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Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:18:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession | TJ Baker

YORK, PA — Another city in Pennsylvania has voted to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a fine-only offense. Earlier this week, the York City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana, reducing the penalty to a maximum fine of $100 and no jail time for first-time offenders. A […]

Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession | The Daily Chronic

New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana | NORML

According to recently released polling data from Gallup, nearly half of all Americans have tried marijuana at one point in their lives, an all time high since they began asking the question in 1969 when only 4% of Americans admitted to having tried the substance. Additionally, 12% of survey respondents said they currently consume marijuana. […]

New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:39:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars | NORML

Revenues from Colorado’s legal cannabis industry have surpassed over a half-billion dollars since retail sales began on January 1, 2014. According to an analysis by VS Strategies, cannabis-related taxes and fees have yielded $506,143,635 in new state revenue over the past three and one-half years. Local tax revenue was excluded from the analysis. Much of […]

Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars | The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts Lawmakers Agree on Question 4 Implementation Measure

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:04:39 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts Lawmakers Agree on Question 4 Implementation Measure | NORML

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts House and Senate leaders have reconciled a pair of bills seeking to amend Question 4 – a voter-approved measure regulating the licensed production and sale of marijuana. The compromise bill raises the maximum tax rate that can be imposed on commercial cannabis transactions from 12 percent to 20 percent. Medical marijuana retail sales […]

Massachusetts Lawmakers Agree on Question 4 Implementation Measure | The Daily Chronic

Study Linking Cannabis Use and Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Is Inconsistent With Prior Data

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:00:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Study Linking Cannabis Use and Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Is Inconsistent With Prior Data | NORML

ATLANTA, GA — The findings of a recent, well-publicized study correlating long-term cannabis use with a slightly increased risk of metabolic syndrome are inconsistent with those of several prior observational studies. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of risk factors linked with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Investigators at the Georgia State University […]

Study Linking Cannabis Use and Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Is Inconsistent With Prior Data | The Daily Chronic

Colorado Has Earned Over $500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:22:56 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Colorado Has Earned Over $500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization | TJ Baker

DENVER, CO — Since legal, regulated marijuana sales to adults began in 2014, Colorado has received more than half a billion dollars in marijuana-related revenue, including taxes and fees, according to an analysis of state data released Wednesday by Denver-based VS Strategies. Since 2014, Colorado has imposed a 15% excise tax on wholesale transfers of marijuana […]

Colorado Has Earned Over $500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization | The Daily Chronic

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Today

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:58:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Today | Drug Policy Alliance

Today, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents, becoming the first country in the world to regulate legal marijuana sales. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by former President José Mujica in 2012 as part of a comprehensive package aimed at improving public safety. Uruguay’s parliament gave final approval to the measure in […]

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Today | The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:52:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law | Paul Armentano

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Chris Sununu has signed legislation decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses. House Bill 640, which takes effect in 60 days, eliminates criminal penalties for the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis and/or up to five grams of hashish for those age 18 or older. Under the […]

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law | The Daily Chronic

Tell AAA to Stop Lying About Marijuana Legalization

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:07:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Tell AAA to Stop Lying About Marijuana Legalization | NORML

Over the first six months of 2017, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has been spreading misinformation and propaganda in a lobbying effort to defeat marijuana legalization legislative efforts in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and other states. As reported by Leafly.com, AAA representatives have recently preyed upon unsubstantiated fears regarding the alleged “increased plague of drugged driving” […]

Tell AAA to Stop Lying About Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:40:35 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill into law Tuesday that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the Granite State. The new law will officially take effect in 60 days, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation — and the last of the New England states […]

New Hampshire Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts House and Senate Reach Compromise on Marijuana Legalization Implementation Bill

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:07:04 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts House and Senate Reach Compromise on Marijuana Legalization Implementation Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

BOSTON, MA – After weeks of talks and missed deadlines, legislators in Massachusetts have reached an agreement on legislation that will make changes to Question 4, the law to regulate marijuana for adults that was approved by voters in November 2016. “After weeks of intense advocacy from Massachusetts voters, legislators have decided to respect the […]

Massachusetts House and Senate Reach Compromise on Marijuana Legalization Implementation Bill | The Daily Chronic