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NIDArelease Feb 06, 2019

Maryland Lawmakers Introducing Legislation to End Cannabis Prohibition in Maryland

State lawmakers in both chambers filed legislation Wednesday that would end cannabis prohibition in Maryland.

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NIDArelease Feb 05, 2019

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign Submits Constitutional Ballot Initiative Language

Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, a campaign committee working to reform the state’s marijuana laws, has submitted its proposed medical marijuana initiative to the Nebraska Secretary of State for official review.

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NIDArelease Jan 29, 2019

Baltimore State’s Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced her office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, regardless of the amount or the individual’s criminal history.

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NIDArelease Jan 28, 2019

Minnesota Legislature to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

State lawmakers will introduce legislation that would end marijuana prohibition in Minnesota and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use.

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The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behavior and marijuana does not ... alcohol contributes to literally millions of acts of violence in the United States each year. It is a major contributing factor to crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature. There is simply no causal link to be found.
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, from the foreword to Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?, 2009