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Third Party Presidential Candidates Push For Marijuana Legalization And Drug Decriminalization

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The presidential nominees for the Libertarian and Green Parties both support bolder drug policy proposals, including marijuana legalization, than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden or President Trump.

Libertarian pick Jo Jorgensen and Green nominee Howie Hawkins recently discussed their views on the issue and backed legalizing cannabis for adult use and more broadly ending the criminalization of other currently illicit substances.

Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot

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In a July 20 e-mail update, proponents New Approach Montana posted: “The campaign to legalize marijuana ... has cleared the signature hurdles to see its two initiatives on the ballot in Montana’s general election.”

The post Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML.

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Congress Will Legalize Marijuana in 2021 Despite Biden Opposition, Democratic Senator Says

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A Democratic U.S. senator says that if his party reclaims the Senate and White House in November, lawmakers will “move very quickly” to legalize marijuana regardless of where presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stands on the issue.

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.

The post California: Nevada County District Attorney to Dismiss Decades’ Worth of Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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The First Obituary of Steven Hager

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By Paul Krassner

It’s a sad irony. When Steven Hager was the editor of High Times magazine, he was contacted by the Waldos -- a group of high school students who coined 4:20 as the time to toke at the intermission between their classes each day. He became the first journalist to interview them. However, he chose to commit suicide today, on Mount Tam, at 4:20 a.m. on the 20th of April, sort of like a contemporary marijuana boomerang.

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