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Big Brouhaha in DC as Legalization is Phased-In

The new marijuana laws recently approved by the voters of the District of Columbia (Initiative 71) by nearly 70 percent took effect last week, following a 30-day period in which the US Congress had the opportunity to override the provision, but our opponents did not have the votes. So it is now perfectly legal in the Distri...

Virginia Governor Signs Low-THC Oil Bill

Last week, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill into law that will provide limited legal protections to patients with intractable epilepsy who find relief from low-THC marijuana. MPP does not consider Virginia a medical marijuana state because the law is so limited that it does not meet our definition of an effective...

Jamaica: Ganja Decriminalization Plan Finally Approved By Pa...

Members of Jamaica's Parliament have given final approval to a long-standing plan to amend the nation's marijuana policies. Violators of the new law will receive a ticket and be mandated to pay a fine, but will not face criminal penalties. The newly Separate provisions of the measure seek to establish regulations allowing f...

District of Columbia: Voter-Approved Depenalization Plan To ...

District of Columbia officials are moving forward with implementing a voter-approved initiative depenalizing offenses involving the personal possession and/or cultivation of cannabis by adults, which is anticipated to take effect at 12:01am tonight.

Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

Just after midnight last night, a law making marijuana legal for adults quietly went into effect in the Nation’s Capital. Initiative 71, which was approved 70-30 by D.C. voters in November, allows adults 21 years of age or older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana; grow up to six marijuana plants in their …...

The Sky Hasn’t Fallen in Alaska

Marijuana officially became legal for adults in Alaska as the legalization initiative approved by voters in November took effect on February 24. As we (and state lawmakers) expected, the sky did not fall in The Last Frontier, which is now the third state in the nation to allow adult marijuana use. Under Ballot Measure 2, it...

Poll: No Buyer’s Remorse In Colorado

Nearly six out of ten Coloradans say that they support keeping retail marijuana production and sales legal, according to statewide polling data released by Quinnipiac University. The figure is a five percent increase in support since voters approved the law in November 2012....

Jamaican Parliament Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

According to The New York Times: After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday night gave final approval to an act decriminalizing small amounts of pot and establishing a licensing agency to regulate a lawful me...

Majority of Coloradans Want to Keep Marijuana Legal

Echoing results from last September, a new poll shows that an even greater percentage of Coloradans are happy with their marijuana laws. From Denver Post: More than 13 months after recreational pot sales first started in Colorado, residents of the state still support marijuana legalization by a definitive margin, according ...

Study Shows Marijuana 114 Times Less Deadly Than Alcohol

A study recently published in Scientific Reports compared the risk of death associated with a number of drugs, including marijuana. The results added even more evidence proving that marijuana is far safer than legal alcohol. The Washington Post reports: Researchers sought to quantify the risk of death associated with the us...

Alaska Legalization Law Takes Effect

Legislation enacted by voters in November legalizing the personal use and cultivation of marijuana takes effect today....

West Virginia Senate Leaders Introduce Medical Marijuana Bil...

The West Virginia House has considered medical marijuana bills in recent years, but such bills had not been introduced in the Senate. Yesterday, that situation changed in a big way, as a bipartisan group of three Senate leaders introduced a bill that would make medical marijuana legal for seriously ill West Virginians. An i...

Marijuana Legal In Alaska Today!

Marijuana is officially legal in Alaska today! Ballot Measure 2, which was approved by 53% of Alaska voters in November, allows adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes, and possess the yield of those plants in the location where … Continu...

NORML Responds To Marijuana And Psychosis Claims

Last week, in what is becoming a semi-annual mainstream media ritual, news outlets around the globe published sensational headlines alleging that consuming cannabis will drives people crazy.

Congressional Legislation Introduced to Get the Federal Gove...

Legislation was introduced Friday in the US House of Representatives to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. House Resolution 1013, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, removes cannabis from the United States Controlled Substances Act. It also removes enforce...

The Impact of Big Money in the Marijuana Legalization Moveme...

One indisputable fact is that big-money interests have now surfaced in a number of states, seeking to influence the type of legalization adopted in specific states, and to profit from the legal marijuana market. We should not be surprised that the economic appeal of legalizing marijuana would attract the attention of people...

Boycott Holiday Inn!

Yesterday, a Holiday Inn hotel operator in Colorado and a national anti-marijuana organization filed a federal lawsuit intended to shut down all of Colorado’s legal marijuana retail stores and cultivation facilities. MPP is encouraging everyone who supports legalizing and regulating marijuana to (1) join us in a nationwide ...

Congressmen Introduce Bills to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Li...

U.S. Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced separate bills Friday that would regulate marijuana like alcohol and tax it at the federal level, respectively. Rep. Polis’s bill would replace the federal government’s current marijuana prohibition model with a regulatory model similar to the one in place ...

North Dakota House Votes Down Medical Marijuana Bill

From the Grand Forks Herald: House lawmakers scrapped a bill Wednesday aimed at making North Dakota the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana, saying it was premature and carried too many risks that outweighed the potential benefits. House Bill 1430 failed 26-67, with one member absent. The bipartisan bill would have all...

31 States Are Considering Marijuana Law Reform Is Yours One ...

At post time, there are 31 states that currently have pending marijuana law reform legislation. These measures deal with a wide array of topics including decriminalization, record expungement, medical access, and full legalization. 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most active legislative sessions on record for the mariju...

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