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.

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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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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.”.

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.”

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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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.

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 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.

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.

Hawaii: Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization to Become Law

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David Ige publicly stated this week that he does not intend to veto pending legislation to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses. Twenty five states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana.

DEA Report: Fewer Marijuana Seizures, But More Arrests In 2018

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Federal agents seized fewer total marijuana plants in 2018, but made more arrests for cannabis-related offenses, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. million marijuana plants nationwide in 2018.

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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.

Congress To Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization

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The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss alternative policy options — including ending cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal law. It is high time that Congress address this Flat Earth policy and move forward with a plan that appropriately reflects marijuana’s rapidly changing cultural status in America.”

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.

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!

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

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As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense. ” Police in New Mexico made over 3,600 marijuana possession arrests in 2016.

Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law

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Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420 , to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes procedures for persons previously found guilty of low-level (up to one ounce) marijuana possession offenses to file a motion with the court to have their convictions set aside. The proposal expands upon prior legislation , enacted in 2015, which sought to make it easier for those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged.

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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.

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.

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Marijuana Annulment Measure

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Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled. State lawmakers decriminalized low-level marijuana possession offenses in 2017. Republican Gov. House Bill 399 provides an opportunity for those convicted of offenses involving the possession of three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis or less to seek an annulment.

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.

Cincinnati: Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Members of the Cincinnati City Council have voted in favor of a municipal measure eliminating criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. Under the ordinance, activities involving the possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana will no longer be subject to local penalties.

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.

Maine: Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

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With the passage of the new rules, it is estimated that marijuana retailers may be operational by March 2020. ounces of usable marijuana and/or five grams of concentrate in a single day. Democratic Gov.

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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

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Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) along with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA), introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and incentivize states to end the racially disparate criminalization of marijuana consumers.

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61 Tons of Medical Marijuana Consumed in Arizona Last Year

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The Arizona medical marijuana program reached a record breaking high in 2018 with patients consuming nearly 61 tons of cannabis products, according to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Report released by the state Department of Health Services on Monday, January 14.

Texas: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor

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On Thursday, April 25, members of the Texas House of Representatives are scheduled to consider a marijuana decriminalization bill. Thursday will be the first time in decades that marijuana decriminalization will be discussed on the House Floor.

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions

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House and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605 , facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. Jay Inslee , who has previously called for pardoning those with criminal records for marijuana violations.

Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp

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Marijuana grown by the University of Mississippi for clinical research purposes is genetically divergent from strains of cannabis commercially available in retail markets, according to an analysis prepared by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado.

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Congressional Hearing On Marijuana Banking Held

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The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing Wednesday to address the lack of access to basic banking services by state-legal marijuana businesses.