Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney To Expunge Thousands Of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has pledged that her office will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions in the coming months. Cook County, which includes Chicago, is the second-most populous county in the United States. Foxx’s office is negotiating with the same non-profit group that assisted the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in […]

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Justice Department Urged To Take “Immediate Action” On Marijuana Grow Applications

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The American Psychological Association (APA) is urging US Attorney General William Barr to review more than two-dozen pending applications for federal marijuana grow licenses. In a letter dated Wednesday, February 27, the association urged the Justice Department to “act immediately” on 26 applications pending before federal officials – applications which were initially submitted to the […]

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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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Weekly Legislative Roundup 12/14/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! There’s been some key developments in Congress this week, including the passage of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’) by both the U.S. House and Senate. The hemp-specific provisions of the Act amend the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 so that hemp […]

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Demand Protection For Consumers At The Canadian Border

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Legal Marijuana Sales Being in Canada Following Canada’s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industry may be […]

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