Virginia: Crime Data Shows Surge In Marijuana Arrests

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Marijuana-related arrests increased over 20 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to crime data compiled by the Virginia State Police. Law enforcement officials made 27,852 arrests for marijuana violations, according to the report – up from 21,637 in 2016. At that time, Virginia ranked sixth in the nation for total marijuana arrests (trailing [...]

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NORML PAC Endorses Beto O’Rourke for Senate

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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced its endorsement of Beto O’Rourke for Senate in his race to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in Texas. “Beto has been a true champion for abolishing our disastrous prohibition on marijuana since the very beginning of his political career as [...]

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Poll: Americans’ Support For Marijuana Law Reform At All Time High

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A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, according to polling data released by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-one percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by the poll. Support for legalization is strongest among those between [...]

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Federal Legislation Introduced To Exclude Cannabis From The Controlled Substances Act

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Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced bipartisan legislation in Congress to exclude marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thus providing states with the exclusive authority to regulate the plant how best they see fit. The “Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” removes the cannabis plant from the CSA so that [...]

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Polling: Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

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Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting the plant’s use or sale, according to nationwide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University. Ninety-three percent of voters — including 96 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans — support “allowing adults to [...]

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