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Louisiana: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses

Louisiana: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses | NORML

African Americans in Louisiana are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to an analysis of 2016 arrest data conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Investigators reported that blacks were arrested for marijuana possession at approximately three times the rate of whites. In some regions of the state, this disparity was significantly higher. For example, […]

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Customs Agency Formalizes Policy Barring Canadians Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry From Entering United States

Customs Agency Formalizes Policy Barring Canadians Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry From Entering United States | NORML

A newly released memorandum by the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency reaffirms that those working in the legal cannabis industry in Canada or in other jurisdictions may be denied entry into the United States. The memo formalizes sentiments publicly expressed by a US Customs representative last week.  It states: “Generally, any arriving alien who is […]

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In Seattle, Hundreds of Past Marijuana Convictions Will Soon Disappear

In Seattle, Hundreds of Past Marijuana Convictions Will Soon Disappear | NORML

SEATTLE, WA — Judges on the city’s municipal court have agreed to a motion, filed by Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes, to vacate hundreds of former low-level marijuana convictions. In an order signed by all seven municipal court judges, they opine, “Inasmuch as the conduct for which the defendant was convicted is no longer criminal, setting aside the conviction[s] and dismissing […]

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Study: Daily Cannabis Use Associated With Grater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment

Study: Daily Cannabis Use Associated With Grater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment | NORML

VANCOUVER, CANADA — Daily cannabis users undergoing therapy for opioid dependence are far more likely to complete their treatment regimen than are non-users, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Addiction. Canadian investigators assessed retention rates among 820 subjects enrolled in either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone-based treatment programs. Researchers reported, “[I]ndividuals initiating OAT (opioid agonist treatment) were approximately […]

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FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the second consecutive year, according to data released on Monday by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the 2017 edition of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That is […]

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday

Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday | NORML

Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure, Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is the tenth US state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative. “The legalization of the […]

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Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | Kate Zawidzki

The Marijuana Control Board will hear public testimony next Wednesday, December 19 from supporters and opponents of proposed rules allowing regulated, on-site cannabis consumption. While it is legal for adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis, it is illegal to consume it in most locations outside a private residence. This is a catch-22 for the […]

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