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Tagged With: legalization

Canadian Legalization Day Is Here

Today, Canada becomes the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised in 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. Further, the new law … Continue reading »

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New York State’s Marijuana Working Group is Taking Public Comments on Legalization Legislation

A listening session was held Thursday evening in Rochester, New York to get feedback about what the community wants to see in the legislation currently being drafted to legalize cannabis for adult use in NY. See the full list of listening sessions happening state-wide here. The legislation being drafted is set to pass next April … Continue reading »

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Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria

With 47 states and the District of Columbia permitting the use of marijuana or its extracts in some form, new questions concerning employers’ rights, lawful marijuana use by employees, and maintaining a safe workplace have been raised. The biggest issue? While it’s legal to possess and consume marijuana in several states, it’s still illegal under … Continue reading »

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Legalization: Is it Working?

We as advocates of marijuana law reforms have never been in a better position than we are today to further our cause. Prior to states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and others, legalizing and regulating marijuana, there was very little data to support our arguments to end marijuana prohibition. But, things have changed. So, is … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Momentum Grows For Passage Of Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey voters support legalizing the adult use of marijuana and expunging past criminal convictions associated with the substance, according to statewide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-two percent of voters say that they support allowing adults “to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” Support is strongest … Continue reading »

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NORML Endorses North Dakota Legalization Ballot Measure

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is endorsing North Dakota’s voter-initiated, adult use marijuana legalization effort, Measure 3. “NORML is pleased to support the grassroots Measure 3 campaign. With state legislators continuing to drag their feet with regard to reforming North Dakota’s outdated and failed marijuana prohibition laws, we believe that it … Continue reading »

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Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot in North Dakota

Today, the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office confirmed that LegalizeND has submitted more than enough signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot. The initiative that will be before voters this fall aims to legalize the use, sale, possession, and distribution of marijuana for anyone 21 years or older.  It would also … Continue reading »

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Attorney General Sessions Reiterates His Threats To Legalization

During a press conference in Boston earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his hostility to marijuana reform and doubled down yet again on his tired, fear-mongering talking point regarding it being sold at every street corner. “Personally my view is that the American republic will not be better if there are marijuana sales on every … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Auditor’s Report Says Marijuana Legalization Would Yield Over $500 Million In New Annual Revenue

A fiscal report issued by the state’s Auditor General estimates that taxing Pennsylvania’s existing retail cannabis market would yield $ 581 million in new annual revenue. The report estimates that just under 800,000 Pennsylvanians are currently using cannabis. Statewide polling finds that a majority of voters endorse legalizing and regulating its use by adults. “The … Continue reading »

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Canada: Lawmakers Reconcile and Pass Historic Marijuana Legalization Legislation

[UPDATE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the new law will officially go into effect on October 17, 2018.] Members of the Canadian House and Senate have reconciled and given final approval to C-45, sweeping legislation amending the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act so that those over the age of 18 may legally … Continue reading »

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