DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016

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Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops by the US Drug Enforcement Administration rose in 2016, according to annual data compiled by the agency. According to the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, agents confiscated more than 5.3 million marijuana plants nationwide in 2016. The total is a 20 percent increase over the agency’s 2015 [...]

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Congressional Protections For Legal State Medical Marijuana Programs Expected To Be Extended

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We welcome the extension and expansion of critical marijuana policy provisions through September 30 in the proposed fiscal year 2017 omnibus funding legislation. The decision to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment language illustrates both compassion and common sense when it comes to marijuana policy. Now, the majority of states and over 90 percent of the public approves [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/15/2017

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! First off – Happy Tax Day! (If you’re into that sort of thing) As we approach 4/20, a number of bills at the state level have seen significant movement, both good and ugly for progress. First, the downers: In Tennessee, the state legislature passed and [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/08/17

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! First off –  HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO KC NORML! If you didn’t already hear, on Tuesday the voters of Kansas City passed Question 5 to decriminalize possession of marijuana by over 70%. You can read more by clicking here. Another bright spot to follow right now [...]

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West Virginia: Lawmakers Approve Amended Medical Marijuana Measure

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West Virginia legislators on Thursday approved a significantly amended version of Senate Bill 386, which seeks to establish a state-regulated medical cannabis program. The measure now awaits action from Democrat Gov. Jim Justice, who has previously expressed support for permitting qualified patients access cannabis therapy. If signed into law, West Virginia will become the 30th [...]

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