Report: Marijuana Retailers Aren’t Magnets for Serious Crimes

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Report: Marijuana Retailers Aren’t Magnets for Serious Crimes | NORML SAN DIEGO, CA — State-licensed marijuana retailers are not magnets for serious criminal activity, according to a six-month analysis of law enforcement data conducted by the Voice of San Diego newspaper. Reporters reviewed emergency calls between January and June 2018 – the first six-months during which state-licensed retailers were permitted to operate within the city. Investigators determined that relatively few […] Report: Marijuana Retailers Aren’t Magnets for Serious Crimes | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

MPP Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

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MPP Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON, DC — The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced Wednesday it is endorsing Measure 3, the initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota and expunge past marijuana-related convictions. MPP is the nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, and it played leading roles in the successful legalization initiative efforts in Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, […] MPP Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana … Read More

NORML Endorses Utah’s Medical Marijuana “Proposition 2”

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NORML Endorses Utah’s Medical Marijuana “Proposition 2” | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has endorsed Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which regulates the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients who possess a physician’s recommendation. Seventy-seven percent of adults express support for the law change, according to statewide polling data compiled in March. […] NORML Endorses Utah’s Medical Marijuana “Proposition 2” | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid to Stop North Dakota’s Legal Pot Initiative

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Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid to Stop North Dakota’s Legal Pot Initiative | Phillip Smith As North Dakotans prepare to head to the polls in November to vote on the Measure 3 marijuana legalization initiative, they rely on their state government to come up with an estimate of what it will cost taxpayers. It’s not just this initiative—state law mandates that voters be informed of the potential budgetary impacts of any measure […] Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid … Read More

New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion

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New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion | NORML SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico’s Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has agreed to proposed changes in the state’s medical cannabis law that would permit patients with obstructive sleep apnea to access marijuana; but she rejected calls to expand access to patients with other debilitating conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS) and opioid dependency. “I cannot say with any degree of […] New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion | The Daily Chronic … Read More

Delaware Adds Two Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

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Delaware Adds Two Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program | NORML DOVER, DE — Democrat Governor John Carney has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of patients eligible to access medical marijuana in Delaware. House Bill 374, which took immediate effect, expands the statutory definition of a “debilitating medical condition” under the state’s medical cannabis law to include glaucoma and “chronic debilitating migraines.” An earlier version of […] Delaware Adds Two Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program | The Daily Chronic … Read More

NORML Chapters Focus on Voter Registration and Education

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NORML Chapters Focus on Voter Registration and Education | Kevin Mahmalji As the summer months come to a close and as political campaigns around the country ramp up outreach efforts, NORML chapters are working to make sure that supporters of marijuana law reform efforts are registered to vote. Through our partnership with Rock the Vote, we’ve made it quick and easy for our members and supporters to […] NORML Chapters Focus on Voter Registration and Education | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1

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New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | TJ Baker A new poll shows Michigan’s marijuana legalization campaign Proposal 1 on November’s ballot, is currently poised to pass with 56% support. Of those surveyed, 56% support the legalization proposal, while 38% were opposed. Six percent remain undecided. Age, not political affiliation, was the largest factor for support of the proposal, pollsters found.  While only 37% of […] New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal … Read More

NORML Endorses Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1

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NORML Endorses Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | NORML The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to endorse Proposal 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, which will appear on November’s electoral ballot. The initiative permits those over the age of 21 to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis and related concentrates, while also licensing activities […] NORML Endorses Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research

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Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted in favor of legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers have ever decided in favor of easing existing federal restrictions which limit investigators ability to clinically […] Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research | The Daily Chronic … Read More

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