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‘Pot for Periods’ Bill Advances in New York | Sara Greenbaum ALBANY, NY — A bill that would allow women suffering from severe menstrual cramps access to medical marijuana in New York has been given preliminary committee approval, sending the measure to the floor of the Assembly for consideration.... more
US Marijuana Sales Are Higher Than These 10 Products and Services | Phillip Smith Marijuana is legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is legal in nearly 30 (although often under quite restrictive regulatory schemes). Between the two, legal weed is generating total... more
Nevada Governor Signs Legislation Amending Carboxy-THC Per Se Law | NORML CARSON CITY, NV — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Assembly Bill 135, amending the state’s traffic safety law so that it is no longer a per se offense for a driver to operate a motor vehicle with trace... more
Montana Governor Signs Law Establishing Medical Marijuana Tax | NORML HELENA, MT — Montana Governor Steve Bullock has signed legislation, Senate Bill 333, establishing new regulations for the state’s medical cannabis program and imposing first-ever taxes on gross cannabis sales. The new law, which... more
Rhode Island Lawmakers Offer Marijuana Compromise | Jared Moffat PROVIDENCE, RI — Marijuana legalization advocates from Regulate Rhode Island and allied legislators are announcing a new proposal they call “incremental legalization.” Specifically, the compromise legislation would: legalize... more
Study: Cannabis Extracts Associated With Reduced ADHD Symptoms | NORML LONDON — The administration of whole-plant cannabis extracts is associated with improvements in cognition and behavior in subjects with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to clinical trial data published... more
New York State Lawmakers to Renew Push for Marijuana Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance ALBANY, NY – Lawmakers in New York state will join with advocates next week to reintroduce a proposal to legalize marijuana in the Empire State. On Monday, June 12, a coalition of community advocates led by the... more
Maryland Marijuana Expungement Bill Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature | NORML ANNAPOLIS, MD — Legislation permitting certain marijuana offenders to petition for an expungement of their criminal convictions became law on May 27. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took no action on the bill. Senate... more
Marijuana Industry Volunteers Pitch in to Clean up California Beach | Guest Author SAN DIEGO, CA — In the lovely beachside town of Encinitas, California, 150 professionals from the legal cannabis community dedicated time over Memorial Day weekend to helping the environment, cleaning up a local... more
New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform | Scott Gacek TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s next governor will be kinder on marijuana than the outgoing Chris Christie, who has been the state’s largest roadblock to marijuana reform, from slowing implementation of medical marijuana in the state... more
Colorado Adds PTSD to Medical Marijuana Program | TJ Baker DENVER, CO — Colorado residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, will soon gain access to the state’s medical marijuana program. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law this week Senate Bill 17, adding the... more
After Losing Court Fight, Wichita, Kansas Tries Again to Reduce Marijuana Penalties | TJ Baker WICHITA, KS — The Wichita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to give preliminary approval to an ordinance that aims to reduce penalties for some first-time marijuana offenses. Under the ordinance... more
Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017 | Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of... more
Which States Allow You to Grow Your Own Marijuana for Recreational Use? | Celeste Stiles After the 2016 elections saw four more states legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, a total of eight states, and the District of Columbia, now have removed criminal penalties for the possession of... more

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