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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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. 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

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.

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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.

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

NORML

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “ Cannabis Policies for the New Decade ,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform. Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Policy 191

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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Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy

Leafly

The post Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis legalization medical marijuanaNine governors got an “A”, eight got an “F.”.

Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies

Cannabis Life Network

The post Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks. The 2019 Canadian federal election is looming, and with each passing day it seems that the polls are looking tighter and more volatile.

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. After decades of prohibition, many consumers need a push to give marijuana a try.

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Tell Congress Not To Allow Trump To Roll Back Medical Marijuana Protections

NORML

It’s been three years and counting but President Trump is once again threatening to derail the progress we’ve made in reforming marijuana laws across this country. Sign our petition to demand Congress protect state-legal medical marijuana programs.

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MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) Publishes Vapes Policy Paper: “Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers”

Cannabis Law Report

In the recent wake of vaping-related illnesses and fatalities, the Marijuana Policy Project has released a report, titled Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers, that examines the issue and provides recommendations for policymakers who wish to respond. MPP Policy Paper - Vaporizers.

Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy continued to place a spotlight on issues of equality, inequality, equity, and inequity with its most recent program, “Pot and Parity.”. Martin began with a brief history of cannabis policy in Massachusetts.

US Navy Policy Documents Cannabis & Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

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?

Recent Legal Actions Causing U.S. Employers to Revisit Marijuana Policies

WeedAdvisor

Thanks to the stigma created by almost a century of prohibition, marijuana still fights to shake the age-old stigma. They treat marijuana like any other illegal substance, even if the drug is legal statewide. Despite the reality of the situation, employers appear to be terrified of marijuana. Marijuana Reforms Having an Impact. . Despite marijuana being legal in some form in most U.S. But recent marijuana reforms in the U.S. Do their policies make sense?

Pennsylvania: Marijuana possession arrests decline statewide

NORML

Preliminary data*, released on request from the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System, reveals that overall arrests for marijuana possession showed a decline in 2019. Now, there is a clear downward trend in arresting marijuana consumers.”

Germany Considers Marijuana Legalization in a “Historic Policy Turn”

WeedAdvisor

Germany is considering joining the list of industrialized nations who plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the near – albeit unspecified – future. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing party, the Christian Democratic Union, opened up to the idea of legalization in what German broadcaster Deutsche Welle calls “…a historic policy turn for the conservative party.”. Luxembourg already announced its intentions to legalize marijuana. e-news cannabis Germany Marijuana

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.

Policy 100

Not-very-NICE: UK Cannabis Policy and Harm to Patients

CannaTech

The supportive regulatory environment has facilitated a mounting body of clinical and transnational research demonstrating the efficacy of medically prescribed marijuana. UK cannabis policy is not serving the interests of patients.

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.

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Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

NORML

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Former UN drug policy chief joins Thai cannabis company as president

Cannabis Law Report

s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) from 2017 to 2018, where he voiced criticism of nonmedical marijuana programs and even some “poorly regulated” ones. Former UN drug policy chief joins Thai cannabis company as president. MJ Biz reports.

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.

House Committee Markup Announced To End Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The House Judiciary Committee has posted a markup date for HR 3884 , the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. Earlier this month, a Pew poll found that 67% of Americans support the legalization of marijuana.

HISTORIC: A bill to end marijuana prohibition just passed

NORML

This marks the first time that a congressional committee has ever passed a bill to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. Now, we have a public mandate with majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independent voters all supporting the outright legalization of marijuana.

Trump Budget Targets Marijuana States Rights

NORML

President Obama asked for the policy to be removed, and Trump doubled down by omitting all language involving medical cannabis protections. It would have provided protections for all state and territory marijuana programs , rather than just medical cannabis systems.

Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

NORML

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 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.

Report: Marijuana Reform Is Normal

NORML

2019 has been an unprecedented year for the passage of state-level marijuana law reforms and when we zoom out, it’s remarkable to reflect upon what we have accomplished. That is why are proud to publish Marijuana Reform Is Normal , which is the only comprehensive report detailing all of our collective victories in 2019. As documented in this report, legislators across the country approved a litany of new marijuana legislation this year addressing a wide spectrum of issues.

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.

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.

Media: Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical

Cannabis Law Report

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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Trump Wishes To End Policy Protection State Medical Cannabis Programs From Justice Dept Interference

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports that. President Trump proposed ending an existing policy that protects state medical marijuana programs from Justice Department interference as part of his fiscal year 2021 budget plan released on Monday.

Senate To Hold Hearing On Marijuana And Public Health

NORML

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Senate Senate International Narcotics Control Caucus, commonly referred to as simply the Drug Caucus, will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana and America’s Health: Questions and Issues for Policy Makers.”

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.