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Join NORML at the National Cannabis Festival in DC

This weekend, you can join the leaders of Delaware NORML, Maryland NORML, Virginia NORML, and multiple senior members of National NORML at the National Cannabis…

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Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Opponents’ Fears Have Not Come to Fruition in Canada

The analysis finds that there has been “no marked increase in cannabis youth by use” in the three-year period following legalization. The post Analysis: Marijuana…

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House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment

Last week, the House of Representatives went into recess before taking up action on the FY-2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations package, which…

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2022 Marijuana Reform Ballot Initiative Efforts Underway Nationwide

Here’s a breakdown of current statewide, citizen-initiated efforts so far. The post 2022 Marijuana Reform Ballot Initiative Efforts Underway Nationwide appeared first on NORML. Source:…

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Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Today

House Bill 652 amends state law so that offenses involving the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana are punishable by a fine of…

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Upcoming Congressional Vote House On Marijuana Policy

As soon as next week, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives on an amendment to protect legal marijuana states…

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Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

Investigators reported, “[D]espite significant increases in levels of cannabis use in our sample, change in cannabis use did not predict changes in motivation, which suggests…

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Marijuana arrests are way down — but Black Coloradans are still twice as likely to get busted for pot, new report says

Seven years after the first recreational pot shops opened for business in Colorado, youth aren’t smoking more weed, older adults are blazing more and marijuana-related…

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House Appropriations Bill Removes Anti-Marijuana Rider and Includes Banking Protections

In the proposed FY22 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, which includes provisions relating… The post House Appropriations Bill Removes Anti-Marijuana Rider and Includes…

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Connecticut Becomes 18th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

“This legislation recognizes that the responsible use of marijuana by adults should not be a crime, and that those who carry the stigma of a…

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Connecticut Poised to Become Next State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

“Marginalized communities have disproportionately suffered for decades because of the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws in Connecticut. This bill is a step toward addressing that…

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Study: Enactment of Adult-Use Marijuana Laws Doesn’t Encourage Drugged Driving Behavior

Researchers concluded, “[W]e found no predominant pattern suggesting that behaviors and attitudes were more tolerant in states with liberal marijuana policies.” The post Study: Enactment…

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Two Colorado cannabis companies unionize, setting precedent for CBD workers

Workers at two Longmont cannabis companies unionized this week, a move the labor organization hopes sets a precedent as the first-ever national union contract for…

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Philadelphia: Mayor Signs Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed municipal legislation into law prohibiting certain citywide employers from requiring prospective hires to pass a pre-employment drug screen. It…

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Illinois: Marijuana Consumers Still Face Discrimination in Family Court

Despite the enactment of adult use legalization with parental protections in place, consumers are still facing discrimination for legal marijuana use in court. The post…

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Study: Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia

“The current study revealed the positive effects of MC [medical cannabis] therapy in some patients with FMS [ fibromyalgia syndrome] and resistance to conventional treatment….

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House Leadership Announces Vote On MORE Act To End Marijuana Prohibition Will Take Place Next Week

House Leadership today posted notice for Congressional consideration of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which ends the federal prohibition of…

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Tell Biden: We Demand a Pro-Marijuana Reform Attorney General

As America prepares for a shift in leadership, the incoming Administration’s pick for Attorney General will likely be one of the most consequential signals as…

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Colorado weed sales set to crush annual record, with another $200 million month in September

Weed enthusiasts purchased more than $206.4 million worth of Colorado-made marijuana products in September, as sales from a record-breaking year moderately cooled off. Recreational dispensaries…

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The Clear Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana

While other results of the election remain hazy, the clear winner on November 3 was marijuana. The post The Clear Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana…

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Vermont Becomes Eleventh State to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Sales

“This is a victory for those who wish to disrupt the illicit marketplace and move forward with an above-ground, regulated cannabis marketplace.” The post Vermont…

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Michigan: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Expungement Legislation

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…

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