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History-Making Legislation To Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Reintroduced

NORML

The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana -- thereby ending the existing state/federal conflict in cannabis policies and providing state governments with greater authority to regulate marijuana-related activities.

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Harry Aslinger and the War on Drugs: A History of Politicking and Racism

Cannabis Life Network

However, not all of us know about Harry Aslinger, the War on Drugs, and how his politicking and racism are at the root of anti-drug policies globally. For decades, cannabis users have struggled with criminalization and stigma.

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Likely Senate Power Shift and What It Means for the Prospects of Marijuana Policy Reform, NORML Responds

NORML

Senator Schumer's ascension to Majority Leader will mark the first time in US history that the upper chamber is led by a Senator who is openly calling for cannabis legalization. Congress Election Policy

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The Baltic Times: Cannabis policy reform in Lithuania: history, current status, and future challenges

Cannabis Law Report

The move is another small step in the direction of making cannabis policy more lenient toward consumers who may be otherwise law-abiding citizens. It was only in 2013 that the country aligned its policy with the rest of the Union and allowed the cultivation of hemp by local farmers.

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Kamala Harris Backs Biden’s Cannabis Pardons, Air Force Changes THC Testing Policy, and the DEA’s Dark Origins

Veriheal

Air Force changed its THC testing policy, and a DEA historian talked about the organization’s racist origins. to “…take our lead and pardon people who have been criminalized for possession of marijuana.”. Air Force (USAF) made some huge changes to its cannabis policy.

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Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee

NORML

For the second time in US history legislation to repeal the failed, unscientific, and racist policy of federal marijuana prohibition has passed the powerful House Judiciary Committee. . Advocacy Congress GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy The MORE Act featured

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Is weed gay?: An abbreviated cultural history

SpeedWeed

In this series, part of Leafly’s celebration of Pride month, we’ll explore some of the connections between queer people and cannabis in terms of history, health, culture. . Cannabis has a history just as ancient. An abbreviated cultural history appeared first on SpeedWeed.

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Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana

NORML

Today, for the second time in history, the House of Representatives… The post Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Policy Earl Blumenauer Rep. We did it! Again!)

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Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands on Marijuana Policy

NORML

This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Following the publication of our 2018 Scorecard, there has been a dramatic shift in opinion among elected officials in favor of marijuana policy reform,” NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal said.

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Reefer Madness Returns – Six Facts From Cannabis History?

SpeedWeed

Reefer Madness Returns – Six Facts From Cannabis History ? America turns 2019 years old today, and in those years, history has held some of its finest moments. With that said, America has had some evil history as well. I’m of course talking about… REEFER HISTORY.

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Thailand’s Cannabis Turn-Around, Texas GOP’s Drug Policy Platform, and a New Study on Cannabis Road Safety

Veriheal

Though it’s now home to one of the most progressive cannabis policies on the planet , a look back at Thailand’s recent history reveals just how far the nation has come. What do you think about Thailand’s radical drug policy change? Texas Republicans Unveil Drug Policy Platform.

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Taylor Hartin Leaves Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to Join Cannabis Policy Firm VS Strategies (Consulting Arm Of Vincente Sederberg)

Cannabis Law Report

OKLAHOMA CITY — Taylor Hartin has left her role as one of Oklahoma’s top marijuana regulators to join VS Strategies, a leading cannabis policy and public affairs firm, as a senior associate.

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House Committee Markup Announced To End Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The House Judiciary Committee has posted a markup date for HR 3884 , the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. “A supermajority of Americans, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents, support regulating the use of marijuana by responsible adults,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. Earlier this month, a Pew poll found that 67% of Americans support the legalization of marijuana.

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The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act Has Passed

Veriheal

President Joe Biden has officially signed a marijuana research bill into law. This makes history by enacting the first piece of standalone federal cannabis reform legislation in U.S. history. 8454, the “Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act,” has been passed.

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HISTORIC: A bill to end marijuana prohibition just passed

NORML

Today, you were a part of making history. This marks the first time that a congressional committee has ever passed a bill to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. Now, we have a public mandate with majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independent voters all supporting the outright legalization of marijuana. Please consider making a contribution to fund our continuing work to reform our nation’s marijuana laws.

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Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills. Introduced was The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances list and allow states the freedom to regulate marijuana as they choose, without federal interference. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.”

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Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

NORML

Known as the Blumenauer-McClintock amendment after Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bipartisan language would restrict the Department of Justice from interfering in the 11 states that have legalized and regulate adult-use marijuana. Today, more than one in five Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of marijuana is legal under state statute. 2019 Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization Policy

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Marijuana is a Medicine, Not a Menace

NORML

She supports the legalization of marijuana. However, Gaetz is amongst a cadre of Republicans, like the former speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, who have actively promoted a new direction for federal marijuana policy. I have seen children who have been helped by medical marijuana when all other treatments have failed. Along with the power and love of her devoted husband, smoking medical marijuana has kept her alive.

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S. 420 Introduced To End Federal Prohibition And Regulate Marijuana Nationwide

NORML

Senator Ron Wyden has 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. “If we are truly going to move our nation towards sensible marijuana policies, the removal of marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act is paramount. Advocacy Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy

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Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

MassRoots

The American people have elected the most pro-cannabis Congress in American history and significant pieces of legislation are being introduced,” said Blumenauer. I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana,” Wyden tweeted on February 8. “It’s It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.”. The federal prohibition of marijuana is wrong, plain and simple.

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Former High-Profile Bahamian Politician Blasts Government Over Marijuana Policy

WeedAdvisor

As the marijuana debate heats up in the Bahamas, it is unsurprising that notable public figures are willing to give their opinions. Medical professionals are now busy drafting a report stating their position on medical marijuana. If history is any indicator from countries like Canada and the U.S. (in in certain states), the medical community is not keen on marijuana. e-news Bahamas LEGALIZATION Medical Marijuana Mr. Damian Gomez Tribune 242

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China and Cannabis: Stigmatization and Continued Crackdown

Cannabis Life Network

Just recently, the government implemented new policies that restrict gaming time for youths. Policies around cannabis are similarly strict, so let’s start […]. Cannabis in China remains a complicated issue.

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Blunt Political Ad Goes Viral, Teacher Arrested Over Pot Brownies, & Cannabis Found in Ancient Chinese Tomb

Veriheal

As Chambers says in the ad, Black Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white Americans. News ancient China cannabis arrests cannabis history cannabis legalization cannabis policy political ad south dakota war on drugs

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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. In that popular series, grading criteria was as follows: Current stance on marijuana : What have they recently said about marijuana legislation?

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

NORML

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. “After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace. All we have to show for the war we have waged on marijuana is the egregious harms it has wrought upon tens-of-millions of our fellow citizens.

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Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy continued to place a spotlight on issues of equality, inequality, equity, and inequity with its most recent program, “Pot and Parity.”. Martin began with a brief history of cannabis policy in Massachusetts. Prior to the legalization of marijuana, which passed as a statewide ballot measure in 2016, criminal laws on cannabis use were “disproportionately racially enforced” in regard to arrest and sentencing, she said.

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U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys

WeedAdvisor

It is no secret that sale, possession and consumption of marijuana in the U.S. Perhaps the most ridiculous aspect of this immigration policy is the wording of the law. News : “Immigration officials say buying or selling marijuana, even at a state-regulated cannabis shop, shows a lack of ‘good moral character’ and could derail one’s hope of becoming an American citizen”. Lawyers in Anchorage, Alaska were quick to criticize this policy, which was enacted on April 19 th.

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The Evolution of Kamala Harris’ Views On Marijuana

MassRoots

Harris, a former prosecutor, has experienced an evolution regarding her views on marijuana prohibition during the last decade. While at the helm, her office oversaw a 6 percent rise in marijuana convictions.

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Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

The National Football League (NFL) preseason is upon us, and though the players may have changed, the league’s strict cannabis policies have not. According to a report from NBC Sports , “the NFL is prepared to make major concessions regarding the substance-abuse policy, especially as it relates to marijuana.” Each tested positive for marijuana – and in some cases, other drugs – to the point of suspension. The post Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

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

NORML

Last month, I introduced comprehensive legislation in Congress to once and for all end the destructive policy of federal marijuana prohibition in America and to remedy the widespread inequities and injustice this policy has brought upon tens of millions of Americans — becoming the first Judiciary Committee Chair in history to take this critical step. I’m proud to work with NORML to create a more just national marijuana policy.

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Bernie Sanders

Canna Law Blog

We are examining each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and also canvas each politician’s current stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana : The legalization of marijuana is a major part of Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform platform. As stated on his campaign website , Sanders hopes to end the War on Drugs and legalize marijuana and he will do whatever he can to accomplish those things if elected.

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Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. Who can buy and sell medical marijuana in Thailand? Those who want to produce or sell medical marijuana in Thailand will require a license to do so legally. Patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will need to first get a prescription from an approved medical doctor or a traditional Thai healer.

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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. History with marijuana legislation: Biden’s failure to mention marijuana on his website is probably intentional.

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Bernie Sanders

Canna Law Blog

We are examining each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and also canvas each politician’s current stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana : The legalization of marijuana is a major part of Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform platform. As stated on his campaign website , Sanders hopes to end the War on Drugs and legalize marijuana and he will do whatever he can to accomplish those things if elected.

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URGENT: Biggest Marijuana News of the Year

NORML

This week, we will very likely have the first vote to outright end federal marijuana prohibition. The House Judiciary Committee has posted a markup for HR 3884 , the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act on Wednesday, November 20th and they will likely hold a vote on the same day. This has never happened in the history of our country and it is thanks to all the time and effort folks have put in for DECADES. We won’t lie, this is HUGE.

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The History of Marijuana Use Throughout Time

Cannabis Maven

PolicyCannabis use spans thousands of years.

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NFL Players Seek Change in League’s Marijuana Policy Following MLB Doing So

The Joint Blog

With the MLB easing its policy on marijuana use, players in the NFL are hoping that, and asking for their league to do the same. Major League Baseball (MLB) removed natural cannabinoids and marijuana from its “Drugs of Abuse” list last month.

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