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Marijuana Legalization

Crime Data Shows Surge In Marijuana Arrests In Virginia

Marijuana-related arrests increased over 20 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to crime data compiled by the Virginia State Police. Law enforcement officials made 27,852 arrests for marijuana violations, according to the report – up from 21,637 in 2016. At that time, Virginia ranked sixth in the nation for total marijuana arrests, and fifteenth overall in […]

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Marijuana Business

The RESPECT Resolution Seeks Marijuana Restorative Justice

Resolution Introduced To Promote Access Into Nascent Marijuana Marketplace And Expunge Prior Criminal Records For Now-Legal Activities Washington, DC: Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced The RESPECT Resolution, Realizing Equitable & Sustainable Participation in Emerging Cannabis Trades, to elevate the importance of building pathways of opportunity for individuals who have been […]

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Cannabis Activism

Delaware Marijuana Bills Are On The Move

I received the following action alert out of Delaware yesterday: In the past 24 hours, there have been two significant advances toward modernizing Delaware’s marijuana laws. Yesterday, Rep. Helene Keeley put forth amendments to her marijuana legalization and regulation bill, HB 110, which address concerns and reduce the number of […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Most Americans Say It Is Morally Permissible To Smoke Cannabis According To Poll

Over six in ten Americans believe that it is morally permissible for adults to use cannabis, regardless of the plant’s legal status, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup. Pollsters reported that 65 percent of respondents personally believe that “smoking marijuana” is morally acceptable. Thirty-one percent defined the behavior as “morally […]

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Marijuana Legalization

New York Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills

The New York State Assembly voted yesterday to pass a bill to seal marijuana convictions for individuals who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view (A.2142, the Marijuana Sealing Bill, sponsored by Assm. Crystal Peoples-Stokes–Buffalo). This is the third time the Assembly has […]

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Global Drug War

Canada Is Closer To Legalizing Marijuana Than Ever Before

Members of the Canadian Senate yesterday voted 56-30 in favor of Bill C-45 sweeping legislation amending the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act so that those over the age of 18 may legally possess, purchase, and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. Members of the Canadian House of Commons had overwhelmingly voted in November […]