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Gov. Signs Marijuana Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize for Adults

Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres signed H.B. 20-178 into law, making the Northern Mariana Islands the first U.S. territory to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use.

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Marijuana Policy Project Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

The Marijuana Policy Project announced it is endorsing Measure 3, the initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota and expunge past marijuana-related convictions.

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CNMI Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes, Heads to Governor

The Northern Marianas’ Commonwealth Legislature has approved a bill to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult and medical 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."