Illinois: Clemency Available for Zero to 30 Grams, Expungement Available for Convictions of 30 to 500 Grams

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On June 25, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law a revision of the Illinois Cannabis Control Act, 720 ILCS 550.1 et seq. Commencing January 1, 2020, Illinois residents will be authorized to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis for usage as they desire.  Non-residents do not have the same exception from the criminal […]

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Delaware: Attorney General Calls For Expanding Use Of Civil Penalties For Marijuana Violations

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Delaware prosecutors will no longer be encouraged to pursue criminal charges against those who possess marijuana for personal use, according to guidelines issued by the state’s new Attorney General, Kathleen Jennings. In a memorandum issued this week, Jennings callas for sweeping changes to help prioritize resources toward the prosecution of violent criminal offenders and away […]

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AG Nominee Reiterates Non-Interference Stance

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First reported on Forbes, William Barr, former Attorney General, advocate for increased incarceration, and current nominee to be the next Attorney General reiterated his stance in writing to not “go after” state legal marijuana programs and expressed support for increased research. His statements before the Judiciary Committee came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) […]

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AG Nominee Reiterates Non-Interference Stance

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First reported on Forbes, William Barr, former Attorney General, advocate for increased incarceration, and current nominee to be the next Attorney General reiterated his stance in writing to not “go after” state legal marijuana programs and expressed support for increased research. His statements before the Judiciary Committee came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) […]

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NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri Discusses AG Nominee Barr and Legalization on CBS News

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Earlier today, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri made an appearance on CBS News to discuss Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s recent comments regarding marijuana legalization and how he would handle states that have reformed their cannabis policies if he were confirmed as the next Attorney General. “It really falls to Congress at this point to […]

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