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NIDArelease Nov 20, 2019

House Committee to Vote on Bill to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition


The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill, marking the first-ever vote to completely end federal prohibition.

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NIDArelease Nov 04, 2019

South Dakota Groups Submit Petitions to Qualify Marijuana Reform Ballot Initiatives for Next Year's Election


Marijuana reform groups submitted petitions containing over 80,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State in order to qualify two separate marijuana reform ballot initiatives for next year’s election.

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NIDArelease Oct 22, 2019

Marijuana Policy Project Appoints New Member to Board of Directors


The nation’s largest cannabis policy reform group, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced the election of Jeff Brown to MPP’s board of directors. Brown is the Vice President of Public Policy for PAX Labs, an award-winning technology company with the goal of creating safe, predictable and enjoyable cannabis experiences.

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NIDArelease Oct 17, 2019

Marijuana Policy Project Appoints Revolution CEO Mark de Souza to Board of Directors


The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s leading cannabis policy reform group, announced the election of Revolution Global CEO Mark de Souza to its board of directors.

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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