State Policy Update 4/8/2022

NORML

This week’s update highlights important legalization advancement in Maryland, medical cannabis advancement in South Carolina, and additional important movements in Delaware, Illinois and other states. The post State Policy Update 4/8/2022 appeared first on NORML.

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1/21/22 – State Policy Update

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The post 1/21/22 – State Policy Update appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM decriminalization depenalization equity expungement legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana TakeActionHere is NORML’s weekly update on pending state legislation with helpful links to action alerts.

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State Policy Update (1/7/2022)

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FLORIDA Legislation has been filed… The post State Policy Update (1/7/2022) appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM decriminalization legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana TakeActionUpdates on filed and moving legislation over the last week.

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State Policy Update (1/14/2022)

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The post State Policy Update (1/14/2022) appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Alaska decriminalization Delaware Florida Georgia Indiana Kentucky legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana Mississippi South Carolina South Dakota TakeAction West Virginia

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State Policy Weekly Update 2/4/2022

NORML

The post State Policy Weekly Update 2/4/2022 appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Alabama Alaska Colorado decriminalization Illinois legalization Maine medical cannabis medical marijuana Minnesota Mississippi Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota TakeAction Utah West Virginia Wisconsin

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State Policy Weekly Update 2/11/2022

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The post State Policy Weekly Update 2/11/2022 appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Colorado Hawaii Illinois Iowa legalization Massachusetts medical cannabis medical marijuana Minnesota new york South Carolina South Dakota TakeAction Tennessee Washington Wisconsin

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Live with NORML: Federal Policy Discussion 9/20/2021

NORML

NORML Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a Facebook Live discussing the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level. . The post Live with NORML: Federal Policy Discussion 9/20/2021 appeared first on NORML.

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State Policy Weekly Update 3/11/2022

NORML

This week’s update highlights important legalization advancements in Delaware and in Pennsylvania as well as updates on several other important bills moving forward across the country. The post State Policy Weekly Update 3/11/2022 appeared first on NORML.

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Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy

NORML

As soon as next week, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives on an amendment to protect legal marijuana states from federal interference. The post Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy appeared first on NORML.

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NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion 8/30/2021

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t Mondays, NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level. . The post NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion 8/30/2021 appeared first on NORML.

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NORML Report Now Published “Marijuana Policies in Legal States”

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana policies in the United States have evolved significantly over time, particularly over the past decade with the passage of adult-use marijuana laws in over one-third of US states. Specifically, this report highlights policy trends as they pertain to seven distinct categories.

Reason Foundation: Policy Brief – Does Legalizing Marijuana Reduce Crime?

Cannabis Law Report

The evidence presented in this brief suggests that legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use results in: 1. Medical marijuana legalization also appears to be associated with a reduction in drunk driving. Does Legalizing Marijuana Reduce Crime?

What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

NORML

Currently, public support for legalizing weed nationwide is at an all-time high: 62 percent of Americans favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana, while over 90 percent want access to medical cannabis. The issue isn’t if marijuana will be legalized anymore. The question is how and when , but America’s elected leaders haven’t agreed on how legalization should be implemented. It’s actually a reestablishment of the legal term [for] cannabis.

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Minnesota: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Measure

NORML

“It's time for Minnesota to become a leader in the midwest when it comes to sensible marijuana policy.”. The post Minnesota: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Measure appeared first on NORML. Legalization House floor legalization legislation Minnesota policy

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

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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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Policies Regarding Cannabis in Canada Today

Cannabis Life Network

Policies in Canada regarding cannabis could always use an update as the industry progresses and changes. Obviously, there have been several positive outcomes from legalization. It has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue, to name a few.

Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed Policy of Federal Prohibition

NORML

NORML is skeptical that this proposed recommendation will bring about the sort of tangible marijuana policy changes that voters have consistently demanded — in national polls and at the ballot box.

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Rhode Island: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Bill

NORML

“This is an important first step in the process of ending all penalties for cannabis possession and ensuring Rhode Islanders have access to regulated and tested cannabis products, just like New Englanders already have in neighboring states,” says Jax James, NORML’s State Policy Manager.

New NORML Report Provides Policymakers with Guidance on ‘Best Practices’ for Regulating Adult-Use Marijuana Markets

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Download the free NORML Report: Marijuana Policies in Legal States: A Comprehensive Review of Adult-use Marijuana Rules and Regulations. Policy adult use adult-use legalization policy regulation regulations report reports

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Poll: 69 Percent of Adults Support Legalizing Marijuana, Most Say It’s Less Harmful Than Alcohol

NORML

"At a time when national politics remain acutely polarized, elected officials ought to come together in a bipartisan manner to repeal the failed policy of cannabis prohibition. It is one of the few policy reforms that voters on the right and on the left can all agree upon.”.

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Virginia: Gov. Youngkin Moves to Re-criminalize Personal Possession of Marijuana

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What’s the Future of Marijuana Legalization in Oklahoma?

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“We are hopeful that Oklahomans will have the opportunity this fall to decide in favor of ending the failed policy of marijuana criminalization.If The post What’s the Future of Marijuana Legalization in Oklahoma?

Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

NORML

When NORML was founded in 1970, roughly 12% of Americans supported legalizing marijuana. Currently sixty-five percent of adults nationwide support ending marijuana prohibition and establishing a regulated market where responsible consumers can legally purchase marijuana. Regardless of the policy you’re advocating for (e.g., Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

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

NORML

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

Santa Fe Police Dept Re-Appraise Employment Drug Testing Policy Post Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

– Recreational marijuana became legal in New Mexico a little over a month ago. It’s important that employers look at their drug testing policies,” said Emily Kaltenbach, senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance. KOB4 report. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

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

NORML

"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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Policy Study: The impact of California’s cannabis taxes on participation within the legal market

Cannabis Law Report

The statutory language contained in Proposition 64 and MAUCRSA combine to create the legal framework for California’s commercial cannabis industry. Part 3 examines the key factors that influence consumer decisions to participate in the legal or illegal market. . Geoffrey Lawrence.

Veterans Affairs Canada And Their Cannabis Policy For Veterans

Cannabis Life Network

It’s no secret that the Canadian Government’s department Veterans Affairs Canada has struggled over the years with their cannabis policy for veterans.

Title: Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority Robert A. Mikos

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority is a first-of-its-kind law school casebook in a rapidly-emerging and exciting new field. The helpful organization intersperses these issues of substantive law, policy, and authority throughout the discussion of users, suppliers, and third parties.

Law Firm Article: As More States Legalize Cannabis Use, GCs Are Rethinking Corporate Policies

Cannabis Law Report

Andrew Turnbull spoke with Corporate Counsel about how in-house counsel are reviewing corporate cannabis policies in light of new state laws allowing for medicinal marijuana use and the introduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. 03 August 2021. by Andrew R.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

NORML

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “ Cannabis Policies for the New Decade ,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform. He continued: “The fact of the matter is that legalization and regulation work.

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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.

Virginia: JLARC Recommends Changes to Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission recommended that legislators make changes to Virginia’s new marijuana policies such as adding penalties and reconsidering eligibility for social equity licenses ahead of July 1st in a briefing Monday. Virginia Public Radio reports.

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!)

CDC Dishes Out Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice to Companies That Hire Drivers

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In addition to this, the NIOSH says that employers ought to develop cannabis policies that abide by “current laws in each state where your company operates.” The CDC also advises employers to collaborate with an attorney who can review their policy and provide feedback.

New Hampshire: Senate Rejects House-Backed Bills Legalizing Marijuana Possession and Sales

NORML

"The majority of the New Hampshire Senate is clearly out of step with the will of the voters," said NORML's State Policies Manager Jax James. The post New Hampshire: Senate Rejects House-Backed Bills Legalizing Marijuana Possession and Sales appeared first on NORML.

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Expunging Past Convictions, and Allowing Banks to Work with Cannabis Businesses

NORML

"Each of the major pieces of marijuana policy reform legislation currently pending before Congress enjoy majority support from the American people. ACTIVISM Polling expungements legalization poll SAFE Banking survey