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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

The New Approach Oregon marijuana legalization initiative has qualified for the November ballot, the secretary of state’s office reported today. It won’t get a measure number until next month....
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Product Review: The Herbalizer – The World’s First Smartvape

Product Review: The Herbalizer – The World’s First Smartvape

If Apple ever designs a home vaporizer, it will probably look a lot like the Herbalizer.
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Illinois Seizure Bill Becomes Law

Illinois Seizure Bill Becomes Law

On Sunday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that will add seizure conditions to Illinois’ medical cannabis program for both adults and minors. The new law also allows parents to...
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Rand Corporation to Consult on Marijuana Study in Vermont

Rand Corporation to Consult on Marijuana Study in Vermont

Beginning this week, the Rand Corporation will send representatives to Vermont to work with the state’s Secretary of Administration on a study of the effects of taxing...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Hundreds of Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Be Thrown Out in Brooklyn

Hundreds of Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Be Thrown Out in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson, has assembled a team that is reviewing hundreds of low-level marijuana offenses that the department could decline to prosecute, DNAinfo reports. Last...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
US Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Make Drug Sentencing Reductions Retroactive

US Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Make Drug Sentencing Reductions Retroactive

The US Sentencing Commission Friday voted unanimously to make previously agreed upon federal drug sentencing reductions retroactive. That means tens of thousands of federal drug prisoners could...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect In Nation’s Capital

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect In Nation’s Capital

As of midnight Wednesday, D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization law is officially in effect. The new law — approved by the D.C. Council, signed by Mayor Gray, and submitted to Congress for...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
House Votes to Let Banks Take Deposits From Marijuana Businesses

House Votes to Let Banks Take Deposits From Marijuana Businesses

In a historic vote Wednesday, the US House has approved an amendment to the Treasury Department appropriations bill barring the agency from spending any money to punish...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.16)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.16)

A CBD cannabis oil bill becomes law in Missouri, the District of Columbia expands its medical marijuana program, Michigan prepares to improve its program, Berkeley will provide...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Bill to Regulate California’s Medical Marijuana Businesses Continues in Assembly

Bill to Regulate California’s Medical Marijuana Businesses Continues in Assembly

A bill that would establish regulations and protections for a wide range of medical marijuana businesses in California continues to make progress in the legislature. Sen. Lou Correa’s bill SB...
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July 16, 2014
07/16/2014
Poll: Six Out Of Ten Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales In Colorado

Poll: Six Out Of Ten Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales In Colorado

More than six out of ten Americans – including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – support the regulation and retail sale of marijuana in Colorado,...
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July 16, 2014
07/16/2014
In Ohio, Stances on Marijuana Are Changing

In Ohio, Stances on Marijuana Are Changing

Ohio has recently seen increased support for allowing adults to choose to consume marijuana, according to Cincinnati.com. Public opinion nationally is at an all time high, with...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

In a Statement of Administration Policy, released today, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
Chicago Committee to Implement Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program

Chicago Committee to Implement Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program

Until now, Chicago has been unable to take advantage of Illinois’ medical marijuana law. However, the Chicago Sun Times reports that the Chicago Joint Committee on Administrative...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that police officers cannot search vehicles based solely upon the smell of unburnt marijuana, Boston.com reports. The court had...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Will Humble, the top health official in Arizona, has authorized the use of medical marijuana in cases of PTSD on the orders of a state judge, reports...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe and Effective” Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress

Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe and Effective” Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress

Ontario, Canada: The administration of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, safely mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology....
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, North Carolina becomes a high-CBD cannabis oil state, Utah issues the first permits for high-CBD cannabis oil, Californians prepare...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Florida Man Killed in SWAT Raid Over Small-Time Marijuana Sales

Florida Man Killed in SWAT Raid Over Small-Time Marijuana Sales

A Tampa, Florida, man was shot and killed by members of a SWAT team executing a search warrant over small-time marijuana sales on May 27. Jason Westcott,...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Brooklyn Eases Up on Pot Prosecutions

Brooklyn Eases Up on Pot Prosecutions

Brooklyn‘s District Attorney announced Tuesday that he will not prosecute first-time offenders arrested for low-level marijuana possession. Kenneth P. Thompson said the move is an effort to...
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