US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update

Marijuana Policy: NORML and its national network of advocacy chapters have released a memo to state lawmakers, regulators, prosecutors, and other interested parties providing guidance for how they can take emergency actions to better promote the health and welfare of cannabis consumers and the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In states where marijuana is illegal, the memo calls for immediately deprioritizing marijuana law enforcement, the dropping of charges for pending nonviolent marijuana offenses, and the release of people in jail or prison solely for nonviolent marijuana offenses. In states where it is legal,

NORML is calling for marijuana shops and their suppliers to be designated “essential services,” allowing for the home delivery and curbside pickup of marijuana products, and expanding the ability of doctors to advise patients via Telemedicine

President Trump 2X’s Military Assets in Caribbean in Bid to Bolster Drug Fight after Maduro Indictment.

The Trump Administration in the daily White House coronavirus pandemic briefing Wednesday announced that it was deploying more US Navy warships and aircraft to the Caribbean in a bid to prevent drug cartels and “corrupt actors” like Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro from using the pandemic to increase drug smuggling.

The move follows the indictment of President Maduro and 12 current or former Venezuelan officials on charges of narco-terrorism conspiracy, drug trafficking and corruption.

We must not let the drug cartels exploit the pandemic to threaten American lives,” President Trump said.

The Venezuelan government rejected the move, saying it was just an effort to district from The Trump Administration’s incompetent handling of pandemic.

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