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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These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November

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These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November | Phillip Smith

Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana since 2012, but all of those states have been in the West or the Northeast. This year, with marijuana legalization on the ballot in Michigan as well as North Dakota, legal weed could make a heartland breakthrough. Similarly, medical marijuana’s rise to acceptance continues, and […]

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Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the Right to Set Their Own Marijuana Policies

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Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the Right to Set Their Own Marijuana Policies | Phillip Smith

Even as he defended federal marijuana prohibition, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Thursday conceded that states have the right to pass their own marijuana laws. Sessions, an avowed foe of marijuana legalization, has moved to rescind Obama-era guidance to prosecutors that gave some protection to state-legal marijuana operations, but the reality on the ground […]

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Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

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Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law | NORML

PHOENIX, AZ — A ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals has found that the possession of concentrated forms of cannabis resin is not protected by the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The 2 to 1 decision upholds the two-and-one-half year prison sentence of a state-registered patient, Rodney Jones, for the possession of […]

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Report: Trump Pledges Non-Interference in Legal Marijuana States

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Report: Trump Pledges Non-Interference in Legal Marijuana States | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Senator Cory Gardner (CO) says that he has received a verbal commitment from President Donald Trump specifying that the administration will not take action to disrupt marijuana markets in states that legally regulate the substance. “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” […]

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Trump Administration Supports Leaving Marijuana Policy to States

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Trump Administration Supports Leaving Marijuana Policy to States | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — According to a statement released Friday by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), President Trump said in a phone call on Wednesday that he would not allow the Department of Justice to target businesses and individuals who are in compliance with state laws regulating marijuana for adults. Sen. Gardner also said the President would support legislation […]

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Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States

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Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Senator Cory Gardner (CO) says that he has received a verbal commitment from President Donald Trump that the administration will not take action to disrupt marijuana markets in states that legally regulate it. “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Gardner told […]

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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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These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

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These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 | Phillip Smith

Election Day 2016 was a big day for marijuana: Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all supported successful legalization initiatives, doubling the number of states to have done so since 2012 and more than quadrupling the percentage of the national population that now lives in legal marijuana states. Only Arizona lost, and it garnered […]

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Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Claims that Legal Marijuana is Diverted to Illegal States

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Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Claims that Legal Marijuana is Diverted to Illegal States | NORML

SAN DIEGO, CA — There is little evidence to substantiate claims that large quantities of cannabis produced legally in adult use states are being diverted to neighboring jurisdictions where the plant remains illegal, according to an analysis published online ahead of print in the Boston College Law Review. A professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in […]

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