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February 28, 2018

Racial Disparities Persist Among NYC Marijuana Possession Arrestees

New York City police are continuing to disproportionately arrest African Americans and Latinos for minor marijuana possession violations, despite ongoing pledges from Mayor Bill de Blasio to halt the practice.
February 27, 2018

Missouri: Medical Marijuana Initiative Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have surpassed over 200,000 signatures. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 qualified signatures in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts by May 6, 2018 in order to qualify the measure for the 2018 electoral ballot.
February 27, 2018

Maine: Lawmakers Push To Rewrite 2016 Voter-Approved Marijuana Law

State lawmakers are moving forward with a legislative proposal to significantly amend various provisions of the state's 2016 voter-approved cannabis law: The Marijuana Legalization Act. Among other changes, language in the new proposal would limit the quantity of mature marijuana plants that an adult may legally grow in a private residence from six to three.
February 26, 2018

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Prohibited Status

A federal district court judge in Manhattan today granted the government's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to challenge the constitutionality of cannabis' prohibited status under federal law.