Hartford City Council Unanimously Endorses Marijuana Legalization

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HARTFORD, CT — At a meeting Monday evening, the Hartford Court of Common Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of making cannabis legal and regulated for adults in Connecticut. The resolution specifically recommends that the Hartford Delegation of elected representatives support the passage of state legislation to legalize and tax cannabis […]

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Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program

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Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program | NORML

ST. PAUL, MN — State health regulators in Minnesota have decided to expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include patients diagnosed with autism and sleep apnea. Advocates petitioned health officials to add the two new qualifications, as well as several other diagnoses – such as anxiety – that regulators ultimately rejected. Health officials also denied requests to expand the program to […]

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Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Help Combat Opioid Crisis

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Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Help Combat Opioid Crisis | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access has released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” Released Thursday, the blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic. Medical cannabis is a proven alternative to […]

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Alcohol Sales Fall Following Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds

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Alcohol Sales Fall Following Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

Sales of alcoholic beverages decline following the enactment of medical marijuana access laws, according to a working paper authored by a team of researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. Authors evaluated the relationship between medical marijuana laws and retail alcohol sales for more than 2,000 US counties for the years 2006 to 2015. Alcohol sales […]

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Florida Lawsuit Challenges Regulators’ Failure to Fully Implement Medical Marijuana Law

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Florida Lawsuit Challenges Regulators’ Failure to Fully Implement Medical Marijuana Law | NORML

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida patients and growers have filed a lawsuit over regulators’ failure to meet deadlines associated with the state’s 2016 voter-approved medical cannabis law. Plaintiffs argue that the state Department of Health has failed to issue licenses for additional dispensaries despite an October deadline. “Florida law required the DOH to issue ten additional licenses by October […]

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Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana

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Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana | TJ Baker

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Advocates hoping to bring upwards of $ 700 million in new revenue to Illinois by legalizing marijuana next year spoke to lawmakers at a joint House-Senate committee hearing Tuesday. A measure legalizing marijuana for adults in Illinois in order to spur economic development while protecting public safety is expected to be considered by the […]

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Rick Steves Testifies in Illinois in Support of Marijuana Legalization

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Rick Steves Testifies in Illinois in Support of Marijuana Legalization | Justin Strekal

On Tuesday, travel radio and television host Rick Steves, a NORML Board Member, journeyed to Illinois to testify in support of marijuana legalization effort in the state legislature. “When you legalize marijuana, use does not go up, teen use does not go up, crime does not go up, what goes up ix tax revenue, what goes […]

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Need Help Clearing Your Record of Marijuana Charges? There’s a Free Expungement Fair in LA on Saturday

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Need Help Clearing Your Record of Marijuana Charges? There’s a Free Expungement Fair in LA on Saturday | Drug Policy Alliance

LOS ANGELES, CA — On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be an expungement fair in Los Angeles, CA for people who are looking to get their felony records reduced, dismissed, or expunged of their criminal record. For anyone who has a criminal record of any kind, attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office will […]

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Bipartisan Letter to Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections for Medical Marijuana Programs

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Bipartisan Letter to Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections for Medical Marijuana Programs | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-six members of Congress representing both Republicans and Democrats sent a letter on Wednesday to Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Pelosi, and Leader Schumer urging them to maintain the federal protections for the 46 states that have implemented some form of medical cannabis programs throughout the country. This comes on […]

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Canada: House of Commons Passes Marijuana Legalization, Regulation Bill

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Canada: House of Commons Passes Marijuana Legalization, Regulation Bill | Paul Armentano

OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 Monday to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Liberal Party members, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back the measure, which now faces debate in the Senate. The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, amends the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act […]

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