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Marijuana Legalization

New Jersey Delays Marijuana Vote

Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. According to a February 2019 Monmouth University poll, 62 percent of New Jersey adults support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and 68 percent believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the state’s economy. NORML Political [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Attorney For Minnesota’s Largest County To No Longer Criminally Prosecute Marijuana Possession Offenses

Minor marijuana possession offenders will no longer be criminally prosecuted in Hennepin County, Minnesota, according to a new policy announced last week by County Attorney Mike Freeman. An estimated 1.2 million people live in the county, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Under the policy, prosecutors will not criminally charge anyone for [read more]

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Marijuana Business

DPA Releases New Memo: “Social Responsibility In the Marijuana Industry: Questions For Investors And Consumers”

Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released a memo to help cannabis businesses operate in a more socially responsible manner and to guide consumers and investors in making decisions related to the cannabis industry. “Our work gave birth to the legal marijuana industry, but we’re increasingly at odds with well-resourced marijuana companies, for [read more]

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Marijuana Events

Ludacris And Action Bronson To Perform At 2019 National Cannabis Festival

The National Cannabis Festival announces its fourth year, with a concert line-up featuring headliners Ludacris and Action Bronson. The Festival takes place on Saturday, April 20 (4/20) at the RFK Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., the day after the second annual National Cannabis Policy Summit at The Newseum on Friday, April 19. “We’re excited [read more]

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Cannabis Activism

DPA Releases Nine-Part Video Series: Rethinking The ‘Drug Dealer’

Today, the Drug Policy Alliance is releasing a nine-part video series challenging assumptions about who ends up behind bars for drug selling and distribution-related offenses. The series includes three introductory videos breaking down the history and ineffectiveness of the current system of domestic drug market criminalization, which often results in the same [read more]