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NIDArelease Dec 17, 2018

Federally Funded Survey Finds Rates of Teen Marijuana Use Still Lower Than in 2012, When States Began Legalizing for Adult Use

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

WASHINGTON — The results of a federally funded survey released Monday show rates of teen marijuana use are lower than they were in 2012, when states began legalizing marijuana for adult use. Teens’ perceived availability of marijuana also declined, with fewer eighth-,…

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NIDArelease Dec 13, 2018

Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative

The group, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, will prioritize a medical marijuana ballot initiative and is researching additional marijuana reform opportunities

Two Nebraska state senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, for the purpose of running a 2020 ballot initiative to…

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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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I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol. If people can go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of alcohol and drink it at home legally, then why do we say that the use of this other substance is somehow criminal?
Pat Robertson, Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, The New York Times, March 7, 2012