Category: Law & Politics

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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

February 27, 2015
02/27/2015
Legal Marijuana Begins in Washington, D.C. as ‘Green Rush’ Is On

Legal Marijuana Begins in Washington, D.C. as ‘Green Rush’ Is On

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and...
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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday night gave final...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
California Councilman Touts Anti-Cannabis Scare-Tactics

California Councilman Touts Anti-Cannabis Scare-Tactics

Councilman Jim Mulvihill of San Bernardino took the opportunity to spread a little fear mixed with a soupcon of bull-crap. The councilman was miffed about the Southern...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian man and godfather of BC cannabis, Don Briere, has opened 8 new cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Why should we care? Don Briere makes Marc...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana

Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and...
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February 24, 2015
02/24/2015
Michigan Activists Prepare for Cannabis Legalization in 2016

Michigan Activists Prepare for Cannabis Legalization in 2016

Michigan legislators are trying to get their state ready for cannabis legalization in 2016. Legalization activists and advocates gathered last weekend to discuss the specifics of a...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Are Cannabis Lounges Coming to Seattle Soon?

Are Cannabis Lounges Coming to Seattle Soon?

Pete Holmes, city attorney of Seattle, has come out in public support of cannabis lounges in Washington.
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Friday, February 20th marked the introduction of two separate pieces of legislation in the US House that would put a regulatory framework into place for states that...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Holland’s New Marijuana Laws Are Changing Old Amsterdam

Holland’s New Marijuana Laws Are Changing Old Amsterdam

Since 1976, authorities across the Netherlands have chosen to openly ignore that cannabis use is illegal here, and they prosecute no one in possession of less than...
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February 20, 2015
02/20/2015
Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

The federal government has dropped all charges against a Washington medical marijuana patient who was recently diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in a high-profile case that involves the...
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February 19, 2015
02/19/2015
Marijuana Legal in New Jersey? This New Coalition Launches Effort to Legalize It, Tax It

Marijuana Legal in New Jersey? This New Coalition Launches Effort to Legalize It, Tax It

A group of activists gathered in New Jersey’s largest city today to announce a new coalition that will advocate for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana...
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February 18, 2015
02/18/2015
Vermont Could Be Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Vermont Could Be Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims to end prohibition of...
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February 17, 2015
02/17/2015
CBD Oil Producer Awaits Georgia Lawmakers Decision

CBD Oil Producer Awaits Georgia Lawmakers Decision

A Colorado cannabis oil manufacturer has already committed to shipping her goods to Georgia, if Georgia lawmakers ever decide to legalize CBD oil for seizure treatment.
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February 17, 2015
02/17/2015
Marijuana Law Classes Take Hazy Place in College Curriculum

Marijuana Law Classes Take Hazy Place in College Curriculum

Across the country, college students from Colorado to Ohio are clamoring to sign up for law school classes focusing on marijuana. At the Moritz College of Law...
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February 16, 2015
02/16/2015
Virginia Politicians Approve CBD Oil Bill

Virginia Politicians Approve CBD Oil Bill

Virginia lawmakers have passed House Bill 1445 which allows for the use of cannabis oil in the treatment of medical conditions, specifically seizures.
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February 16, 2015
02/16/2015
NCAA to Revise Drug Testing Policy

NCAA to Revise Drug Testing Policy

The NCAA (that organization that manages all aspects of collegiate sporting) announced that it has a plan in place to reevaluate the way they go about testing...
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February 16, 2015
02/16/2015
Study: Cannabis Doesn’t Lead to Increased Car Accidents

Study: Cannabis Doesn’t Lead to Increased Car Accidents

More bad news for the hysterical anti-pot crowd: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report stating that driving after using cannabis does not increase...
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February 13, 2015
02/13/2015
Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the...
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February 12, 2015
02/12/2015
Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Thanks to mandatory sentencing laws, Weldon Angelos, a father of two, has been sentenced to 55 years in jail for selling cannabis. But a Koch-brother backed group,...
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February 11, 2015
02/11/2015
Missouri Legalization Group Sues State Drug Task Forces

Missouri Legalization Group Sues State Drug Task Forces

The report, Secret, Dangerous and Unaccountable: Exploring Patterns of Misconduct in Missouri’s Drug Task Forces is the culmination of years of research and “Sunshine Requests”, Missouri’s equivalent...
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