Missouri: Courts Expunge Over 40,000 Cannabis-Related Convictions Ahead of Legal Deadline, But Some Counties Remain Non-Compliant

“It is clear that many counties have made no serious effort to comply with the requirements of the Missouri Constitution,” Missouri NORML Coordinator Dan Viets said. “It should not be necessary to seek a court order in order to force our courts to comply with the Missouri Constitution, but if that is what is required,…

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Arizona: Appellate Court Expands Pool of Marijuana-Related Convictions Eligible for Expungement Relief

Justices reversed a lower court decision and concluded that certain “sale-related marijuana offenses are eligible for expungement” under the state’s 2020 voter-initiated legalization law. The post Arizona: Appellate Court Expands Pool of Marijuana-Related Convictions Eligible for Expungement Relief appeared first on NORML.  Read More Expungement, Arizona, Arizona NORML, record sealing, sales NORML 

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Study: No Correlation Between THC Detection and Driving Impairment

“In the largest trial to date involving experienced users smoking cannabis, there was no correlation between THC (and related metabolites/cannabinoids) in blood, OF [oral fluid], or breath and driving performance. … The complete lack of a relationship between the concentration of the centrally active component of cannabis in blood, OF, and breath is strong evidence against the…

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NORML Op-Ed: Senate Must Act on Legislation Clarifying Cannabis Banking Rules for State-Licensed Businesses

Every day that Congress fails to act needlessly jeopardizes the livelihood of these small businesses and their consumers. The post NORML Op-Ed: Senate Must Act on Legislation Clarifying Cannabis Banking Rules for State-Licensed Businesses appeared first on NORML.  Read More ACTIVISM, Congress, cash-only, robbery, SAFE Banking Act, Senate, Senate Banking Committee, small businesses NORML 

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Washington Becomes Latest State to Ban Pre-Employment Tests for Cannabis

Washington joins a growing number of jurisdictions that have passed legislation limiting employers’ ability to pre-screen applicants for past marijuana use. The post Washington Becomes Latest State to Ban Pre-Employment Tests for Cannabis appeared first on NORML. ​ Read More   Job Discrimination, drug testing, employment protections, workplace, discrimination, employment discrimination, urinalysis NORML 

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Federal Report: Marijuana Use by Teens Continues Decade-Long Decline

“States’ real-world experience with marijuana legalization affirms that these policies can be implemented in a way that provides regulated access for adults while simultaneously limiting youth access and misuse.” The post Federal Report: Marijuana Use by Teens Continues Decade-Long Decline appeared first on NORML. ​ Read More   Legalization, adolescents, CDC, teens, youth use NORML 

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