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Marijuana Business

Michigan: First Amendment To MMFLA Is Signed By Governor

It took just 16 days for Sen. Jones to usher his bill through both houses of the Michigan legislature and receive passage. It was signed by the Governor less than a month later and is now law, requiring additional screening and criminality monitoring for all applicants and associates. This is […]

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Global Drug War

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Asset Forfeiture Guidelines

The United States Attorney General has come out with new policy guidelines that will increase the use of asset forfeiture in drug related cases. In a memorandum July 19, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions reiterated his earlier position with an official policy memorandum that explains the position and why he thinks it […]

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Marijuana Legalization

York City Council Removes Jail Time For Possession

I received the following good news out of Pennsylvania yesterday: Last night, the York City Council voted to make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a summary offense with a maximum fine of $100 and no jail time. Previously, it was a criminal misdemeanor that carried up to 30 […]

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Marijuana Legalization

How Many Americans Consume Marijuana?

I first started consuming marijuana in 1993. I started at a younger age than I would recommend, but I turned out just fine, so it isn’t that big of a deal. I have not quit consuming cannabis since I first started. Sure, I had to take breaks sometimes, usually because […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Congressional Marijuana Conversation On Capitol Hill

Yesterday, NORML moderated a Facebook Congressional Conversation on marijuana law reform with Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Tom Garrett, Beto O’Rourke, and Justin Amash. We discussed a wide range of issues including the needless burden of the federal driver’s license suspension mandate, access to medical marijuana, racial injustice, and pending bipartisan legislation to remove […]

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Marijuana Legalization

New Hampshire Gov. Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Into Law

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law Tuesday that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. It will officially take effect in 60 days, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation — and the last of the New England states — to eliminate the possibility of […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Legal Marijuana Sales Begin Today In Uruguay

Uruguay has made history today by becoming the first country on the planet to allow completely legal marijuana sales. The idea of legalizing marijuana for adult use in Uruguay was first proposed by President José Mujica in 2012, and was approved by Uruguay’s parliament in December 2013. There have been a […]

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Marijuana Legalization

DPA Announces Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno As New Executive Director

The Drug Policy Alliance board of directors announced today its unanimous decision to appoint Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno as the organization’s new executive director. McFarland Sánchez-Moreno brings nearly thirteen years of international and domestic drug policy experience from her work at Human Rights Watch, where she currently serves as Co-Director of […]