February 23, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/23/18

Originally appeared in: Welcome to this week’s edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! First, I want to bring your attention to some of the state level lobbying efforts progressing around the country. Activists gathered in Denver, CO on Wednesday to try and change the conversation on employee drug testing and […]
February 22, 2018

Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

Originally appeared in: The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the […]
February 21, 2018

California: Alameda County District Attorney To Vacate Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions

Originally appeared in: The District Attorney for Alameda County has announced her intent to automatically vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, is the 7th-most populous county in California. According to the DA’s office, there are an estimated 6,000 marijuana convictions eligible for either a […]
February 17, 2018

It Was A Big Week For Marijuana In America

Originally appeared in: 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: 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: 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 […]
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