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Delaware Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Introduc...

Delaware State Rep. Helene Keeley, State Sens. Margret Rose Henry and Bryan Townsend, and 10 of their colleagues have just introduced legislation that would replace Delaware’s criminal penalty for marijuana possession with a simple civil fine, similar to a traffic ticket. If you are a Delaware resident, please email your st...

Virgin Islands Senate Overrides Governor Veto of Marijuana B...

Earlier this month, Gov. John deJongh Jr. of the U.S. Virgin Islands stated that he supported decriminalizing marijuana, despite the fact that he vetoed a bill that would reduce penalties at the end of 2014. The Senate overrode his initial veto, adding the Virgin Islands to the list of U.S. territories that are changing the...

North Dakota Considering Medical Marijuana Bill

Last week, a bipartisan group of North Dakota state representatives introduced compassionate legislation that would establish a workable medical marijuana program in North Dakota. Under HB 1430, seriously ill patients would be able to possess and cultivate a limited amount of marijuana. It would also create a system of regi...

Mississippi Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced

As marijuana policy reforms advance nationwide, Mississippi Sen. Deborah Dawkins has vowed to keep fighting for medical marijuana legislation. Last week, Sen. Dawkins introduced SB 2318, a bill that would allow seriously ill patients to possess and cultivate a limited amount of marijuana. Although SB 2318 would not allow fo...

New Hampshire Lawmakers Consider Reducing Marijuana Penaltie...

A bill has been introduced in the New Hampshire House of Representatives that would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The House passed a nearly identical bill last year by a vote of 215-92, but the Senate refused to consider it. HB 618, sponsored by Rep. Adam Schroadter (R-Newmarket) an...

Demanding “Perfect Legalization” is a Formula for Defeat

You don’t have to look too hard to see marijuana legalization efforts in several states that have a good chance of being approved by the voters in 2016. But many of those efforts are mired-down with competing proposals and competing proponents that could easily undermine the ability of supporters in those states to actually...

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Rescheduling Decri...

In a report released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested removing marijuana from Schedule 1 in order to make further research easier to accomplish. From the Associated Press: To make it easier to study and develop marijuana-based treatments, the group recommends removing marijuana from the government’s most...

American Academy of Pediatrics Calls For Rescheduling Cannab...

An updated policy statement issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls for the rescheduling of the cannabis plant under federal law to better facilitate clinical trial research and to promote the plant’s eventual pharmaceutical development....

Montana Judge Protects Medical Marijuana Program but More Wo...

Two and half years ago, the Montana legislature gutted the 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana law and replaced it with a law that got as close to repeal as possible. Since then, the state has been fighting in the courts to defend its ill-considered law. Victory was finally handed to Montana patients this month when the &...

Study Shows Long-Term Marijuana Does Not Cause Serious Lung ...

A new study reports that long-term marijuana users have little to worry about in terms of lung damage. Paul Armentano write in Alternet: The inhalation of one marijuana cigarette per day over a 20-year period is not associated with adverse changes in lung health, according to data published online ahead of print in the jour...

Wyoming House Judiciary Committee Approves Decriminalization...

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee of the Wyoming Legislature approved a bill – HB 29 ­– that would replace the current criminal penalty for marijuana possession with a more sensible civil fine. By a vote of 7-2, the committee supported the proposal that will end the threat of arrest for first and second possession &...

South Carolina Medical Marijuana and Decriminalization Bills...

A bipartisan group of South Carolina state representatives led by House Minority Leader J. Todd Rutherford has introduced compassionate legislation that would establish a workable medical marijuana program in South Carolina. Under the Put Patients First Act, seriously ill patients would be able to possess and cultivate a li...

Missouri Legislature to Consider Allowing Public Vote on Reg...

Missouri State Rep. Brandon Ellington’s HJR 15 would give voters a chance to put an end to the failed experiment of marijuana prohibition, and would replace it with legalization, taxation, and regulation for adults 21 and over. A companion bill also sponsored by Rep. Ellington, HB 166, would expunge some marijuana-related c...

Want Legalization in Your State?

How do we move from prohibition to legalization in my state? That’s one of the most asked questions we hear every week at NORML. With national media attention focusing on the favorable experience with legalization in Colorado and Washington, and on the not-yet-implemented legalization programs recently adopted in Oregon and...

Holder Restricts Asset Forfeiture Laws Dealing Blow to War o...

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that local and state law enforcement would no longer be able to use federal asset forfeiture laws to seize and keep property without evidence of a crime. According to the Washington Post: Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate pe...

Washington DC: District Officials Move Forward To Enact Muni...

District of Columbia city officials this week moved forward with their intentions to implement a voter-approved municipal initiative depenalizing marijuana possession and cultivation offenses.

Study: Long Term Cannabis Exposure “Not Associated With Sign...

Investigators at Emory University in Atlanta assessed marijuana smoke exposure and lung health in a large representative sample of US adults age 18 to 59. They concluded, "[The] ongoing use of marijuana is associated with increased respiratory symptoms of bronchitis without a significant functional abnormality in spirometry...

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Indiana

State Senator Karen Tallian has long been a champion for improving marijuana-related laws in Indiana, and she has already introduced a new, compassionate bill that would establish a medical marijuana program in Indiana. If passed, SB 284 would allow patients to use and safely access medical cannabis, as is the case in 23 st...

Navigating the Marijuana Industry Labyrinth

(This post is the first in a series providing insights into the legal marijuana industry. It is a guest post from the staff at MedMen.) While ultimately an exciting endeavor, opening a marijuana business can be a tedious process involving a multitude of legal and monetary procedures. A close eye for detail is required. Deal...

D.C. Councilmembers Introduce Marijuana Regulation Bill

Last week, District of Columbia Councilmember David Grosso and three of his colleagues made it clear that Congressional bullying wasn’t going to stop them from considering a more rational approach to marijuana. On January 6, they quietly introduced legislation to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. This sensible propos...

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