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

Connecticut: Big news for marijuana legalization

NORML

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.

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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. 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.

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

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. 2) Transitioning “Unregulated Market” into the legal framework.

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.”.

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.”

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.

Majority of Virginians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

NORML

A University of Mary Washington survey shows 61 percent of Virginians favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana. Virginia attitudes, like American attitudes, are increasingly supportive of ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a legal marketplace in which products can be safely regulated for responsible consumers. “It comes as no surprise that a majority of Virginians support legalizing marijuana.

Illinois: Governor Issues Over 11,000 Pardons Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

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Pritzker today issued over 11,000 pardons to those with low-level marijuana convictions. The action came on the eve of the enactment of legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis sales. Expungement Legalization expungement Illinoius legalizationDemocratic Gov. “As one of the authors of this historic law, I am so proud to witness equity being put into practice today,” said Toi Hutchinson, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Cannabis Control.

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

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. LEGALIZATION. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to veto any legalization bill, “regardless of what the language looks like.”

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

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The study , entitled “Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data,” assessed the impact of adult-use regulation schemes on criminal justice resources in both legalization states and neighboring non-legalization states.

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

NORML

“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.

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

NORML

America has a moral responsibility to pass my legislation to end the prohibition of marijuana and take on the oppression at the heart of the War on Drugs. I’m proud to work with NORML to create a more just national marijuana policy.

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use

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An estimated two out of three Americans believe that cannabis should be legal for recreational purposes, according to nationwide polling data compiled by PPRI (the Public Religion Research Institute) — a non-partisan research and public policy institute.

Gallup: Super-Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

NORML

A super-majority of Americans, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents support making marijuana use legal in the United States, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup, first reported by Forbes.

Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales

NORML

Similar to other states that have legalized adult-use marijuana like Colorado , California and Oregon , it’s up to municipal governments in Michigan to decide if legal marijuana businesses can operate within their communities. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

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

NORML

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

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

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In Senate testimony today, nominee for Attorney General William Barr committed to not use the limited resources of the Department of Justice to prosecute state-regulated and compliant marijuana businesses. Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

New York Expected to Legalize in 2019

MassRoots

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 But I, as of this date, I am unconvinced on recreational 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

Mixed responses to suggestions from marijuana legalization work group

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A group convened by the governor and tasked with crafting a framework for cannabis legalization released their full recommendations on Wednesday. Continue reading Mixed responses to suggestions from marijuana legalization work group at The NM Political Report.

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

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Legal Advisor to Roc NORML, and Mary Kruger, Start SMART NY Coalition Member and Executive Director of Roc NORML. Sixty-five percent of New York residents support the legalization of cannabis. Cannabis legalization was not included in the 2019 – 2020 New York State Budget. Beyond the possibility that New York may see unified control disappear in upcoming elections, if New York to wait until 2020 or longer, the probability of federal legalization drastically increases.

POTUS: Feds “Allowing States” to Choose Legalization

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The federal government is not standing in the way of states that decide in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana, President Donald Trump stated on Friday in comments first reported by MarijuanaMoment.net. In response to a reporter’s question regarding whether or not the administration will support a change in federal marijuana policy, President Trump responded: “It’s a very big subject and right now we are allowing states to make that decision.

Move Legalization Forward in New Jersey

NORML

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. However, marijuana reform has stalled in the past few months. Send a general letter in support of sensible marijuana reform in New Jersey NOW. 4497 would legalize marijuana for personal adult-use in the state of New Jersey and provides expungement relief for people with certain past marijuana offenses.

Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo’s Proposed Marijuana Legalization Budget Plan

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Gina Raimondo unveiled a budget proposal for 2020 that would legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island “with reluctance,” as she told The Providence Journal. Like it or not, we’re going to be incurring public safety and public health expenses because it’s legal in Massachusetts… And I think it is time for us to put together our own regulatory and taxing framework,” she said. Massachusetts has no limit on marijuana-product potency.

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

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Virginia has been one of the most reluctant states to consider marijuana law reform, though it recently began allowing some forms of cannabis oil for approved patients. To be fair, Democrats didn’t mention weed legalization on their party’s official platform until 2016.).

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

After four years in the making, medical marijuana is finally legal in the U.S. Which Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana in USVI? Nelson said in a text message to Marijuana Moment. “I Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana appeared first on MassRoots.

Here’s what’s in Elizabeth Warren’s marijuana legalization plan

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The post Here’s what’s in Elizabeth Warren’s marijuana legalization plan appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis legalization Election 2020 Elizabeth Warren marijuana legalization weedThe Democratic contender released a detailed proposal to end the war on drugs. It's pretty good. We read it so you don't have to.

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

NORML

The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act essentially would give peace of mind to lawmakers, regulators, 149,000+ workers, and the millions of patients and consumers who are dependent on the normalization of lawful marijuana markets.

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 light at the end of the dark tunnel of prohibition is getting closer, let’s unite and make real marijuana law reform at the federal level a reality.

Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers

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Also: Kentucky makes progress on medical legalization, and Virginia may decriminalize. The post Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers appeared first on Leafly. Stop firing people for relaxing on their own time, Colorado Boss.

Legalization 2.0 slowly rolls out – Edibles on Canadian shelves

Cannabis Life Network

It has been a long disappointing wait for cannabis to become fully legal in Canada. Now, the wait for Legalization 2.0 Legalization 2.0 – Sinking into the sea Limits on branding, advertising, and […]. The post Legalization 2.0

BREAKING: Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition Passes Key Committee

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For the first time ever, a congressional committee has approved a piece of legislation to end marijuana prohibition in the United States. In 2018 alone, over 663,000 Americans were arrested for marijuana-related crimes, a three-year high.