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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Alaska: Election Officials Postpone Marijuana Legalization Vote to November

Alaska: Election Officials Postpone Marijuana Legalization Vote to November

Alaska voters will decide this November on a proposed initiative to regulate the production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Although the measure was initially scheduled...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Colorado Marijuana Law Frustrates Nebraska Law Officers

Colorado Marijuana Law Frustrates Nebraska Law Officers

Some Nebraska law enforcement officers are increasingly frustrated that their agencies have to bear the cost of jailing and prosecuting people for drug violations tied to Colorado’s legalized...
By: NY Farmer
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
“Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” Could Be Freed Under New Federal Clemency Rules

“Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” Could Be Freed Under New Federal Clemency Rules

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will soon release new, more expansive criteria for recommending federal prisoner clemency applications for President Obama to...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
German Law Professors Support Legalization

German Law Professors Support Legalization

A coalition of 122 German law professors, led by Lorenz Böllinger, professor of criminal law at Bremen University, are strongly pushing for the national legalization of cannabis...
By: Devilmonk
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Washington State Marijuana Retail Licenses Lottery Rolls Out This Week

Washington State Marijuana Retail Licenses Lottery Rolls Out This Week

The Washington State Marijuana Retail Licenses Lottery begins today with a total of 334 retail licenses to be awarded. Washington State University’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center will...
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Five Medical Marijuana Patients From Washington State Proceed to Trial in Federal Court

Five Medical Marijuana Patients From Washington State Proceed to Trial in Federal Court

Family members from a rural area of eastern Washington are expected to go to trial next month on federal marijuana charges, despite the Obama Administration’s repeated claims...
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Colorado Abandons Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Colorado Abandons Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crackdown on medical marijuana growers using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without...
By: NY Farmer
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
State Senate Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Regulations

State Senate Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Regulations

Medical marijuana dispensaries in California would have to get state Public Health Department licenses, and doctors who recommend pot would face new standards for examining patients under...
By: NY Farmer
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April 21, 2014
04/21/2014
Time to Take the High Road and Legalize Medical Cannabis at the Federal Level

Time to Take the High Road and Legalize Medical Cannabis at the Federal Level

Washington US Attorney Jenny Durkan assessed the state’s poorly-regulated medical cannabis program in 2013. “Not tenable“. Igor Grant, director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC...
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
Blake Griffin: Medical Marijuana in NBA “Makes Sense”

Blake Griffin: Medical Marijuana in NBA “Makes Sense”

Blake Griffin said in a Rolling Stone interview this week that he would support the use of medical marijuana in the NBA in part because it would...
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 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
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
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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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Annapolis Mom Was at Heart of Medical Marijuana Reform

Annapolis Mom Was at Heart of Medical Marijuana Reform

In the fight to gain access to medical marijuana for her 4-year-old son, Logan, who suffers up to 10 seizures a day because of epilepsy, Gail Rand...
By: NY Farmer
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Medical Marijuana Debate Is April 17 at SPC-Seminole

Medical Marijuana Debate Is April 17 at SPC-Seminole

The issue of legalizing medical marijuana will be debated at the next Village Square program of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College. The program, “Medical...
By: NY Farmer
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Weeks after a state senator introduced a bill that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie emphasized today that...
By: NY Farmer
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