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.

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.

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

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From a present-day Lockean perspective, the responsible use of marijuana by adults in private would no doubt qualify as an activity that the government should not infringe upon. The post Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

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. 2020 Ballot Initiative Election ballot initiative election medical marijuana Nebraska

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.

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. ACTIVISM election marijuana Rick Steves

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.

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.

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

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Arizona voters will have a chance to cast a ballot in support of recreational marijuana this coming November. 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.

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

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In these conversations about policy solutions, many will include in their demands an ending to the war on drugs — or, at a minimum, an ending to marijuana criminalization. Will legalizing marijuana reform alone solve the problem of racial injustice?

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. 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.

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

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

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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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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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

House Dems punt marijuana legalization vote into November, after election

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Voting for marijuana legalization was too risky for Democrats running in moderate districts. The post House Dems punt marijuana legalization vote into November, after election appeared first on Leafly.

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

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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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.”. NEW: I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana. It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.

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. Under current law , minor marijuana cultivation offenses are punishable by up to one-year in prison and a $2,500 fine. Illinois Gov.

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 240,000 Full-Time Workers

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“The refusal [of the federal government] to acknowledge the existence of legal cannabis jobs is a powerful act of shaming and stigmatization,” the report concludes.

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

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The 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. The post State-Legal Marijuana Industry to Employ Nearly 300,000 Workers by Year’s End appeared first on NORML. Business ECONOMICS Legalization economics jobs

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

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Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. The law reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year.

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. Legalization 20/20 initiative legalization New Jersey

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.". Legalization EVALI legalization lung illness vaping

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Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

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For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. Today, nearly one in four Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal under state statute. Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long failed experiment with marijuana prohibition.

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

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The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. A team of researchers affiliated with Berry College in Georgia compared rates of hotel occupancy in Colorado and Washington post-legalization as compared to trends in other non-legal states.

Nepal lawmakers seek to legalize growing, using marijuana

Cannabis Life Network

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Ruling party lawmakers have proposed legalizing marijuana in Nepal, where it has been used for generations and was famed during the counterculture ’60s.

Election 2020: Mississippi medical marijuana legalization guide

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Initiative 65 would legalize the use of medical marijuana. The post Election 2020: Mississippi medical marijuana legalization guide appeared first on Leafly. Politics Election 2020 medical cannabis legalization medical marijuana legalization mississippiA rival measure, 65A, would derail the whole dang thing.

Marijuana Arrests After Legalization

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The impressive medical properties of cannabis have been a major factor in the push to legalize cannabis. But the importance of social justice, beyond medical access, can’t be overstated

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Why Medical Marijuana in the United States Should Be Legal

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Medical marijuana is legal for many Americans, but not all. Read on for why we believe medical marijuana in the United States should be legal for everyone. Featured Marijuana News Legalize Medical Marijuana usa

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

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 200,000 Full-Time Workers

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Commenting on the new findings, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “The federal government needs to deschedule marijuana to allow states to better and more fully benefit from the economic growth engine that is the legal marijuana industry. ” The report , entitled Cannabis Jobs Count , identifies some 211,000 full-time jobs in the legal cannabis sector. Business INDUSTRY Legalization economy industry jobs leafly

Election 2020: Arizona marijuana legalization initiative guide

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Some of the donors who defeated Arizona's 2016 legalization bid are now in prison. The post Election 2020: Arizona marijuana legalization initiative guide appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use legalization Arizona drug reform Election 2020 marijuana legalization recreational marijuana2020 could be the year Arizonans finally get it done.

Pew Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say “Marijuana Should Be Made Legal”

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More than two out of three US adults believe that the personal use of cannabis should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled and released today by the Pew Research Center. Sixty-seven percent of respondents say that the “use of marijuana should be made legal.” ” That is the highest percentage of support ever recorded by Pew, which has been surveying Americans’ attitudes on marijuana policy since 1969.

Study: Police Make Fewer Traffic Stops Following Marijuana Legalization, But People of Color Still Disproportionately Targeted

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Police are less likely to conduct searches for illicit contraband during a traffic stop following the enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization, according to data published in the journal Nature: Human Behavior. A team of researchers affiliated with Stanford University and New York University assessed the effects of statewide legalization laws in Colorado and Washington on traffic stop outcomes.