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His plan is uncommonly complete, promising to expunge all marijuana-related convictions and focusing on social justice. Read more

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Mexican lawmakers are poised to legalize recreational marijuana in the very near future. Read more

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Marijuana use among the youth decreases by 8% after it is legalized, according to a national study based on data from 1.4 million high schoolers. Read more

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The Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton amendment would prohibit the Department of Justice from interfering with state cannabis programs. Read more

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France opted for rehabilitation-oriented laws over cannabis legalization. Read more

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Last fall, the voters of Wisconsin overwhelmingly supported the legalization of marijuana. Sign this Change.org petition from the Wisconsin Justice Initiative to urge Gov. Tony Evers to lead Wisconsin forward on this important issue. Read more

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If Wisconsin wants to keep pace with neighboring states and Canada and secure the full fiscal benefit from an initial surge in sales to fund top state priorities, it cannot wait. Read more

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The door is open to the legalization of cannabis in Wisconsin with two major votes: 18 advisory referenda and the gubernatorial election, both on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Read more

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The STATES Act would not only revive our Founding Fathers’ view of how states should manage their own affairs but also remind us that individualism, populism and personal liberty still matter. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board voted in favor of a referendum for the November 6 ballot; this will allow county voters to weigh-in on legalizing cannabis for adults. Read more

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Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in revising antiquated laws that turn minor possession of marijuana into a felony. In Milwaukee County, those laws seem to be enforced more stringently against African American males. Read more

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The Shepherd has long advocated for a sensible, compassionate drug policy that includes legal medical marijuana for those seeking relief from a serious medical or behavioral health condition. Read more

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Although the City of Milwaukee seems to be moving toward a more permissive view of personal marijuana use, state law hasn’t changed. Read more

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The Milwaukee Common Council voted to delay a measure that would vastly reduce the fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Alderman Nik Kovac cited the ordinance’s enforcement as contributing to the city’s racial disparities. At the... Read more

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The notion of alcohol consumers piously demanding that others stop using pot probably makes you think of the beer-swilling World War II generation berating weed-smoking hippies during the 1960s. Now, thanks to the United Read more

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