Tag: legalization of cannabis

Virginia To Decriminalize Marijuana

After recently enacting medical marijuana provisions, which have yet to come into effect, Virginia took another step towards becoming a cannabis-friendly state with Governor Ralph Northam’s signature on a bill passed by the Virginia State Legislature. Under the new legislation, NORML reports, marijuana possession of up to one ounce will, once the law comes into […]

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Medical Cannabis Law Advances

Written by Sheena Beronio The proposed Cannabis Control Bill in Trinidad and Tobago advanced to the parliamentary committee in December 2019. The proposed law’s advancement was secured after garnering the majority vote on the House of Representatives. The parliamentary committee is set to divulge the final decision about the Cannabis Control Bill by February 29, […]

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Bernie Sanders Announces 100 Day Plan to Legalize Marijuana

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders released his plan to legalize cannabis in a tweet on Thursday at 4:20 PM. The announcement tweet outlines three main points. “Too many lives were ruined due to the disastrous criminalization of marijuana. Today I am releasing my plan to: Legalize marijuana with executive action, Expunge past marijuana convictions, […]

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Cannabis Legalization Not Linked to Spillover in Nearby States: Report

The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research. The study, entitled “Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data,” assessed the impact of […]

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