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March 2, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/2/18

Welcome to this week's edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
March 1, 2018

Cannabis Access Consistently Linked With Lower Opioid Use: Studies

Patients routinely reduce or eliminate their use of prescription opiates following the use of medical cannabis; two recently published studies reaffirm this relationship.
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.