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

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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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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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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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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. The post Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed Policy of Federal Prohibition appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Advocacy Decriminalization Election Legalization Policy Politics The MORE Act 2020 Elections Joe Biden

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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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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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Video: Let’s Be Blunt with Montel Talks To Karen O’Keefe, State Policy Director for the Marijuana Policy Project

Cannabis Law Report

On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt with Montel, Montel talks to Karen O’Keefe, State Policy Director for the Marijuana Policy Project about the state … 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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Marijuana Policy Project: S.C. Medical Marijuana Press Conference (January 19th, 2021)

Cannabis Law Report

The post Marijuana Policy Project: S.C. Medical Marijuana Press Conference (January 19th, 2021) first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. Medical Cannabis Virtual Press Conference, January 19, 2021. Physicians, medical researchers, and pharmacists speak in support of the S.C.…

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

NORML

The enactment of various marijuana policy reforms can assist in these goals by reprioritizing law enforcement resources, mitigating interpersonal contact in our communities, and by ensuring that the elderly and more vulnerable patients continue to have uninterrupted access to state-regulated cannabis products via home delivery or curbside pick-up,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal.

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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).

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Michigan: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Expungement Legislation

NORML

HB 4982 explicitly permits those convicted of one or more misdemeanor marijuana offenses to file a petition with the court to have their criminal record set aside. The post Michigan: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Expungement Legislation appeared first on NORML. Expungement LEGISLATION Policy expungement legislation Michigan policy

Past Pot Use OK For Some White House Jobs Under New Policy

SpeedWeed

The Biden administration announced a new policy on Friday that will allow some appointees to be hired for White House jobs in spite of previous recreational marijuana use. The new policy applies only to marijuana and candidates who admit to extensive use would not qualify for a waiver.

Democrats’ Latest COVID Relief Package Includes Marijuana Banking Provisions

NORML

The latest COVID stimulus package proposed by House leadership maintains provisions permitting licensed cannabis businesses… The post Democrats’ Latest COVID Relief Package Includes Marijuana Banking Provisions appeared first on NORML. Banking COVID-19 News Releases Policy

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

CannaMD

To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. UPDATE (3/19): MEDICAL MARIJUANA PHYSICIAN APPOINTMENTS. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of our facilities and dispensaries and have an ongoing Safety Policy Plan to assure sanitary production facilities. We implement a strict wellness policy that no team member attends work unless they are 100% well.

Full Press Release: 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.

Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana

NORML

Today, for the second time in history, the House of Representatives… The post Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Policy Earl Blumenauer Rep. We did it! Again!)

Maine : Office of Marijuana Policy looking to hire two new field investigator supervisors

Cannabis Law Report

The Office of Marijuana Policy is hiring two new field investigator supervisors! The post Maine : Office of Marijuana Policy looking to hire two new field investigator supervisors first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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.”.

The UFC Knocks Out THC from its Anti-Doping Policy

Veriheal

Although many of these athletes did not consume cannabis prior to games, fights, and other competitions but rather in their own free times, it did not matter as cannabis has been listed in many of the leagues’ anti-doping and drug policies since their inception.

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.

Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy: Exclusions

Canna Law Blog

Today I want to look at some policy exclusions to point out potentially problematic terms that you may notice when reviewing your insurance contract during your annual insurance audit. First, I need to mention some truths that I believe are accurate in the insurance context, based upon my many years of interacting with business clients: Many business owners never read their policies. Many business owners never have anyone on their team read their policies.

Vermont: Lawmakers Finalize Marijuana Retail Sales Legislation

NORML

Members of a bicameral conference committee have finalized an agreement on Senate Bill 54, legislation regulating the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. The post Vermont: Lawmakers Finalize Marijuana Retail Sales Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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?

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.

House Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Multiple Marijuana Bills

NORML

On March 12th, the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) passed two separate pieces of legislation pertaining to cannabis policy. “It is imperative that we approve legislation such as the Veterans Equal Access Act so that the countless vets suffering from post-traumatic stress and other debilitating disorders have access to the safe and effective option of medical marijuana treatment.” doctors to fill out the state-legal medical marijuana recommendations.

New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

Leafwell

One of the first big wins for cannabis in 2021 comes out of New Mexico when District Court Judge Lucy Solimon ruled that inmates have a right to medical marijuana too. This is a case that has the potential to change policy not only in the state of New Mexico but across the U.S.

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New York: Senate Lawmakers Approve Legislation Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients from Housing Discrimination

NORML

Members of the New York state senate approved legislation by a 58 to 2 vote… The post New York: Senate Lawmakers Approve Legislation Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients from Housing Discrimination appeared first on NORML.

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. Instead, he argued for a middle ground that would end prohibition and mass incarceration, while preventing the rise of Big Marijuana and its potentially detrimental public health consequences. Federal cannabis policy is still a disaster.

Colorado: Governor Polis Pardons Thousands with Past Marijuana Convictions

NORML

The post Colorado: Governor Polis Pardons Thousands with Past Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML. Collateral Consequences Policy collateral consequences Colorado Governors Jared Polis pardons StatepolicyThe move comes after Gov.

Oregon – OLLCC: Social Distancing Policies for Marijuana and Liquor Businesses

Cannabis Law Report

Social Distancing Policies for Marijuana and Liquor Businesses. Per Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-12 on March 23, 2020, all cannabis and liquor businesses must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies, consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Please designate an employee or officer and develop a plan to implement and enforce social distancing policies. March 23, 2020.

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

States’ Legalization Laws Have Had “Little Effect on Marijuana Prevalence Among Adolescents”

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"Taken as a whole, these studies suggest that marijuana legalization has not had much overall effect on marijuana use by children and adolescents, at least during the past two decades.". Policy Supreme Court adolescents legalization teen use use patterns

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Rep Blumenauer: Upcoming Veterans Medical Marijuana Vote In Congress

NORML

As a founding Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, I am pleased to report to you that my legislation to allow VA doctors to fill out state-legal medical marijuana recommendations is scheduled for a committee vote tomorrow. The reefer madness days are done and it’s time for Congress and the VA to face the facts surrounding marijuana — most pointedly, its medicinal benefits for veterans.

Election Outcomes Could Significantly Impact Federal and State Marijuana Policies, Expand Legal Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Law Report

National cannabis law and policy leaders from Vicente Sederberg LLP and VS Strategies are available to provide commentary and analysis Areas of specialization include … Read More. The post Election Outcomes Could Significantly Impact Federal and State Marijuana Policies, Expand Legal Cannabis Industry first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.