While legalization advocates insist their lobbying derives from a desire to increase racial equality and social justice, the real reason is far more cynical: the almighty dollar.
Legislators ought to vote 'no' on the MORE Act now before Congress.
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act was introduced by Harris in the Senate, where it is awaiting action.
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NORML does not base its advocacy of marijuana legalization on the assumption that it is harmless, and they certainly don't claim to be experts on heart disease, so why would the "media" be expecting NORML to respond to a study?
The negotiations have not been finalized, but they are a correlation of the country's growing legalization of marijuana—from medicinal to recreational.
In a recent Pew poll, an overwhelming percentage of Americans said marijuana should be legalized for medical or recreational use.
The South Bend, Indiana Mayor said Wednesday that he'd smoked marijuana a "handful of times", but Fox News host Greg Gutfeld says he's "pretty sure" no one's tried drugs a "handful of times."
As of 2017, more than 80 percent of U.S. marijuana business owners and founders were white. Local governments are doing their part to try and change that.
Two Pennsylvania state senators introduced Senate Bill 350 on Tuesday which would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and purchase cannabis from licensed retailers.
Even in states where marijuana can be legally obtained, black market marijuana is still in demand.
Democratic state legislator David Delloso proposed a bill that would allow people over the age of 21 to buy marijuana for recreational use in state-operated liquor stores.
Percy Harvin said he was prescribed multiple different medications to help deal with anxiety and migraines throughout his NFL career, but marijuana was the only thing that seemed to help.
"This bill de facto legalizes marijuana in Ohio... at least for a time," said the executive director of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.
Smoke weed in public legally for one of the first times in modern U.S. history at Outside Lands 2019 at Golden Gate Park. No glass pipes or bongs allowed.
To date, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use.
"As our legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it's important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans," Gov. Steve Sisolak said.
The former House speaker once famously said that he was "unalterably opposed" to decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level.
We can't allow a lucrative new legal cannabis industry worth billions to ignore the millions harmed by over-policing and discriminatory policies.
A group opposing the legalization of marijuana across the U.S.—out of fear it will become "the next Big Tobacco"—unveiled an online tool to track industry donations to federal politicians.
Ottawa moved to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in June, fulfilling a campaign promise put forward by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
It will put some strain on the individual businesses, but I think it will be better for the consumer," Morgan Fox, a spokesman for the National Cannabis Industry Association, told Newsweek of the new regulations.
The Canadian government has warned citizens on its website that legal cannabis use could still cause problems when traveling abroad.
The Republican Party of Texas will now support the decriminalization of marijuana and use of medical marijuana.