New Jersey Officials Moving Forward With New Marijuana Legislation

Less than a week after voters in New Jersey resoundingly passed a measure to legalize adult use marijuana, lawmakers in the state moved forward on plans to implement the new law. A pair of related bills passed out of two separate legislative committees on Monday, the Senate Judiciary and Assembly…

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In spite of Jeff Sessions, criminal justice reform still moving forward

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The following editorial appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday, Oct. 6: When it comes to criminal justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an unreconstructed throwback to the tough-on-crime…

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Are lawmakers moving legalization along despite Gov. Christie?

Published: Jan 16, 2017, 7:09 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2017, 8:33 am By Michael Catalini, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s warning to the Democrat-led Legislature not to move forward with legalizing marijuana is going mostly unheeded. Christie, a longtime opponent of legalizing the recreational…

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Florida Health Department’s moving and shaking: Here’s who just scored the seventh marijuana license

Published: Dec 22, 2016, 9:45 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 9:45 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Less than two weeks before Florida’s constitutional amendment expanding the legal use of medical marijuana takes effect, the state’s Department of Health has approved a seventh license and…

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Poll: Residents Strongly Support Moving Forward With Regulation Of Marijuana In DC

A substantial majority of District residents believe Mayor Bowser should move forward with taxation and regulation of marijuana despite Congressional prohibition, according to a survey conducted over the weekend by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the Drug Policy Alliance, DC Vote, DC Working Families and the Washington City Paper. 66…

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NCIA 5 Year Anniversary Video: Looking Back, Moving Forward

This blog started in 2010, and so did the National Cannabis Industry Association. I have watched, and supported, their work from the very beginning, and will continue to do so. Their work has added to the momentum for marijuana reform in a way that no other organization has. That’s not…

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Florida Cities Moving Full Speed Ahead With Marijuana Decriminalization

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Local governments in Florida are taking marijuana law reform into their own hands by adopting marijuana decriminalization ordinances as an alternative to more severe state sanctions. We first wrote about this trend in July when Florida’s largest county, Miami-Dade, passed an ordinance allowing local…

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