Maine: Various Marijuana Bills Become Law Absent Gov. Mills’ Signature

Several marijuana-related bills became law this week absent the signature of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. The first bill, LD 1827, authorizes licensed marijuana retailers to provide for home deliveries to those age 21 or older. Under the law, retailers may deliver a variety of products to customers, including immature marijuana plants and seedlings. The measure […]

Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Not Are Associated with Lax Attitudes Toward Drugged Driving

Adults in states where the use of cannabis is legal are less likely than those in non-legal states to report having driven under the influence of cannabis, according to data published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports. Investigators affiliated with the research institute RTI International assessed drugged driving attitudes and behaviors in a nationwide cohort […]

Majority of Americans Support Overdose Prevention Centers

The idea of a center that allows drugs to be injected in a safe and non-legal environment is something that is initially difficult to wrap our logical heads around. How is this not supporting, or even encouraging, drug-use? It’s an understandable hesitancy, and certainly true if not for it’s true purpose of bringing overdose death […]

State Policy Weekly Update 4/22/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancement in Alaska, California, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, and in several other states.  Alaska HB 246 seals the records of those with low-level convictions from nine certain types of criminal history background checks. People with otherwise clean records do not deserve to have the rest of their lives derailed because of […]

Statement on the Release of Biden-Harris Administration’s 2022 National Drug Control Strategy

First Time Ever Strategy Has Supported Access and Funding for Harm Reduction Services and Reducing Barriers for Life-Saving Medications Washington, D.C. – In response to the Biden-Harris Administration today releasing the 2022 National Drug Control Strategy to Congress, which—for the first time in history—included support for access and funding of harm reduction services and reducing […]

State Policy Weekly Update 4/15/2022

This week’s update highlights important advancements of legislation in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Delaware, and additional important movements in Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois and other states.  Pennsylvania NORML opposes SB749​, which will make it easier for employees in “safety sensitive” occupations to be terminated and denied unemployment compensation if an employer makes a “good faith” determination […]

New Jersey: Adult Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Next Week

Select retailers will begin selling marijuana and cannabis-infused products to those ages 21 and older on Thursday, April 21, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced late yesterday. Earlier this week, state regulators gave approval for several existing medical cannabis retailers to begin also providing cannabis to the adult use market. “I want our legal adult-use cannabis […]

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