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NORML | September 4, 2018
 Im stepping up, will you?


Rick Steves

I will match dollar for dollar every donation our NORML supporters can give before the midterm elections, up to $50,000
Dear fellow freedom enthusiasts, Many of our political leaders continue to take regressive actions when it comes to addressing drug policy reform, fighting mass incarceration, and upholding the civil liberty of adults who enjoy smoking pot responsibly. Rather than being frustrated and angry, I want action. Thats why Im inspired to challenge like-minded citizens like you, I hope to join me in an exciting initiative. In the coming weeks, I will match dollar for dollar every donation our NORML supporters can give before the midterm elections, up to $50,000 to empower NORML t....
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NORML | August 29, 2018
 Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War Of Words On Marijuana Policy

Shadowy Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee Seeks To Derail Past, Future Legislative Reforms
The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative light, while attempting to portray the drug as a national threat. In response to this revelation, NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said: These are the death rattles of marijuana prohibition. Those who seek to maintain the oppressive policies of cannabis criminalization are grasping at straws in their effort to undo the public policy progresses that have now been enacted in a majori....
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The Weed Blog | 8/27/18
 First Saliva Screening Roadside Test for Cannabis Approved in Canada



First Saliva Screening Roadside Test for Cannabis Approved in Canada
The quest for a cannabis breathalyzer to keep stoned drivers off the road is still meandering down its own long road with little to show for its journey. In early in August 2018, a California company, Hound Labs, claimed it has made a major breakthrough with its a disposable cartridge breathalyzer that would show indicator bars when it detected any THC on the persons breath and could accurately detect whether a person had smoked weed within the last two hours. Now, in Canada, which is about five weeks away from legalizing cannabis, the Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybou....
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The Weed Blog | 8/16/2018
 Last Ditch Lawsuit Claims Utahs MMJ Ballot Violates Mormons Religious Beliefs


A second lawsuit has been filed to block legalization by members of the Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, now filing their second lawsuit to block voters from legalizing medical cannabis, are attempting to prove that the ballot initiative, Proposition 2, violates their religious beliefs. Proponents of the measure have called the lawsuit a wacky attempt to stop Utahns from voting on it this coming November. The group leading the lawsuit say the MMJ legalization measure would violate the religious beliefs of one Walter J. Plumb, an attorney and active member of Mormon Church who also happens to be the primary financier....
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Marijuana Business Daily | August 8, 2018
 Too much of a good thing in Oregon as cannabis businesses adapt to flooded market


Bart Schaneman
Theres one major pain point for Oregon marijuana business owners that eclipses all others: a supply glut caused by too much cannabis and insufficient demand. The surplus of wholesale cannabis has shifted the dynamics of the states MJ industry. It has forced growers to cut costs and eliminate staff. And it has created a buyers market for retailers stocking up on low-priced product. It used to be a growers market, said Shane McKee, chief cultivator of vertically integrated company Shango, based in the Portland area. But with todays supply glut, the leverage has shifted in f....
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Smell The Truth | August 8, 2018
 Nearly one-fifth of Californians are still buying marijuana from black market, study finds


Oscar Pascual
Some cannabis consumers are still buying their products on a criminal level, despite Californias newly regulated legal market. A report published by the Bay Area-based cannabis delivery company Eaze found that 18 percent of Californias marijuana consumers are buying from unlicensed suppliers, reports Marijuana Moment. The report comes over a month after Californias Bureau of Cannabis Control BCC implemented a list of guidelines that all legal distributors must meet in order to sell products legally. The move towards a regulated market has also left few legitimate product....
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Marijuana Business Daily | August 6, 2018
 Study shows depth of Oregons cannabis glut, illegal transport
A new report on Oregons marijuana industry sheds more light on the massive oversupply there and the huge illegal trade across state lines, issues that need to be addressed immediately, the states top federal law enforcement official said. The report confirms what we already know the industry is out of control, Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said in a statement Thursday. The study, released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area a coalition of local, state and federal agencies found: As of 2018, only 31 percent of available cannabis inventory....
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Marijuana Business Daily | August 6, 2018
 Study shows depth of Oregons cannabis glut, illegal transport
A new report on Oregons marijuana industry sheds more light on the massive oversupply there and the huge illegal trade across state lines, issues that need to be addressed immediately, the states top federal law enforcement official said. The report confirms what we already know the industry is out of control, Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said in a statement Thursday. The study, released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area a coalition of local, state and federal agencies found: As of 2018, only 31 percent of available cannabis inventory....
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Marijuana Business Daily | 8/6/18
 Denver prosecutors hone in on cannabis company Sweet Leafs top brass, owners


Jeff Smith
Prosecutors dismissed the last of the charges against budtenders of the once high-flying Colorado marijuana retailer Sweet Leaf but said Monday the companys management and co-owners remain under investigation and that more criminal charges likely will emerge. While the budtenders were the point of sale in the distribution and possession of illegal amounts of marijuana, the larger scheme involving Sweet Leaf remains under investigation and is being considered by the Denver grand jury, Ken Lane, spokesman for the Denver District Attorneys Office, wrote in an email to Marijua....
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NORML | August 3, 2018
 Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/3/18


Carly Wolf
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative RoundupLegalize marijuana Congressman Charlie Crist D-FL and Congressman Drew Ferguson R-GA filed a new bill in the US House of Representatives this week to shield federal employees from being fired for marijuana use that is legal in the state in which they live. The Oklahoma Board of Health reversed course this week and revoked their previous set of proposed rules that went against the intent of SQ 788, which voters approved in the June special election. This reversal comes shortly after the states Attorney Gener....
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