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September 3, 2019

POTUS: Feds “Allowing States” to Choose Legalization

Reacting to the President's comments, NORML's Political Director Justin Strekal said, “The reiteration of a non-enforcement policy from the president is a clear sign that states should continue to defy the federal government when it comes to marijuana prohibition."
August 30, 2019

Study: Cannabis Retailers Associated with Drop in Localized Crime

"Our results are consistent with theories that predict that marijuana legalization will displace illicit criminal organizations and decrease crime through changes in security behaviors or substitution toward more harmful substances."
August 29, 2019

Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need for Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

“Our current model of federal prohibition represents the utter lack of control over any aspect of marijuana or the marijuana market. The Surgeon General’s time would be better spent advocating for a legally and tightly regulated cannabis market – one in which we educate Americans about the potential harms and benefits of cannabis through evidence-based public education campaigns – rather than through fear-mongering.”
August 28, 2019

New York: New Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Takes Effect Today

Legislation reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions took effect today.