“As laws to overturn prohibition continue to take shape across this nation, legislatures should not forget that other policies must also be revised to keep up with the times. The discrimination against cannabis users in the workplace is one of those policies it is time to update.”
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“As we mark the first three years of legalization in New Jersey, now is the time to both celebrate its successes and reflect on lessons learned.”
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According to statewide polling compiled last year, 72 percent of residents support the “legalization of marijuana for recreational use.”
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In honor of Black History Month, NORML will be spotlighting the systemic inequities that continue to challenge the Black community in the battle for a federally legal cannabis landscape.
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South Carolina is one of only a dozen states that has yet to implement a comprehensive medical cannabis access program.
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Legislation is advancing to legalize the adult use market and to facilitate the expungement of marijuana-related criminal records.
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Just ahead of the crossover deadline, both chambers of the Virginia legislature approved measures to legalize and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults 21 and older.
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Federal health officials concluded, “The risks to the public health posed by marijuana are low compared to other drugs of abuse,” such as benzodiazepines — a Schedule IV drug, or alcohol, which is unscheduled.
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Republican lawmakers are seeking to preemptively restrict Florida’s adult-use market ahead of the Court’s ruling and before voters have had any opportunity to weigh in on it.
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Young adults, men, and Democrats were most likely to report being current cannabis consumers.
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