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March 16, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/16/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
March 15, 2018

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use

State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers at Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
March 15, 2018

A First Timer’s Account of Testifying at the Maryland State Capitol

I recently testified (for my first time ever!) before the Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee in favor of House Bill 1264 - a constitutional amendment that would put a question on this November’s ballot to let the voters decide on the issue of marijuana legalization and retail sales.
March 13, 2018

New Jersey Governor Doubles Down on Marijuana Legalization

During a budget address on Tuesday, March 13th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy doubled down on his commitment to legalize marijuana in the Garden State this year.