Friday, January 28, 2022

Politics

Delaware is One Step Closer to Legalization

Delaware lawmakers have approved a marijuana legalization bill in a committee vote this last week. On Wednesday, this bill moved out of the House Health and Human Development Committee in a 10-4 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski (D),...

Does Smoking Weed Decrease Aging?

A study has come out that has found a link between cannabinol and healthier nerve cells in our brain. What tends to happen with these kinds of studies is a lack of context. When you study one part of something,...

State Policy Weekly Update (1/28/22)

Here is NORML’s weekly update on pending state legislation. WASHINGTON Legislation is pending to exempt medical marijuana from excise taxes. Senate Bill 5009 and Senate Bill 5004 provide a tax exemption on medical marijuana products purchased by registered patients from a...

Seattle now has Legal Psychedelics

In a swift move, the City Council of Seattle has voted to decriminalize psilocybin, ayahuasca, ibogaine, and non-peyote-derived mescaline. This is technically a decriminalization of the psychedelics, but it is expanded to protect them for “religious, spiritual, healing, or personal...

Mississippi: Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Access Bill to Governor’s Desk

Members of the House and Senate have agreed upon legislation, Senate Bill 2095: The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, to establish a system of licensed dispensaries to provide medical cannabis to qualified patients. Senate members initially approved the bill by a...

South Dakota: House Lawmakers Move to Repeal Citizen-Initiated Home Cultivation Rights

A majority of House lawmakers have advanced legislation, HB 1004, to repeal provisions from the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis law that permit qualified patients to home-cultivate personal use quantities of cannabis. House members decided by a vote of 41 to 29 to...

Amazon endorses GOP federal legalization Bill

Amazon has come out and publicly endorsed the GOP’s new bill that would legalize marijuana federally. This new bill would legalize marijuana nation-wide but leave the specifics up to the states. Although this is partially the system that is...

New York: Regulators Expand Medical Cannabis Eligibility to Include “Any” Patient for Whom a Practitioner Believes Will Benefit From It

Amended regulations that took effect today greatly expand the pool of patients who are eligible to access medical cannabis products. Under the new rules, announced by the Office of Cannabis Management, patients are no longer required to be diagnosed with...

We Need You to Help Pass the MORE Act

We have a chance to push a major marijuana legalization bill through the House of Representatives, but time is quickly running out. As of now, there are more than 100 cosponsors of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act...

Louisiana Senate candidate smoking large ‘blunt’ in new campaign ad

“Every 37 seconds, someone is arrested for possession of marijuana,” Democratic Senate candidate Gary Chambers Jr. said in an ad released on Tuesday. While this quote was on the screen candidate Gary Chambers Jr. could be seen smoking a rather large...
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Delaware is One Step Closer to Legalization

Delaware lawmakers have approved a marijuana legalization bill in a committee vote this last week. On Wednesday, this bill...
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