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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML – Advocacy Group Founder on Public Support for Legalization

NORML founder Keith Stroup warns marijuana reform advocates not to sit idly by as support for legalization in the United States swells beyond 50 percent. Speaking this morning in Los Angeles at the 41st annual national conference of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Stroup stressed the importance of seizing the day. “When we won decriminalization in Nebraska in 1978, we didn’t win another thing until California passed its law in 1996,” Stroup said. “Don’t take the public …

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Connecticut Begins Registering Medical Marijuana Patients

Connecticut became the 17th and most recent state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the bill earlier this year; now, just four months later, patients can register for the state-run program. But they’ll need a bit more patience if they want to buy their medicine on the up-and-up. While a valid patient registration immediately protects patients from arrest or prosecution over possession of up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, Connecticut is still putting together its …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Kate Stafford  
The Final Days of Prohibition for Marijuana [VIDEO]

  In this exclusive video report, Lawyers.com news reporter Kate Stafford speaks with Keith Stroup, attorney and founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws . Stroup founded NORML in 1970, and today describes the pitfalls encountered by medical marijuana users traveling to other states. He also explains that up to 50 percent of the annual arrests for possession could be eliminated by following a simple piece of advice: Don’t smoke weed your car. He gives tips …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Roy Rivenburg  
Pot Shops Don’t Boost Teen Drug Use, Study Says

In the never-ending battle over medical marijuana, the latest flashpoints include a myth-busting study, a popular singer and legal twists in several states. On the academic front, economists from the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Oregon and Montana State University issued a report saying medical marijuana dispensaries don’t boost teen pot use. After analyzing data from 1993 to 2009, a time frame in which 13 states decriminalized medicinal weed, the researchers concluded that “legalization of medical marijuana …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Detroit Voters May Decriminalize Marijuana in November

The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for a marijuana decriminalization measure to appear on city ballots in the coming November election. If voters pass the measure, it will allow adults 21 and over to use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property. The decriminalization initiative is sponsored by the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, a group of citizens who argue that removing marijuana possession penalties will allow Detroit police officers to focus on more …

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