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Oregon measure would use weed tax to fund recovery

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The Oregon Secretary of State’s office confirmed on its website July 1 that the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act has enough valid signatures to qualify for the 2020 general election ballot.  “Despite the quarantine, more than 160,000 Oregonians signed on to this petition to establish a more humane and effective approach to drug addiction,” said Janie Gullickson, who is […]

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

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“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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Pennsylvania Senate Democrats Push For Marijuana Legalization To Boost Revenue Amid Coronavirus

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A majority of Pennsylvania Senate Democrats sent a letter to the governor and legislative leaders on Thursday, arguing that lawmakers should pursue adult-use marijuana legalization in order to generate revenue to make up for losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The letter, led by Sen. Sharif Street (D), stresses that the state’s economic situation is “dire” and that the government “should do absolutely everything we can to raise revenue.”

California: Nevada County District Attorney to Dismiss Decades’ Worth of Marijuana Convictions

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State officials have identified nearly 200,000 Californians eligible to have their marijuana-related convictions either dismissed or resentenced.

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Activists turn in signatures for Montana legalization bill

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Montana Initiative I-190 would legalize small amounts of non-medical marijuana for adults, test and license distribution, add a 20% tax and clear records.

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