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The Joint Blog | December 17, 2018
 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Calls for Marijuana to be Legalized


Anthony Martinelli

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today called for marijuana to be legalized in his state as part of a true justice agenda.
Lets legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all, said Cuomo. He said that he plans to push for the measure within 100 days, reports NBC New York. Cuomo didnt provide a specific timeline for when he believes legalization would become a reality. Cuomos comments marks the first time hes ever stated support for legalizing marijuana; he shied away from the issue almost entirely during his first two terms he won reelection last month, and once referred to cannabis as a gateway drug. In July he said that the situation on marijuana is changing, which was the....
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The Joint Blog | December 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter Reddit Google Pinterest
 Here Are the 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana Next


Anthony Martinelli

10 states have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Which state will be the 11th?
Below is a list of the top five states we believe are the most likely to legalize marijuana next, becoming the 11th in the U.S. to do so following Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, California, Vermont and Michigan. New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy, elected last year to replace Chris Christie, has made the legalization of marijuana one of his primary goals, keeping with a campaign promise. Last month, by a vote of seven to two and six to one, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee appro....
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Cannabis Chronicles | December 18th 2018 | SALEM, Ore.
 Oregon lawmakers revisit worker protections for off duty pot use
The Columbian / Associated Press
Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. The Statesman Journal reported that a proposed bill would also change state law to protect job seekers who use substances like pot that are legal here. The proposal reflects a debate over whether Oregon workers should be forced to abstain from marijuana use which is allowed under state law but remains federally illegal for fear of getting fired or losing an em....
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Cannabis-Chronicles | December 17th 2018 | SEATTLE
 Washington State pot officials: Candy can stay


Associated Press
State regulators have walked back a plan to crack down on certain cannabis-infused candies, instead issuing specific color and shape guidelines they say will prevent candies from being overly enticing to children. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board sent the legal-pot industry into a panic in early October, when the board announced it would review all edibles. Although the state has long barred products that are too appealing to kids, the agency said it had received complaints about candies on store shelves that shouldnt have been approved. In a presentation, t....
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NORML | December 17, 2018
 New York: This is not a Green Rush, This is a Justice Rush
Mary Kruger
Roc NORML was in the news earlier this week talking about what consumers and activists want to see included in the legislation currently being drafted to frame New Yorks adult-use cannabis market. The legislation is being drafted by a work group, put together by Governor Cuomo, and were anticipating a first draft of the legislation will be introduced during the state of the state in January with the executive budget. So, what does this mean exactly? This means we are also anticipating the legislation will be on the trajectory to pass with the 2019 Budget Bill in April, wit....
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NORML | December 17, 2018
 Nebraska Voters Could Decide on Medical Marijuana in 2020


Kevin Mahmalji
Voters in Nebraska may have an opportunity to legalize access to medical marijuana for qualified patients in 2020. With the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, led by Nebraska State Senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, many are seeing real prospects in passing a ballot initiative that would establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program in the Cornhusker State. With both lawmakers consistently supporting, and in some cases, leading efforts to provide patients access to medical marijuana via the legislative process to no avail, Senators Wishart and....
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NORML | December 15, 2018
  Medical Marijuana is Florida Law


Norm Kent
Writing from Key West last week, where I addressed the 35thannual legal conference of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, I was fishing not only for Blue Marlin, but justice. Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required. In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running for statewide office won with that much of a majority. Candidate Cannabis garnered more ....
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The Joint Blog | December 14, 2018
 Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Opioid Use In Pain Patients, Finds Stud


Anthony Martinelli
The study, titled Opioid dose reduction and pain control with medical cannabis, was published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. It was conducted by researchers at the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group. For the study, A retrospective cohort was evaluated to understand the pattern of care and QOL [quality of life] outcomes with MC [medical cannabis] use across rural multidisciplinary practices in New Mexico. QOL questionnaire included a graded pain scale, and morphine equivalent ME dose was used to estimate changes in opioid dose. ODR was defined as any reducti....
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The Joint Blog | December 13, 2018 Facebook Twitter Reddit Google Pinterest
 Study: Marijuana Stores Associated With Increased Home Values


Anthony Martinelli

Medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries are associated with a significant increase in home value, according to a new study published by the journal Contemporary Economic Policy.
For the study, titled The effect of marijuana dispensary openings on housing prices, researchers evaluated the effect of medical and recreational dispensary openings on housing prices in Denver, Colorado. Using an event study approach, they found that the introduction of a new dispensary within a half‐mile radius of a new home increases home prices by approximately 7.7 percent on average. The study notes that this effect diminishes for homes further from new dispensaries but is consistent over time. Researchers conclude by stating that Our results provide important a....
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Smell The Truth | December 12, 2018
  Smell the Truth Business Health Lifestyle Legal Activism Science Reviews New York governor plans to legalize recreational marijuana in 2019


Oscar Pascual
Smell the Truth Business Health Lifestyle Legal Activism Science Reviews New York governor plans to legalize recreational marijuana in 2019 By Oscar Pascual on December 12, 2018 at 4:11 PM New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo D is taking steps to make New York the next state to legalize recreational cannabis use for adults. Cuomo on Thursday announced plans to include marijuana legalization as part of his executive budget for 2019, reports the New York Post. As we work to implement the reports recommendations through legislation, we must thoroughly consider all aspec....
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NORML | December 7, 2018
 A NORML Statement on William Barr as Attorney General Nominee


Washington, DC: Today, President Trump announced his intention to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to be considered by the Senate to replace former Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. With every move by the Department of Justice facing intense public scrutiny, maintaining Jeff Sessions policy of reefer madness would be self-defeating, said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. The movement to end the failed and cruel policy of marijuana criminalization is larger and stronger than ever, supported by a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and non-p....
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NORML | December 7, 2018
 Weekly Legislative Roundup 12/7/18
Carly Wolf
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative Roundup At the state level, certain provisions of Michigans voter approved legalization measure specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis took effect on Thursday. Missouris voter-approved medical marijuana measure also took effect on Thursday. Iowas first medical cannabis dispensary, MedPharm, opened on Saturday. And Alzheimers disease was added to Minnesotas list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions by the states Department of Health. Members of the New York state assembly held a public ....
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NORML | December 7, 2018
 Weekly Legislative Roundup 12/7/18


Carly Wolf
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative Roundup At the state level, certain provisions of Michigans voter approved legalization measure specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis took effect on Thursday. Missouris voter-approved medical marijuana measure also took effect on Thursday. Iowas first medical cannabis dispensary, MedPharm, opened on Saturday. And Alzheimers disease was added to Minnesotas list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions by the states Department of Health. Members of the New York state assembly held a public ....
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Marijuana Business Daily | December 7, 2018
 Marlboro maker, Cronos join forces in exclusive CA$2.4 billion deal to tap global cannabis opportunities


Matt Lamers
Altria Group, one of the largest tobacco companies in North America, has agreed to invest 2.4 billion Canadian dollars $1.8 billion in Ontario-based cannabis producer Cronos Group the most significant foray by Big Tobacco into the rapidly growing cannabis industry to date. Altria also agreed to make Cronos its exclusive partner for international cannabis opportunities. The entry of Altria owner of Marlboro maker Philip Morris USA and an investor in alcohol giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is another major milestone for the marijuana sector, coming on the heels of Constellati....
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NORML | November 28, 2018
 Utah: Make Your Voice Heard; Make Your Vote Count


Lawmakers are planning to convene a special session beginning on Monday, December 3 to debate replacing Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act.Medical marijuana Yet, the reason a majority of Utah voters decided in favor of Prop. 2 was precisely because many of these same lawmakers, year after year, failed to adequately address this issue in a manner that provided adequate access to those patients who could benefit from it. Do you trust them to do the right thing now? Proposition 2 assures that those patients with qualified debilitating conditions who need medical ca....
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