Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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World Anti-Doping Agency To Review Marijuana Policies

In response to the public outrage regarding the suspension of American athlete Sha’Carri Richardson for testing positive for cannabis, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it will be reevaluating their policies. Currently, WADA deems THC, the primary psychoactive...

NORML Sends Letter In Support Of The SAFE Banking Act Being Attached To The NDAA

Today, after the House Rules Committee determined that the SAFE Banking Act will be considered for inclusion in the National Defence Authorization Act, NORML sent congressional Leadership a letter in support of its ultimate inclusion for enactment. The letter...

Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week

Patients who are registered with the state’s medical cannabis access program can begin home cultivating cannabis for their own personal use next Friday, October 1. Under the new law, qualified patients ages 18 and older may grow up to six...

Live with NORML: Federal Policy Discussion 9/20/2021

Most Mondays, NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level.  This week on the agenda was...

Virginia: Botanical Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

Sales of cannabis flower in Virginia began this month when dispensaries in Manassas, Portsmouth, and Richmond received the final product approvals from the Board of Pharmacy, the state agency which currently regulates medical cannabis.   Under the state’s prior medical cannabis...

New Jersey: Courts Expunge Over 360,000 Marijuana Cases

New Jersey courts have either dismissed or vacated an estimated 362,000 marijuana cases since July 1, according to data provided by the state Judiciary and reported by NJ.com. The actions come just months after the New Jersey Supreme Court issued...

California: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Medical Cannabis Use in Hospitals

Members of the California Assembly and Senate have advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk permitting for the use of medical cannabis products within hospitals and other eligible health care facilities. Senate Bill 311 (a/k/a Ryan’s Law) provides for “a terminally...

South Dakota: Lawmakers Seek to Repeal Vote Permitting Home Cultivation of Medical Cannabis

Lawmakers are moving forward with efforts to remove provisions from the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis law that permit qualified patients to home-cultivate personal use quantities of cannabis. Nearly 70 percent of voters decided in favor of the ballot Measure...

Texas: Expansions to Medical Cannabis Access Law Take Effect

Legislative changes to the state’s limited medical access law went into effect on Wednesday, September 1. The changes permit physicians to recommend low-THC, high-CBD formulations of cannabis to patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and with cancer. The new provisions also...

California: State NORML Affiliate Recommends Voting ‘No’ on Gubernatorial Recall

California voters will decide next week on whether to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election ballot will ask voters if they wish to remove the governor from office. If a majority of...

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