Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

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Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have surpassed over 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 patients, […]

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Maine Lawmakers Push to Rewrite 2016 Voter-Approved Marijuana Law

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Maine Lawmakers Push to Rewrite 2016 Voter-Approved Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano

AUGUSTA, ME — State lawmakers in Maine are moving forward with a legislative proposal to significantly amend various provisions of the state’s 2016 voter-approved cannabis law: The Marijuana Legalization Act. Members of the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee have voted 16 to 1 in favor of overhauling the law, which has yet to be fully implemented. Lawmakers had initially […]

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New Federal Bill Aims to Protect Legal Marijuana States and Businesses

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New Federal Bill Aims to Protect Legal Marijuana States and Businesses | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would essentially codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. “To date, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis, and twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia, representing more than half of the American population, have enacted legislation to permit […]

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Seattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions

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Seattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML

SEATTLE, WA — Seattle city officials have announced their intentions to vacate the criminal convictions of minor marijuana possession offenders. The city’s mayor and city attorney announced the plan last Thursday. “This action is a necessary first step in righting the wrongs of the past and putting our progressive values into action,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. […]

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Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, According to New Study

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Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, According to New Study | NORML

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Cannabis exposure is not strongly associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a meta-analysis of 24 epidemiological studies published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators at the University of Bucharest, Department of Medicine and Pharmacy reviewed data from two-dozen studies assessing the association between cannabis-positive drivers and unfavorable traffic outcomes, […]

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Fox News Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

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Fox News Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — Fifty-nine percent of voters believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Fox News. The percentage marks an eight-point percentage increase since 2015, and is the highest level of support ever reported by the media agency. Majorities of Democrats (68 percent) and Independents (67 percent) back […]

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Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in Pennsylvania

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Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in Pennsylvania | Marijuana Policy Project

HARRISBURG, PA — Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania on Thursday, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over […]

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Thousands of Citations Have Been Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized Marijuana Possession

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Thousands of Citations Have Been Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized Marijuana Possession | Marijuana Policy Project

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013. According […]

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House Judiciary Democrats Call for Marijuana Hearing

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House Judiciary Democrats Call for Marijuana Hearing | Justin Strekal

WASHINGOTON, DC — On Wednesday in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), requesting a hearing on the recent revocation of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Cole Memo was a Justice Department memorandum, authored by former US Deputy Attorney General James Cole […]

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Marijuana

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Marijuana | Justin Strekal

Temporary medical cannabis patient protections that have been imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment have now expired with the rest of government spending. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation […]

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