LA smokable medical marijuana flower advances; CA & NV cannabis social use approved; Religion & legalization poll; IL drug war resolution
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A new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that there has been “no measurable difference” in the percentage of high school students who have used marijuana since before states started legalizing it.
The Louisiana Senate approved a House-passed bill to legalize smokable medical marijuana. Because the body added some technical amendments, the legislation must now head back to the House before going to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D).
The state assemblies in both California and Nevada approved bills allowing or expanding marijuana social consumption lounges.
Atheists and agnostics are much more likely to support marijuana legalization than religious people are, according to a new Pew polling analysis. Still, majorities of all groups—except for white evangelical Protestants—back fully legalizing cannabis.
The Illinois House Human Services Committee approved a resolution calling the war on drugs “a failed, costly, and inhumane” effort that would “prove to be the United States’ longest and costliest war and ultimately a complete and shameful failure.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a new federal strategy involving the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies that aims to “reduce the level of violence in our communities, not to increase the number of arrests or prosecutions as if they were ends in