Browsing archives for January, 2019

Maryland: Baltimore Prosecutor To No Longer Target Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Officials will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses in Baltimore, as per a new policy unveiled today by the office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City. Under the plan, which takes immediate effect, the office will also move to expunge the criminal records of an estimated 5,000 citizens previously convicted for cannabis-related offenses. The […]

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AG Nominee Reiterates Non-Interference Stance

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First reported on Forbes, William Barr, former Attorney General, advocate for increased incarceration, and current nominee to be the next Attorney General reiterated his stance in writing to not “go after” state legal marijuana programs and expressed support for increased research. His statements before the Judiciary Committee came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) […]

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Marijuana Legalization in NY & Driving: Response to NYS Association of Police Chiefs from Roc NORML

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The New York State Association of Police made a statement opposing legalization of cannabis for adult-use in New York, in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he plans to pass legislation April 1st, with the budget, that will legalize cannabis for adult-use in New York. The New York State Association of Police said traffic safety is a […]

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Urge Kentucky Lawmakers to Support Medical Cannabis Reform Today!

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 A medical cannabis bill has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly every year since 2013. In that time around a dozen other states have passed medical bills, eight more have joined Colorado and Washington in full legalization. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have voiced support for state governments deciding their own policies. Nearly […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced legislation this week, HR 712 / S. 179: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy […]

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