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Virginia: Senate Votes to Kill Bill Addressing Synthetic Marijuana

Legislators today voted to re-refer SB 591 to the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. With the 2022 legislative session having already ended, this vote effectively ends any further discussion on the legislation this year.  JM Pedini, NORML’s Development Director...

Virginia: Senate Votes to Kill Bill Addressing Synthetic-Derived Marijuana Products

Legislators today voted to re-refer SB 591 to the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. With the 2022 legislative session having already ended, this vote effectively ends any further discussion on the legislation this year.  JM Pedini, NORML’s Development Director...

In March, Arizona Brought In More Tax Revenue From Marijuana than Alcohol and Tobacco Combined

In March, Arizona generated more tax revenue from selling marijuana than alcohol and tobacco combined. According to MarijuanaMoment, tax deposits from medical and recreational cannabis reached over $6.3 million in March alone. The tobacco taxes brought in only $1.7...

Poll: 69 Percent of Adults Support Legalizing Marijuana, Most Say It’s Less Harmful Than Alcohol

A super-majority of Americans say that the use of marijuana should be made legal for adults, and most respondents agree that it is less harmful to health than drinking alcohol, according to national survey data compiled by the market...

Ben & Jerry’s Teams Up With ACLU to Promote Federal Legalization in US

With the possibility of marijuana legalization looming, many activists are pleased to finally see some progress being made. After many years of petitioning and slow progress, a bill to legalize federally now sits in the Senate awaiting a vote....

Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Concentration Hits Record 420PPM on 4/20

The Earth’s carbon dioxide concentration has just hit 420 PPM on 4/20. This unprecedented carbon dioxide concentration is the highest average reading in over 3 million years. Many activists, scientists, and journalists have stated their concern for the Earth’s...

Massive Hemp Farm Busted in Spain

The largest cannabis farm in Europe just got raided. According to Sky News, officers destroyed and collected over 415,000 hemp plants that were set to be shipped and turned into CBD oil. The plants on the farm were estimated...

Virginia: Gov. Youngkin Moves to Re-criminalize Personal Possession of Marijuana

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seeking to re-criminalize certain activities specific to the possession of marijuana in Virginia.  The Governor has proposed an amendment in the nature of a substitute to SB 591 which would create two new misdemeanors for...

Labatt to Stop Production of CBD Beverages in Canada

One of the largest beer producers in Canada is halting the production of their non-alcoholic CBD beverage. Labatt Breweries announced a few weeks ago that their drink company, Fluent Beverages, is being shut down in Canada. Fluent Beverages was...

Americans Still Reluctant to Talk About Marijuana Use

Within many states, the laws for marijuana are being re-written. Out with the old, and in with the new. But even as new marijuana laws are being enacted, the age-old stigma around the drug remains. Many people are hesitant...
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State Policy Weekly Update 7/1/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.  California  Over 750 Cal NORML supporters have written...
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