Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/9/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week was a big week for marijuana with Michigan voters approving the legalization and retail sale for adults, and Utah and Missouri voting to allow medical marijuana access. There were also 16 counties and two cities in Wisconsin that approved non-binding marijuana related ballot […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/2/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A bit of news from across the border to start; Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down the country’s prohibition of marijuana by issuing two separate rulings, setting binding precedent that the country’s ban on consuming marijuana is unconstitutional. The nation’s Congress has 90 days to repeal cannabis […]

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A Coalition Of Groups Bills October 20th-27th as National Expungement Week

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New York,  A coalition of over 20 organizations working at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice, will join local and community groups across the country for the inaugural National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) October 20-27, 2018. Conceived to aid those disenfranchised by the war on drugs, N.E.W. will offer free clinics to […]

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New York: Brooklyn DA Intends To Vacate Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions

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Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s […]

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New York: State-Commissioned Study Calls For Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use

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A state-commissioned study released today by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. The 74-page study, entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impact of Regulated Marijuana in New York State,” acknowledges the following: “Regulating marijuana can reduce opioid use;” “Regulating marijuana may lead to a reduction […]

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