Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

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Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year. 2020 Virginia General Assembly.

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1

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Legislation passed this spring decriminalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and seals the records of past convictions from public view. The post Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1 appeared first on NORML.

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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 prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year.

Virginia: Marijuana Arrests Decline Year-Over-Year

NORML

The total number of marijuana-related marijuana arrests declined more than eight percent from 2018 to 2019, according to annual data compiled by the Virginia State Police. State law enforcement officials recorded 26,470 arrests for marijuana violations in 2019, down from 28,866 in 2018.

Marijuana Terpenes: What They Are, Why You Need Them, How To Use Them

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Terpenes are the compounds that give plants, not just marijuana plants but all plants, their aromas. As research into cannabis and terpenes progresses, it is changing a lot of what we used to think we knew about marijuana. Healing with Marijuana Terpenes. Pin This!

Attorneys General Push for Marijuana Banking Reform

NORML

Finally, the ability to efficiently collect tax revenue from the marijuana industry, estimated to have generated $15 billion in sales in 2019, will provide critical relief for state and local governments predicting budget shortfalls due to the pandemic.”

House Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Multiple Marijuana Bills

NORML

“It is imperative that we approve legislation such as the Veterans Equal Access Act so that the countless vets suffering from post-traumatic stress and other debilitating disorders have access to the safe and effective option of medical marijuana treatment.”

Rep Blumenauer: Upcoming Veterans Medical Marijuana Vote In Congress

NORML

As a founding Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, I am pleased to report to you that my legislation to allow VA doctors to fill out state-legal medical marijuana recommendations is scheduled for a committee vote tomorrow.

Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining

NORML

Federal prosecutions for marijuana-related crimes fell significantly from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019, according to a recently released report from Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.

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Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana

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Are you paying too much for medical marijuana? Pennsylvania’s closed-loop system of limited marijuana permit holders is not a competitive free market. ’s medical marijuana law will start bringing some transparency to consumer-level prices.

BREAKING: Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition Passes Key Committee

NORML

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.

Ohio Approves Cachexia as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

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Why is Cachexia a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana? Ohio has recently approved cachexia as a qualifying condition or medical marijuana. Cannabis Science Medical Marijuana Card anorexia anorexia nervosa appetite cachexia cancer chemotherapy chronic fatigue weight

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

NORML

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?

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee will today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595 , 45-15. NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said: “This is a positive step forward to address an untenable tension between state-legal cannabis marketplaces and federal marijuana prohibition.

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

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Municipal officials in various cities nationwide are moving away from policies requiring marijuana testing for public employees. In the city of Rochester, council members approved municipal legislation on Tuesday barring pre-employment marijuana testing for non-safety sensitive city employees.

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Dr. Lester Grinspoon encouraged America to ‘reconsider’ marijuana

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Marijuana Consumers Have a Lot to Be Thankful For

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It’s because of your passion, commitment, and generosity that NORML has been able to sustain the fight to end marijuana prohibition for nearly fifty years… and together, we’ll keep winning. 2019 ACTIVISM marijuana thanksgiving

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

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Authors concluded: “Marijuana legalization led to a larger increase in tourism in Colorado than Washington. The full text of the study, “The effect of marijuana on hotel occupancy in Colorado and Washington,” is online here.

How to Get a Florida Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

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Florida has loosened some of its restrictions regarding telemedicine, meaning that it is now possible to renew your medical marijuana certificate and card online. Introduction.

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.

How to Get a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

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It is now possible to get a medical marijuana card online in Missouri. Medical Marijuana Card Medical Cannabis Card medical marijuana card medical marijuana doctor medical marijuana near me missouri missouri medical marijuana cardIntroduction.

New Jersey: Court Affirms Employer Must Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana Expenses

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The New Jersey Superior Court has affirmed that an employee is eligible to have his medical marijuana costs reimbursed by his employer. LITIGATION Medical Marijuana medical marijuana New Jersey reimbursement workers compensation

Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide

NORML

Preliminary data*, released on request from the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System, reveals that overall arrests for marijuana possession showed a decline in 2019. Now, there is a clear downward trend in arresting marijuana consumers.”

How to Get a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

Leafwell

Getting a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card – Introduction. It is now possible to qualify for a medical marijuana card online due to Massachusetts expanding its telemedicine provisions due to COVID-19.

How to Get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

Leafwell

It is now possible to speak to a physician online and qualify for an Ohio medical marijuana card via telehealth. Introduction. Ohio has expanded its telemedicine services, and this includes medical cannabis certification. Go here – [link] 2.

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

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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. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana? The post Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana appeared first on MassRoots.

A Founder Looks at 50: Willie Nelson — America’s Favorite Marijuana Smoker

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For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder… The post A Founder Looks at 50: Willie Nelson — America’s Favorite Marijuana Smoker appeared first on NORML.

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Regulatory Measure

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The new legislation codifies a new regulatory bureau, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, within the State Department of Health, establishes a registry for qualified patients and their caregivers, and establishes a revolving fund to address oversight matters. Republican Gov.

Marijuana Edibles: A Beginner’s Guide

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Marijuana edibles are a tasty alternative to smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Made by infusing marijuana with food, edibles are one of the most popular ways of consuming cannabis. Edibles can also be made at home in countries where medical marijuana is allowed.

Can A State Recriminalize Recreational Marijuana?

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The laws surrounding both recreational and medical marijuana (MMJ) are constantly changing. Just about every major election sees alterations to which states currently allow their citizens to use marijuana recreationally and/or for medicinal purposes. What are the current marijuana laws?

Ohio Recommends Cachexia as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

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Why is Cachexia a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana? The Ohio has recently recommended cachexia as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Cannabis Science Medical Marijuana Card anorexia anorexia nervosa appetite cachexia cancer chemotherapy chronic fatigue weight

Using Medical Marijuana and CBD for PTSD

Leafwell

Many Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with cookouts, ice cream, red, white, and blue everything, cold beer, swimming, and of course, fireworks. It’s the time of year when people can set aside their differences and celebrate what unites them: the love for their country.

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Federal Report: Youth Marijuana Use Steadily Declining

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The self-reported use of marijuana by teenagers continues to decline nationally, according to federal data reported by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

NORML

State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. Senate Bill 323 amends minor marijuana possession penalties.

DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Spike, Arrests Fall in 2019

NORML

Federal law enforcement agents and their partners made fewer marijuana-related arrests in 2019, but seized a far greater number of plants than they did the year before, according to annual data compiled by US Drug Enforcement Administration.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Montana

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Getting a medical marijuana certificate online is now possible thanks to telemedicine. Medical Marijuana Card consultation medical marijuana card medical marijuana near me MMJ certiicate montana montana medical marijuana card online marijuana card

How to Get a Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

Leafwell

This includes medical marijuana consultations (although Medicare does not necessarily cover these costs, as cannabis is federally illegal). Introduction. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut has expanded its telemedicine services.