Virginia NORML Chapter Urges State Lawmakers To Prioritize Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana advocates in Virginia are ramping up the pressure on lawmakers to bring legalization to the commonwealth. The state’s chapter of NORML on Tuesday issued a call for legislators to move forward “expeditiously” with a bill to legalize recreational pot use for adults. “Ceding control of the marijuana market to…

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Acclaimed Writer Rick Steves Urges ‘Yes’ Vote On State Legalization Measures

Famed travel writer Rick Steves is urging voters to support marijuana legalization initiatives where they appear on the ballot and announced that he would virtually campaign for the measures in four states. In a video message released on Friday, Steves noted that he has supported cannabis reform measures since before…

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Former Governor Urges ‘No’ Vote On Mississippi Medical Marijuana Initiative

A Mississippi voter initiative that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes is receiving the wrath of Phil Bryant, the state’s former Republican governor who left the statehouse in January after being forced out by term limits. In a self-published op-ed replete with passages in all-caps and paragraphs that rarely exceed…

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California Urges The US Congress To Reschedule Cannabis Immediately

Watching the Infrastructure of Prohibition Crumble With California ready to unleash the recreational cannabis market within the State, lawmakers are now applying pressure on the Federal government to reclassify cannabis all together. “The Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to reschedule marijuana or cannabis…

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Anti-legalization group urges feds to “systematically shut down” cannabis industry

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 12:04 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Jeff Sessions has more reading about marijuana regs on his desk. Last week, governors from Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana, each sent letters…

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Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and how addictive they may be. Few drugs scheduled as a Schedule I…

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Medical Marijuana Patient Advocacy Group Urges California Cities And Counties To License Cultivation

A national medical marijuana advocacy organization published a memo and model ordinance on Monday for California cities and counties recommending that they regulate the cultivation of medical marijuana instead of banning it. The memo and model ordinance are part of project by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) to support patients…

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UFCW Urges California Legislature To Pass Medical Marijuana Regulations

Jim Araby, Executive Director of the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, issued the following statement today urging the Legislature to pass long-overdue regulations for the medical cannabis industry. The UFCW is the only union representing cannabis workers in California. “After months of negotiations, no significant policy disagreements remain between…

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National Conference Of State Legislatures Urges Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws

(image via PublicBroadcasting.Net) The National Conference of State Legislatures passed a resolution today demanding that federal laws “be amended to explicitly allow states to set their own marijuana and hemp policies.” This is a very significant thing, and is similar to what the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed in 2013. Two…

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