Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Marijuana Policy Project

A Message From Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Steve Hawkins

Since 1970, when President Nixon listed cannabis as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, this plant has been at the epicenter of a vicious drug war.

Joe Biden Says He Knows ‘A Lot Of Weed Smokers’ To Justify Stance On Not Legalizing Marijuana

Joe Biden joined The Breakfast Club radio program Friday, where the former Vice President discussed his agenda for black Americans as well as his drug policy.

Hawaii’s Decriminilazation Of Marijuana Is In Effect

Hawaii is the 26th state to decriminalize marijuana, even if their policy on the drug is one of the most conservative ones in the country.

New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Legal Weed In 2020

Following a stalled vote in the Legislature, New Jersey is putting recreational marijuana legalization in hands of voters.

South Dakota Just Got Serious About Marijuana Legalization

Advocacy groups collected enough signatures to place medical and adult-use marijuana initiatives in the upcoming election.

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Will Be A New Marijuana Ally In Congress

With key legislation like the STATES Act and the Gaetz’s Medical Cannabis Research Act hanging in the balance, Ocasio-Cortez’s voice could help push those bills through.

AG Nominee William Barr Announces Intention To Respect State Marijuana Laws

As Attorney General, William Barr would essentially revive the Cole Memo and take a ‘hands-off’ approach to those states that have legalized marijuana.

US Marijuana Policy Project Appraises Canadian Marijuana Legalization

Here is a comparison between the Canadian adult-use program and common features of U.S. state legalization laws.

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