy will apply to possession cases involving up to 175 grams of cannabis. Under state law , the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis is a civil violation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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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. Earlier, a similar bill was overwhelmingly passed in the State House.

Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference

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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.

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

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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. ” Black’s Law Dictionary , supra, at 673.

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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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. New York state lawmakers approved legislation on Friday to further expand cannabis decriminalization and expunge certain records.

Bloomberg Steps Back On Draconian Approach To Cannabis

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The Democratic presidential candidate that’s arguably been the most hostile to marijuana law reform now supports decriminalizing cannabis possession. He believes in decriminalization and doesn’t believe the federal government should interfere with states that have already legalized.”.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

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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. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19

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At the state level, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation into law to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. Under current law, the possession of 1.5

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

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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.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – May 2019

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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! “Limiting homegrow to just patients seems like too big a concession to law enforcement.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19

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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. Meanwhile, a decriminalization bill was defeated in the Virginia House this week.

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

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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. Happy MLK Day!

Move Legalization Forward in New Jersey

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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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

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At the state level, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed a package of bills into law to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. Nassau County, New York voted to prohibit retail cannabis sales in the county once it becomes legal in New York state.

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

Cannabis Law Report

But since June, when the hemp law was enacted, the number of cases has been slashed by more than half. But the patchwork system of a temporary de facto pot decriminalization in some cities or counties was not intentional, according to the hemp bill’s authors and state leaders.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/11/19

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HR 420 (yes, you read that right): The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act would deschedule cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, thus permitting state governments to regulate these activities as they see fit. At the state level, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington launched a new program and began granting pardons to those with past criminal misdemeanor marijuana-related convictions on their record. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

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Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) re-introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which protects those engaged in state-lawful medical marijuana programs from federal prosecution.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19

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Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), have reintroduced The STATES Act of 2019. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) of New Mexico signed cannabis decriminalization legislation into law.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/28/19

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Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Governor Janet Mills (D) of Maine signed legislation into law setting rules and regulations for the adult use cannabis market. Governor Chris Sununu (R) of New Hampshire signed legislation into law allowing physicians assistants to recommend medical cannabis to their patients.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

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Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of State that, if approved, would allow social cannabis consumption sites and protect consumers from employment discrimination. Under state law, adults face civil penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses.

NORML Chapter Newsletter

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Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! NORML Chapters Organized and Energized for State Legislative Sessions in 2019.

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. Key issues like the conflict between federal and state laws, as well as racial disparities in marijuana enforcement, all were the subject of discussion.

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

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Illinois became the 11th state in the U.S. 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 We did something that no other state in the nation has been able to do,” Pritzker cheered at the signing ceremony. New York state legislators failed to agree on where the $1.7

California: The Larkspur City Council has passed an ordinance banning marijuana businesses.

Cannabis Law Report

The vast majority of the people, including myself, wanted to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The state allows indoor cultivation of up to six plants for personal use per household, which municipalities cannot ban.

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. States are moving forward on decriminalization and legalization.

Trump’s New U.S. Attorney General Pick Says He Won’t Pursue Pot Crackdown

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

Those fears were confirmed when Sessions formally rolled back the Cole Memo, a federal directive under the Obama administration not to pursue criminal actions or civil forfeiture against marijuana businesses that were abiding state law.