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July 28, 2014
07/28/2014
Rand Paul Files Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

Rand Paul Files Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a bill to reform federal asset forfeiture laws. Yesterday, he introduced the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) ACT, Senate Bill 2644,...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Rand Paul Files Medical Marijuana Amendment

Rand Paul Files Medical Marijuana Amendment

US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today filed an amendment to Senate Bill 2569, the “Bring Jobs Home Act,” that would explicitly allow states to pass medical marijuana laws...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.23)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.23)

Medical marijuana takes another step toward self-regulation, patients and supporters rally for a fired Arizona medical marijuana researcher, Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, and more. Let’s...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Arizona Law Unclear on Whether Medical Marijuana Users Could Also Sell Drug

Arizona Law Unclear on Whether Medical Marijuana Users Could Also Sell Drug

In Arizona, a Pima County Superior Court judge may have paved the way for the state’s more than 52,000 medical marijuana users to get into business of...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Medical Marijuana Could Bring Big Tax Revenue to Florida

Medical Marijuana Could Bring Big Tax Revenue to Florida

Florida could rake in big bucks in sales and tax revenue if Amendment 2 passes in November and medical marijuana becomes legal. State projections of sales range...
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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 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 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

Since Colorado began selling legalized recreational marijuana January 1, 2014, and Washington followed on July 8, 2014, the rest of the country has been wondering which state...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
DC Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine

DC Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine

A DC newspaper is eager to see how local law enforcement will be dealing with the recent marijuana decrim, so they’ve offered to pay the $25 fine 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
GOP-Led House Gives Marijuana Businesses Another Boost

GOP-Led House Gives Marijuana Businesses Another Boost

When it comes to liberalizing marijuana policy, Congress has once again shown that it is not always the liberals taking the lead. The GOP-dominated House on Wednesday...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Montana Cannabis Reform Efforts Gear Up for Victory

Montana Cannabis Reform Efforts Gear Up for Victory

In the 10 years since Montanans approved medical marijuana by a whopping 62%, registered patients have endured backlash, repeals, raids, federal prosecutions, and tragic deaths. But the...
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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
Sh%t The Feds Say: Weed Becomes More Dangerous When Legal

Sh%t The Feds Say: Weed Becomes More Dangerous When Legal

There is just something fundamentally unjust about demonizing a thing of which you have no experience. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute for Drug Abuse, feels...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
Missouri Governor Approves Cannabis Extract Law

Missouri Governor Approves Cannabis Extract Law

Missourians with epilepsy that cannot be effectively treated by conventional means will now be able to use a cannabis extract under legislation signed into law Monday by...
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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 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Five Things NY Employers Need to Know About Legal Marijuana

Five Things NY Employers Need to Know About Legal Marijuana

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed the “Compassionate Care Act” which legalized medical marijuana. With the State Department of Health expected to have the program up and...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

It now looks extremely likely that the residents of the nation’s capitol will vote in November on whether to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
New York Becomes the 23rd Medical Marijuana State!

New York Becomes the 23rd Medical Marijuana State!

On Saturday, June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act into law, making New York the 23rd state with an effective medical marijuana law. The law goes...
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July 2, 2014
07/02/2014
Despite Science, New Medical Cannabis Laws Prohibit Smoked Cannabis

Despite Science, New Medical Cannabis Laws Prohibit Smoked Cannabis

As marijuana becomes incrementally more legal for all uses, states grappling with implementing legislation responding to constituent demand for cannabis in all its forms have passed various...
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