Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa

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Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa | Phillip Smith

Marijuana legalization is not the cause of  increased  marijuana use nationwide, a new study finds. Instead it’s the other way around: Marijuana legalization reflects increased acceptance of marijuana. In the study, published this month in the journal Addiction, researchers from the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group examined 30 years’ worth of data from National […]

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform | Justin Strekal

Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally […]

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting | Marijuana Policy Project

DOVER, DE — The task force created by the Delaware Legislature to study the best way for the state to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use will hold its first meeting on Wednesday in Dover. The meeting will be open to the public. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force “shall study adoption of a […]

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Maine Lawmakers Want to Change Voter-Initiated Marijuana Legalization Law

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Maine Lawmakers Want to Change Voter-Initiated Marijuana Legalization Law | NORML

AUGUSTA, ME — Members of a special legislative committee have called for changes in the state’s voter-initiated adult use marijuana law prior to its full implementation. The full legislature is expected to debate the proposed changes as an emergency bill during a special session this October. Maine voters narrowly approved The Marijuana Legalization Act in November. Provisions in the law […]

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Cory Booker Introduces Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Focused on Racial Justice

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Cory Booker Introduces Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Focused on Racial Justice | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation on Tuesday that, if passed, would end federal marijuana prohibition and centers communities most devastated by the war on drugs. “The question is no longer ‘should we legalize marijuana?’; it is ‘how do we legalize marijuana?’ We must do so in a way that […]

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Colorado Has Earned Over $500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization

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Colorado Has Earned Over $ 500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization | TJ Baker

DENVER, CO — Since legal, regulated marijuana sales to adults began in 2014, Colorado has received more than half a billion dollars in marijuana-related revenue, including taxes and fees, according to an analysis of state data released Wednesday by Denver-based VS Strategies. Since 2014, Colorado has imposed a 15% excise tax on wholesale transfers of marijuana […]

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Economic Stimulus Package: Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Wisconsin

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Economic Stimulus Package: Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Wisconsin | TJ Baker

MADISON, WI — With a state budget talks at a standstill, a Wisconsin state representative has introduced a bill to create a “true economic stimulus package” for the state: legalizing and taxing marijuana sales. Wisconsin state Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) introduced the bill Thursday. This is Sargent’s third attempt to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin, having […]

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 100,000 Signatures

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 100,000 Signatures | Paul Armentano

Proponents of a Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis statewide has gathered over 100,000 signatures in the past six weeks. Advocates must collect a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered voters by mid-November in order to qualify the measure — the Michigan Regulation and […]

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Delaware Creates Marijuana Legalization Task Force

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Delaware Creates Marijuana Legalization Task Force | Marijuana Policy Project

DOVER, DE — The General Assembly passed a concurrent resolution Saturday morning to create a task force that will study regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use in Delaware. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force “shall study adoption of a model for regulation and taxation of adult-use cannabis in Delaware, including local authority and control, […]

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Vermont House Blocks Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill

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Vermont House Blocks Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill | NORML

MONTPELIER, VT: Members of the House voted Wednesday to block a marijuana legalization compromise bill, H. 511, from further consideration this legislative session. The vote came after Senate members approved the bill, which eliminated civil and criminal penalties for the private possession and cultivation of small quantities of marijuana. Republican Gov. Phil Scott — who […]

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