Anchorage Assembly asks state to allow marijuana consumption in retail stores

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 7:40 am By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News July 12 — ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s…

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California Assembly passes “marijuana sanctuary state” bill

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am By Sophia Bollag and Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have passed a bill to prohibit state and local police from helping enforce federal anti-marijuana laws that conflict with state law. Californians…

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Anchorage Assembly Unanimously Approves First Legal Cannabis Retail Outlet

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest On Tuesday the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved a license for the city’s first legal cannabis retail outlet. Given that licenses for cannabis cultivation were approved a few months ago and in most instances is ready to be sold, this means that Alaska’s largest city…

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NY State Assembly Passes Legislation To Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly voted in support of A10092, a bill that will seal the criminal records of people who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view. The bipartisan vote was 99 in favor and 42 opposed. Over the last 20…

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California Assembly Approves Landmark Pretrial Diversion Bill

Yesterday, the California Assembly took a bold step toward addressing the often-devastating consequences of a minor drug law violation, such as deportation and the loss of federal housing and educational benefits.  The Assembly vote was 21-15, with 4 members absent. The bill has already been passed by the California Senate,…

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Illinois Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Goes Back To General Assembly For Final Approval

(via firedoglake.com) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto Friday of a bill that would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amount of marijuana, sending it back to the General Assembly for final approval. The General Assembly has 15 days from the next session date to approve the…

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