Marijuana Legalization Becomes Reality in Vermont

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Marijuana Legalization Becomes Reality in Vermont | Kate Zawidzki

MONTPELIER, VT — July 1, 2018 will go down in Vermont’s history as the day the state officially stopped punishing adults for consuming marijuana. Residents of Vermont are seeing the fruits of our movement’s tireless efforts to reform harmful and ill-conceived marijuana laws. As of Sunday, adults can now legally possess, consume, and grow limited […]

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Majority House Vote, But Still Fails

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Majority House Vote, But Still Fails | Kate Zawidzki

On the evening of June 27, the Delaware House of Representatives voted 21-15 (with five not voting) to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults. This was only the third time that the majority of a state legislative chamber voted to legalize and regulate marijuana. Unfortunately, however, a majority was not enough. A three-fifths supermajority […]

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Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado Still Has Not Increased Since Legalization: Report

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Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado Still Has Not Increased Since Legalization: Report | Marijuana Policy Project

DENVER — A new federal report shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado have still not increased since voters decided to end marijuana prohibition in 2012 and start regulating it similarly to alcohol for adult use. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found 19.6 percent […]

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Canada: Lawmakers Reconcile and Pass Historic Marijuana Legalization Legislation

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Canada: Lawmakers Reconcile and Pass Historic Marijuana Legalization Legislation | Paul Armentano

OTTAWA, ON — Members of the Canadian House and Senate have reconciled and given final approval to C-45, sweeping legislation amending the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act so that those over the age of 18 may legally possess, purchase, and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. Majorities of both chambers had previously approved slightly different versions […]

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Senate Majority Leader Introduces Bi-Partisan Hemp Legalization Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Introduces Bi-Partisan Hemp Legalization Bill | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act and amend federal regulations to better facilitate industrial hemp production, research, and commerce. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 allows states, not the […]

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Criminal Activity

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Criminal Activity | NORML

BOLOGNA, ITALY — The enactment of adult use marijuana regulatory laws is associated with reduced levels of property crimes and violent criminal activity, according to data published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Investigators from Italy’s University of Bologna evaluated the association between the enactment of adult use regulations and county level crime rates in jurisdictions […]

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Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Rand Paul (R-KY) and Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act and amend federal regulations to better facilitate industrial hemp production, research, and commerce. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 empowers states to regulate hemp production and […]

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Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization

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Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization | NORML

EUGENE, OR — The enactment of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to those in other states with […]

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 200,000 Signatures

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 200,000 Signatures | NORML

COLUMBIA, MO — Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have surpassed 200,000 signatures. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 qualified signatures in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts by May 6, 2018 in order to qualify the measure for the 2018 electoral ballot. The initiative permits […]

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