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  • Seattle Hempfest Online Event Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., PST In pre-Covid years, the world’s largest “protestival” featured 100,000 attendees rejoicing on the Seattle waterfront at Elliott Bay, enjoying music from multiple stages and a huge circus tent with panel discussions for all three summer days. But on this 29th year […]
  • ACLU, NAACP And Other Groups Push Congress To Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill By Next Month – A coalition of major drug policy and civil rights organization is urging congressional leadership to hold a House floor vote on a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill by the end of next month. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]
  • Third Party Presidential Candidates Push For Marijuana Legalization And Drug Decriminalization – The presidential nominees for the Libertarian and Green Parties both support bolder drug policy proposals, including marijuana legalization, than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden or President Trump. Libertarian pick Jo Jorgensen and Green nominee Howie Hawkins recently discussed their views on the issue […]
  • Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot – In a July 20 e-mail update, proponents New Approach Montana posted: “The campaign to legalize marijuana … has cleared the signature hurdles to see its two initiatives on the ballot in Montana’s general election.” The post Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That […]
  • Congress Will Legalize Marijuana in 2021 Despite Biden Opposition, Democratic Senator Says – A Democratic U.S. senator says that if his party reclaims the Senate and White House in November, lawmakers will “move very quickly” to legalize marijuana regardless of where presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stands on the issue. read more
  • Oregon measure would use weed tax to fund recovery – The Oregon Secretary of State’s office confirmed on its website July 1 that the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act has enough valid signatures to qualify for the 2020 general election ballot.  “Despite the quarantine, more than 160,000 Oregonians signed on to this petition to establish a more humane […]
  • Texas: Austin Police to Cease Making Arrests, Issuing Citations for Minor Marijuana Offenses – “APD will no longer cite or arrest individuals with sufficient identification for Class A or Class B misdemeanor ‘possession of marijuana’ offenses." The post Texas: Austin Police to Cease Making Arrests, Issuing Citations for Minor Marijuana Offenses appeared first on NORML. […]
  • Pennsylvania Senate Democrats Push For Marijuana Legalization To Boost Revenue Amid Coronavirus – A majority of Pennsylvania Senate Democrats sent a letter to the governor and legislative leaders on Thursday, arguing that lawmakers should pursue adult-use marijuana legalization in order to generate revenue to make up for losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The letter, […]
  • California: Nevada County District Attorney to Dismiss Decades’ Worth of Marijuana Convictions – State officials have identified nearly 200,000 Californians eligible to have their marijuana-related convictions either dismissed or resentenced. The post California: Nevada County District Attorney to Dismiss Decades’ Worth of Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML. [NORML Blog]
  • Activists turn in signatures for Montana legalization bill – Montana Initiative I-190 would legalize small amounts of non-medical marijuana for adults, test and license distribution, add a 20% tax and clear records. The post Activists turn in signatures for Montana legalization bill appeared first on The Leaf Online. [The Leaf Online]
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