Study: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing

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Study: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing | Paul Armentano African Americans in Virginia are arrested for violating marijuana possession laws at more than three times the rates of whites and this disparity is rising, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from the years 2010 through 2016. They […] Study: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

GA: Atlanta City Council to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

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GA: Atlanta City Council to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization | NORML ATLANTA, GA — On Monday, May 15, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta, Georgia will vote on an ordinance that would decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana within Atlanta’s City Limits. Under Georgia law, the possession of one ounce or less is an arrestable offense that could result in up to […] GA: Atlanta City Council to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Dispensaries and the New Legal Niches of Marijuana in California

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Dispensaries and the New Legal Niches of Marijuana in California | William Smith It is no secret that the legal framework concerning Cannabis in the Unites States of America is rapidly changing the last years. The cannabis industry is now the fastest growing industry in the United States.  California seems to be the leader in Cannabis sales compared to the other States. There is far more legal marijuana […] Dispensaries and the New Legal Niches of Marijuana in California | … Read More

New Hampshire Governor Will Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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New Hampshire Governor Will Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | The Daily Chronic Staff CONCORD, NH — Shortly after lawmakers in the New Hampshire Senate voted to approve a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the Granite State, sending the measure back to the House to approve a few minor changes made in the Senate, Governor Chris Sununu said he would sign the measure into law. “I want to thank the […] New Hampshire Governor Will Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | The Daily … Read More

Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War: Tells Prosecutors to Seek “Most Serious” Charges, More Severe Sentences for Drugs

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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War: Tells Prosecutors to Seek “Most Serious” Charges, More Severe Sentences for Drugs | Drug Policy Alliance WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, pushing back on bi-partisan momentum to reduce the amount of people behind bars, issued a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the “most serious” charges against people, hoping to trigger mandatory minimum drug sentences. The memo is a direct reversal of the policy of his […] Jeff Sessions Escalates … Read More

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession | Marijuana Policy Project CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill Thursday (17-6) that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. House Bill 640 will now head back to the House of Representatives, which overwhelmingly approved the original version in February (318-36) and is expected to concur with the Senate-approved version soon. […] New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession | The … Read More

Texas Medical Marijuana Bill Wins Key Committee Approval

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Texas Medical Marijuana Bill Wins Key Committee Approval | HWN AUSTIN, TX — Lawmakers in the Texas house have advanced a bill that advocates are calling “critical” to the future of Texas’ currently unworkable medical marijuana program. House Bill 2107 was advanced Friday by the Public Health Committee by a vote of 7 to 2. The bill now heads to the Calendars Committee, the legislative committee […] Texas Medical Marijuana Bill Wins Key Committee Approval | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Texas Advocates Make Last Minute Push for Medical Marijuana Fix

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Texas Advocates Make Last Minute Push for Medical Marijuana Fix | Marijuana Policy Project AUSTIN, TX — A group of patients, caregivers, and advocates will gather at the Texas State Capitol today for an eleventh-hour push to keep critical medical marijuana legislation alive. The group, led by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, will be urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on House Bill 2107, […] Texas Advocates Make Last Minute Push for Medical Marijuana Fix … Read More

Trump Administration Plans to Slash Funding for Drug Czar’s Office

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Trump Administration Plans to Slash Funding for Drug Czar’s Office | HWN WASHINGTON, DC — The Trump Administration plans to cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) budget by nearly 95%, according to a report today by CBS News. According to CBS, the cuts made to the ONDCP budget for fiscal year 2018 are being proposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Among the proposed cuts, 33 […] Trump Administration Plans to Slash Funding for Drug Czar’s Office | The … Read More

Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; Home Cultivation

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Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; Home Cultivation | Marijuana Policy Project Senators amended a House-approved bill, S. 22, to include the language of H. 170, which the House approved earlier this week MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Friday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older beginning in July 2018. The […] Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; … Read More

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