Virgin Islands: Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Cannabis Use, Expunging Past Convictions

Virgin Islands (population: 106,000) Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has signed legislation into law regulating the adult-use cannabis market and providing relief to those with past marijuana-related convictions. “From the beginning of the Bryan-Roach Administration, we have worked towards the legalization of the adult use of cannabis, and today, with the hard work of the members […]

State Policy Weekly Update 1/17/2023

Lawmakers in many states have started to pre-file marijuana law reform legislation and some sessions have already begun holding hearings. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  ALASKA House Bill 28 seeks “to reduce barriers to employment for […]

Weed Markets are Oversaturating across the country

A new article at MJ Biz Daily has detailed how Massachusetts is being added to the list of marijuana markets with prices dropping significantly due to too much supply. This month last year, the average price for a gram of flower was averaging $14.38. This year, it’s at $7.76 for the same amount, about a […]

Why I Chose to Intern at NORML

by Bliss Davis — Columbia University, Class of 2024 I decided to spend my time interning with NORML this past fall for two reasons: 1) I believe that marijuana criminalization is a highly problematic public policy, and 2) I believe that there is a need for better information regarding responsible marijuana consumption.  I am hardly […]

Connecticut Legalizes Marijuana and Jabs at New York

Connecticut is the newest state to open up their legal marijuana market, and it has clearly learned some lessons from the insanely rocky road happening in New York. At the end of last month, New York opened just one shop in all of Manhattan. The demand was clearly too large for just one opening, and […]

New Study Raises Concerns Over Inhalation of THC-O

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology raises safety concerns about the inhalation of THC-O acetate. THC-O acetate, commonly known as THC-O, is a potent intoxicating cannabinoid that is produced following the chemical synthesis of hemp-derived CBD. The product is becoming increasingly marketed  on the internet and in unlicensed stores.  The study’s […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address

Continuation of Failed Drug War Criminal Responses and Absence of Overdose Prevention Centers Run Counter to Hochul’s Commitments to Reducing Overdose Deaths in New York New York, NY – In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State priorities she announced today, Toni Smith-Thompson, Director of the New York State Office for the Drug […]

State Policy Weekly Update (1/10/23)

Lawmakers in many states have started to pre-file marijuana law reform legislation and some sessions have already begun holding hearings. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington. Kentucky  House Bill 48 and House Bill 22 seek to provide […]

Connecticut: Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Begin This Week

Select retailers will begin selling cannabis products to those age 21 or older on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. To date, nine operators have received dual licensure from state officials to engage in both medical and adult-use sales. Sales will initially be limited to 1/4 ounce of cannabis flower, or its equivalent, per transaction. A map […]

Children Eating Edibles is up 1375%

The problem with the way marijuana edibles are being advertised is well documented at this point. There are still many places in the country where you can buy edibles that look like skittles, or gushers, or nerd ropes, or really anything. The obvious problem this creates is the attraction of a young audience. Seeing a […]

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