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January 8, 2021

Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

"Our study found that there is no link to marijuana use and an increase in cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, there may be a link between marijuana use and lowered risk of cardiovascular disease."

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January 8, 2021

New Jersey: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Imposing Civil Penalties for Underage Marijuana Use

A5211/S3320 would impose civil fines between $50-250 for those ages 18-20 who are in possession of up to six ounces of marijuana.

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January 6, 2021

Likely Senate Power Shift and What It Means for the Prospects of Marijuana Policy Reform, NORML Responds

Senator Schumer's ascension to Majority Leader will mark the first time in US history that the upper chamber is led by a Senator who is openly calling for cannabis legalization.

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January 4, 2021

Illinois: Governor Vacates Half a Million Past Marijuana Convictions

“Statewide, Illinoisans hold hundreds of thousands of low-level cannabis-related records, a burden disproportionately shouldered by communities of color.”

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