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Tagged With: marijuana

Marijuana Tax Dollars Support Anti-Bullying Program in Colorado

As marijuana sales in Colorado exceed $ 1 billion, residents are seeing marijuana tax revenues being put to work in their communities. From funding local projects to restore historic sites and construct a new irrigation system in Denver, to providing college scholarships to more than 500 students in Pueblo, and statewide grants for early literacy … Continue reading »

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Nebraska Voters Could Decide on Medical Marijuana in 2020

Voters in Nebraska may have an opportunity to legalize access to medical marijuana for qualified patients in 2020. With the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, led by Nebraska State Senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, many are seeing real prospects in passing a ballot initiative that would establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program … Continue reading »

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Boulder County and City of Denver to Allow Expungement of Low-level Marijuana Convictions

Following the lead of other major cities and counties in states that have legalized adult-use marijuana such as San Francisco and San Diego in California and Seattle and Pierce County in Washington, local officials in Colorado are taking action to undo the injustices of marijuana prohibition. Six years after voters in Colorado legalized adult-use marijuana, … Continue reading »

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law

Writing from Key West last week, where I addressed the 35thannual legal conference of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, I was fishing not only for Blue Marlin, but justice. Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed … Continue reading »

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Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York

How much cannabis do you consume? How much do you pay for your cannabis? How much extra would you pay for cannabis delivery? How often do you share your cannabis with friends? New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult-use with the 2019 Budget in April. The time is NOW to make your voice … Continue reading »

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Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught possessing and/or consuming marijuana onsite, everyone living in the property was at risk of being evicted. Fortunately, in 2014 the Obama Administration amended this policy … Continue reading »

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Michigan: Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal This Thursday

Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure, Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is the tenth US state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative. “The … Continue reading »

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Utah: Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act – was approved by 53 percent of voters on November 6. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri criticized lawmakers’ decision. “Lawmakers should have respected the will of the … Continue reading »

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legislation

Senate and Assembly lawmakers voted on Monday, November 26, in favor of legislation that seeks to regulate the adult use marijuana market. Members of a 26-member joint committee decided to move forward the legislation: Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act. Lawmakers will engage in further … Continue reading »

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Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Begin; Rep. Joe Kennedy Supports Legalization

Citizens of the Bay State have much to be thankful for this week. On November 20th, just two days before Thanksgiving, adults over the age of 21 were able to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Massachusetts for the first time in over a century. Massachusetts was the first state to enact marijuana prohibition … Continue reading »

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