Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy

NORML

As soon as next week, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives on an amendment to protect legal marijuana states from federal interference. The post Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy appeared first on NORML.

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Live with NORML: Federal Policy Discussion 9/20/2021

NORML

NORML Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a Facebook Live discussing the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level. . The post Live with NORML: Federal Policy Discussion 9/20/2021 appeared first on NORML.

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Texas Marijuana Policy Lobby Day

NORML

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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Federal: Upcoming vote in the House on marijuana policy

NORML

Later this month, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives… The post Federal: Upcoming vote in the House on marijuana policy appeared first on NORML. Advocacy Appropriations Congress GOVERNMENT Policy amendment appropriations Earl Blumenauer Rep.

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World Anti-Doping Agency To Review Marijuana Policies

NORML

In response to the public outrage regarding the suspension of American athlete Sha'Carri Richardson for testing positive for cannabis, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it will be reevaluating its policies.

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NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion

NORML

Most Mondays, NORML's Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level. . The post NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion appeared first on NORML.

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Likely Senate Power Shift and What It Means for the Prospects of Marijuana Policy Reform, NORML Responds

NORML

The post Likely Senate Power Shift and What It Means for the Prospects of Marijuana Policy Reform, NORML Responds appeared first on NORML. Congress Election Policy

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NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion 8/30/2021

NORML

t Mondays, NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level. .

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Reason Foundation: Policy Brief – Does Legalizing Marijuana Reduce Crime?

Cannabis Law Report

The evidence presented in this brief suggests that legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use results in: 1. Patients substituting marijuana for other drugs, including opiates. Marijuana consumers substituting legitimate marijuana for illicit marijuana.

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

NORML

The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act , which is arguably the most revolutionary and socially conscious federal marijuana reform bill introduced to date. The issue isn’t if marijuana will be legalized anymore.

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Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed Policy of Federal Prohibition

NORML

NORML is skeptical that this proposed recommendation will bring about the sort of tangible marijuana policy changes that voters have consistently demanded — in national polls and at the ballot box.

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Virginia: JLARC Recommends Changes to Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission recommended that legislators make changes to Virginia’s new marijuana policies such as adding penalties and reconsidering eligibility for social equity licenses ahead of July 1st in a briefing Monday. Virginia Public Radio reports.

Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

NORML

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. With a network of more than 160 affiliate chapters, NORML offers plenty of opportunities to join the fight to end marijuana prohibition. Regardless of the policy you’re advocating for (e.g.,

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Article :The Connecticut Business & Industry Association – Creating Workplace Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

Interesting read… There are new waters to navigate in the state of Connecticut—legalized recreational use of marijuana and the workplace. . Connecticut is the 19th state to legalize marijuana, permitting the use and possession of marijuana in certain amounts for those aged 21 or older.

Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee

NORML

For the second time in US history legislation to repeal the failed, unscientific, and racist policy of federal marijuana prohibition has passed the powerful House Judiciary Committee. . Advocacy Congress GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy The MORE Act featured

Republican Representative Introduces Legislation to Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The post Republican Representative Introduces Legislation to Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition appeared first on NORML. Congress GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy featured

Marijuana Moment Story – VA Secretary ‘Looking At’ Medical Marijuana Policy Change Following ‘Profound’ Discussion With Veteran

Cannabis Law Report

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says that while current federal marijuana laws have prevented the department’s physicians from recommending medical cannabis to military veterans, officials are “looking at” the possibility of an internal policy change and have discussed it with the White House.

Veterans consume marijuana illegally everyday – here’s how you can change that?

NORML

The post Veterans consume marijuana illegally everyday – here’s how you can change that? Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Policy Veterans

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

NORML

“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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Reason.com: Policy Brief – Federal law unconstitutionally prohibits medical marijuana users from possessing firearms

Cannabis Law Report

To prevent violations of the Second and Fifth Amendments, Congress should amend the Gun Control Act of 1968 to permit an exception for legal medical marijuana use. . 6 Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is designated as a Schedule I drug. This is their point of view.

Does Your Health Insurance Policy Cover CBD And Medical Marijuana Use?

United Patients Group

Suppose you reside in a state where medical marijuana and CBD usage is allowed (35 countries by 2020). In this post, you’ll find out whether the cost of medical marijuana or CBD is covered in your health insurance. Difference Of Marijuana And CBD .

Taylor Hartin Leaves Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to Join Cannabis Policy Firm VS Strategies (Consulting Arm Of Vincente Sederberg)

Cannabis Law Report

OKLAHOMA CITY — Taylor Hartin has left her role as one of Oklahoma’s top marijuana regulators to join VS Strategies, a leading cannabis policy and public affairs firm, as a senior associate.

Missouri Medical Cannabis Policy Alert

Cannabis Law Report

Support for this legislative fix is not an endorsement of Missouri’s medical marijuana program. Missouri voters approved medical marijuana in 2018 with a 65.59% approval of Amendment 2. Economic Impact : Medical marijuana businesses just began opening in mid to late 2020.

New Congressional Report Provides Pathway for How the Biden Administration Can Deschedule Marijuana and Issue Blanket Pardons to Past Offenders

NORML

“Should President Biden wish to acknowledge the political, economic, and moral realities surrounding cannabis policy, and fulfill the promises he made on the campaign trail, this report lays out a clear roadmap for how to do so.”. Advocacy GOVERNMENT Joe Biden Merrick Garland Policy

Veterans Affairs Canada And Their Cannabis Policy For Veterans

Cannabis Life Network

It’s no secret that the Canadian Government’s department Veterans Affairs Canada has struggled over the years with their cannabis policy for veterans.

House Veterans Affairs Committee To Consider Marijuana Research Bill

NORML

The post House Veterans Affairs Committee To Consider Marijuana Research Bill appeared first on NORML. Advocacy Congress LEGISLATION Policy Veterans

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Cannabis Chronicles

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. Much the way banks are unwilling to finance cannabis startups, television networks and online advertising marketplaces are understandably cautious because the Feds still classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroin and ecstasy.

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NORML Issues Cannabis Policy Guidance For Lawmakers and Prosecutors For Protecting Public Health During COVID-19 Crisis

NORML

Today, NORML and it’s national network of advocacy chapters released a memo to state lawmakers, regulators, prosecutors, and other interested parties providing guidance for how they can take emergency actions to better promote the health and welfare of cannabis consumers and the general public during the COVID pandemic.

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Minnesota: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Measure

NORML

“It's time for Minnesota to become a leader in the midwest when it comes to sensible marijuana policy.”. The post Minnesota: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Measure appeared first on NORML.

Policy Communications Associate (Remote) Weedmaps – CA

Cannabis Law Report

Policy Communications Associate. Overview: Weedmaps is looking for a dynamic, bright Policy Communications Associate to join our Government Relations team. Monitor and analyze national, state, and local cannabis policies. Strategize and develop content for the WM Policy website.

Senate Leader Unveils Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

NORML

United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday. 2021 Decriminalization Legalization LEGISLATION Policy featured

Documents: 2021 Marijuana Laws, Rules, and Regulations Marijuana Work Plan Cannabis Licensing Policy Sequencing

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Licensing Policy Sequencing Sequence Policy Preparation Legislation Implementation Effective 1 Phase 1 Set location caps Align location lottery with… Read More.

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

NORML

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. Following the publication of our 2018 Scorecard, there has been a dramatic shift in opinion among elected officials in favor of marijuana policy reform,” NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal said.

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Nevada: New Marijuana Laws Took Effect This Month

NORML

The post Nevada: New Marijuana Laws Took Effect This Month appeared first on NORML. 2021 Policy minors Nevada social consumption StatepolicyThese laws include revising possession penalties for minors and regulating social consumption sites.

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Office of Marijuana Policy Unveils New Details on Planned Launch of Adult Use Marijuana in Maine

Cannabis Law Report

AUGUSTA – Today, the Office of Marijuana Policy, a part of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, unveiled plans for the issuance of … Read More.

Press Release: Key Congressional Committee Advances Bill To Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

Members of the House Judiciary Committee just advanced the HR 3617: The Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021. The post Press Release: Key Congressional Committee Advances Bill To Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition appeared first on NORML.

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POLITICSPennsylvania Officials Warn About Federal Marijuana Policy That Could Jeopardize Health Funding

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment report. Pennsylvania officials recently issued a memo stating that the federal government is withholding grant money for certain health programs that allow medical marijuana use among participants—but there is an exception.