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Texas: Austin Police to Cease Making Arrests, Issuing Citations for Minor Marijuana Offenses

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:45

“APD will no longer cite or arrest individuals with sufficient identification for Class A or Class B misdemeanor ‘possession of marijuana’ offenses."

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Nebraska: Activists Submit Over 182,000 Signatures to Qualify Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:18

Activists gathered at the state capitol in Lincoln to turn in over 182,000 signatures from registered voters in an effort to qualify a medical cannabis legalization measure for the 2020 ballot.

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Nashville: District Attorney Ceasing Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:54

"Marijuana charges do little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety."

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Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:49

The Act permits those 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and directs revenue from retail cannabis sales to fund various public education and safety programs.

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Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:49

Members of the Ohio senate advanced a measure expanding the state’s long-standing decriminalization policies.

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Colorado: Legislation Signed into Law Providing Governor Expanded Authority to Pardon Marijuana Offenders

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 01:44

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation into law which provides the office with expanded powers to pardon those with past marijuana convictions.

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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 20:39

Legislation passed this spring decriminalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and seals the records of past convictions from public view.

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A Founder Looks at 50: The Early Legalization Movement – From LeMar to Amorphia to NORML

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:48

That enormous challenge of reversing marijuana prohibition would not have been possible without the earlier work of LeMar, Amorphia and those pot-head jazz musicians and hip poets.

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