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New Hampshire: Governor Signs Marijuana Annulment Measure

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Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled. House Bill 399 provides an opportunity for those convicted of offenses involving the possession of three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis or less to seek an annulment. If […]

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Senator Rice Needs to Get Woke About Weed, Pt. 2

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As New Jersey continues to fail its constituents each day they do not pass cannabis legalization for adult-use, the name of one state senator at the forefront of the fight against legalization remains permanently inked in shame: State Senator Ron Rice of the 28th District. Despite 62% of New Jersey residents supporting legalizing cannabis for […]

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Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

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Pennsylvania health officials have expanded the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis access. The State Health Department Secretary publicly announced on Thursday that patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and/or Tourette’s syndrome will be eligible to receive recommendations to legally access medical cannabis products. The new rules take effect on July 20. Lieutenant Gov. […]

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Hawaii: Measure Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession Becomes Law Absent Governor’s Signature

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Democratic Gov. David Ige failed to take action on legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, thereby allowing the measure to become law without his signature. House Bill 1383 reduces penalties involving the possession of up to three grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a $1,000 fine […]

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HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

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Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony today challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” debated the merits of various alternative policy options – including abolishing cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal […]

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