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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

A list compiled by an addiction treatment organization lists Nebraska as one of the nation’s most strict when it comes to marijuana arrests. According to the data, Nebraska...
By: NY Farmer
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Medical Marijuana Referendum Supporters Mobilize

Medical Marijuana Referendum Supporters Mobilize

Even though Election Day is more than six months away, Ben Pollara, a veteran of Florida political campaigns and manger for the pro-marijuana referendum group, said there...
By: NY Farmer
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Canada’s New Marijuana Laws Set Stage for Growth

Canada’s New Marijuana Laws Set Stage for Growth

A change this month in Canada’s production and distribution laws made it legal for any licensed company to grow and ship medical marijuana to patients, and illegal...
By: NY Farmer
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Over a handful of weeks three state legal medical cannabis patient defendants have had charges dropped against them in two different courts. Congratulations to Andrew Turner and...
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
81% of Iowa Voters Support Medical Marijuana

81% of Iowa Voters Support Medical Marijuana

The Des Moines Register reports on a recent Quinnipiac Poll, 81 percent of Iowa voters said they would support medical marijuana should a patient need it per a doctor’s...
By: NY Farmer
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
Reno Takes Another Step Forward With Medical Marijuana Issue

Reno Takes Another Step Forward With Medical Marijuana Issue

Reno City Council unanimously approved the concept of the medical marijuana business Wednesday, directing city staff to come up with ordinances and zoning requirements to oversee dispensaries,...
By: NY Farmer
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.16)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.16)

With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Maryland becomes the 21st medical marijuana state. Meanwhile, those CBD medical marijuana bills continue to move. And more. Let’s get...
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Decry Fees

Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Decry Fees

Under the proposed rules for the new Illinois law, would-be pot entrepreneurs need a $2 million surety bond, $250,000 in liquid assets, $25,000 for an application fee,...
By: NY Farmer
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.15)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.15)

A notorious New York City narc goes on desk duty, an Alabama prison guard gets mixed up with meth, a Florida cop is in trouble for slinging...
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
VIP Cannabis Says It Is No Longer Selling Medical Marijuana

VIP Cannabis Says It Is No Longer Selling Medical Marijuana

VIP Cannabis was among a group of medical marijuana businesses that were allowed to operate while the state processed their license applications, a process that dragged on...
By: NY Farmer
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

“You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.” – Agent Smith A local newspaper from Holland, Michigan released an editorial urging residents (and the...
By: Devilmonk
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
Legal Experts Are Rebelling Against German Drug Laws

Legal Experts Are Rebelling Against German Drug Laws

22 German professors of Criminal Law signed a petition demanding the decriminalization of drugs and the legalization of marijuana. The current anti-drugs legislation was written in 1981...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Rhode Island: House Committee to Hold Hearing on Marijuana Legalization Bill

Rhode Island: House Committee to Hold Hearing on Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Rhode Island House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to hold a hearing on a bill that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Alabama Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Law

Alabama Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Law

Earlier this month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law SB 174, known as Carly’s Law. This law creates an affirmative defense for patients suffering from debilitating epileptic conditions —...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor, Maine adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Solman and her...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Now that the state’s medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy the drug legally...
By: NY Farmer
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Florida Democrats Add Medical Marijuana to the Ballot to Boost Voter Turnout for the Midterm Election

Florida Democrats Add Medical Marijuana to the Ballot to Boost Voter Turnout for the Midterm Election

Florida Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would put medical marijuana on the state’s ballot this November. If the initiative passes, Florida would become the first...
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
With Governor O’Malley’s Signature, Maryland Becomes 21st Medical Marijuana State

With Governor O’Malley’s Signature, Maryland Becomes 21st Medical Marijuana State

Governor Martin O’Malley signed HB 881 into law today, making Maryland the 21st medical marijuana state. The Maryland House of Delegates voted 125-11 last week to adopt...
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Student Sues School Over Suspension for Marijuana Tweet

Student Sues School Over Suspension for Marijuana Tweet

High Times reports, “A pro-marijuana message posted on Twitter last year led to the suspension of an Ohio high school soccer player, who has since filed a lawsuit...
By: NY Farmer
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Top 6 Ways Health Canada Is Screwing Up Medical Marijuana

Top 6 Ways Health Canada Is Screwing Up Medical Marijuana

There’s a reason patients call it “Hellth Canada,” and it’s not because they’re doing a hell of a job. Health Canada has been running Canada’s medical marijuana program...
By: NY Farmer
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