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NIDArelease Jan 15, 2019

Attorney General Nominee Says He Would Respect State Marijuana Laws


Attorney general nominee William Barr said during a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that he would refrain from targeting businesses that are operating in compliance with state laws regulating marijuana for adult or medical use.

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NIDArelease Jan 15, 2019

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales to Begin Wednesday, But Delays Continue


Medical marijuana sales will begin in Ohio Wednesday, according to news reports, but product types and supplies will be limited and delays with implementation will continue for most of the state.

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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


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.

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NIDArelease Dec 13, 2018

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


Two Nebraska state senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, to run a 2020 ballot initiative to reform marijuana laws in Nebraska via constitutional amendment.

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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