Friday, October 7, 2022

Politics

Former Press Secretary Equates Marijuana with Opioid Overdose Deaths

Kellyanne Conway used to make news on an almost daily basis with some pretty outrageous claims, but since she left her job as Trump’s press secretary, we haven’t heard much from her. However, she still tends to jump on...

Analysis: Local Bans on Cannabis Retailers Drive Illicit Markets

States with fewer licensed marijuana retail stores per capita are less effective at disrupting illicit market sales than are jurisdictions where shops are more widely available, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. The...

Can Marijuana Help Medicate Against Long Covid?

Our understanding of long covid is about as murky as the symptoms themselves, with a vast array of uncertainties growing every day. Some have brain fog, some have migraines, some have a change in taste and smell, and some...

Cannabis Consumption Lounges Are Coming To Vegas

Cannabis consumption lounges are coming to the city of Las Vegas. In a recent vote by the City Council, it was determined that these businesses will now be allowed. The vote came out 5-1 in favor of allowing cannabis...

Arkansas: High Court Approves Marijuana Legalization Measure for the November Ballot

The Arkansas Supreme Court issued a decision today ensuring that a statewide measure seeking to legalize the adult-use marijuana market in Arkansas, will appear on the November ballot.  After state officials verified  that proponents had gathered the requisite number of...

Oklahoma: Court Rules that Voters Can’t Decide on Legalization Ballot Measure This Year

Justices on the state’s Supreme Court ruled late yesterday that voters will not have the opportunity this November to decide on a ballot initiative (State Question 820) legalizing marijuana for adults. In a unanimous decision, justices determined, “t is not...

House Judiciary Committee Approves Measures to Help Seal and Expunge Marijuana Arrests

Members of the United States House Judiciary Committee approved a pair of bills yesterday to help alleviate the lifelong collateral consequences associated with marijuana convictions. The committee, led by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), voted in a bipartisan manner to advance...

Recent Polls Show Support for 2022 Legalization Initiatives

Recently released polls indicate that voters intend to vote affirmatively on several statewide measures to legalize the adult-use marijuana market. “Voters’ support for repealing cannabis criminalization crosses party lines,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “That is why, historically, these...

California: Governor Signs Legislation Providing Employment Protections for Cannabis Consumers

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a number of marijuana-related bills into law, including legislation protecting employees from workplace discrimination. Specifically, Assembly Bill 2188, makes “it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any...

New Poll, A Large Majority Of Republican Senators Support A Variety Of Marijuana Reform

A large majority of Republicans have come out supporting a wide variety of marijuana reforms, a new poll shows. This also comes in the wake of GOP congresspeople talking about bipartisan reforms that directly affect the way the states...
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NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Washington, DC: In response to President Biden’s recently announced actions with regard to federal marijuana policy, NORML’s Executive Director...
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