Restorative Justice Advocates Prepare For National Expungement Week

People with convictions for minor cannabis offenses and other low-level crimes will have access to services to help them clear their records at free events scheduled to take place across the nation later this month. More than 40 events designed to provide legal aid and related services have been planned…

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Nebraska advocates fight to keep medical marijuana on Nov. 3 ballot

Although an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska has already been certified to appear on the statewide ballot in November, the measure’s opponents aren’t going away quietly. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana—a campaign led by State Senators Anna Wishart (D), Adam Morfeld (D)…

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Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief David Shulkin, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin via tweet late Wednesday and announced that he would nominate for the position Dr. Ronny Jackson, 50, an active-duty…

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Dad whose son died of heroin OD advocates for safe-injection sites, raising legal age for marijuana

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 1:44 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 11:13 am Denver Post Staff Retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld ran the most powerful military on Earth, but in a poignant essay for The Atlantic said he was powerless to save his son from opioid addiction. Winnefeld’s 19-year-old son,…

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Michigan cannabis legalization advocates have raised half a million dollars to get on 2018 ballot

Published: Aug 21, 2017, 9:04 am • Updated: Aug 21, 2017, 9:22 am By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Faced with an unreceptive Legislature, advocates for marijuana legalization, guaranteed paid sick leave and a host of other bills are banking that you will embrace them at the…

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How advocates are inspiring members of Congress to champion national CBD oil legalization

Published: Jun 26, 2017, 9:34 am • Updated: Jun 26, 2017, 11:01 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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Advocates of recreational marijuana in New York renew push in final days of legislative session

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 10:38 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 10:39 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York state. State…

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Rhode Island cannabis advocates propose “incremental legalization”

Published: Jun 9, 2017, 1:31 pm • Updated: Jun 9, 2017, 1:31 pm By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island state lawmakers who want to legalize recreational marijuana before retail pot shops open in Massachusetts are proposing a scaled-back alternative. Legalization advocates announced the plan Thursday after their…

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NFL HOF Linebacker Jack Ham Advocates for Cannabis in Pennsylvania

NFL HOF Linebacker Jack Ham advocates for cannabis in Pennsylvania and will serve as a spokesperson and consultant for AGRiMED, which has plans to grow and provide cannabis for patients who meet a qualifying medical condition for the therapeutic use of marijuana.  This partnership plans to advocate for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania…

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