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California NAACP Endorses Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Proponents of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) have announced today that their cannabis legalization initiative  has been formally endorsed by the California State NAACP, which is comprised of 52 branches and more than 30 youth chapters statewide. The NAACP is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. The California NAACP – which voted to …

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California NAACP Files Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

An initiative to legalize the recreational use, cultivation and distribution of cannabis has been filed in California by the state’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The initiative would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, while allowing them to cultivate …

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President Obama Calls for Expansive Criminal Justice Reform, Reduction or End to Mandatory Minimums for Drug Offenses

During the 106th annual convention of the NAACP, President Obama called for expansive criminal justice reform across the United States. “Mass incarceration makes our entire country worse off, and we need to do something about it.” said President Obama during the July 14th speech. “In too many cases, our criminal justice system ends up being …

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President Obama Grants Clemency to 14 Individuals Serving Life in Prison for Drugs

By Drug Policy Alliance Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people incarcerated in federal prison. This follows the commutation of eight people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses in December of 2014, and 22 in March 2015. Fourteen of the people who received commutations today were serving life in prison for …

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Coalition to Legalize Cannabis Formed in New Jersey

Activists, public officials and civil rights groups have joined together to launch a coalition aimed at legalizing cannabis in New Jersey. The new group, named New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform, will hold a press conference today to formally announce their effort. Among those taking part in the new group and participating in the press …

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Florida NAACP Endorses Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has officially endorsed Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment to legalize medical cannabis which is being voted on this November 4th. “Today is an exciting day for everyone working to pass Amendment 2 this November, especially for patients with debilitating diseases who …

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NAACP Approves Pro-Cannabis Resolution

By Johnny Green, TheWeedBlog.com If you are a minority, you are much more likely to be arrested for a marijuana charge than your Caucasian counterparts, even though usage rates are about the same. In some cities like St. Louis or New York City, you are up to 8 times more likely to be arrested for …

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