Monday, September 28, 2020
Virginia Marijuana Reform Bills

Virginia Legislature Approves Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills, Considers Broader Legalization

Virginia lawmakers have been busy approving a raft of limited marijuana reform legislation during a special summer session, with full cannabis legalization...
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Joe Biden’s Drug Courts Plan Will Only Prolong The War on Drugs

Biden-Sanders task force calls for an end to the war on drugs but recommends drug court interventions that will disproportionately target people...

Five Unlicensed Dispensaries Raided by Police in San Diego County

Five unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County were served search warrants at the end of July by local law enforcement which...
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Biden Would Give Federal Funds to Help States Expunge Criminal Marijuana Records

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wants to provide federal funding to states interested in establishing an automatic expungement process for individuals...
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Colorado Governor Could Mass-Pardon Marijuana Possession Convictions

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is one pen stroke away from having expanded powers to pardon persons in the state with low-level marijuana...
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Despite Legalization, People Of Color Still Disproportionately Targeted By Police, New Studies Find

A new study backs up the findings of a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); that people of color...
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Portland Lawmakers To Withdraw Cannabis Tax Revenue From City Police Department

Portland City Council members heeded demands to defund the police – a rallying cry for those protesting police killings of black Americans...
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How The Police Are Funded By Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates often argue that a legal cannabis industry would serve two important public functions: create new sources of tax revenue...
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Oklahoma To Launch Cannabis Breathalyzer Pilot Program

Oklahoma looks set to become one of the first states in the country to launch a pilot program of roadside marijuana breathalyzer...
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ACLU Reports Persisting Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrest Rates

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that while more and more states are reforming their marijuana laws,...