Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law | NORML BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation into law that includes a provision expunging the criminal records of those convicted of certain prior marijuana offenses. Language in Senate Bill … Read More

NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

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NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | NORML ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has signed municipal legislation into law decriminalizing offenses involving the possession of small quantities of cannabis and marijuana-related paraphernalia. Under the new law, the possession of up … Read More

Pennsylvania Regulators Expand Medical Marijuana Program

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Pennsylvania Regulators Expand Medical Marijuana Program | NORML HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine has signed off on a series of recommendations expanding patients’ access to medical cannabis. The changes, previously recommended by the state’s medical marijuana advisory board, expand the pool … Read More

Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States

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Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Senator Cory Gardner (CO) says that he has received a verbal commitment from President Donald Trump that the administration will not take action to disrupt … Read More

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use

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Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use | NORML ST. LOUIS, MO — State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and … Read More

More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions

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More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML SACRAMENTO, CA — Officials in two additional California counties, Sonoma County (population 502,000) and Yolo County (population 213,000), have announced that they will proactively review and vacate thousands of … Read More

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces Expansion of State Medicinal Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces Expansion of State Medicinal Marijuana Program | Drug Policy Alliance TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced steps to expand New Jersey’s long-stalled Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Governor acted quickly … Read More

Poll: Supermajority of Likely Voters Support Legal Medical Marijuana

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Poll: Supermajority of Likely Voters Support Legal Medical Marijuana | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — More than two-thirds of self-identified Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are in favor of medical cannabis legalization, according to nationwide survey data compiled by the polling firm Fabrizio, Lee, … Read More

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | NORML BOSTON, MA — A history of marijuana use is associated with decreased in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing certain orthopedic surgeries, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse. Investigators … Read More

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