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Marijuana Legalization News

Vermont Committee Approves Proposal To Legalize Marijuana

March 23, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 Wednesday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. A new statewide poll finds a substantial majority of Vermont voters are in favor of the policy change proposed in H. 170. […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Illinois General Assembly To Consider Marijuana Legalization

March 23, 2017, 6:46 am Johnny Green

State lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use. The Senate bill, SB 316, is sponsored by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Heather Steans (D-Chicago), while the House version, HB 2353, was presented by Rep. Kelly […]

Marijuana Legalization News

Vermont Committee Passes Marijuana Law

March 22, 2017, 1:39 pm Anthony Johnson

Vermont is one step closer to legal marijuana after the state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that legalizes marijuana possession and cultivation for adults 21 and over. Legalizing cannabis is a very difficult endeavor that requires a ton of work to break through decades of Reefer Madness propaganda and […]

Marijuana Legalization News

Drug Policy Alliance Receives Award For Video Featuring Jay Z

March 22, 2017, 6:30 am Johnny Green

The Drug Policy Alliance received the 2017 DoGooder Best Nonprofit Video for Good Award for its video slamming the war on drugs, narrated by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and illustrated by acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple. The video first launched in The New York Times last September. The award will be […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Full Marijuana Decriminalization Possible Through NY Budget Process

March 21, 2017, 8:30 am Johnny Green

I received the following action alert out of New York: Gov. Cuomo, in his budget bills, has a proposal that would finally fix New York’s flawed decriminalization law by eliminating the loophole that currently criminalizes possession in “public view.” This part of the law has been widely abused by police […]

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Global Drug War News

NYC: Prospects For Drug Policy Reform In The U.S. And Abroad

March 21, 2017, 8:00 am Johnny Green

On Wednesday, March 22, Human Rights Watch, the Drug Policy Alliance and Hunter College Human Rights Program will host a conversation about the global movement toward ending the criminalization of drug use and possession for personal use, as well as current prospects for drug policy reform at the local, state, […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Wisconsin Town To Vote On $1 Marijuana Possession Fine

March 20, 2017, 5:53 am Johnny Green

Marijuana is not legal in Wisconsin. According to Wisconsin state law possession of any amount of cannabis is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to 6 months in jail. Any subsequent offense is a felony, punishable by a $10,000 fine and up to 3.5 years in jail. […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Nevada Bill Would Erase Some Past Marijuana Convictions

March 19, 2017, 9:42 pm Johnny Green

I have family and friends that live in Nevada, and a few of them have had run ins with law enforcement and were in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. They were always fortunate enough to not have their marijuana found by the officer and went on to […]

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Marijuana Drug Testing

The Dräger 5000 Cannot Prove Marijuana DUI

March 18, 2017, 10:59 am Johnny Green

One of the biggest concerns about marijuana reform is what effect, if any, it will have on public roadways. Marijuana opponents try very hard to convince the American public and elected officials that immediately following marijuana reform there will be an inevitable stoned driver epidemic the likes of which is […]

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Cannabis Culture

ICBC Ticket Prices Increase at Midnight!

March 17, 2017, 10:22 am Carl Wellstone

Attending Europe’s first B2B cannabis event is your dream, and Berlin, Germany is your destination! You have the chance to join like-minded entrepreneurs and activists from around the world and immerse yourself in cannabis culture, business and politics for the marijuana conference of the year. The International Cannabis Business Conference […]