Browsing archives for February, 2018

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. […]

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Maine: Lawmakers Push To Rewrite 2016 Voter-Approved Marijuana Law

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Gov LePage (R-Maine) State lawmakers 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 […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Prohibited Status

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A federal district court judge in Manhattan today granted the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to challenge the constitutionality of cannabis’ prohibited status under federal law. The 98-page complaint, filed in July 2017 by a legal team that includes New York attorney Michael Hiller, NORML Legal Committee member Joseph Bondy and Empire […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/23/18

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Welcome to this week’s edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! First, I want to bring your attention to some of the state level lobbying efforts progressing around the country. Activists gathered in Denver, CO on Wednesday to try and change the conversation on employee drug testing and partner with local business. Several Denver board members and […]

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Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

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The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and […]

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