Top Marijuana Reform Group Wants Help Holding Lawmakers Accountable On Legalization | Marijuana Moment

  • That’s because consequential cannabis reform issues are set to appear on ballots across the country and it remains important to hold lawmakers accountable for their positions on marijuana policy.
  • With the 2020 election only just over seven months away, NORML is gearing up to have the most expansive database ever assembled on the cannabis policy positions for those running for legislative office, NORML Political Director Justin Strekal told Marijuana Moment.
  • It’s also urging lawmakers to ensure that individuals working in the marijuana industry are not discriminated against when it comes to unemployment benefits at a time when an increasing number of businesses are shuttering and the public is being encouraged to stay at home.
  • The nation’s first government panel focused on psychedelics policy reform held its second meeting on the implementation of a Denver decriminalization law on Tuesday, reaching an agreement on law enforcement reporting criteria for activity related to psilocybin mushrooms.
  • The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel was established last year after voters approved a ballot measure making the city the first in the U.S. to classify offenses related to the psychedelic fungus among the lowest law enforcement priorities .
  • Twenty-five percent of the public now live in jurisdictions where the sale of marijuana to adults is legal, Justin Strekal, political director of NORML, told Marijuana Moment.

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