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ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

African Americans in Pennsylvania are over eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer: Medical Cannabis Is Safer Than Opioids

Congressman Earl Blumenauer: Medical Cannabis Is Safer Than Opioids

On Wednesday, October 11th, Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) testified before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health on how to deal with the opioid crisis in America.

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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

In recent remarks at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about current Attorney General Jeff Sessions' views on marijuana, saying "The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana I think is the thing that's put the Justice Department in this strange place" in regards to potential changes in...

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NORML Founder Keith Stroup to Speak at First Annual Cannabis Fund Gala & Awards

NORML Founder Keith Stroup to Speak at First Annual Cannabis Fund Gala & Awards

The Cannabis Fund, a PAC created by Representative Earl Blumenauer to support cannabis-friendly candidates, will be hosting its first annual gala & awards on October 6th at the Marriott Waterfront in Portland, OR with NORML founder Keith Stroup as a featured speaker.

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NORML Weighs In For Personal Cultivation Rights In Washington State

NORML Weighs In For Personal Cultivation Rights In Washington State

On Wednesday, NORML and Washington NORML both submitted public comment to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) in support of the regulatory body drafting model legislation to allow the lawful home cultivation of marijuana for personal use.

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Washington State Releases Update On Legalization Findings – High Hopes Are Rewarded

Washington State Releases Update On Legalization Findings – High Hopes Are Rewarded

In their second formal assessment on the impact of legalization in the wake of the implementation of I-502, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) issued the next regularly scheduled report - and suffice to say, the news was very positive, unless you are still relying on tired and debunked prohibitionist talking points.

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American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin

American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin

For more than a year, The American Legion has been calling on the federal government – and specifically the Veterans Affairs Department – to support research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in treating veterans with PTSD. Now, the Legion is ramping up their efforts to convince VA Secretary Shulkin to expand research into...

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to "support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other...

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2017 NORML Conference and Lobby Day In Brief

2017 NORML Conference and Lobby Day In Brief

By the numbers: - 140+ attendees - 21 speakers - 5 members of Congress - 150+ congressional meetings - 1 goal: End marijuana prohibition.

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Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation – Marijuana Protections Included

Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation – Marijuana Protections Included

In a quick deal between President Trump and Congress, a three-month budget continuing resolution will be in effect until December 8, 2017, maintaining current spending levels. While this seems mundane (it is), it is important for marijuana policy because it guarantees a temporary extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections for lawful medical marijuana programs from Attorney...

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