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New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

NORML

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. To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

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Should marijuana be legal in Tennessee? Lawmaker proposes adding cannabis policy questions to 2024 ballot

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. WKRN) — One Tennessee lawmaker is hoping to push the conversation around both medical and recreational cannabis on the. Read More News

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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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Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

NORML

In Senate testimony today, nominee for Attorney General William Barr committed to not use the limited resources of the Department of Justice to prosecute state-regulated and compliant marijuana businesses. His statements came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) — each of whom represent states where marijuana is legally regulated for either medical or recreational purposes.

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NYS Medical Homegrow Program

PrestoDoctor

Marijuana recently became legal in New York State. Now, The Office of Cannabis Management has released new updates to its medical cannabis program. This includes the ability for its medical patients to grow medical marijuana. What’s the New Program in New York State?

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New York’s Cannabis Packaging, the FCF’s Cannabis Policy, & a California MMJ Assistance Program

Veriheal

New York proposed a set of packaging and marketing rules for recreational cannabis, a Fan Controlled Football player was cut for smoking cannabis on the field, and a California program is making medical cannabis more affordable for patients.

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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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Ohio Program Trains Cannabis Offenders for Industry Jobs

Cannabis Law Report

A licensed medical marijuana cultivator in Ohio has teamed up with a nonprofit serving formerly incarcerated people to provide an employment education program for past cannabis offenders. Global Advocacy & Policy Global ForumCannabis Now reports.

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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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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

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CDC Dishes Out Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice to Companies That Hire Drivers

Veriheal

Despite some unanswered questions about marijuana’s role in crash risk, workers under the influence of marijuana do not have the skills needed to drive safely,” the news feature reads. Because marijuana use is on the rise for adults in the U.S.,

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CDC Issues Best Practices For Fleet Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

January 2022) – The CDC recently issued guidance to businesses developing marijuana policies, balancing state legalization efforts and fleet safety. Per the CDC, marijuana should be addressed in motor vehicle safety programs. 20 January 2022. by Todd A.

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Denver gets first cannabis retailer applicant under social equity program reports the Denver Post

Cannabis Law Report

A former University of Denver student who was cited for possessing marijuana in Wyoming 11 years ago has become the first applicant in the city for a marijuana retail store license under the new social equity program. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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Travelers Institute Announces Fall 2021 Virtual Programming

Cannabis Law Report

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. The webinar series, which launched in 2020, will be hosted by Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers.

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Massachusetts: Apply Now to Join Cohort 3 of the Commission’s Social Equity Program

Cannabis Law Report

The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is now accepting applications from individuals who have been impacted by the War on Drugs and are interested in joining the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation statewide Social Equity Program (SEP).

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Massachusetts: Cannabis Control Commission Launches Programming for Massachusetts’ Third Cohort of Social Equity Program Participants

Cannabis Law Report

WORCESTER, MA— The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) hosted a virtual orientation seminar on Thursday, March 3 for participants of the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation Social Equity Program. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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Massachusetts: Apply Now to Join Cohort 3 of the Commission’s Social Equity Program

Cannabis Law Report

The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is now accepting applications from individuals who have been impacted by the War on Drugs and are interested in joining the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation statewide Social Equity Program (SEP).

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Virginia’s Adult-Use Cannabis Program Takes a Hit

Veriheal

As a result, many of the provisions that created the structure for Virginia’s adult-use cannabis program, and the framework for regulations to be issued by the [Cannabis Control] Authority, are no longer effective. On April 7, 2021, Virginians rejoiced as Gov.

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Arizona adopts regulations for state’s social equity program, in effect as of June 1

Cannabis Law Report

Social Equity Ownership Program Applicants. The Department will issue 26 Marijuana Establishment licenses to applicants who qualify under the Social Equity Ownership Program. Limitation on Number of Marijuana Establishments. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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Thailand’s Cannabis Turn-Around, Texas GOP’s Drug Policy Platform, and a New Study on Cannabis Road Safety

Veriheal

Though it’s now home to one of the most progressive cannabis policies on the planet , a look back at Thailand’s recent history reveals just how far the nation has come. What do you think about Thailand’s radical drug policy change? Texas Republicans Unveil Drug Policy Platform.

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NORML Comments on Reports of Marijuana-Related Firings of White House Staff

NORML

Newly published reports allege that “dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program due to past marijuana use.”. The post NORML Comments on Reports of Marijuana-Related Firings of White House Staff appeared first on NORML.

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What Does A Conservative State Medical Marijuana Program Look Like?

The Fresh Toast

What Does A Conservative State Medical Marijuana Program Look Like? The post What Does A Conservative State Medical Marijuana Program Look Like? Some industry insiders say that a conservative approach is the only way some states will warm to cannabis reform. .

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Last Prisoner Project and Dodi Blunts Launch Apprenticeship Program, Plus Upcoming Events

Cannabis Law Report

Marshawn Lynch’s Dodi Blunts teams up with Last Prisoner Project to launch apprenticeship program for justice-impacted individuals… Here’s what they are saying. Read more about the program and our first apprentice, Katree, here. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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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.

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Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A bill that would limit enrollment in the state’s medical cannabis program to New Mexico residents passed the House and is on its way to the governor’s desk.

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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.

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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.

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Tribe is Expanding Cannabis Cultivation, Overgrowing the State Program

Veriheal

South Dakota still has harsh penalties surrounding cannabis consumption, and its newly instated medical cannabis program remains heavily restricted. These policies have generally made it an unfriendly place for cannabis consumers. South Dakota isn’t exactly legendary for cannabis.

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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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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.

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Arizona Department of Health Services Medical Marijuana Program 36-Month Follow-Up Report

Cannabis Law Report

As of this 36-month followup, the Department had implemented all 9 recommendations from Findings 1 through 5 that address the timely revocation of registry identification cards, as well as medical marijuana facility inspections, complaints, and noncompliance.

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Researchers To Investigate Arkansas’ Medical Cannabis Program

Veriheal

The NIDA-funded investigation will delve into the health-related repercussions of Arkansas’ medical cannabis program , which was initially approved by voters back in 2016. ACHI identifies itself as a sovereign health policy center that was formed in 1998.

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Application for Cohort Three of the Commission’s Social Equity Program Opens June 21

Cannabis Law Report

Worcester— The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the application for the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation statewide Social Equity Program will open Monday, June 21. “We Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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Texas Medical Marijuana Program Rules Open for Public Comment

Cannabis Law Report

The rules governing the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP) are currently under review, and public comments are being accepted through May 1, 2022. By: Health Care Innovation Team.

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New Jersey: Assembly Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

NORML

As currently written, the measure decriminalizes the possession and distribution of up to two ounces of marijuana by adults — making these activities punishable by a $50 fine. Under current law , marijuana possession offenders may receive up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Patients Protest for Better Protections, Lower Prices

NORML

“Patients First: Fixing Medical Marijuana in PA” will commence on Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 08:30 AM-5:00 PM. These events offer a voice to the large number of registered medical marijuana patients who are deeply dissatisfied with the current program. 13th protest again focuses on the struggles within Pennsylvania’s very restrictive medical marijuana program.

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Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division To Establish “standing advisory work group to discuss the social equity program and its effectiveness, and to generate potential rule (and other) recommendations”

Cannabis Law Report

The Division is excited to announce that it will be establishing a standing advisory work group to discuss the social equity program and its effectiveness, and to generate potential rule (and other) recommendations. Regards, The Marijuana Enforcement Division.