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.

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

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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.

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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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Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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“For the first time in recent memory, there will be a candid conversation in the Judiciary Committee about the failures of marijuana prohibition in the United States and how people have been impacted,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal.

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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. Then, in 2017 and 2018, Virginia finally made some moves to establish its own medical marijuana industry.

Florida Municipality Considering Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

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The City of Jacksonville, Florida could join a growing list of cities around the country that have embraced a more pragmatic approach for dealing with marijuana-related offenses on the local level. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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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.

American Bar Association Endorses Ending Marijuana Prohibition

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The American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution in support of ending federal marijuana prohibition and removing the substance from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In language that does not mince words, the proposal reads : FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to enact legislation to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

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. Together, we’re going to win this vote, and ultimately end marijuana prohibition from sea to shining sea.

Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

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Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. A recently released poll conducted by The American Legion showed that nearly 1 in 4 veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition.

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.

US Government Approves Increased Production of Marijuana for Clinical Research

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According to reporting by the Associated Press , marijuana crops will include plants of varying THC and CBD potencies, including strains high in cannabidiol. GOVERNMENT Medical Marijuana Research SCIENCE FDA NIDA research University of Mississippi

Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

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Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legal hemp production to adult-use marijuana legalization, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. — Bipartisan bill HB 481 would legalize the personal adult-use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of marijuana. — Bills SB 175 and HB 461 would expand the qualifying conditions under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program.

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.”.

HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

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The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” debated the merits of various alternative policy options – including abolishing cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal law.

Texas Marijuana Policy Lobby Day

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On Thursday, hundreds of Texans joined us at the Texas State Capitol to discuss marijuana policy with legislators! The import of these drastic changes over the years are not lost and I am so thankful for all of the work that Texans have done to destigmatize marijuana. We want to thank our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy , for helping to continue to elevate and expand these lobby days. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

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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.

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.

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.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

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Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.”

Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

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A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators.

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New York Decriminalizes Marijuana

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New York decriminalized marijuana on July 29 th , as explained by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. However, this did not deter Cuomo from pushing for some marijuana reform in New York. New York Decriminalizes Up to Two Ounces of Marijuana. .

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. 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.

Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

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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.

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New Jersey Delays Marijuana Vote

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Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. NORML Political Associate Tyler McFadden said, “Voters and lawmakers both agree that the practice of treating marijuana consumers as second-class citizens must end.

Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

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Known as the Blumenauer-McClintock amendment after Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bipartisan language would restrict the Department of Justice from interfering in the 11 states that have legalized and regulate adult-use marijuana.

New York: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)

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A.1617 , the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), has been re-introduced this legislative session. The bill would legalize the adult possession, use, and regulated sale of marijuana. With people of color accounting for nearly 85% of those arrested annually, the MRTA directs the benefits of taxing and regulating marijuana to these communities. Over the past twenty years, many New Yorkers have been negatively affected by the harms of prohibition in New York.

New Jersey Deserves Marijuana Justice

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To join Chris and other New Jersey residents in calling for action on marijuana reform, attend NORML’s rally and lobby day in Trenton, NJ on Monday, June 10th. Marijuana smokers and medical cannabis patients in New Jersey are to remain second class citizens. Young adults age 18-29, people of color, and tourists are targeted for marijuana arrests. We can’t spend any of our disposable income on marijuana if we’re all on supervision.

Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

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In the first in what are anticipated to be multiple Congressional hearings to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th.

Los Angeles Marijuana Industry at Boiling Point

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Ever since cannabis was legalized in California in January 2018, a flood of marijuana businesses have opened, hoping to take their share of the pot market. while claiming to clamp down on unlicensed marijuana shops throughout the city. Need Legal Help For Your Marijuana Business?

Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries

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Patients in Louisiana have been waiting years for medical marijuana, after lawmakers created the regulatory framework for dispensing therapeutic cannabis in 2015. The post Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries appeared first on Leafly.

DIY Marijuana Topicals: Pain Relieving Frankincense and Cannabis Massage Oil

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And since topically applied cannabis will not make you high or cause you to fail a drug test , even people who don’t normally use marijuana can benefit from it. A Money Saving DIY Marijuana Topicals Tip. Packaging and Storing the Marijuana Massage Oil.

Marijuana and Exercise: How Cannabis Can Help Your Workout

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Turns out marijuana and exercise are a match made in heaven. Marijuana and Exercise: Why Use Cannabis Before Going to the Gym Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Schwarzenegger, however, had made a significant discovery—he found marijuana a performance motivating drug!

Marijuana is a Medicine, Not a Menace

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She supports the legalization of marijuana. However, Gaetz is amongst a cadre of Republicans, like the former speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, who have actively promoted a new direction for federal marijuana policy. I have seen children who have been helped by medical marijuana when all other treatments have failed. Along with the power and love of her devoted husband, smoking medical marijuana has kept her alive.

Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana

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The post Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics louisiana medical marijuanaThe state's dispensaries open for business, as Louisiana becomes the first Deep South state to offer legal medical cannabis.

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary. Studies show over half of Americans smoke marijuana.

New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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Medical Marijuana murphy New JerseyDemocratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect.

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When Will Marijuana Be Legalized In Oklahoma?

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One of the most pressing debates of our time surrounds the legalization of marijuana, and while many states are making progress, some still haven’t taken the full leap. The answer is yes – since last year, medical marijuana has been legal in Oklahoma, so long as you have an MMJ card.

Rep. Lee: I Just Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

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First off, I want to thank you for being an active member of the cannabis reform movement and I am proud to tell you that we have never been closer to ending the counterproductive and cruel policy of marijuana criminalization than we are right now.