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State Laws – NORML.org – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

http://norml.org/laws
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War on Drugs

number of users of marijuana in the U.S. declined between 2000 and 2005 even with many states passing new medical marijuana laws making access easier

what-do-new-marijuana-laws-mean-for-employee-drug-testing-54629376What Do New Marijuana Laws Mean for Employee Drug Testing?
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http://www.cleartest.com | In the wake of recent medical marijuana legislation, many citizens are confused about their rights in the workplace. Due to federal law, an employee may chance being fired for a positive drug test, even if they have a medical marijuana prescription. This presentation offers tips for understanding the new laws, and how to keep your rights protected.

Glitch in new marijuana law has some California cities scrambling
San Francisco Chronicle, on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:33:45 -0800
California's new medical marijuana laws were supposed to provide more structure and clarity for the state's loosely regulated, billion-dollar industry, but in the past few weeks, dozens of municipalities have ignored that intention by moving quickly to

Medical Marijuana Law
Richard Boire, Kevin Feeney, published 2007, 240 pages

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Recreational drug use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recreational_drug_use
Recreational drug use is the use of a drug (legal, controlled, or illegal) with the …
of psychoactive drugs, such as cannabis or MDMA, this is often referred to as a …


Oregon Ballot Measure 91 (2014)

measure in the U.S. state of Oregon. Its passage legalized the "recreational use of marijuana, based on regulation and taxation to be determined by the Oregon

beware-of-marijuana-stocksBeware of Marijuana Stocks
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http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/investing-tips/beware-of-marijuana-stocks Beware of Marijuana Stocks Now that Colorado has legalized marijuana for recreational use, should you jump in with both feet or beware of marijuana stocks. We are, by the way, discussing investment in marijuana related businesses and not your own recreational use! Is there money to be made investing in marijuana stocks? Fundamental analysis of these stocks is, well, fundamental. Marijuana is legal for medical use in California and New York may also make medical marijuana legal. Colorado is the first to legalize the plant for recreational use but others may follow. Which businesses will be profitable and which will be able to scale up when the opportunity arises? But, before looking at a couple of stocks, here is a bit about the law in Colorado. Colorado Marijuana Use Law Colorado has two sets of laws regarding marijuana. These have to do with recreational use and medical use. Colorado Amendment 64 states: Adults aged twenty-one or older can grow up to three immature and three mature cannabis plants privately in a locked space, legally possess all cannabis from the plants they grow (as long as it stays where it was grown), legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis while traveling, and give as a gift up to one ounce to other citizens 21 years of age or older. Consumption is permitted in a manner similar to alcohol, with equivalent offenses proscribed for driving. Public consumption remains illegal. Amendment 64 also provides for licensing of cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and retail stores. This law allows for sales of marijuana for recreational use, taxation of profits from these facilities, and various ordinances relating to such establishments. It is the potential for profit from recreational use of marijuana that is of primary interest for those investing in marijuana stocks. Beware of marijuana stocks that do not comply with the law in Colorado.

Third Petition For Recreational Marijuana OK'd For Signature Collecting
CBS Local, on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:46:31 -0800
Earlier this year, groups began gathering signatures for two other ballot measures that would legalize recreational marijuana use and regulate the drug. One initiative is being led by traditional marijuana activists. The other has backing from a

The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for …
Greg Green, published 2003, 264 pages

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Cannabis in Oregon

Oregon voters pass legalization of recreational marijuana". KPTV. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-11-04.  "Marijuana Laws Oregon".  Phillip Smith (July 3,

what-do-new-marijuana-laws-mean-for-employee-drug-testing-54629376What Do New Marijuana Laws Mean for Employee Drug Testing?
from cleartest, ago in
http://www.cleartest.com | In the wake of recent medical marijuana legislation, many citizens are confused about their rights in the workplace. Due to federal law, an employee may chance being fired for a positive drug test, even if they have a medical marijuana prescription. This presentation offers tips for understanding the new laws, and how to keep your rights protected.

Connecticut cops told to prepare for legal recreational marijuana
CT Post, on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:38:28 -0800
Ticer advised police in Connecticut to lobby against the expansion of the state's medical marijuana program and to build coalitions if or when full recreational use becomes the law. Police have to be ready to fight for more enforcement funding, he said


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DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine? – National Institute on Drug Abuse

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana-medicine
The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole unprocessed marijuana …
In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use.


Colorado Amendment 64

16 of the state constitution, the law addresses "personal use and regulation of marijuana" for adults 21 and over, as well as commercial cultivation

how-to-use-medical-marijuana-by-adultHow to use medical marijuana by adult
from sergiomcgeez, ago in
Adult use of medical marijuana is slowly becoming accepted in the United States as well as other countries across the world after many years of being outlawed. This is because the substance has been proven to have benefits when it comes to treating certain kinds of medical conditions such as glaucoma and cancer. Another reason why medical marijuana is slowly gaining acceptance is because it is less addictive and does not have long term side effects that are usually associated with tobacco and alcohol usage. Even though it has not been legalized in all states in America yet, the movement to legalize it has gained momentum in the past few decades.

Colombia legalizes use of medical marijuana
Deutsche Welle, on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:56:15 -0800
The proponents of medical marijuana claim that up to 400,000 Colombian citizens can use cannabis products to treat symptoms of epilepsy and other illnesses. The Tuesday decree does not apply to recreational marijuana use, according to the Colombian …


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Medical Marijuana – NORML.org – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

http://norml.org/legal/medical-marijuana-2
The following states have medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research
suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of
clinical …


California Proposition 215 (1996)

Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California law allowing the use of medical cannabis despite marijuana‘s lack of the normal Food and Drug Administration

abner-chernis-lawMedical Marijuana Attorney
from Abnerchernis, ago in
Abner Chernis, LLP is one of the renowned MMJ law firms with medical marijuana lawyers who arm our clients with that knowledge. Drug lawyers and medical marijuana attorneys keep abreast of changes in the MMJ laws to consult and educate clients. We specialize in maximizing legal protections of our clients like storefront dispensaries, edible manufacturers, cultivators, mobile collectives, landlords and more. We have even drafted model ordinances for cities regulating cultivations and dispensaries. Michael Chernis handles each of these cases personally. The fees will depend on the strategy we employ and the time it takes to achieve that result. Abner Chernis, LLP does not charge for an initial consultation in criminal cases.


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Medical Marijuana Law
Richard Boire, Kevin Feeney, published 2007, 240 pages

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Legality of cannabis by U.S. jurisdiction – Wikipedia, the free …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction
On November 5, 1996, California became the first state in the United States to
legalize medical marijuana when the voters passed …


Grass (1999 film)

1925 silent documentary film. Grass: History of Marijuana is a 1999 Canadian documentary film directed by Ron Mann, premiered in Toronto Film Festival,

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Fire Up! State Medical Marijuana Laws Still Federally Approved
Oregon Business, on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:18:45 -0800
This is the second year in a row that the omnibus appropriations law has barred DOJ from using appropriated funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws (see the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which The Bullard …

State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey, published 2008, 572 pages

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Cannabis laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan

town of Ann Arbor, Michigan has enacted some of the most lenient laws on marijuana possession in the United States. These include measures approved in

only-on-6-are-outofstate-drivers-targeted-on-i80Only on 6: Are Out-of-State Drivers Targeted on I-80?
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Expert Nebraska Drug Defense Attorney Daniel Stockmann comments on new data obtained by WOWT 6 News, showing that more out-of-state drivers are given tickets than Nebraskans since Colorado relaxed its marijuana laws the first of the year.

Sacramento scrambles to create new medical marijuana laws
KCRA Sacramento, on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:44:53 -0800
The laws, known collectively as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, give cities the chance to create their own regulations on 17 new subcategories within the industry. They range from specialties like marijuana cultivation and

Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence
Mitch Earleywine, published 2002, 344 pages

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Washington (state)

2010.  Bly, Laura (November 7, 2012). "Colorado, Washington OK Recreational Marijuana Use". USA Today. Retrieved November 7, 2012.  "Washington State Report

recreational-marijuana-in-bellingha1Recreational Marijuana In Bellingham
from bellingham_marijuana, ago in
Colorado became the first U.S. State to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, after that Washington State proposed same Amendment 64 and became the second State to authorize the use of weed products for recreational use for people over 21 years old. It happens on historic month of November 2012 when the voters of Washington approved imitative 502.

Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Nullify Federal …
Tenth Amendment Center (blog), on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:59:17 -0800
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2015) – A Kentucky House bill prefiled for 2016 would legalize marijuana for recreational use, taxing and regulating the crop similar to alcohol. The proposal would not only legalize marijuana in the Bluegrass State, it would

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and …
Martin A. Lee, published 2013, 528 pages

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Marijuana Policy Project

non-coercive marijuana policies; (2) identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies; (3) change state laws to reduce or

budtender-school-marijuana-history-101Bud-Tender School – Marijuana History 101
from GreenCulturED, ago in
Let’s Brush Up On Your Marijuana History Cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp) is indigenous to Central and South Asia. Contemporary uses of cannabis are as a recreational or medicinal drug, and as part of religious or spiritual rites; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium B.C. The Chinese Emperor Fu His (ca. 2900 B.C.), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang. Around 2000 B.C., the Egyptians used cannabis to treat sore eyes. And then a century later, doctors in India could be found mixing marijuana with milk to use as an anesthetic. In 200 B.C. the Greeks used marijuana to remedy earaches. During the Middle Ages, hemp was central to any herbalist’s medicine cabinet. William Turner, the naturalist considered the first English botanist, praised it in his New Herball, published in 1538. It was in the early 1,600’s when Jamestown settlers brought the marijuana plant, commonly known as hemp, to North America and throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export. Such notable used for cannabis slowed to a screeching halt and was temporarily removed from history after 1937, when the Marihuana Tax Act effectively banned the drug in the United States. Marijuana Is Actually A Misunderstood Kind Of Substance It is a good thing that debates have paved the way to discover that it has many good uses more than what’s been described since Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 that classified marijuana as a drug with “no accepted medical use”. It was in the same year that NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) was founded as a nonprofit, public-interest advocacy group whose mission is to end marijuana prohibition. Marijuana history was made in America on November 5th, 1996 when voters in California passed a state medical marijuana initiative known as Proposition 215. The legislation permits patients and their primary caregivers, with a physician’s recommendation, to possess and cultivate marijuana for medical use. Today 60% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to an April 2010 AP-CNBC poll. Many more states now allow the usage of marijuana for certain medical condition thus giving birth to the term medical marijuana and are now paving the road for the legal cannabis industry. Many medical studies have shown that marijuana has the ability to help people suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Tumor cells growing in some areas in the body have been scientifically proven to decrease through marijuana use. In fact, many of states are willing to let it help the economy by imposing taxes on it. People who have been supporting the use and growing of marijuana are expecting that the law changes will soon make it happen. Learn

Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Nullify Federal …
Tenth Amendment Center (blog), on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:59:17 -0800
While the Kentucky bill would not alter federal law, it would take a step toward nullifying in effect the federal ban. FBI statistics show that law enforcement makes approximately 99 of 100 marijuana arrests under state, not federal law. By erasing the


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Medical Marijuana Treatment Uses and How It Works – WebMD

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/medical-marijuana-uses
Nov 4, 2013 More states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana. So
what does it treat, and who can and should use it?


Colorado Amendment 64

16 of the state constitution, the law addresses "personal use and regulation of marijuana" for adults 21 and over, as well as commercial cultivation

how-to-use-medical-marijuana-by-adultHow to use medical marijuana by adult
from sergiomcgeez, ago in
Adult use of medical marijuana is slowly becoming accepted in the United States as well as other countries across the world after many years of being outlawed. This is because the substance has been proven to have benefits when it comes to treating certain kinds of medical conditions such as glaucoma and cancer. Another reason why medical marijuana is slowly gaining acceptance is because it is less addictive and does not have long term side effects that are usually associated with tobacco and alcohol usage. Even though it has not been legalized in all states in America yet, the movement to legalize it has gained momentum in the past few decades.

Philly420: Two bills that would expand N.J. medical marijuana law debated
Philly.com, on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:45:00 -0800
The Insurance Council of New Jersey testified that they would like an amendment to S2898 to clarify that health insurance providers would not be liable to pay for reimbursements related to medical marijuana if the bill passes. Yet the NJ Compassionate

Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Use
unknown, published 2009, 97 pages