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February 16, 2018
Kentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances ActKentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled...Kentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances Act
Kentucky State Rep. James Kay (D-Versailles) speaks concerning House Concurrent Resolution 35, a resolution asking Congress to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substa ...
Kentucky State Rep. James Kay (D-Versailles) speaks concerning House Concurrent Resolution 35, a resolution asking Congress to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana in the feder ...
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February 16, 2018
Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in PennsylvaniaMedical Marijuana Sales Begin in PennsylvaniaMedical Marijuana Sales Begin in Pennsylvania
Marijuana Policy Project | February 16, 2018 HARRISBURG, PA Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania on Thursday, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. S ...
Marijuana Policy Project | February 16, 2018 HARRISBURG, PA Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania on Thursday, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally f ...
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February 16, 2018
Federal Judge Hears Legal Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana's Schedule I StatusFederal Judge Hears Legal Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Marijuan...Federal Judge Hears Legal Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana's Schedule I Status
NORML | February 16, 2018 NEW YORK, NY A judge for the Federal District Court in Manhattan heard arguments Wednesday in alawsuitchallenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis prohibition. The 98- ...
NORML | February 16, 2018 NEW YORK, NY A judge for the Federal District Court in Manhattan heard arguments Wednesday in alawsuitchallenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis ...
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February 16, 2018
Fox News Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana LegalizationFox News Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana LegalizationFox News Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization
NORML | February 16, 2018 NEW YORK, NY Fifty-nine percent of voters believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwidepolling datacompiled by Fox News. The percentage marks an e ...
NORML | February 16, 2018 NEW YORK, NY Fifty-nine percent of voters believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwidepolling datacompiled by Fox News. The p ...
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February 15, 2018
Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, Accord...Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic A...Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, According to New Study
NORML | February 15, 2018 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA Cannabis exposure is not strongly associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to ameta-analysisof 24 epidemiological studies publ ...
NORML | February 15, 2018 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA Cannabis exposure is not strongly associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to ameta-analysisof 24 epidemio ...
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February 15, 2018
Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative RightSessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conser...Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right
US Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) Phillip Smith | February 15, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out against a painstakingly cobbled-together Senate sentencing reform bill Wednesday, spar ...
US Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) Phillip Smith | February 15, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out against a painstakingly cobbled-together Senate sentencing reform ...
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February 15, 2018
Seattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana ConvictionsSeattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana ConvictionsSeattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions
Seattle, as seen from Kerry Park. (Flickr/Bala Sivakumar) NORML | February 15, 2018 SEATTLE, WA Seattle city officials haveannounced their intentionsto vacate the criminal convictions of minor marijuan ...
Seattle, as seen from Kerry Park. (Flickr/Bala Sivakumar) NORML | February 15, 2018 SEATTLE, WA Seattle city officials haveannounced their intentionsto vacate the criminal convictio ...
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February 15, 2018
New Federal Bill Aims to Protect Legal Marijuana States and BusinessesNew Federal Bill Aims to Protect Legal Marijuana States and BusinessesNew Federal Bill Aims to Protect Legal Marijuana States and Businesses
The United States Capitol in Washington, DC (Wikimedia/David Maiolo) Justin Strekal | February 15, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced theSensible Enforcement Of Can ...
The United States Capitol in Washington, DC (Wikimedia/David Maiolo) Justin Strekal | February 15, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced theSensibl ...
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February 14, 2018
Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments in Washington v. SessionsFederal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments in Washingt...Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments in Washington v. Sessions
Justin Strekal | February 14, 2018 NEW YORK, NY On Wednesday, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the motion to dismissWa ...
Justin Strekal | February 14, 2018 NEW YORK, NY On Wednesday, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the ...
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February 14, 2018
Jackson City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s DeskJackson City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, ...Jackson City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk
Drug Policy Alliance | February 14, 2018 JACKSON, MS The City Council of Jackson, Mississippi voted unanimously on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana, amending Chapter 86, Article III in the City of Ja ...
Drug Policy Alliance | February 14, 2018 JACKSON, MS The City Council of Jackson, Mississippi voted unanimously on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana, amending Chapter 86, Article I ...
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February 14, 2018
Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer businessMolson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer bus...Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer business
By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Molson Coors Brewing Co. now considers legal cannabis a potential risk factor to its business. Molson Coors, which maintains headquarters in Denver and Montreal, on ...
By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Molson Coors Brewing Co. now considers legal cannabis a potential risk factor to its business. Molson Coors, which maintains headquarters in Denv ...
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February 14, 2018
The Next Democratic President Will Legalize WeedThe Next Democratic President Will Legalize WeedThe Next Democratic President Will Legalize Weed
On Wednesday, Kirsten Gillibrand declared her support for legalizing weed in America. By signing on to a bill authored by her Senate colleague Cory Booker that would end federal pot prohibition, the New Y ...
On Wednesday, Kirsten Gillibrand declared her support for legalizing weed in America. By signing on to a bill authored by her Senate colleague Cory Booker that would end federal pot pr ...
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February 13, 2018
Jeff Sessions blames Colorado Senator for stalling GOP over federal marijuana lawsJeff Sessions blames Colorado Senator for stalling GOP over federal...Jeff Sessions blames Colorado Senator for stalling GOP over federal marijuana laws
By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON The sudden departure of the Justice Departments No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed ...
By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON The sudden departure of the Justice Departments No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, po ...
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February 10, 2018
DEA Admits Natural Cannabinoids Aren’t ScheduledDEA Admits Natural Cannabinoids Aren’t ScheduledDEA Admits Natural Cannabinoids Aren’t Scheduled
On June 2, 2017, DEA filed a Response to the HIA suit. Everything Ive been saying about the case (just an administrative adjustment, no re-Scheduling, only for Licensees) w ...
On June 2, 2017, DEA filed a Response to the HIA suit. Everything Ive been saying about the case (just an administrative adjustment, no re-Scheduling, o ...
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February 09, 2018
Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, AgainFederal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, AgainFederal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, Again
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) Justin Strekal | February 9, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC After a brief governmentshutdown, congressional leadership voted to enact a six-week continuing res ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) Justin Strekal | February 9, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC After a brief governmentshutdown, congressional leadership voted to enact a six ...
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February 09, 2018
Seattle to Vacate Past Criminal Convictions for Marijuana PossessionSeattle to Vacate Past Criminal Convictions for Marijuana PossessionSeattle to Vacate Past Criminal Convictions for Marijuana Possession
Seattle, as seen from Kerry Park. (Flickr/Bala Sivakumar) Paul Armentano | February 9, 2018 SEATTLE, WA Following in thefootstepsof San Francisco, Seattle city officialsannouncedThursday that they will ...
Seattle, as seen from Kerry Park. (Flickr/Bala Sivakumar) Paul Armentano | February 9, 2018 SEATTLE, WA Following in thefootstepsof San Francisco, Seattle city officialsannouncedThu ...
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February 09, 2018
Patient Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Lowers Opioid Abuse, Study FindsPatient Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Lowers Opioid Abus...Patient Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Lowers Opioid Abuse, Study Finds
NORML | February 9, 2018 SANTA MONICA, CA State laws permitting a large percentage of patients to readily access medical cannabis dispensaries are associated with reductions in opioid-related treatment ...
NORML | February 9, 2018 SANTA MONICA, CA State laws permitting a large percentage of patients to readily access medical cannabis dispensaries are associated with reductions in opioi ...
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February 08, 2018
Very Few Canadians Engage in Problematic Cannabis Use, Study FindsVery Few Canadians Engage in Problematic Cannabis Use, Study FindsVery Few Canadians Engage in Problematic Cannabis Use, Study Finds
NORML | February 8, 2018 OTTAWA, ON Only a small percentage of Canadians who consume cannabis do so in a manner that meets criteria for problematic use, according todatapublished in theCanadian Journal ...
NORML | February 8, 2018 OTTAWA, ON Only a small percentage of Canadians who consume cannabis do so in a manner that meets criteria for problematic use, according todatapublished in ...
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February 08, 2018
Employees' Off Work Marijuana Use Now Protected in MaineEmployees' Off Work Marijuana Use Now Protected in MaineEmployees' Off Work Marijuana Use Now Protected in Maine
NORML | February 8, 2018 AUGUSTA, ME Provisions in the states 2016 voter-initiated marijuana law that seek to limit employers from penalizing employees for their off-the-job marijuana usewent into effec ...
NORML | February 8, 2018 AUGUSTA, ME Provisions in the states 2016 voter-initiated marijuana law that seek to limit employers from penalizing employees for their off-the-job marijuan ...
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February 08, 2018
Governor Cuomo 30-day Budget Amendment to Ban “Synthetic Marijuana” Is Wrongheaded Appr...Governor Cuomo 30-day Budget Amendment to Ban “Synthetic Marijuana”...Governor Cuomo 30-day Budget Amendment to Ban “Synthetic Marijuana” Is Wrongheaded Approach
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Drug Policy Alliance | February 8, 2018 The Drug Policy Alliance strongly opposes Governor Cuomos call to further criminalize the sale of synthetic cannabinoids, also referred ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Drug Policy Alliance | February 8, 2018 The Drug Policy Alliance strongly opposes Governor Cuomos call to further criminalize the sale of synthetic cannabin ...
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February 08, 2018
DEA Removes Misinformation About Marijuana From WebsiteDEA Removes Misinformation About Marijuana From WebsiteDEA Removes Misinformation About Marijuana From Website
Beth Collins | February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC In a letter dated January 26th, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical c ...
Beth Collins | February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC In a letter dated January 26th, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal ...
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February 08, 2018
Thousands of Citations Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized MarijuanaThousands of Citations Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized Mar...Thousands of Citations Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized Marijuana
"Welcome to Rhode Island sign" at Beach Pond, Hope Valley, RI (Flickr/Morrow Long) Marijuana Policy Project | February 8, 2018 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of j ...
"Welcome to Rhode Island sign" at Beach Pond, Hope Valley, RI (Flickr/Morrow Long) Marijuana Policy Project | February 8, 2018 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI A new report compiled by Peter Phip ...
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February 08, 2018
California Bill Would Allow Probation for Non-Violent Drug OffensesCalifornia Bill Would Allow Probation for Non-Violent Drug OffensesCalifornia Bill Would Allow Probation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses
An overcrowded state prison in California. (California Department of Corrections) Drug Policy Alliance | February 8, 2018 The California State Legislature will consider a bill to allow judges to order p ...
An overcrowded state prison in California. (California Department of Corrections) Drug Policy Alliance | February 8, 2018 The California State Legislature will consider a bill to all ...
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February 07, 2018
House Judiciary Democrats Call for Marijuana HearingHouse Judiciary Democrats Call for Marijuana HearingHouse Judiciary Democrats Call for Marijuana Hearing
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) Justin Strekal | February 7, 2018 WASHINGOTON, DC On Wednesday in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) Justin Strekal | February 7, 2018 WASHINGOTON, DC On Wednesday in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Comm ...
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February 07, 2018
Medical Marijuana is Safe and Effective for Elderly Patients, Study FindsMedical Marijuana is Safe and Effective for Elderly Patients, Study...Medical Marijuana is Safe and Effective for Elderly Patients, Study Finds
(Darrin Harris Frisby/Drug Policy Alliance) Paul Armentano | February 7, 2018 Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinicaldatapublished ...
(Darrin Harris Frisby/Drug Policy Alliance) Paul Armentano | February 7, 2018 Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to c ...
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February 06, 2018
Six States That Could Change Marijuana Laws at the Ballot Box This YearSix States That Could Change Marijuana Laws at the Ballot Box This ...Six States That Could Change Marijuana Laws at the Ballot Box This Year
(WikiMedia/Tom Arthur) Phillip Smith | February 6, 2018 While marijuana reform efforts continue at an excruciatingly slow pace in state legislatures Vermont became the first state to free the weed at th ...
(WikiMedia/Tom Arthur) Phillip Smith | February 6, 2018 While marijuana reform efforts continue at an excruciatingly slow pace in state legislatures Vermont became the first state to ...
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February 05, 2018
California’s marijuana czar predicts supply will be “depleted” at some pointCalifornia’s marijuana czar predicts supply will be “depleted” at s...California’s marijuana czar predicts supply will be “depleted” at some point
By Brad Branan, The Sacramento Bee Californias top cannabis regulator said the state deserves credit for a successful rollout of retail marijuana sales, but acknowledged that significant issues loom in t ...
By Brad Branan, The Sacramento Bee Californias top cannabis regulator said the state deserves credit for a successful rollout of retail marijuana sales, but acknowledged that signific ...
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February 02, 2018
“We’re going to do something about it”: Oregon’s federal prosecutor holds summit on bla...“We’re going to do something about it”: Oregon’s federal prosecutor...“We’re going to do something about it”: Oregon’s federal prosecutor holds summit on black market marijuana
By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. Oregons top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a formidable problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and ...
By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. Oregons top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a formidable problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on t ...
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February 01, 2018
Utah moves forward with bills allowing marijuana use by terminally ill, research growsUtah moves forward with bills allowing marijuana use by terminally ...Utah moves forward with bills allowing marijuana use by terminally ill, research grows
By Brady McCombs, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY Two Utah measures that would allow terminally ill people to use certain forms of marijuana and farmers to grow it for research purposes passed their ...
By Brady McCombs, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY Two Utah measures that would allow terminally ill people to use certain forms of marijuana and farmers to grow it for research p ...
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January 31, 2018
New York Is Closer Than Ever to Legalizing WeedNew York Is Closer Than Ever to Legalizing WeedNew York Is Closer Than Ever to Legalizing Weed
New York is about to have a conversation about what legalizing weed might look like. Better late than never. In his annual budget address earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo nodded to possible legal ...
New York is about to have a conversation about what legalizing weed might look like. Better late than never. In his annual budget address earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo nodd ...
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