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! Participants then crafted a message to place on their postcards which they delivered to offices along with policy overviews and then requested their Senator and Representative co-sponsor important legislation. 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.

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What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

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The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The issue isn’t if marijuana will be legalized anymore. The bill contains a section that relabels marijuana and marihuana as cannabis.

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

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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.

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

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“The majority of states now regulate either the medical use or the adult use of marijuana. 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. The STATES Act is the next logical step in a comprehensive blueprint for more rational federal cannabis policy. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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US Navy Policy Documents Cannabis & Hemp

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NEW Policy on Hemp Products. Find further information on the new policy clarifying Navy’s stance on hemp-derived products here. POLICY DOCUMENT. marijuana those hemp products containing up to 0.3 THC in marijuana and in. WHAT’S NEW IN OPNAV N170D?

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

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Facebook, which like Google prohibits marijuana ads, has kicked some weed sellers off Instagram. CBS declined to air a commercial touting the benefits of medical marijuana during the Super Bowl. After decades of prohibition, many consumers need a push to give marijuana a try.

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Media: Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical

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The Washingtonian reports… Politico Pro is launching a vertical dedicated to cannabis policy and regulation. To date, industry news has predominantly been covered by marijuana-centric publications like Marijuana Business Daily.

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Rest in Peace Mark Kleiman, Giant of Cannabis Policy

Canna Law Blog

Kleiman was probably the most influential scholar on cannabis policy. He was a strong opponent of the War on Drugs going back to the early 1980s, yet he also opposed a full commercial model for marijuana legalization. Federal cannabis policy is still a disaster.

Weedmaps Dodges Class-Action Lawsuit by Implementing New Advertising Policy

Canna Law Blog

Weedmaps, founded in 2008 and based in Irvine, California, is a well-known website for those in search of a local marijuana dispensary. Where the marijuana market is more saturated, Weedmaps changes for higher placements in listings.

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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Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

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The National Football League (NFL) preseason is upon us, and though the players may have changed, the league’s strict cannabis policies have not. Each tested positive for marijuana – and in some cases, other drugs – to the point of suspension.

Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana

NORML

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.

Cannabis Law and Policy: What I’ve Learned From Teaching

Canna Law Blog

For the past three years, I have taught a class called “Cannabis Law & Policy” at Lewis & Clark Law School here in Portland, Oregon. Cannabis law is vexing; policy is harder. But as a sheer intellectual exercise, policy stuff is harder.

Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy, Part 1: The Basics

Canna Law Blog

Insurance in the cannabis industry is big business, and business owners need to know what policies are available and what those policies cover. Because in insurance policies, like all other business contracts (e.g.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Director of Federal Policy Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)

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Marijuana Moment write. The former director of federal policy for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has joined the staff of newly sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a senior counsel and policy advisor.

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.

Former High-Profile Bahamian Politician Blasts Government Over Marijuana Policy

WeedAdvisor

As the marijuana debate heats up in the Bahamas, it is unsurprising that notable public figures are willing to give their opinions. Medical professionals are now busy drafting a report stating their position on medical marijuana. in certain states), the medical community is not keen on marijuana. Gomez, who is clearly a strong supporter of medical marijuana, makes a lot of valid points while refusing to mince words.

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.

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.

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.”

Congress To Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization

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On Wednesday, July 10th at 10am, members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hear expert testimony challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. 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.

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.

Historic: Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. “After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace.

U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys

WeedAdvisor

It is no secret that sale, possession and consumption of marijuana in the U.S. Perhaps the most ridiculous aspect of this immigration policy is the wording of the law. News : “Immigration officials say buying or selling marijuana, even at a state-regulated cannabis shop, shows a lack of ‘good moral character’ and could derail one’s hope of becoming an American citizen”. Lawyers in Anchorage, Alaska were quick to criticize this policy, which was enacted on April 19 th.

Bloomberg Article Looks At Harborside, 280E and “drug war policy”

Cannabis Law Report

The court sided with the government and is expected to charge Harborside between $11 million and $13 million in back taxes under a drug war-era tax policy that’s become the bane of pot company CPAs’ existence: Section 280E.

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.

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.

Rep. Lee: I Just Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

NORML

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.

American Bar Association Urges Congress To Let States Set Their Own Marijuana Policies

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The American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution on Monday that calls on Congress to allow states to set their own marijuana policies and recommends rescheduling or descheduling cannabis under federal law. Though ABA specified that it was not taking a position on marijuana legalization generally, it recognized that conflicting federal and state cannabis policies are untenable and have created complications for cannabis businesses operating in compliance with state law.

“Historic” Illinois Marijuana Legalization Presents an Opportunity to Restore Equality in Drug Policy

WeedAdvisor

Although some time has passed since Illinois became the 11 th state to fully legalize marijuana, the state’s decision continues to make headlines – and for good reason. Those whose criminal records lead to limited job prospects can now find better opportunities, while future inequality in marijuana enforcement will be a moot point once the black market is eventually pushed out. It is our responsibility to abide by marijuana laws, whether we agree with them or not.

NHL Marijuana Policy Approach As A Role Model For Other Professional Sports

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With thirty-three states and the District of Columbia legalizing marijuana in some form or another in the United States it is safe to say marijuana use is gaining social and cultural acceptance. If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation.

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

NORML

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.”.

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.

Google Play – Developer Policy Centre Says No To Cannabis Apps

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Marijuana Moment reports. A google spokesperson explained the change in an email to Marijuana Moment, adding that affected companies can take advantage of a simple workaround. These apps simply need to move the shopping cart flow outside of the app itself to be compliant with this new policy,” the spokesperson said. “We’ve Another new section of the policies stipulates that apps “that facilitate the sale of tobacco (including e-cigarettes)” are prohibited.

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.

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. ACTIVISM Advocacy Banking ECONOMICS GOVERNMENT INDUSTRY Policy