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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605 , facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The measure states : “Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offenses, who was 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense, may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the applicant’s record of conviction for the offense. Democratic Gov.

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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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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.

North Dakota: Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Doug Burgum has signed legislation into law reducing marijuana possession penalties. In 2016, North Dakota ranked sixth in the nation in per capita marijuana possession arrests. Republican Gov.

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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.

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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It is Time to Acknowledge Reality and End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

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Today, we stood with Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Don Young as they introduced the Ending Federal Prohibition Act and Marijuana Data Collection Act. While these two bills are overtly about addressing the failures of marijuana prohibition, what they are truly about is accepting reality.

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!

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.

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Sen. Schumer And Rep. Jeffries To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said, “The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act is comprehensive legislation that would end our nation’s failed 80-year prohibition of marijuana and allow states to implement reforms free from the threat of federal interference.”

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.

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

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This week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer reserved HR 420 for his legislation, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives.”.

Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales

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Similar to other states that have legalized adult-use marijuana like Colorado , California and Oregon , it’s up to municipal governments in Michigan to decide if legal marijuana businesses can operate within their communities. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

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 Jersey: Lawmakers Advance Important Marijuana Law Reform Bills

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In some big news out of New Jersey, several marijuana reform bills have been voted out of their committees and are awaiting floor votes. Expedited expungement of past misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Taxing marijuana sales at three-percent, which will be collected by or paid to municipalities wherever retail stores exist. Click here to send a message to your legislators in support of legalizing marijuana in the Garden State.

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North Dakota: Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

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House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation, House Bill 1050 , reducing marijuana possession penalties. In 2016, North Dakota ranked sixth in the nation in per capita marijuana possession arrests.

Vermont: Senate Passes Legislation Permitting Marijuana Sales

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Members of the state Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday establishing a system of retail marijuana sales to adults. The measure now awaits action from members of the House, which historically has been more hostile to proposals seeking to regulate the marijuana market.

Businesses Need Bank Accounts; Marijuana Shops Included

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To date, nine states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – permit retail sales of recreational marijuana to adults. Currently, state-licensed marijuana businesses face a web of conflicting regulations. “Congressmen Heck and Perlmutter have been tireless champions of this new and vibrant industry and this is an important step forward toward ultimately ending the failed prohibition of marijuana.”

Marijuana Possession Cases No Longer Prosecuted In Baltimore

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Mosby declared that they will not prosecute any marijuana possession cases moving forward. Nearly 5,000 marijuana possession convictions that have occurred since 2011 may be overturned as well. Baltimoreons will no longer find themselves in court for possessing cannabis.

Mother of 2 Says Medical Marijuana Is Saving Her Life

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I honestly feel if it wasn’t for medical marijuana, I wouldn’t be here.”. I haven’t used any of these since switching to medical marijuana.”. Medical Marijuana in Utah. The post Mother of 2 Says Medical Marijuana Is Saving Her Life appeared first on MassRoots.

Is It Possible Marijuana Makes People Smarter?

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Is It Possible Marijuana Makes People Smarter? Although it might be a bit controversial to say that marijuana makes people smarter, it does appear to increase awareness and open the doors of perception. The post Is It Possible Marijuana Makes People Smarter?

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act essentially would give peace of mind to lawmakers, regulators, 149,000+ workers, and the millions of patients and consumers who are dependent on the normalization of lawful marijuana markets.

Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference

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They discussed “the myths vs. the facts as they pertain to marijuana sales, production, distribution, possession, usage along with its long-term effects as well as impact on quality of life for all citizens.” ” While there, I was able to livestream the press conference and ask the Chiefs three questions regarding medical marijuana. Support Medical Marijuana in the Senate and in the House.

Texas Decriminalizes Marijuana

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This is why it is particularly remarkable that, on April 22 nd , the Texas government passed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession. A Red state like Texas softening its stance on marijuana is a shock – albeit a pleasant one. Marijuana reform in the U.S.

How Much Marijuana? How to Determine Your Personal Ideal Cannabis Dosage

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The media is filled will fear-mongering tales over people eating too much marijuana and going to the emergency room (not necessary, please read this article on what to do if you or someone you know ingests too much marijuana, before you involve an expensive and unnecessary emergency room visit).

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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Virgin Islands Governor Legalizes Medical Marijuana Just last week, the U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Legalizes Medical Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Marijuana Legislation Medical Marijuana News Albert Bryan Caribbean Guam marijuana legalization Puerto Rico U.S.