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February 17, 2018

It Was A Big Week For Marijuana In America

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog Valentines Day week 2018 saw a tremendous amount of activity when it came to addressing our nations failed policy of marijuana prohibition. From new federal legislation being introduced to two federal lawsuits having hearings, plus a number of members of Congress, old allies and new stepping up […]
February 16, 2018

Philadelphia: District Attorney To Cease Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog Philadelphia officials announced today that they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses. In October 2014, Philadelphia enacted a municipal ordinance reclassifying cases involving the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a $25 fine – no arrest […]
February 16, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/16/18

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog Welcome to this week’s edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! First, I’d like to highlight a key development at the federal level pertaining to established marijuana businesses and consumers. Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would basically codify the […]
February 15, 2018

New Federal Legislation To Protect Legal Marijuana States And Businesses

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would essentially codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. Upon the introduction, Rep. Correa said, “To date, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis, and twenty-nine states and the District of […]
February 15, 2018

Update: Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments In Washington, et.al v. Sessions

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog Today, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the motion to dismiss Washington, et.al v. Sessions, et.al, a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Schedule I classification of cannabis under the Controlled […]
February 14, 2018

Travel Writer and Television Host Rick Steves Briefed Congress On Marijuana Policy

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog Yesterday on Capitol Hill, bestselling guidebook author and travel host Rick Steves held two briefings to address marijuana prohibition to a gathering of members of Congress and their staff. Inspired by Europe’s pragmatic approach to drug policy, with success measured by harm reduction rather than incarceration, Steves […]
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