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Medical Marijuana

N.J Governor Announces Expansion Of State Medicinal Marijuana Program

Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced steps to expand New Jersey’s long-stalled Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Governor acted quickly after taking office, issuing an executive order mandating the Department of Health to review the program and make recommendations for improvement. The announcement today is the result of this executive order. The changes include: [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

More California Counties Move To Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions

Officials in two additional California counties, Sonoma county (population 502,000) and Yolo county (population 213,000), have announced that they will proactively review and vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Sonoma county officials estimate that some 3,000 cases are eligible for either a sentence reduction or expungement. In Yolo County, the District Attorney’s [read more]

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Marijuana Business

Grasslands Expands Public Relations Division, Brings On Veteran PR Pro

A big congrats to Shawna Seldon McGregor on joining the amazing team at Grasslands! Below is a press release about the recent announcement: As the American media and marketing landscape continues to evolve, Grasslands—a leading full-service communications agency—has bolstered its public relations division, bringing on 20-year agency veteran Shawna Seldon McGregor. She [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Signed: Federal Spending Bill Says No To Jeff Sessions’ Anti-Marijuana Crusade

I received the following press release from NORML over the weekend: In a blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions anti-marijuana agenda, President Trump has signed the omnibus spending package which included language introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to prohibit the Department of Justice and its affiliated agencies from prosecuting state-lawful and compliant medical [read more]

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Marijuana Business

Michigan: MMFLA Licensing Update

At a March 22 meeting of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board, the Director of the Michigan Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) delivered a statistical update on the rollout of the state’s new medical marijuana business program. The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) has, in three months, racked up [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use According To Recent Study

State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers affiliated with Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators examined [read more]