Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/2/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This was a HUGE week for marijuana. New York became the 16th state to legalize marijuana for all adults. Virginia and New Mexico are likely to join this growing list...

What’s the deal with Weed withdrawal?

Us in the cannabis industry tend to take a laissez-faire approach to the liberation of this plant, but sometimes it’s necessary to get down in the dirt and really see if there are any side effects of frequent use...

A Week for the History Books

This whirlwind of a week is one for the cannabis history books. For those of you keeping score at home: On Tuesday, New York lawmakers passed legislation legalizing the adult-use marijuana market, and permitting for the personal use, possession, and...

New National Poll: 75% of Americans Oppose Marijuana Prohibition

In a newly published poll by The Hill/HarrisX Daily, 75% of respondents said they opposed the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, with only 25% saying they support the current policy. The respondents were given three options: The federal...

Statement on Biden Administration’s First Year Drug Policy Priorities

Washington, D.C.—In response to the White House Office of National Drug Control Strategy (ONDCP) announcing the Biden Administration’s first year drug policy priorities, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, released the...

New Mexico fast-tracking towards weed legalization

Overshadowed by the monolith of a New York bill, another New state is getting very close to legalization. After not being heard during the regular sessions in the state senate, the Governor of New Mexico called a special session in...

New Mexico: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Measures to Governor’s Desk

Members of the New Mexico House and Senate gave their final approval today to two separate measures amending the state’s marijuana laws. The first legalizes and regulates marijuana possession, production, and sales for adults. The second facilitates the automatic...

Schumer hints that federal legalization is coming soon

New York may have been the straw that broke the federal camel’s back. During a press conference, Senator Chuck Schumer was asked about a bill that would legalize marijuana, and he claimed “we’ll be introducing legislation with a few of...

New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed The Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, which legalizes and regulates an adult-use commercial marijuana market in New York State, and also permits those over the age of 21 to...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Governor Signs New York Marijuana Legalization into Law

Albany, NY – In response to Governor Cuomo signing marijuana legalization into law, following the New York State Legislature’s overwhelmingly approval of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854-A/A.1248-A) last night, Melissa Moore, New York State Director of the...
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Some videos to enjoy while high today

Happy 4/20!! In honor of today's highness, here are a few videos to watch, all of them catered for joy...
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