Stop Passing That Joint, Top Marijuana Reform Group Says Amid Coronavirus | Marijuana Moment

  • As the new coronavirus continues to spread through the U.S., one of the country’s leading advocacy groups for marijuana legalization is warning consumers to stop passing joints and to beware of online misinformation, including any claims cannabis or CBD can help cure or protect against this virus.
  • In a follow-up statement released on Wednesday, NORML’s Altieri said the group commends the decision of various state governments and local jurisdictions during this pandemic to designate medical cannabis facilities as essential’ to the community.
  • Americans for Safe Access, a nonprofit group that supports access to medical marijuana, sent an open letter on Tuesday to governors across the country, urging them to keep stores open for medical patients and to adopt policies aimed at limiting customer interactions.
  • NORML on Wednesday also asked followers on Twitter to let the organization know if they were arrested / prosecuted for simple marijuana possession during the COVID crisis.
  • Meanwhile, coronavirus concerns and quarantines have forced drug policy reform activists to find new ways of organizing ballot campaigns that require in-person signature gathering.
  • An effort to amend California cannabis law and a separate push to decriminalize some psychedelic drugs in Washington, D.C., have both asked officials within the past week to allow them to gather signatures online instead.

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