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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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Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record.
DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young, Ruling in the matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, September 6, 1988