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

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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. The post Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed Policy of Federal Prohibition appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Advocacy Decriminalization Election Legalization Policy Politics The MORE Act 2020 Elections Joe Biden

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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.

Federal Cannabis Legalization: Policy Issues to be Addressed

Cannabis Law Report

The post Federal Cannabis Legalization: Policy Issues to be Addressed first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. For the first time in nearly a decade all three branches of the Federal Government are controlled by Democrats. The… Read More.

What’s Next for CBD Enforcement Policies?

Cannabis Law Report

The road to legalization for CBD in the US has been a long one, but proponents of legalizing cannabis have… Read More. The post What’s Next for CBD Enforcement Policies?

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!)

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

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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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Virginia: Governor Says “The Time Has Come to Legalize Marijuana”

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“Governor Northam has always been thoughtful in his approach to cannabis policy. The post Virginia: Governor Says “The Time Has Come to Legalize Marijuana” appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization Northam Virginia Virginia NORML

Washington State Might Modify its Cannabis Policies

Veriheal

The state of Washington followed in the footsteps of Colorado legalizing an adult-use retail cannabis market in 2015. Medical cannabis has been legal in the state of Washington since 1998. The 2021 legislative session is set to see some changes to cannabis policy.

VIDHI Centre For Legal Policy Article: The Case for Decriminalising Cannabis Use in India

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The post VIDHI Centre For Legal Policy Article: The Case for Decriminalising Cannabis Use in India first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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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Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Cannabis Chronicles

With a growing number of states legalizing weed for recreational and medical purposes, the U.S. Though many weed sellers — legal and black market — continue to operate accounts on Instagram, some complain that the social-media site shuts down their accounts with little warning or explanation. America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers.

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Cannabis Legalization: The Impact Of Guidance & Policy In CBD Retail Acceptance

Cannabis Law Report

The post Cannabis Legalization: The Impact Of Guidance & Policy In CBD Retail Acceptance first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. THE PRICE – Free? THE DATE – THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 202110:30 a.m. PST / 1:30 p.m. EST THE RATING –… Read More.

Policy Implications of Legalizing Cannabis Cultivation in Lebanon – Lebanese American University Presentation

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In April 2020, Lebanon’s parliament, in an effort to boost the economy and government balance sheet, passed a law legalizing cannabis farming for medicinal and … Read More.

The STATES Act Reintroduced: Bipartisan Measure Limits Federal Government’s Ability To Interfere With State-Sanctioned Marijuana Business, Policies

NORML

This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises. It is time for the federal government to cease standing in the way of these voter-backed regulatory policies being implemented throughout the country,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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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.

Legalize It: The Path to Cannabis Equity in Virginia

NORML

Virginia NORML is thrilled to provide a direct line to the policymakers, researchers, and advocates who are championing cannabis policy reform in the Commonwealth, especially in light of the opportunities the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session presents for proposed legislation.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

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.

Document: Principles for the responsible legal regulation of cannabis – International Drug Policy Consortium

Cannabis Law Report

Executive Summary In recent years, discussions on the legal regulation of drugs – and in particular of cannabis – have moved in from the margins … Read More.

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

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

MassRoots

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.

Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy

Leafly

The post Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis legalization medical marijuanaNine governors got an “A”, eight got an “F.”.

5 takeaways from New Jersey’s cannabis legalization bill

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The post 5 takeaways from New Jersey’s cannabis legalization bill appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics legalization licensing new jersey New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Amendment policy social justice

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.

Italy Paper: Legalization of Cannabis: Problem Profiles and Criminal Policy Solutions in the World.

Cannabis Law Report

The post Italy Paper: Legalization of Cannabis: Problem Profiles and Criminal Policy Solutions in the World. Thesis in criminal law, University of Parma. In my thesis I address the issue of the criminalization of cannabis: a very widespread plant in the … Read More.

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

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To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of our facilities and dispensaries and have an ongoing Safety Policy Plan to assure sanitary production facilities. We implement a strict wellness policy that no team member attends work unless they are 100% well.

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. 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.

Poll: 61 Percent of US Adults Say Marijuana Legalization Is a “Good Idea”

NORML

Of all the policy issues discussed by pollsters, respondents’ support was strongest for legalizing cannabis. The post Poll: 61 Percent of US Adults Say Marijuana Legalization Is a “Good Idea” appeared first on NORML.

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Former Senator Writes Pro Cannabis Policy Article : One cure for an ailing American economy, Legalize cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The post Former Senator Writes Pro Cannabis Policy Article : One cure for an ailing American economy, Legalize cannabis first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

NORML

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.

The UFC Knocks Out THC from its Anti-Doping Policy

Veriheal

Although many of these athletes did not consume cannabis prior to games, fights, and other competitions but rather in their own free times, it did not matter as cannabis has been listed in many of the leagues’ anti-doping and drug policies since their inception.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

NORML

Just about two months into the 2019 legislative session, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Senate Bill 686 seeks to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults. This marked the first time a legislative committee in Hawaii moved a legalization proposal forward. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is supportive of legalization, having campaigned and won on the issue.

Recent Legal Actions Causing U.S. Employers to Revisit Marijuana Policies

WeedAdvisor

They treat marijuana like any other illegal substance, even if the drug is legal statewide. According to Bloomberg , employees who pursue legal action in this regard continue seeing more and more success. Despite marijuana being legal in some form in most U.S. At the same time, their policies on drugs can change at their own discretion, regardless of legal status on a state level. Employer Re-Considering Marijuana Policies. .

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

NORML

The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research and Statistics Association and first reported by MarijuanaMoment.net. Two: What are the impacts on criminal justice resources in states that border the states (Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, and Kansas) that have legalized marijuana?;

Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands on Marijuana Policy

NORML

This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Following the publication of our 2018 Scorecard, there has been a dramatic shift in opinion among elected officials in favor of marijuana policy reform,” NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal said.

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Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

MassRoots

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.