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NIDArelease Dec 06, 2018

Marijuana Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan

Statement below from the Marijuana Policy Project, which played a leading role in organizing the campaign in support of Proposal 1, the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol approved last month by 56 percent of Michigan voters

Marijuana became legal for adults in Michigan today when Proposal 1 officially took effect. The initiative was approved by 56 percent…

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NIDArelease Dec 03, 2018

Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law

As part of an October compromise between advocates and opponents of the 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative, Utah lawmakers replaced the voter-approved law with a more restrictive policy

SALT LAKE CITY — In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters…

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NIDArelease Nov 26, 2018

Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved S2703 and the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved A4497 on Monday

Statement below from the Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization

TRENTON, N.J. — A proposal to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults…

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NIDArelease Nov 19, 2018

Legal Marijuana Sales to Begin in Massachusetts on Tuesday

Massachusetts will be the seventh state in which adults 21 and older can purchase marijuana from regulated, taxpaying businesses

Statements below from the Marijuana Policy Project, which spearheaded the successful Question 4 campaign

Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Massachusetts Tuesday, with retailers in Northampton and…

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Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use.
Former President Jimmy Carter, message to Congress, August 2, 1977