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420 with CNW – Almost 70% New Jersey Voters Support Pot Legalization

Last December, the New Jersey Senate approved a resolution that would put a referendum on legalizing marijuana on this year’s November ballot. Although certain lawmakers had pegged their hopes on legalizing cannabis legislatively, numerous disagreements over the specifics of the bill made it impossible, forcing them to put the question of broad cannabis reform onto the voters. A recent survey…

420 with CNW – White House Official Admits Fewer Teens Are Using Marijuana Since Legalization

The road to cannabis legalization has been long and full of obstacles. While drug reform activists have preached the social and economic benefits of legalizing cannabis, proponents against legalization have argued that making cannabis legal and accessible to the public will lead to teens abusing the drug. However, according to an official from the White House’s anti-drug office, the consumption…

420 with CNW – Congress Could Vote on Marijuana Legalization in September

Last year, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler teamed up with Senator Kamala Harris to file legislation that would end federal prohibition of cannabis in the country and seek to repair some of the damage done by the decades’ long war on drugs. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (“MORE”) Act would remove marijuana and THC from the Controlled Substances Act,…

420 with CNW – Study Finds Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Reduced Crime in Neighboring States

For years, law enforcement and opponents of marijuana prohibition have argued that legalizing the controversial plant could lead to a surge in crime in neighborhoods hosting retail marijuana stores and spill over into neighboring states that still prohibit it. There have even been a few studies showing that this is indeed true, but according to researchers going through county-level crime…

420 with CNW – Israeli Marijuana Legalization Bills Jump First Hurdle

The past few years have been good for cannabis. Prohibited for decades in most territories, cannabis has seen a slew of positive legislative changes, with a number of countries legalizing the substance in various capacities. Israel has taken the first tentative steps towards legalization after the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved two bills on Sunday that would decriminalize the possession…

420 with CNW – Montana Marijuana Legalization Activists Beat the Odds and Submit Needed Voter Signatures

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has dealt the world a blow it will take years to recover from. The health crisis has stretched healthcare capabilities to the max, and experts say the U.S. economy is already in a recession. Drug reform initiatives have been majorly affected too, with states like New York and Missouri postponing their marijuana legalization initiatives to 2021…