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Canada just became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSsDNcpoeMsPkOBWWYLiTa Canada just became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana  Business InsiderCanada to announce marijuana legalization date soon  Washington PostCanadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed  PBS NewsHourCanada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.  VoxFull coverage

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/canada-legalizes-marijuana-first-g7-country-to-do-so-2018-6

Arizona: Supreme Court Affirms That Lawmakers Cannot Ban Medical Cannabis Access on College Campuses

In a ruling issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court, justices upheld an appellate court decision striking down a 2012 law that sought to forbid medical cannabis access on college campuses.

Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono, and called the decision a “victory for democracy.”

Justices opined that the 2012 law was unconstitutional because it impermissibly sought to amend the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, which voters passed in 2010. State law limits the legislature’s ability to amend, repeal, or supersede voter-initiated laws.

“Because the AMMA sets forth a list of locations where the legislature may impose ‘civil, criminal or other penalties’ when a person possesses or uses marijuana, § 36-2802, and because that list does not include college and university campuses (unlike pre-, primary-, and secondary-school grounds), we assume that the voters did not intend to criminalize AMMA-compliant possession or use of marijuana on public college and university campuses,” the court ruled. It further rejected the state’s claim that a campus-wide ban was necessary in order to preserve universities’ federal funding.

“If the State had prevailed, they could then have tampered with any and all ballot initiatives, past, present, and future,” said Dean. “This is a victory for all Arizona voters and especially for medical marijuana patients.”

The ruling sets aside the felony conviction of defendant Andrew Lee Maestas, who was initially charged and found guilty of the possession of 0.4 grams of marijuana despite his status as a state-registered medical cannabis patient.

The case is Arizona v Maestas, No. CR-17-0193-PR.

Source: http://blog.norml.org/2018/05/23/arizona-supreme-court-affirms-that-lawmakers-cannot-ban-medical-cannabis-access-on-college-campuses/

Mayor and Some Prosecutors Move to Curb Marijuana Arrests
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2NBPuLUHyt0WBDUkYGtR Mayor and Some Prosecutors Move to Curb Marijuana Arrests  New York TimesNYC Mayor Announces ‘Overhaul and Reform’ of Marijuana Enforcement Laws  High TimesManhattan DA Announces It Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession to Correct Racial Disparity in Arrests  Slate MagazineDistrict Attorney Vance to End the Prosecution of Marijuana Possession and Smoking Cases  manhattanda.orgStaten Island DA won’t be joining in on push to stop prosecuting marijuana charges  New York Daily NewsFull coverage

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/nyregion/marijuana-arrests-mayor-de-blasio-reduce.html

On marijuana and opioids — the DEA has no clue what it’s talking about

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On marijuana and opioids — the DEA has no clue what it’s talking about  The HillFull coverage

Source: http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/387640-on-marijuana-and-opioids-the-dea-has-no-clue-what-its-talking-about

Ohio Attorney General certifies marijuana legalization petition

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Ohio Attorney General certifies marijuana legalization petition  Cincinnati.comAttorney General certifies marijuana legalization petition  fox8.comWhat we know now about efforts to put marijuana back on the ballot  MyDaytonDailyNewsFull coverage

Source: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/05/11/ohio-attorney-general-certifies-marijuana-legalization-petition/603441002/

Maine House overturns governor’s veto of marijuana bill

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Maine House overturns governor’s veto of marijuana bill  The HillLegislature overturns LePage veto on recreational marijuana bill  Press HeraldFull coverage

Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/385866-maine-house-overturns-governors-veto-of-marijuana-bill

University of Utah to research effect of cannabis on the brain
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-ysJf2iF139gUj83SacN University of Utah to research effect of cannabis on the brain  fox13now.comFull coverage

Source: http://fox13now.com/2018/04/28/university-of-utah-to-research-effect-of-cannabis-on-the-brain/

You’ll Never Guess What Jeff Sessions Just Said About Marijuana
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZMZDyXd1DvjKVI_PJPjV You’ll Never Guess What Jeff Sessions Just Said About Marijuana  Motley FoolCannabis Will Not Reduce Your Chance of Pregnancy, Says Study  The Fresh ToastWill Canadian LPs be Ready for Legalization and 12 Stories from New Cannabis Ventures  New Cannabis VenturesFull coverage

Source: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/04/29/youll-never-guess-what-jeff-sessions-just-said-abo.aspx

Cheech & Chong played Capitol Theatre on 4/20 (pics)

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Stoner comedy icons Cheech & Chong did their duty this year and played a 4/20 show at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre

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Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/cheech-chong-played-capitol-theatre-on-420-pics/

Inside Jamaica's magic mushroom retreat for women

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A new women’s retreat in Jamaica helps you connect with yourself in the post #metoo era – through magic mushrooms

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/jamaica-magic-mushroom-retreat-women-mycomeditations-treasure-beach-montego-bay-a8319816.html

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