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Oregon: Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 Is About Civil Rights

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Nearly 10 years after opening the first cannabis cafe in the United States, Oregon NORML (ornorml.org) executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing directly to legislators in Salem to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) that would finally legalize her trademark business, The World Famous Cannabis Cafe. Martinez played a crucial role in organizing […]

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Survey: Three Of Four Military Veterans Would Consider Using Medical Cannabis

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Seventy-five percent of military veterans say that they would consider using either “cannabis or cannabinoid products as a treatment option,†according to member survey data compiled by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The organization represents over 400,000 veterans nationwide. Under existing federal regulations, physicians affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs […]

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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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