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Marijuana Business

Pasha Brands Critical Of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Enforcement

Pasha Brands Ltd. (“Pasha“) (CSE: CRFT) (OTC:CRFTF) (FSE:ZZD), Canada’s largest craft cannabis brands organization, released a statement today asking for the full expungement of criminal records for those charged under previous cannabis laws. Canada is one of the first countries to admit that prohibition has been a failure and been harmful for people and its [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Kentucky: Jefferson County To No Longer Prosecute Low-Level Cannabis Violations

Low-level marijuana possession violations will no longer be prosecuted in Jefferson County (population: 771,000), according to statements made by County Attorney Mike O’Connell. He cited research identifying racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests as a reason for instituting the change in policy. “For me to truly be a minister of justice, I cannot sit [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need For Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

Remarks made today by the United States Surgeon General highlighting “the importance of protecting our nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescents and during pregnancy” fail to acknowledge the role that a regulated market can play in mitigating the use of cannabis by potentially high-risk populations. States NORML’s Executive Director [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Federal Report: Youth Cannabis Use Is Steadily Declining

The self-reported use of marijuana by teenagers continues to decline nationally, according to federal data reported by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Commenting on the data, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said, ““Regulation and education is a more effective and a more preferable tool to discourage youth use [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Poll: Most Americans Say Cannabis Should Be Legalized

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that marijuana ought to be legalized nationwide, according to polling data compiled by Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence. Overall, 63 percent of respondents backed legalization – a percentage that is consistent with other recent polls. Seventy-five percent of self-identified Democrats endorsed legalization, as did a majority (66 percent) of [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

New York City Council Resolves That Marijuana Possession Should Not Result In Loss Of Child Custody

Members of the New York City Council have adopted a resolution calling on administrators to revise policies specific to marijuana possession and child custody. Resolution 0740 calls upon “the New York City Administration for Children’s Services to implement a policy finding that a person’s mere possession or use of marijuana does [read more]

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Cannabis Activism

DPA Statement On Proposed Trump Administration Rule To Require Drug Testing In Order To Receive Unemployment Benefits

Below is a statement from Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, in response to an attempt by the Trump Administration to require drug testing in order to receive unemployment benefits: “This latest push to require people seeking unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing is invasive, cruel, and [read more]