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Tagged With: Legal

Colorado: Tax Revenue From The Legal Cannabis Industry Surpasses Half-Billion Dollars

Revenues from Colorado’s legal cannabis industry have surpassed over a half-billion dollars since retail sales began on January 1, 2014. According to an analysis by VS Strategies, cannabis-related taxes and fees have yielded $ 506,143,635 in new state revenue over the past three and one-half years. (Local tax revenue was excluded from the analysis.) Much … Continue reading »

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Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use By Young People Following Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status

Yet another study has once again affirmed that the regulation of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is not associated with increases in problematic cannabis use by young people. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, federal investigators from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration evaluated … Continue reading »

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Congressional Protections For Legal State Medical Marijuana Programs Expected To Be Extended

We welcome the extension and expansion of critical marijuana policy provisions through September 30 in the proposed fiscal year 2017 omnibus funding legislation. The decision to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment language illustrates both compassion and common sense when it comes to marijuana policy. Now, the majority of states and over 90 percent of the public approves … Continue reading »

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Louisiana: Bill Introduced to Provide Explicit Legal Protections for Medical Cannabis Recipients

SB 35, introduced by Sen. Yvonne Colomb, provides explicit exemptions from arrest and prosecution for persons lawfully in possession of medical marijuana. Presently, state regulators are finalizing rules and regulations governing its nascent medical cannabis program, which seeks to permit the production, dispensing, and use of non-herbal preparations of cannabis for qualified patients. Passage of … Continue reading »

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Hunter S. Thompson Scholarships for 2017 Aspen Legal Seminar

Keith Stroup and Hunter S. Thompson Every year Colorado NORML covers the costs of sending at least TWO attorneys, law students, patients, or advocates who could not otherwise attend to the NORML Aspen Legal Seminar. Covered costs will include lodging at the Gant Hotel, entrance to seminar events, and travel expenses. To apply, please send … Continue reading »

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Maine: Politicians Introduce Bill to Delay Legal Marijuana

Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau and House Speaker Sara Gideon have struck a deal to introduce emergency resolution LD 88 to impose a moratorium on the enactment of many of the key provisions in Question 1, the voter-initiated Marijuana Legalization Act. While the resolution maintains the January 30th, 2017 repeal of penalties for personal possession … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Adult Marijuana Use To Become Legal On January 1

This Sunday, Nevada will become the seventh US state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. “What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said. “Voters in the western region of the United States are leading the way toward the eventual nationwide … Continue reading »

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Canadian Government’s Legal Marijuana Task Force Releases Recommendations

This morning in Ottawa, a government task force assigned to study legalizing and regulating the adult use of marijuana in Canada released their recommendations. The task force recommended that sales should be restricted to those over the age of 18 with a personal possession limit of 30 grams. Their recommended model of legalization would put … Continue reading »

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Studies: Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status Not Associated With Increased Use By Young People

Changes in marijuana’s legal status under state law is not associated with increased cannabis use or with its perceived availability by young people, according to pair of recently published studies. In the first study, published online in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, researchers at Columbia University in New York surveyed the marijuana use habits … Continue reading »

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Values Survey: 63 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

Sixty-three percent of Americans age 18 and older favor making the use of marijuana legal, according to national polling results compiled by the Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the poll, and marks a 30 percent increase in public support for legalization since 2014. The poll … Continue reading »

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