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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.
August 27, 2019

Oklahoma: Expanded Protections for Cannabis Patients to Take Effect

Legislation will take effect next week expanding and strengthening protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients.
August 26, 2019

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

NORML’s Jenn Michelle Pedini shares how they got the state’s conservative legislature to craft one of the American South’s most comprehensive medical marijuana bills to date