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February 1, 2021

Philadelphia: Marijuana Treatment Admissions Drop By Eighty Percent

This is likely a result of a 2014 ordinance decriminalizing possession along with new procedures adopted by District Attorney Larry Krasner, a civil rights attorney elected in 2017.

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January 31, 2021

New Jersey: Lawmakers Advance New Marijuana Legalization “Cleanup” Bill

The measure imposes a civil penalty of $50 for those ages 18-20 caught in possession of up to one ounce, and $100 for more than one ounce of marijuana.

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January 29, 2021

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/29/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup, on the blog every Friday!

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January 29, 2021

Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Any Rise in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions

"We found that the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington did not result in an increase in SUD [substance use disorder] treatment admissions for cocaine, opioids, or methamphetamines among adolescents or emerging adults.”

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