Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms

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Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | NORML

Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions – including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the […]

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Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day

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Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON — Voters in four states could pass major state-level marijuana policy reform measures on Tuesday. Local marijuana policy measures are also on ballots in two additional states. In two states, voters will decide whether to make marijuana legal for adult use. In Michigan, Proposal 1 would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. In North […]

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Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation

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Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday announced that he has secured provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill to further expand and facilitate state-regulated hemp production. In a press release, McConnell acknowledged that provisions in S. 2667: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 have now been incorporated into the Senate’s version […]

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Senate Leader Plans to Spearhead Federal Hemp Reform

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Senate Leader Plans to Spearhead Federal Hemp Reform | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Leader of the United States Senate, has publicly announced his intention to sponsor federal legislation to legalize and fund the licensed production of industrial hemp. According to a press release issued by the Senator, the forthcoming legislation – entitled the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 – “will allow states to be the […]

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Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will soon introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. In a video tweet posted on Vice News, Leader Schumer says: “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, from one end of the country to the other.” BREAKING: Senator Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) changes position and says […]

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Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right

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Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right | Phillip Smith

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out against a painstakingly cobbled-together Senate sentencing reform bill Wednesday, sparking a public food fight with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the very face of dour Corn Belt conservatism. In a letter reported by Reuters, Sessions warned the committee not to approve the sentencing […]

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Senate Heavyweights File Sentencing Reform Bill

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Senate Heavyweights File Sentencing Reform Bill | Phillip Smith

A bipartisan group of Senate heavy-hitters have filed a bill aimed at reducing the swollen federal prison population by moving away from harsh mandatory minimum drug sentences, among other reforms. But it’s not completely reformist. The measure is a mixed bag, a product of lengthy discussions among senators seeking a compromise that could actually pass […]

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Amidst Controversy Over Anthem Protests, NFL Endorses Drug Sentencing Reform

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Amidst Controversy Over Anthem Protests, NFL Endorses Drug Sentencing Reform | Phillip Smith

Caught up between players who insist on exercising their right to call out racial injustice in a manner of their choice and a scapegoating president who demands the league stifle what he deems unpatriotic protest, the National Football League has reacted in a surprising and progressive way: In a Monday letter to leading senators, the […]

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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High

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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High | Paul Armentano

HAMDEN, CT — A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, according to polling data released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-one percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by the poll. Support for legalization is […]

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New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform

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New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform | Scott Gacek

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s next governor will be kinder on marijuana than the outgoing Chris Christie, who has been the state’s largest roadblock to marijuana reform, from slowing implementation of medical marijuana in the state to blocking any attempts to legalize or decriminalize the plant. Both major party candidates elected in Tuesday’s primaries, Democrat […]

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