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  1. House Leadership Announces Vote On MORE Act To End Marijuana Prohibition Will Take Place Next Week

    House Leadership today posted notice for Congressional consideration of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which ends the federal prohibition of cannabis. The MORE Act is scheduled for a floor vote next week.

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  2. At NORML we’re thankful for legal marijuana – and you!

    At NORML, as we gather around the table today, we’re thankful for legalizing marijuana in four more states, but most importantly, we’re thankful for you: our supporters.

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  3. New Jersey: Attorney General Issues Directive Halting Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions

    “Fairness demands that we suspend prosecution of marijuana possession-related cases while we await direction from the Legislature on the parameters for decriminalization of marijuana and legalization of regulated adult-use cannabis."

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  4. North Dakota: Gov. Burgum Issues Additional Pardons for Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

    State officials approved procedures in 2019 permitting those with low-level marijuana possession convictions to seek unconditional pardons.

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  5. Which States Are Poised to Advance Marijuana Legalization Reforms in 2021?

    Of the 15 states that have now enacted adult-use legalization, 13 have done so by voter initiative. Many states, however, do not offer a citizens' initiative option -- meaning that the only way to enact substantive marijuana reform is through the legislative process.

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  6. Opponents File Lawsuits in Multiple States Seeking to Overturn Legalization Initiative Results

    "Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be outraged at these overtly undemocratic tactics."

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  7. Federal Report: Marijuana Treatment Admissions Among Youth Decline Sharply in Legalization States

    "Adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana declined in most of states. The mean annual admissions rate for all states declined over the study period by nearly half."

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  8. North Carolina: Governor’s Task Force Recommends Liberalizing State’s Marijuana Penalties

    "it is time for North Carolina to start having real conversations about a safe, measured, public health approach to potentially legalizing marijuana."

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  9. Virginia: Governor Says “The Time Has Come to Legalize Marijuana”

    “Governor Northam has always been thoughtful in his approach to cannabis policy. We look forward to continuing our work with the administration and the legislature to 'get this right."

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  10. New Jersey: Senate Lawmakers Approve Legislation to End Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

    A1897 / S2535 would remove penalties for the possession of up to six ounces of marijuana and the distribution of up to one ounce.

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