Connecticut: NORML Affiliate To Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate

Connecticut: NORML Affiliate To Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate

The Connecticut state chapter of NORML and the Yale University branch of the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy will co-host the inaugural gubernatorial candidate debate of the 2018 governor's race. Candidates will be asked to weigh in on questions specific to adult use marijuana legalization, criminal justice reform, hemp production, and...

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Buffalo/Western New York: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested For Minor Marijuana Offenses

Buffalo/Western New York: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested For Minor Marijuana Offenses

African Americans in the city of Buffalo (population 257,000) are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to an analysis of arrest data by the advocacy group Partnership for the Public Good. “he disparities in the number of marijuana possession arrests cannot be explained by a higher use among black or...

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We Need Your Help to Protect Patients from Jeff Sessions

We Need Your Help to Protect Patients from Jeff Sessions

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted his Department of Justice would be required to abide by budget amendments that restrict their use of funding to go after state-legal medical marijuana programs.

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Women Who Weed

Women Who Weed

In the era of increasing acceptance and outright legalization of cannabis use, cannabis-centric television keeps getting better and better. From comedies like The Lucas Bros Moving Co (Fox) to documentaries like Weediquette (Viceland) and dramas like High Maintenance (HBO), you will never be at a loss for something to zone out to. Unless, of...

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NORML France Conference: Think Change or Change The Bandage?

NORML France Conference: Think Change or Change The Bandage?

Fresh off of an organizational restructuring, NORML France will be hosting their conference entitled "Cannabis: Think Change or Change the Bandage?" about the failure of French cannabis prohibition at Université la Sorbonne in Paris.

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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

November 8, 2017
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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – better known as “TACO" – to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent.

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Election: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race

November 8, 2017
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Election: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race

Trenton, NJ: After making the legalization of marijuana a core issue in both his primary and general election campaigns, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has claimed victory in the New Jersey gubernatorial election over Republican Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

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SAM burned by Angell

November 7, 2017
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SAM burned by Angell

Tom Angell and the Marijuana Moment continue to keep on top of everything marijuana-related, including the ridiculous antics of Kevin Sabet and S.A.M.

In this latest post, Anti-Marijuana Site Features Pro-Legalization Politician (For Some Reason), Tom details a number of the past big efforts by Kevin and SAM that never amounted to anything. Worth...

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Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch

Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch

It is once again election night in America. While 2017 doesn’t feature any statewide marijuana initiatives, there are still a number of races to watch tonight that will impact marijuana law reform efforts across the nation.

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Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs in the new green economy. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers to entry into the industry;...

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Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs in the new green economy. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers to entry into the industry;...

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Maine Governor Vetoes Legalization Implementation

November 3, 2017
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Maine Governor Vetoes Legalization Implementation

Republican Gov. Paul LePage today vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority.

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