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Montana: Adult-Use Legalization Law Takes Effect

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Adults may legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and/or privately cultivate up to four mature cannabis plants. The post Montana: Adult-Use Legalization Law Takes Effect appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization Montana

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New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law

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The post New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law appeared first on NORML. Legalization featured legalization new yorkThe provisions specific to the personal possession of marijuana took effect upon signing.

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Montana: Lawmakers Seek to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law

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Since I-190 went into effect on January 1, 2021, there have been several attempts by lawmakers to impose delays and other restrictions on the voter-approved law. The post Montana: Lawmakers Seek to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law appeared first on NORML.

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Montana: Governor Signs Measure Amending Voter-Initiated Marijuana Legalization Law

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Greg Gianforte signed legislation into law late Wednesday amending the state’s 2020 voter-approved adult-use legalization law. The post Montana: Governor Signs Measure Amending Voter-Initiated Marijuana Legalization Law appeared first on NORML. Republican Gov.

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Cannabis Legalization in Ireland?

Cannabis Life Network

Ireland is the latest European country to take a step closer to cannabis legalization. Introduced by a People Before Profit Party member, the bill would legalize cannabis possession for adults over 18. A top government official is skeptical that the bill will become law.

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Not Are Associated with Lax Attitudes Toward Drugged Driving

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The study's authors reported: “Current cannabis users in recreational and medical only cannabis states were significantly less likely to report driving within three hours of getting high in the past 30 days, compared to current users living in states without legal cannabis.". Legalization

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New Mexico: Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization, Automatic Expungement Measures into Law

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The post New Mexico: Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization, Automatic Expungement Measures into Law appeared first on NORML. Legalization expungement legalization New Mexico

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Montana Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law

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The post Montana Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law appeared first on NORML. Legalization ballot initiative I-190 legalization marijuana Montana

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Federal Marijuana Trafficking Convictions Have Fallen Dramatically Following Enactment of Statewide Legalization Laws

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Just over 1,000 people were sentenced federally in 2020 for violating marijuana trafficking laws. That’s down 67 percent since 2016, and over 80 percent since 2012 – when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize and regulate the adult-use marijuana market.

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New York to Legalize Psychedelics?

Cannabis Life Network

Not even a month after legalizing recreational cannabis, New York looks posed to legalize psychedelics in 2023. The legislation, which three Assembly Members will introduce, will legalize psilocybin, DMT, LSD, and ibogaine for adults over 21 years old.

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Five Steps to Legalizing Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

What are the five steps to legalizing cannabis? Also, the government never legalized the legacy grower community (colloquially known as BC Bud). And no cannabis records have been expunged despite almost half a decade after legalization.

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Study: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Laws Associated with Declines in Workers’ Compensation Claims

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"The present study provides empirical evidence on the consequences of marijuana legalization on issues related to the labor market outcomes, in particular, WC [workers' compensation] claiming of older adults. … Research employment legalization workers' compensation workplace

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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws

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The post DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws appeared first on NORML. LAW ENFORCEMENT DEA Mexico seizures southern border

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States’ Legalization Laws Have Had “Little Effect on Marijuana Prevalence Among Adolescents”

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"Taken as a whole, these studies suggest that marijuana legalization has not had much overall effect on marijuana use by children and adolescents, at least during the past two decades.". Policy Supreme Court adolescents legalization teen use use patterns

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Legalization Momentum Continues Following Several Election Night Victories

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The post Legalization Momentum Continues Following Several Election Night Victories appeared first on NORML. Election Arkansas election election 2022 election results elections legalization lowest law enforcemt priority lowest priority Maryland Missouri North Dakota South Dakota Texas

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New Jersey governor signs cannabis legalization into law, finally

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The final bill locks in legal reforms to make sure young people and people of color aren't targeted by local cops. The post New Jersey governor signs cannabis legalization into law, finally appeared first on Leafly.

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New cannabis laws for 2023 kick in across the US

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The post New cannabis laws for 2023 kick in across the US appeared first on Leafly. Politics California Colorado decriminalization illinois laws legalization New York Oregon regulations taxesPot taxes rise in California. Mushrooms decriminalized in Colorado.

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Thailand’s Easing Cannabis Laws

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According to the deputy prime minister, Thailand’s easing cannabis laws will bolster the country’s agriculture and tourism sectors. Although not full legalization, Thailand’s easing cannabis laws is different from other nation-states.

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Legal Cannabis Reduces Prescription Codeine

Cannabis Life Network

States with legal recreational cannabis see a reduction in demand for prescription codeine, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Cornell University.

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Virgin Islands: Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Cannabis Use, Expunging Past Convictions

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"Today, with the hard work of the members of the 34th Legislature and prior Legislatures and the efforts of my team, we are finally here and finally signing into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act." Legalization pardons sacramental expungement Virgin Islands

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Cannabis laws in Germany: Is weed legal?

The Cannigma

Medical: Legal Recreational: Largely decriminalized. Medical cannabis has been legal in Germany since 2017 when the parliament voted unanimously to legalize it and require public health insurers to cover treatment. The post Cannabis laws in Germany: Is weed legal?

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Cannabis laws in Japan: Is weed legal?

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Medical : Illegal Recreational : Illegal *CBD products are legal in Japan, as long as they contain no THC whatsoever and are not made from cannabis flower. Japanese authorities can prosecute citizens for violating its cannabis laws — even if they used it abroad.

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Germany’s Legalization Plans

Cannabis Life Network

What are Germany’s legalization plans? Do they still plan on legalizing cannabis despite the obstacles ahead of them? Nevertheless, Germany has committed to its legalization plans. Germany’s Legalization Plans Informed by California?

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Minnesota: Governor Signs Legislation into Law to Legalize Medical Marijuana Flower

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The new law will take effect once regulations are established, in which regulators have until March 1, 2022. The post Minnesota: Governor Signs Legislation into Law to Legalize Medical Marijuana Flower appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis laws in Qatar

The Cannigma

While the country is notoriously tight-lipped about specifics regarding breaking laws, smuggling any substance can lead to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $80,000. CBD is not legal in Qatar. The post Cannabis laws in Qatar appeared first on The Cannigma.

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Did Biden Just Legalize Cannabis?

Cannabis Life Network

Did US President Joe Biden legalize cannabis? The post Did Biden Just Legalize Cannabis? No, but his administration did pardon Americans with federal charges for small amounts of cannabis.

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Don’t Undermine Tobacco Smoking Prevention Efforts

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The post Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Don’t Undermine Tobacco Smoking Prevention Efforts appeared first on NORML. Researchers concluded, "We see no evidence that liberalized cannabis policies are directly associated with increased smoking behaviors among young adults.".

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Minnesota Accidentally Legalizes Edibles 

Cannabis Life Network

Minnesota accidentally legalized cannabis edibles as part of a regulatory overhaul on July 1, 2022. State legislators passed a law allowing the sale of products containing “non-intoxicating cannabinoids.”

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Virginia: Legislature Gives Final Approval of Legalization Measure

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The post Virginia: Legislature Gives Final Approval of Legalization Measure appeared first on NORML. The advancement of this legislation is another historic step for cannabis justice in Virginia. The bills now head to the Governor.

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Missouri Becomes 21st State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

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"This means that the great majority of the 20,000 people who have been arrested year after year in Missouri will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution for victimless marijuana law violations.". Election Dan Viets featured legalization Missouri Missouri NORML

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NORML Deputy Director Testifies on Marijuana Legalization Before House Subcommittee

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The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled “Developments in State Cannabis Laws and Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms at the Federal Level.”. Congress 2022 legalization marijuana NORML testify

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Law Firm Files Suit In Georgia Re Delta 8 Legality

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A new lawsuit in Georgia seeks a court order declaring that a chemical related to the main intoxicating ingredient in pot is legal under state law. The suit says the district attorney has interpreted “hemp” and “hemp products” incorrectly under state law. Cannabis Law News

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Germany Speeding Up Legalization Process

Cannabis Life Network

Germany appears to be speeding up its legalization process. Finance Minister Christian Lindner tweeted cannabis will be legal “soon.” Expect a draft legalization bill sometime before the end of the year.

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A crossword all about stupid laws

Cannabis Life Network

The law is supposed to make sense but sometimes, it doesn’t. Some laws are timeless and agreeable to all, others have an expiry date. Keeping our laws current costs taxpayer money so if a law is outdated, it’s often ignored rather than struck down.

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Rhode Island’s Legalization

Cannabis Life Network

Governor Dan McKee signed Rhode Island’s legalization of cannabis into law on May 25, 2022. The new law allows residents over 21 years old to possess and consume cannabis recreationally.

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How Germany Will Legalize Cannabis 

Cannabis Life Network

How Germany will legalize cannabis was leaked to the RND newspaper group this past week. If signed into law, this means Germans will be able to buy, sell, and grow legal cannabis. German bureaucrats have been visiting US legal […].

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Maryland and Missouri Legalize Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

Maryland and Missouri have legalized cannabis as per the ballot initiatives in yesterday’s midterms. Also up were Arkansas and North Dakota, where voters voted against cannabis legalization. Still, it’s not looking good for the pro-legalization side.