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October 3, 2014
10/03/2014
Houston District Attorney Candidates Move to Reduce Threat of Arrest for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

Houston District Attorney Candidates Move to Reduce Threat of Arrest for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, a move to replace criminal penalties with civil penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana surfaced Wednesday as a major...
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October 3, 2014
10/03/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Representative Heck for Congress

NORML PAC Endorses Representative Heck for Congress

NORML PAC is pleased to endorsed Representative Denny Heck (D-WA) in his campaign to be reelected to the United States Congress representing Washington’s 10th Congressional District. “Rep....
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.10.01)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.10.01)

A new study punctures some myths about medical marijuana in California, Connecticut’s dispensaries finally open for business, the Illinois program is moving along, and more. Let’s get...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California’s Medical Marijuana Program

Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California’s Medical Marijuana Program

Sacramento, CA – A new landmark study published last week by the peer-reviewed journal Drug and Alcohol Review refutes the long-held belief that abuse of California’s medical marijuana law is ubiquitous. The...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
To Toke or Not to Toke in Colorado?

To Toke or Not to Toke in Colorado?

DENVER (CN) – Colorado’s Supreme Court is considering whether its is lawful to fire someone who uses medical marijuana off the job when medicinal pot use is...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
Maryland: Reduced Marijuana Possession Penalties Take Effect

Maryland: Reduced Marijuana Possession Penalties Take Effect

A new Maryland law depenalizing marijuana possession offenses takes effect this Wednesday. Senate Bill 364, signed into law this past April, amends statewide penalties for marijuana possession offenses...
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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Says It Is Time to Discuss Making Marijuana Legal in Kentucky

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Says It Is Time to Discuss Making Marijuana Legal in Kentucky

According to Kentucky.com, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes – whose tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is receiving national media attention – said...
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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Study: CBD Administration Associated With Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Study: CBD Administration Associated With Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
Veterinarians Say Partner Stole Their Pot-for-Pets Trade Secret

Veterinarians Say Partner Stole Their Pot-for-Pets Trade Secret

SEATTLE (CN) – A former business partner stole secret formulas for “cannabis-based health products” for pets, two veterinarians claim in court. The defendants’ website promises: “Your pet...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

California’s medical marijuana battles continue, the Florida initiative is polling strong (according to its own poll), the Pennsylvania Senate is about to vote on a medical marijuana...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Patients and Industry Win in Nevada

Patients and Industry Win in Nevada

Medical cannabis patients and industry teamed up to win an important victory in Nevada yesterday. A crowd of more than 100 patients, industry workers, lawmakers, and other...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Arizona Marijuana Advocates Advance 2016 Initiative

Arizona Marijuana Advocates Advance 2016 Initiative

Advocates of an effort to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated similarly to alcohol in Arizona in 2016 have filed paperwork with state elections officials, granting...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Ballot Will Poll New Mexico Voters About Pot

Ballot Will Poll New Mexico Voters About Pot

SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) – Two New Mexico counties can poll voters about decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana on November’s ballot, the New Mexico Supreme...
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September 23, 2014
09/23/2014
D.C. Committee Votes to Seal Marijuana Possession Records

D.C. Committee Votes to Seal Marijuana Possession Records

Last week, the D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety voted unanimously to support B20-467, legislation that would allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses...
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September 23, 2014
09/23/2014
Two Important Conferences in DC and Baltimore

Two Important Conferences in DC and Baltimore

There are two important conferences coming that we’d like our readers to know about. The first is the “Students for Sensible Drug Policy 2014 Conference + Lobby...
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September 22, 2014
09/22/2014
Poll Shows a Record 65 Percent of Washington, D.C. Voters Support Ballot Initiative 71

Poll Shows a Record 65 Percent of Washington, D.C. Voters Support Ballot Initiative 71

The Huffington Post reported that voters seem ready to make marijuana legal in the nation’s capital, according to a new poll that puts support for Initiative 71 at 65 percent. On...
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September 22, 2014
09/22/2014
Poll: Younger Voters Say Marijuana Is Less Destructive Than Alcohol

Poll: Younger Voters Say Marijuana Is Less Destructive Than Alcohol

Younger voters overwhelmingly agree that marijuana is less damaging than alcohol, according to the findings of a Rare.us/Gravis Marketing poll released yesterday. Among those voters age 18 to 40, 47...
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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
US House Votes on Marijuana-Related Welfare Issue

US House Votes on Marijuana-Related Welfare Issue

Late Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4137, the Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act, by voice vote. Sponsored by Rep. David Reichert (R-WA), the bill would...
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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
Sen. Krueger Supports Prospect of Legal Marijuana in New York in 2015

Sen. Krueger Supports Prospect of Legal Marijuana in New York in 2015

According to the Huffington Post, the state of New York may see the regulation and taxation of marijuana for legal recreational use as early as 2015. State...
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