Federal: Upcoming vote in the House on marijuana policy

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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

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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. We want to thank our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy , for helping to continue to elevate and expand these lobby days.

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Policy Analyst Manitoba Government

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Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies

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Members of the Ohio senate advanced a measure expanding the state’s long-standing decriminalization policies. The post Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies appeared first on NORML. 2020 Decriminalization LEGISLATION Policy decriminalization legislation Ohio

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

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Justin Strekal: It’s important to remember that none of the states that have reformed their cannabis policies — whether medical or adult-use — were predicated on if Congress decides to move marijuana to Schedule II or III or IV. These states have been operating in clear defiance of federal policy, and the only way to protect the existing marketplaces is to outright remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and regulate it as its own substance.

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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

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

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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.

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

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America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. There’s just one problem: It’s hard to advertise your product when the federal government considers you a drug dealer. 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.

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Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

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To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. 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.

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

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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’

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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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Congressional Research Service (CRS) Publishes 2 Reports On Cannabis Policy

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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released new two reports on cannabis policy The first looks at with the immigration implications of federal prohibition and … Read More.

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

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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. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy: Exclusions

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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.

NORML – National Drug Policy Reform Seminar

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THE PRICE – We’d really appreciate your support! Sign up to be a sustaining NORML member by chipping in 5, 10, 20 bucks or more … Read More. Webinars

Nevada Approves Cannabis Business Insurance Policy

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The American Association of Insurance Services has expanded its Cannabis Businessowners Policy into Nevada , making it the third state to approve the insurance program, along with Colorado and California, according to a Property Casualty 360 report. Patrick McManamon, founder and chief executive officer of Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC, said that the policy “is focused primarily on retail exposures.” Cannabis Business Insurance Policy Approved in Nevada.

VIDHI Centre For Legal Policy Article: The Case for Decriminalising Cannabis Use in India

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Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy

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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. 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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Document: Principles for the responsible legal regulation of cannabis – International Drug Policy Consortium

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Federal Policy on Hemp CBD Is Taking Shape: What Needs to Be Addressed?

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Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a CBD enforcement policy to the White House. The post Federal Policy on Hemp CBD Is Taking Shape: What Needs to Be Addressed? This is the first post in a two-part series. .

Rest in Peace Mark Kleiman, Giant of Cannabis Policy

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Kleiman was probably the most influential scholar on cannabis policy. If we were to try to pick just one major theme in Kleiman’s scholarship, it would probably be that the lack of a coherent national policy on cannabis legalization is bad for everybody. Kleiman left at a very interesting time for cannabis policy in the United States. Federal cannabis policy is still a disaster. The next few years will see continued need for strong voices on cannabis policy.

Jason Straw: Medical Cannabis Policy, ISNA 2020 Conference

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In Indianapolis on January 29, a quiet, eager audience of nurses give their rapt attention to Jason Straw as he takes center stage at the 2020 ISNA Policy Conference. ISNA 2020 POLICY CONFERENCE AGENDA, Jason Straw- Cannabis Policy. MULTIMEDIA: ISNA 2020 POLICY CONFERENCE MULTIMEDIA (Photo/Video Credit: Heather Allman). ISNA 2020- Jason Straw- Medical Cannabis Policy. Policy page: ISNA POLICY PROTECTING THE INDIANA NURSING PROFESSION.

Weedmaps Dodges Class-Action Lawsuit by Implementing New Advertising Policy

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Weedmaps refused to change its policy at the time, citing Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which gives platforms like Facebook and YouTube safe harbor from being held liable for the content their users post. The policy change was likely influenced by an impending class-action lawsuit that was in the works by the law firm of Zuber Lawler.

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

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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. Your insurance policies are contracts where you pay your insurer to take some of the risk of your business venture away from you – for a fee, of course. Reading and comprehending an insurance policy is extremely taxing.

Former Senator Writes Pro Cannabis Policy Article : One cure for an ailing American economy, Legalize cannabis

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Full Press Release: Office of Marijuana Policy Unveils New Details on Planned Launch of Adult Use Marijuana in Maine

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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.

Federal Hemp CBD Policy Is Taking Shape: How Will Products Be Tested and Labeled?

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Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a CBD enforcement policy to the White House. The post Federal Hemp CBD Policy Is Taking Shape: How Will Products Be Tested and Labeled? This is the second post in a two-part series. The first is available here. .

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. Find fact sheets that discuss hemp-derived and CBD products at Policies and Publications > Handbooks and Guides , or by clicking for the fact sheet on hemp or CBD. WHAT’S NEW IN OPNAV N170D?

UK: Environmental Land Management (ELM) Policy discussion webinar 28 July 2020 – 8:30am

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Although this is a general and over- arching discussion of agricultural policy issues in the UK , we suggest it’s probably worth a read by … Read More.

Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

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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. Turning to the panelists, Martin asked each to define what successful implementation of statewide cannabis policy would look like. Title used the towns of Maynard and Uxbridge as an example of good policy in action.

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

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The pleas of parents fighting to treat their sick children are impossible to ignore, as evidenced by the impact of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley’s parents in shifting the regulatory framework for UK cannabis policy. UK cannabis policy is not serving the interests of patients. The post Not-very-NICE: UK Cannabis Policy and Harm to Patients appeared first on Canna Tech Global.

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

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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.

ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County Over Medical Cannabis Policy

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The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon County, alleging that the county’s policy of barring people on probation from using medical cannabis violates state law. Under the new policy, if an individual tests positive for cannabis use during probation check-ins, the county may place him or her in violation proceedings, according to the news outlet.

Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies

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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. With many Canadians still undecided on who to vote for, and with so much noise and unclear messaging, it can be difficult to pin down the political party that best aligns with […].

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

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At the same time, their policies on drugs can change at their own discretion, regardless of legal status on a state level. Bloomberg explains: “Until the last few years, courts had largely backed companies that enforce zero-tolerance drug-free workplace policies. Employer Re-Considering Marijuana Policies. . There are two major reasons why employers are re-evaluating their policies on marijuana. Do their policies make sense?

329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy

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In an open letter ahead of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective. The post 329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy appeared first on Leafly. Politics drug-policy United Nations