After House Passes Police Reform Bill without Addressing Advocates’ Concerns, Drug Policy Alliance Calls on Senate to Ensure ‘Justice’ is Not Lost

Bill Fails to Fully Address Police Militarization, Quick-Knock Raids, Military Equipment Transfers to Local Police Departments and More that Disproportionately Target Communities of Color Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 without addressing concerns from the advocacy community, Maritza Perez, Director […]

DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws

“In US markets, Mexican marijuana has largely been supplanted by domestic-produced marijuana. … CBP marijuana seizures along the SWB have decreased more than 81 percent since 2013,”
The post DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures at Southern Border Have Fallen Significantly Following Passage of Statewide Legalization Laws appeared first on NORML.

California introduces bill that would ban cannabis discrimination

Newly introduced to the state senate in California is a bill that would ban drug tests from being a justified excuse in terminating an employee if marijuana comes up positive, according to The Sacramento Bee.
There are some exceptions caked into the bill, including those under federal mandate to drug test and building/construction firms.
There are some screenings that do not fall under this version of a drug test. Blood screenings, which test to see if one is presently high, are not part of the bill. This bill specifically targets hair and urine tests, which do not differentiate between being actively high and having BEEN high recently.
“You can’t judge a worker by their urine. If you do that, you’re going to have a piss-poor workforce,” Dale Gieringer, director of NORML, told the Sacramento Bee.
Expect to see similar bills and policies banning drug test discrimination popping up around the country in the near future.
Read the original story at The Sacramento Bee.

Media Advisory: March 3 Statewide Marijuana Justice Day of Action – Urging Legislature & Gov. Cuomo to Pass MRTA

WHEREOn Zoom: Live streamed on the Start SMART Facebook page WHENWednesday, March 3 at 10:30am WHATAdvocates from across New York State are holding a rally at 10:30 am to kick off the marijuana justice virtual day of action calling on the legislature and Gov. Cuomo to legalize cannabis by passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854/A.1248) […]

Marijuana for sleep jumped 635% during pandemic

Let’s face it, being stuck inside with a lack of scenery changes makes it a whole lot harder to switch off at the end of the day. We’re all dealing with it to some extent, and lots of us seem to have turned to marijuana to fix that difficulty.
According to a report by Ganja Goddess, a delivery platform, cannabis products that have marketed specifically for sleep have jumped 635%. Now this is a very vague descriptor because it can detail anything from CBD oils to actual marijuana flower, but still, that’s a remarkable jump.
The science behind marijuana helping sleep is very disputed. Many in the sleep field, including Matthew Walker, author of the bestselling book Why We Sleep, argues that due to its suppression of the REM (rapid eye movement) stage, marijuana causes a less restful sleep. Of course, this is ideal for those trying to prevent habitual nightmares or PTSD bouts, but those who don’t suffer from these issues could be delivering a less restful sleep, despite it being easier to doze off at first.
Ganja Goddess also found a 275% increase in revenue on April 20 of last year (4/20) and a 200% increase on Cyber Monday.
Read the original story at Ganjapreneur.

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