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Alaska Becomes The First State To Legalize Social Cannabis Consumption

On-Site Marijuana Consumption Rules Finalized Lawmakers and regulators have signed off on new regulations explicitly permitting adults to consume cannabis at specially licensed retailers. Under the new rules, which take effect April 11, licensed cannabis retailers may apply with state regulators for an additional “on-site consumption endorsement.” Local governments may challenge the applications in [read more]

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Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills. Introduced was The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances list and allow states the freedom to regulate marijuana as they choose, without federal interference. In the previous Congress, [read more]

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San Francisco District Attorney’s Office To Expunge Over 9,000 Past Marijuana Convictions

The Office of the San Francisco District Attorney has announced that it will automatically expunge over 9,000 marijuana-related convictions. Last February, city officials announced efforts to proactively review and vacate past marijuana-related crimes. To date, the office has sealed several thousand cases and is taking actions to resentence an estimated 5,000 additional felony cases. On [read more]

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Buffalo Mayor Calls A Halt To Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

The mayor of Buffalo has requested the city’s police department to cease making low-level marijuana arrests. The policy change is similar to those in other major cities around the country, including Baltimore, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Norfolk, Virginia. Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo offered no objection to the change, stating that “legalization appears to be on [read more]