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

NORML

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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Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Cannabis Chronicles

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.

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

Leafly

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of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective.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

CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing?

Cannabis Law Report

CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing? – On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the California Cannabis Industry Association (“CCIA”) will host its 4th Annual Policy Conference in Sacramento, California. 2019 Policy Development & Legislation , moderated by Amy Jenkins, CCIA.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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. She’s already upset quite a few people for just being herself.

Minnesota Department of Corrections Changes Medical Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

However, the about-face came the day before a motion challenging the former policy was scheduled in Carver County District Court. He believes that as information about the new policy spreads, enforcement of it will not be an issue.

U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys

WeedAdvisor

Perhaps the most ridiculous aspect of this immigration policy is the wording of the law. Lawyers in Anchorage, Alaska were quick to criticize this policy, which was enacted on April 19 th. Whether or not immigration officials intend to discriminate against aspiring immigrants, this policy is still discriminatory. But, like in 1937, the recent policy change discriminates against individuals from other countries – albeit in a less overt fashion.

Hoban Law To Take The Lead On Hemp Policy & Regulation In Africa?

Cannabis Law Report

The Nine Foundational Pillars represented within the ICA include: Policy , Hoban Law Group (U.S.).

Ontario Cannabis Policy Continues to Hurt the Legal Market

WeedAdvisor

From opt-outs to gross limitations on the number of initial cannabis stores, “competent” is hardly a word we could use to describe Ontario’s marijuana policy. The post Ontario Cannabis Policy Continues to Hurt the Legal Market appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

City of Sacramento Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 25

Cannabis Law Report

The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement will host its next monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the City Council Chamber, New City Hall, 915 I Street, 1st floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Office of Cannabis Policy & Enforcement. Dear Stakeholder, .

Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example

Leafly

The Nevada Dispensary Association says that although the new harassment policy caught the industry off guard, it offers the chance to “become a leader.”. The post Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics Nevada

NHL Marijuana Policy Approach As A Role Model For Other Professional Sports

Cannabis Law Report

Each sport approaches marijuana policy through their respective collective bargaining agreements as negotiated between the team owners (usually the league or association) and the players (as represented by a player’s association.)

US Dept of Defense says there’s no policy stopping troops & Defense Department civilians from investing in cannabis companies

Cannabis Law Report

A Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed to Task & Purpose that the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility had not made any policy change about owning stock in companies that legally sell marijuana or related products. “Any changes will be addressed through normal policy update procedures.”

New MMCC ID Card Policies in Effect for 2019

Penninsula Alternative Health

Here Are Some FAQ on the New ID Card Policy: What does this mean for existing patients who have an ID card? Beginning January 1, 2019: All NEW patients must purchase a MMCC ID card during the registration process. Cards purchased after 01/01/19 will be valid for three years.

The Tom Marino Roller Coaster: Three Days of Drug Policy Changes

Americans for Safe Access

This report, in large part, scrutinized Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and his potential appointment as the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) also known as the Drug Czar because of his ties with and sponsorship of legislation favoring the pharmaceutical industry

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Claims Legalization Was About Policy, Not Money

WeedAdvisor

A “Failure of Public Policy”. Trudeau responded by explaining how a failure in public policy through prohibition actually made it easier for youth to access marijuana – a true statement that seems to elude some. It’s not about a new source of revenue for the government…it’s a reflection of a failure of public policy. The post Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Claims Legalization Was About Policy, Not Money appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

The Workplace Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Ontario has issued a policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes.

MedicalMarijuana.ca

To decide if we can include medical cannabis in your benefit coverage, we will look at: whether you have one of the five designated work-related medical conditions in the policy. When you have a work-related injury or illness we’re here to help you recover and get back to work. This may include providing you with health-care benefits and in some cases that may include medical cannabis.

Where Does Your Governor Stand on Cannabis Policy? The NORML Report Cards Are In

Cannabis Maven

PolicyOf 50 governors graded by NORML for supporting pot reform, over half got passing grades. Most are Dems but still not bad.

Department of Homeland Security Modifies Border Policy – Welcomes Canadians Working in Cannabis Industry

MedicalMarijuana.ca

Yesterday, with little to no fanfare, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made a significant amendment to its existing statement relating to Canadians crossing the border by stating that… Read More

Sen. Schumer And Rep. Jeffries To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

NORML

Those without the means to defend themselves from the state bear the greatest burden and lifelong consequences of this ongoing failed federal policy. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

Comment on Sessions Rescinds Federal Policy That Protects State-Legal Marijuana by Philosophy Indeed

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

A man may seek water and only find fire. A man may seek peace and only find war. A man may seek truth and only find lies. A man may seek justice and only find ignorance. A man may seek to change the future,only to change his own. A man may seek to know the mind of God. A man may seek to wish no more. A man may speak and only be ignored. A man may ponder if man were no more. Why hast thou God maketh man,forth thou be no more

CA: City of Fontana Up For $106,916 In Legal Fees After judge rules in favour of a resident who argued that the city’s restrictive policy for people who want to grow cannabis at home violated California law.

Cannabis Law Report

Fontana is on the hook for $106,916 in legal fees after a judge ruled in favor of a resident who argued that the city’s restrictive policy for people who want to grow cannabis at home violated California law. A revised policy is tentatively scheduled for a vote at the Feb.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

In the previous Congress, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act became the first bill in American history to end the federal policy of criminalization that earned bipartisan support. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.”

NORML Submits Comments to FDA Ahead of CBD Hearing

NORML

GOVERNMENT Policy Research CBD FDA Gottleib hempNORML has submitted written comments to the US Food and Drug Administration ahead of the agency’s scheduled hearing on the regulation CBD-infused products.

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My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

NORML

2019 Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT Medical Marijuana Policy Veterans Earl BlumenauerA poll commissioned by the American Legion showed that more than 1 in 5 veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition.

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New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

NORML

The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. ACTIVISM Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy

Rep. Lee: I Just Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

NORML

First off, I want to thank you for being an active member of the cannabis reform movement and I am proud to tell you that we have never been closer to ending the counterproductive and cruel policy of marijuana criminalization than we are right now.

Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

NORML

“The banking issue is just one aspect of the failed policy of federal marijuana criminalization. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. Banking Business INDUSTRY Policy

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

NORML

With this commitment, Congress has a clear mandate to take action and end the underlying policy of federal criminalization,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “In Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

S. 420 Introduced To End Federal Prohibition And Regulate Marijuana Nationwide

NORML

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. “If we are truly going to move our nation towards sensible marijuana policies, the removal of marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act is paramount. Advocacy Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy

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HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

NORML

2019 Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PolicyThis week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer reserved HR 420 for his legislation, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act.

Bicameral Legislation To Force The VA To Conduct Research

NORML

GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy Research SCIENCE VeteransRepresentatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation, HR 712 / S.

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

” “Ultimately, the banking issue is just one symptom of the toxic and cruel policy of federal marijuana criminalization. In order to truly bring the vibrant marijuana economy out of the shadows, actions need to be taken by Congress to end federal prohibition and the discrimination the comes with this failed policy.” The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

Fed Chair To Senate: “I think it would be great to have clarity,” On Cannabis

NORML

As the tentacles of the federal policy of cannabis prohibition run deep into nearly every sector of American public policy, a new voice emerged to call for clarity regarding state-legal cannabis marketplaces: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

Oregon NORML, In Partnership With The Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020”

NORML

“I would sum up our policy as ‘do the right thing’ Let’s create legal cannabis policy that acknowledges both science and reality,” Bacca says.

Rick Steves: I support home cultivation rights for all marijuana consumers

NORML

Now, seven years later, I’m delighted to see more and more politicians, not just on the West coast, stepping up to address marijuana policy reform and fighting to uphold the civil liberty of adults who enjoy smoking pot responsibly. ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing LEGISLATION Policy SOCIETYIn 2012, I was proud to help fund and promote the passage of I-502 which legalized, taxed, and regulated marijuana in my home state of Washington.

Businesses Need Bank Accounts; Marijuana Shops Included

NORML

Furthermore, a total of 33 states have enacted policies to establish a regulated medical cannabis program. In order to best support the states that have had the good judgment to license and regulate businesses to produce, manufacture, or distribute cannabis, it is critical to address this aspect of the failed policy of federal marijuana criminalization as part of any reform package moving forward. ACTIVISM Business INDUSTRY Policy SOCIETY

The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

NORML

2019 Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy VeteransIn the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R.

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