Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. City council members in Cleveland, Ohio approved an ordinance by a 15-2 vote to remove jail time for up to 200 grams of marijuana possession. It […]

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Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling to Underage Customers

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Licensed cannabis retailers in Colorado and Washington are highly compliant with state laws refusing the sale of products to minors, according to data published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. A team of investigators assessed whether licensed retail cannabis facilities would sell to pseudo-underage buyers who failed to show proof of age. […]

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Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Access Associated with Decreased Sales of OTC Sleep Aids

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Adult-use retail cannabis access is associated with a decline in the sales of over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aid medications, according to data published in the journal Complimentary Therapies in Medicine. Investigators from the University of New Mexico and California Polytechnic State University assessed trends in the demand for OTC sleep aids in the years prior to […]

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New Mexico: Governor’s Task Force Issues Adult-Use Marijuana Recommendations

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A 23-member task force has issued explicit policy recommendations to Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham regarding the legalization and regulation of cannabis. The report proposes a regulatory framework governing the retail production, sale, and taxation of cannabis. Recommendations by the task-force include: Prohibiting local municipalities from completely restricting cannabis sales; Limiting overall taxes on retail […]

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Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

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As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense. The new law reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — formerly punishable by up to 15 days in jail — to […]

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