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MORE Act Passes US House Again

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act on Friday to further cannabis social justice and end the War on Drugs. The MORE Act bill H.R. 3617 would remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Thus it would allow state cannabis markets to operate freedom from federal interference. Removing it from the […]

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Booker, Warren Call on DOJ to Remove Cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970, the Attorney General can remove a substance from the CSA by working with the Secretary of Health […]

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Free NJ Marijuana Expungement Clinic in Newark Next Week

Legal and social justice group 420NJEvents is holding a free NJ marijuana expungement clinic to help those convicted of low-level cannabis offenses clear their records in Newark next week. The marijuana expungement clinic will be held Tuesday, September 14th, at the Hilton Penn Station Hotel in Newark. Attendees will receive free legal assistance with the […]

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History Made as MORE Act Passes House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives voted 228-164 in favor of the MORE Act, which would decriminalize cannabis on the federal level. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act would repair the social and personal harms caused by federal cannabis prohibition enforcement. “The symbolic and historical importance of the MORE Act passing in the […]

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New Jersey Legal Weed Bills See Some Progress Toward Passage

After admitting Monday they did not have the votes, legislators have made progress on passing the decriminalization and the implementation of New Jersey legal weed bills. Whether it was intentional or not, including magic mushrooms has stalled the process. It’s become clear that the inclusion of magic mushrooms in the decriminalization of New Jersey legal […]

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NJ AG Tells Prosecutors to Hold Off on Cannabis Charges for Now

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent a letter to halt prosecutions of cannabis charges in light of legalization on New Year’s Day. Grewal wrote that New Jersey municipal, county and state prosecutors are instructed to pause addressing cannabis charges. Until at least January 25, 2021. “Fairness and justice require that we, as prosecutors, not move […]

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Rice & Scutari at Odds over Cannabis Decriminalization, Essex County Pushes it

State Senator Ron Rice (D-Essex), a notorious prohibitionist, got into a fight with Judiciary Chair Nick Scutari (D-Union), the sponsor for legalization over cannabis decriminalization which Essex County is pushing. According to Insider NJ, they almost had a physical confrontation. Cannabis Decriminalization Debate Rice, who always believed in cannabis decriminalization, is angry Scutari is not […]

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Ron Rice Accuses State Senate Leaders of Stalling NJ CannabisDecriminalization

State Senator Ron Rice is accusing State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Judiciary Committee Chair Nick Scutari (D-Union) of causing New Jersey cannabis decriminalization to stall. The New Jersey cannabis decriminalization bill passed the Assembly in a week from introduction to full passage in the wake of the George Floyd /Black Lives Matter protests. […]

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