Virginia: Governor Approves Bills To Expand Employment Protections, Vetoes Parental Rights Protections

“Virginia’s firefighters, emergency services providers, and civil servants across the Commonwealth deserve the same job protections currently provided to private employees for their lawful and responsbile use of medical cannabis. This is a long overdue victory.” The post Virginia: Governor Approves Bills To Expand Employment Protections, Vetoes Parental Rights Protections appeared first on NORML.

Minnesota: State Poised To Expunge Over 60,000 Marijuana Convictions

“Our sense of justice and our principles of fairness demand that public officials and the courts move swiftly to right the past wrongs of cannabis prohibition and criminalization.” The post Minnesota: State Poised To Expunge Over 60,000 Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

NORML Remembers John Sinclair

“I count him among the early heroes, and martyrs, of the marijuana legalization movement,” NORML Founder Keith Stroup said. “May he rest in radical peace.” The post NORML Remembers John Sinclair appeared first on NORML.

Florida: Voters Will Decide Marijuana Sales Measure This November

“A majority of Floridians, like most voters nationwide, support repealing our failed marijuana prohibition laws and replacing them with a system of legalization and regulation. This is a long-overdue opportunity for them to finally make their voice heard where it matters — at the ballot box.” The post Florida: Voters Will Decide Marijuana Sales Measure […]

Colorado to Subsidize Up to $5000 in Business Services for Social Equity Cannabis Licensees

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D), in collaboration with the Cannabis Business Office (CBO) within the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), has announced the launch of the Access to Experts pilot program, according to an official press release. This initiative is designed to support Colorado’s social equity licensed cannabis businesses, offering them […]

Cannabis Raid in Oakland Yields $10M in Illicit Products, Authorities Say

Last week, an illegal cannabis operation in East Oakland was dismantled by authorities, resulting in the seizure of plants with an estimated retail value exceeding $10 million. CBS News reported that the operation took place on the 700 block of Kevin Court, where the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other agencies conducted a […]

New York Court Rules In Favor of Leafly, Strikes Down the Industry’s Cannabis Marketing Rules

The Albany County Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday ruled in favor of cannabis technology firm Leafly in its lawsuit against the cannabis industry’s marketing and advertising regulations, striking down the provisions outright, Politico reports. The ruling also temporarily invalidated the state’s adult-use regulations outright but the court course-corrected on Thursday to narrow the […]

Hawaii House Finance Committee Kills Adult-Use Cannabis Bill

The Hawaii House Finance Committee has killed an adult-use cannabis legalization bill, KHON2 reports. In a statement, committee Chairman Kyle Yamashita (D) cited “numerous concerns regarding the implementation of the bill” and “the prevailing ‘no’ votes from committee members expressed on the House floor.”  “During an abnormally fiscally challenging year, the committee must prioritize addressing […]