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Will Luxury Weed Rule the Legal Landscape of Tomorrow?

There are cars, and then there is Bentley. There are suits, and then there is Armani. There are secret agents, and then there is James Bond. Now, as we stand on the precipice of legalization in Canada, marijuana can and will be branded in a variety of ways, and one of them will be to …
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Changes In State Marijuana Laws Associated With Declining Teen Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The passage of statewide laws regulating the consumption of cannabis by adults and/or qualified patients is not associated with increased rates of teen marijuana use, according to a statistical analysis of results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. CDC data reports that …
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Portland’s Marijuana Oversight Team Is Meeting Tonight

As I have stated several times before, Portland, Oregon is home to one of the best marijuana communities on the planet. Despite cannabis being legalized, there is still a lot of work to be done in Portland to improve marijuana laws. One thing in particular that needs to be fixed is allowing cannabis clubs. Below …
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Report: Too Few Patients Can Access Medicine Through New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

Today, the Drug Policy Alliance issued a report assessing the first four months on the state’s medical marijuana program. The report is in response to demand for information in the face of the absence of all but the most limited public information from the New York State Department of Health. The report, the first systematic …
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Press Conference: Pennsylvania House Judiciary Plans To Raise Marijuana Fines

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on a bill, HB 1422, that seeks to massively increase fines for marijuana possession. Although HB 1422 downgrades 30 grams of marijuana or less from a misdemeanor to a summary, those convicted will live with the burden of a criminal record. Legislators, marijuana reform advocates and …
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