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Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeking Marijuana Legalization By July 2018

Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeking Marijuana Legalization By July 2018

The Trudeau administration is anticipated to introduce legislation in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. Proponents of the measure are seeking to achieve its implementation by July 1, 2018.

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Here’s a stupid idea

March 27, 2017
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Here’s a stupid idea

Let’s put Chris Christie in charge of a drug commission devoted to opioid abuse.

Washington Post (via Tom Angell):

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly...

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/25/17

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/25/17

Here are the bills from around the country that NORML has tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state.

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Lazy Journalism

March 24, 2017
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Lazy Journalism

Haven’t done one of these in a while. Here’s a puff piece by Frank Lewis in the Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times: Forfeiture – an important tool. It’s essentially a promo for the U.S. Attorney’s office.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman has announced the creation of a District forfeiture unit tasked with ensuring the District...

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission.

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What Would A Federal Marijuana Crackdown Look Like?

What Would A Federal Marijuana Crackdown Look Like?

Ever since the 2016 election, marijuana legalization supporters have been wondering if President Trump will crack down on state-approved recreational and/or medical marijuana programs. The Heritage Foundation believes it knows the answer.

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Virginia: Local Focus, Nationwide Impact

March 20, 2017
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Virginia: Local Focus, Nationwide Impact

In the first quarter of 2017, the reform efforts of Virginia NORML laid a framework for exciting changes in the Commonwealth’s cannabis policies. As spring blooms, conversations are blossoming in municipalities across the state challenging the status quo of criminally prosecuting misdemeanor possession in favor of civil fines. And we’re leading the charge not...

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Hunter S. Thompson Scholarships for 2017 Aspen Legal Seminar

Hunter S. Thompson Scholarships for 2017 Aspen Legal Seminar

Colorado NORML is pleased to announce the 2017 Hunter S. Thompson Scholarship to the Aspen Legal Seminar June 1-3, 2017!

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New York Times discovers dynamic-entry drug raids

March 18, 2017
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New York Times discovers dynamic-entry drug raids

A friend of mine sent me this link with the note: “Hey Pete, You’ve talked about this for *years*. Why is the Times only now catching on?”

It’s a very good series in the New York Times: Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood with a second article in the series: 2 Texas...

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/17/2017

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/17/2017

The bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/11/2017

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/11/2017

At the state level, it is quite a different story. We have continued to see a marked rise in the number of bills introduced pertaining to marijuana, crossing the 1,500 mark. From hearings on marijuana legalization in Maryland to social clubs passing the Senate in Colorado to hemp passing the both chambers in the...

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Jeff Sessions: Wrong on Opioids and Violence, Considers RICO Lawsuits

Jeff Sessions: Wrong on Opioids and Violence, Considers RICO Lawsuits

At the end of the day, when the Attorney General of the United States publicly contemplates the federal prosecution of those in the adult use marijuana industry, we should take these threats seriously.

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