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As congressional lawmakers work to advance federal marijuana legalization, a bipartisan duo on Thursday filed a bill that would incentivize states and local governments to expunge cannabis records in their jurisdictions. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are sponsoring the legislation, titled the Harnessing Opportunities by Pursuing Expungement (HOPE) Act. It would encourage
A Republican Missouri lawmaker is again making a push to place marijuana legalization on the ballot. But some activists aren’t waiting on the legislature to take action to refer the issue to voters, with one campaign officially launching signature gathering on Wednesday for a separate reform initiative. Rep. Shamed Dogan (R) on Wednesday pre-filed his
A Republican Missouri lawmaker is again making a push to place marijuana legalization on the ballot. But some activists aren’t waiting on the legislature to take action to refer the issue to voters, with one campaign officially launching signature gathering on Wednesday for a separate reform initiative. Rep. Shamed Dogan (R) on Wednesday pre-filed his
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Texas activists on Wednesday turned in signatures to place a marijuana decriminalization initiative on Austin’s 2022 ballot. Ground Game Texas, a progressive organization that was established earlier this year, submitted more than 30,000 signatures to qualify the local measure to go before voters in the May 7 election next year. While Austin, as well as
“This is a program that, as currently written, is designed to fail.” By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, Arizona Mirror When Arizona voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2020, the new law included provisions that aimed to give the opportunity of a lifetime to people most harmed by the War on Drugs: a chance to win a coveted
Texas activists on Wednesday turned in signatures to place a marijuana decriminalization initiative on Austin’s 2022 ballot. Ground Game Texas, a progressive organization that was established earlier this year, submitted more than 30,000 signatures to qualify the local measure to go before voters in the May 7 election next year. While Austin, as well as
New York City is officially the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to open safe consumption sites where people can use currently illicit drugs in a medically supervised environment and receive treatment resources. It’s a harm reduction service that advocates have long argued could serve a critical role in reducing the overdose crisis. Other cities like
New York City is officially the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to open safe consumption sites where people can use currently illicit drugs in a medically supervised environment and receive treatment resources. It’s a harm reduction service that advocates have long argued could serve a critical role in reducing the overdose crisis. Other cities like
A draft bill to legalize and regulate marijuana sales in Mexico is being circulated among senators, and a top lawmaker says the plan is to vote on the proposal before December 15. While the legislation hasn’t been formally introduced yet, the draft measure largely reflects an earlier version the Senate passed late last year, with
The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a voter-approved marijuana legalization initiative is invalid on procedural grounds, a major setback for activists who have been awaiting the court’s decision for months. That said, advocates are now pursuing a two-track plan to enact the reform next year. In a 4-1 vote, the justices upheld
The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a voter-approved marijuana legalization initiative is invalid on procedural grounds, a major setback for activists who have been awaiting the court’s decision for months. That said, advocates are now pursuing a two-track plan to enact the reform next year. In a 4-1 vote, the justices upheld
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The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a voter-approved marijuana legalization initiative is invalid on procedural grounds, a major setback for activists who have been awaiting the court’s decision for months. That said, advocates are now pursuing a two-track plan to enact the reform next year. In a 4-1 vote, the justices upheld
St. Louis lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession and cultivation for adults. The Board of Aldermen voted 23-0 on final passage of the cannabis measure, days after giving it preliminary approval. The proposal from Alderman Bret Narayan (D) wouldn’t change Missouri state laws that continue to criminalize marijuana, but local