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New York: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act MRTA
A.1617, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act MRTA, has been re-introduced this legislative session. The bill would legalize the adult possession, use, and regulated sale of marijuana.
Over the past twenty years, many New Yorkers have been negatively affected by the harms of prohibition in New York. With people of color accounting for nearly 85 percent of those arrested annually, the MRTA directs the benefits of taxing and regulating marijuana to these communities. Because structural racism is ingrained in marijuana prohibition, its important that the MRTA both ends ma....
New York: State legislature signals support for adult-use cannabis legalization
In news that bodes well for the future of cannabis legalization in the state of New York, both chambers of the state legislature have included legalization language in their annual budget proposals.
Both budget proposals also address the expedited expungement of certain marijuana-related convictions, implementing social equity programs in the states growing marijuana industry, and diverting tax money earned through the legal cannabis industry to benefit communities that have borne the brunt of the most brutal aspects of marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs in New Yor....
Chronicle AM: AK Okays Pot Social Consumption, Trump Slashes Drug Czar Budget, More... 3/13/19
Alaska gives final approval for on-site consumption at pot shops, San Francisco approves pot smoking at events where people like to smoke pot, President Trump ponders designating Mexican cartels as terrorists, South Dakota legislators come up short in a bid to override the veto of a hemp bill, and more.
The drug czar`s office is on the budgetary cutting block again.
Alaska Social Consumption Gets Final Approval. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer R Tuesday signed off on new regulations allowing on-site marijuana use in retail pot shops, the final step in approving so....
Marijuana Companies Urged Governor To Ban Cannabis Home Cultivation, Document Shows
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo D took marijuana reform supporters by pleasant surprise when he endorsed legalization last year after previously calling cannabis a gateway drug that should remain prohibited. But for advocates, there was at least one major disappointment in store when he got around to revealing the details of his plan: the proposal, unveiled as part of his budget last month, would ultimately include a ban on home cultivation of recreational marijuana.
Home growingseen by many as a commonsense policy that ensures access to cannabis for individuals who cant afford....
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