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New York Cannabis Legislation

New York Moves A Step Closer To Full Cannabis Legalization

Following the New York district attorney’s Wednesday announcement that law enforcement would cease to prosecute for low-level cannabis charges, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the appointment of a working group to draft legislation to legalize marijuana in the state. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health […]

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O Mother, Where Art Thou? Mothers Still Frequently Incarcerated For Nonviolent Cannabis-Related Crimes

Oftentimes, discussion around policing tactics involves people of color, particularly black men — and rightfully so, given how violently and unfairly they’re targeted by cops in the United States, according to The Washington Post’s somber database Fatal Force. However, that doesn’t mean women and non-binary people are not harmed by racist, classist policing. Particularly mothers, […]

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Breaking Bud? New Mexico On Track To Legalize Marijuana

Pretty soon, green chile might not be the only green speciality served in New Mexico. On January 31, New Mexico State Representative Javier Martínez introduced a piece of groundbreaking legislation — House Bill 312 — to tax and regulate recreational cannabis. This move could be seen as a way to protect cannabis consumers against Attorney […]

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Virginia Republican Promotes Federal Marijuana Decriminalization

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly tried to pass federal marijuana decriminalization. Now a newbie Virginia Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives is attempting the same thing. Virginia Representative Thomas Garrett is pushing a bill that completely removes cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its “schedule” listing of “contraband drugs.” Cannabis […]

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