Vote to legalize it!

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Voters in several states will have the opportunity to decide at the ballot whether to legalize cannabis for either adult-use or for medical purposes. In addition, numerous local, state, and federal races involve candidates who have made marijuana legalization a key part of their platform.

Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is Bipartisan

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"Our polling shows bipartisan support for meaningful legislative marijuana reform that would legalize marijuana.". The post Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is Bipartisan appeared first on NORML. Polling The MORE Act bipartisan legalization MORE Act poll states survey

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Study: Adult-Use Legalization Markets Not Tied to Vaping-Related Lung Illness

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"The five earliest states to legalize recreational marijuana -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- all had less than one EVALI case per 100,000 residents.". The post Study: Adult-Use Legalization Markets Not Tied to Vaping-Related Lung Illness appeared first on NORML.

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Vermont finally OKs retail cannabis stores, years after legalizing

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The post Vermont finally OKs retail cannabis stores, years after legalizing appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics adult-use legalization cannabis sales cannabis stores marijuana legalization marijuana stores vermontIt's good news for consumers.

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Montana: Adult-Use Legalization Initiatives Qualify for November 2020 Ballot

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Montana voters will decide this November on two complimentary ballot measures seeking to legalize marijuana for adults in the state. The post Montana: Adult-Use Legalization Initiatives Qualify for November 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML. 2020 Ballot Initiative Election Legalization 2020 Elections ballot initiative legalization Montana

Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization

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The post Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML. Legalization The MORE Act Uncategorized

New Jersey: Supermajority Back Legalization Measure Ahead of November Vote

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The post New Jersey: Supermajority Back Legalization Measure Ahead of November Vote appeared first on NORML. Ballot Initiative Legalization ballot measures initiatives legalization New JerseyMajorities of Democrats (78 percent), Independents (63 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back the 2020 ballot measure.

South Dakota: Opposition Group’s Polling Shows Voter Support for Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

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According to the survey results, some 70 percent of respondents back Initiative Measure 26 -- which establishes a medical cannabis access program -- and some 60 percent of voters support Constitutional Amendment A, which legalizes the adult-use marijuana market.

Pennsylvania governor calls for marijuana legalization to boost economic recovery

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Tom Wolf puts recreational legalization at the top of his autumn 2020 legislative agenda. The post Pennsylvania governor calls for marijuana legalization to boost economic recovery appeared first on Leafly.

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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A complex and comprehensive plan laid out in over 200 pages of legislative text, the CRTA would implement one of the most tightly regulated, highly taxed and heavily controlled legal cannabis markets in the world. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Legalization NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETY

Virginia: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney Calls for Marijuana Legalization

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Mayor Stoney calls for legalization in advance of the Virginia General Assembly Special Session convening August 18. The post Virginia: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney Calls for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML. 2020 Expungement Legalization Legislative Update NORML Chapters Virginia cannabis covid COVID-19 expungement featured legalization legislation Levar Stoney marijuana Richmond Virginia NORML

Study: Most Americans in Legal States Express “Positive Perceptions” of the Cannabis Marketplace

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Investigators concluded, "The current findings suggest generally positive perceptions of the legal cannabis market.". The post Study: Most Americans in Legal States Express “Positive Perceptions” of the Cannabis Marketplace appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Legalization Survey legalization polling survey

Cannabis cowboys: A 900-mile trip with Montana’s marijuana legalization campaign

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To ask Montanans about marijuana legalization, Leafly's writer road-tripped with Pepper and Ted. "We The post Cannabis cowboys: A 900-mile trip with Montana’s marijuana legalization campaign appeared first on Leafly.

Connecticut: Big news for marijuana legalization

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Big news out of Connecticut today, as a bill to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana has passed through a critical vote in the General Law Committee with a 10-8 majority. In addition to legalizing adult-use and establishing a regulated retail market, the bill also includes strong social justice language that incentivizes minority participation in the state’s marijuana market.

Historic House vote to legalize marijuana expected this month

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The strongest step toward legalization ever taken by Congress. The post Historic House vote to legalize marijuana expected this month appeared first on Leafly. Politics legalization MORE Act

Pennsylvania: NORML Praises Governor’s Call to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Market, Restore Justice to Those with Past Convictions

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"I'm calling on the legislature to to legalize recreational marijuana, with the revenue going to: small business grant funding [and] restorative justice programs.". ACTIVISM legalization Pennsylavnia restorative justice Tom Wolf

New Jersey: Legalization Initiative Continues to Enjoy Broad Voter Support

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"Sixty-six percent of respondents -- including 77 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents, and 56 percent of Republicans -- said that they support adult-use legalization.". The post New Jersey: Legalization Initiative Continues to Enjoy Broad Voter Support appeared first on NORML.

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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Poll: Respondents in Adult-Use Marijuana States Say Legalization Has Been Successful

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Most adults living in states where marijuana use is legal view the policy change as successful, according to state-specific polling data compiled by YouGov.com. Respondents in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, and Washington were asked their opinion regarding whether their state’s adult-use legalization policy “has been a success or a failure.” 2020 Legalization SOCIETY Survey legal states polling yougov

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

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Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. Once the new law is published in the Royal Gazette, the cultivation, import, export, possession and consumption of cannabis for medical purposes will be legal in the Land of Smiles. Those who want to produce or sell medical marijuana in Thailand will require a license to do so legally. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Legal cannabis in Nepal? It could happen

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Legalizing marijuana will help the poor farmers,' says the leader of the country's ruling party. The post Legal cannabis in Nepal? Politics cannabis legalization legalization marijuana legalization Nepal weed

Nebraska: Supreme Court Invalidates Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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The post Nebraska: Supreme Court Invalidates Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative appeared first on NORML. The Nebraska Supreme Court issued an opinion this afternoon finding that the initiative’s language violated the state’s single subject rule requirement.

‘Vote Democrat to legalize it’, Sen. Chuck Schumer tells Leafly

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The post ‘Vote Democrat to legalize it’, Sen. Politics Election 2020 legalization MORE Act SAFE Banking Act US SenateThe Senate’s minority leader warns that Republicans are “totally opposed.”. Chuck Schumer tells Leafly appeared first on Leafly.

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

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However, a recent survey showed that over 62 percent of likely voters now support legalizing cannabis, suggesting a recent change of heart in the Grand Canyon State. 207 will do more than simply legalize cannabis in Arizona.

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. 2318 would allow for expedited expungement of records for those previously convicted of a marijuana crime upon passage of decriminalization or legalization measures in the state of New Jersey, as long as those past violations are no longer considered a crime under state law.

New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measure to Place Marijuana Legalization Question on the 2020 Ballot

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Super-majorities of the New Jersey Assembly and Senate decided today to place a marijuana legalization ballot question before voters in 2020. The ballot question will read: “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’?

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

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Will legalizing marijuana reform alone solve the problem of racial injustice? After we legalize adult-cannabis use, will we see an end to discriminatory policing against communities of color and other marginalized groups?

New York Expected to Legalize in 2019

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Just fewer than two years since insisting it was a “gateway drug,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is singing a different tune regarding the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in The Empire State. “It’s Fast forward to present day, and Governor Cuomo is in favor of establishing a regulated, legal market. This was showcased during a recent speech when Cuomo said , “Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.”.

Arizona: Voter Support Grows for Adult-Use Legalization Ahead of Likely Initiative Vote

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Sixty-two percent of likely general election voters “believe that marijuana should be legalized for adult use in the state of Arizona.”. The post Arizona: Voter Support Grows for Adult-Use Legalization Ahead of Likely Initiative Vote appeared first on NORML. Ballot Initiative Legalization Arizona initiative legalization poll survey

Renowned Travel Author Rick Steves Urges Voters to Back Marijuana Legalization Initiatives in November

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Rick Steves wrote: “I've campaigned for marijuana legalization in six different states — Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine, Illinois, and Michigan — and in each one, we’ve been successful.

Where is cannabis legal?

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State laws are constantly shifting on cannabis legalization. Learn more about states where marijuana is legal—either for adult-use, medical use, or both. The post Where is cannabis legal? Cannabis 101 adult-use cannabis legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana

Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana

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

NORML Canada Launches Post-Legalization Platform on One Year Anniversary of Marijuana Legalization

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NORML Canada launches official Post-Legalization platform to focus advocacy efforts on reforming Canada’s legal Cannabis system. In light of the first year of legalization, NORML Canada has monitored the Canadian cannabis landscape closely, to determine the next steps for crafting achievable and functional reform of cannabis regulations. 2) Transitioning “Unregulated Market” into the legal framework.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Illinois is now the eleventh state to legalize adult-use marijuana, and it is the second state to legalize marijuana use via legislative action rather than by voter initiative. Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program will be legally permitted for the first time to personally cultivate up to five marijuana plants.

Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot

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In a July 20 e-mail update, proponents New Approach Montana posted: “The campaign to legalize marijuana. The post Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML. Ballot Initiative Legalization ballot initiative legalization Montanahas cleared the signature hurdles to see its two initiatives on the ballot in Montana’s general election.”.

State-Legal Marijuana Industry to Employ Nearly 300,000 Workers by Year’s End

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The post State-Legal Marijuana Industry to Employ Nearly 300,000 Workers by Year’s End appeared first on NORML. Business ECONOMICS Legalization economics jobsThe analysis projects as many as 295,000 marijuana-related jobs by the close of 2020 – a total that is slightly higher than the total number of computer programmers working in the United States.

Election 2020: New Jersey cannabis legalization guide

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3, New Jersey will become the first mid-Atlantic state to legalize cannabis for all adults. The post Election 2020: New Jersey cannabis legalization guide appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use legalization drug reform Election 2020 marijuana legalization new jersey New Jersey Marijuana Legalization AmendmentIf voters approve a constitutional amendment on Nov.