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The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Be A Death Sentence

The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Be A Death Sentence

Too often we hear of violence being perpetrated by officers of the state against our fellow citizens on the basis of similarly irrational claims. Philando Castile is the name we must speak today, but sadly there are countless others, particularly people of color, who have fallen victims to or as a result of this...

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The Smell Of Marijuana Shouldn’t Be A Death Sentence

The Smell Of Marijuana Shouldn’t Be A Death Sentence

Philando Castile was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop last year. This week we learned that the officer rationalized his actions by claiming that the alleged smell of "burnt marijuana” made him fear for his own life.

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Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it's posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs

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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

May 11, 2017
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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

After years of stonewalling by former leadership, we commend lawmakers for finally correcting this injustice. Once law, Granite state residents will be one step closer to being able to truly 'Live Free’ and not just 'live free, but potentially be incarcerated.

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

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

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 of the use of marijuana as a medicine and Congress should not stand in the way of these reforms.

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Last Chance To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients and Providers From Jeff Sessions

Last Chance To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients and Providers From Jeff Sessions

Today is the final day that Congress has to pass a short-term budget to fund the federal government and it’s up to us to make sure that lawmakers reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. This critical amendment stops Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice from targeting state-sanctioned medical marijuana patients, growers, caregivers, and providers.

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The National District Attorneys Association Is Lying About Marijuana

The National District Attorneys Association Is Lying About Marijuana

A recently released white paper published by the National District Attorneys Association is calling for the federal government to strictly enforce anti-cannabis laws in states that have regulated its production and distribution for either medical or recreational purposes.

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Say NO To Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids

Say NO To Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids

Since 2014, the Department of Justice has been prohibited from using taxpayers’ funds to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states that regulate its medical use. But that could all change this week as Congress decides how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year.

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KC NORML Successfully Decriminalized Marijuana in Kansas City

KC NORML Successfully Decriminalized Marijuana in Kansas City

In a blowout victory for sensible criminal justice policy, the voters of Kansas City, Missouri have decided to approve Question 5 and decriminalize marijuana to direct their law enforcement officers to no longer target citizens for possession of the plant and would replace current criminal penalties with just a civil fine.

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Houston Has Decriminalized Marijuana, Reveals Conflicting Attitudes and Budget Priorities of Law Enforcement

April 4, 2017
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Houston Has Decriminalized Marijuana, Reveals Conflicting Attitudes and Budget Priorities of Law Enforcement

Last month on March 1, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg decriminalized marijuana by instituting the new Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program. Including the city of Houston this decision in Harris County affects more than 4.5 million Texans. As a result, possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana is now punishable by up to...

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