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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor on Marijuana Bill

Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor on Marijuana Bill

According to The Philadelphia Tribune, members of the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY), as well as other organizations, congratulated Mayor Michael Nutter for agreeing to sign...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Philadelphia: Mayor to Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Philadelphia: Mayor to Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

City mayor Michael Nutter announced today that he will sign municipal legislation into law decriminalizing marijuana possession penalties. Under the measure, penalties pertaining to the possession of up to...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Another Maine City Puts Marijuana Initiative on Ballot

Another Maine City Puts Marijuana Initiative on Ballot

Earlier this week, the City Council of Lewiston, Maine voted unanimously to send an initiative that would make possession of marijuana legal for adults to the voters. Citizens for...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Pennsylvania Moves Toward Medical Marijuana Legalization

Pennsylvania Moves Toward Medical Marijuana Legalization

As the Pennsylvania state Senate is set to reconvene on Sept. 15, a hotly contested national issue sits near the top of its agenda: medical marijuana. The...
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September 8, 2014
09/08/2014
GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up to the States

GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up to the States

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) said Saturday that states should be free to legalize marijuana. During a debate with independent rival Greg Orman, Roberts was asked for his...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Interest in medical marijuana is spreading in the South, New Hampshire inches toward dispensaries, and in California, one farmers’ market gets shut down in LA even as...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Colorado Medical-Marijuana Caregiver Rules Could Pinch Young Patients

Colorado Medical-Marijuana Caregiver Rules Could Pinch Young Patients

Dozens of families who moved to Colorado to treat their severely disabled children with a special kind of marijuana could lose access to the treatment under new...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Voters in Santa Fe to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Voters in Santa Fe to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

The list of localities considering making marijuana legal or decriminalizing possession of small amounts is steadily growing, and two New Mexico cities were just added to the...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Whoopi Goldberg Thinks Gov. Cuomo Should Do More to Improve New York Medical Marijuana Law

Whoopi Goldberg Thinks Gov. Cuomo Should Do More to Improve New York Medical Marijuana Law

Whoopi Goldberg thinks Gov. Cuomo could aim higher on medical marijuana. She applauded New York’s legalization of medical pot but complained the law signed by Cuomo in...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
Regulations in California Will Have to Wait, Again

Regulations in California Will Have to Wait, Again

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee held SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano) in committee on August 15, meaning the bill will not proceed to the floor for a vote or...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
A Classic Example of Why Regulating Marijuana in California Is So Tricky

A Classic Example of Why Regulating Marijuana in California Is So Tricky

California still has no centrally-run state program to license and regulate medical marijuana cultivation and facilities, even 18 years after the passage of Prop 215 and the...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

A controversial bill that would have imposed statewide regulations on California’s multi-billion dollar medical marijuana industry died yesterday in Sacramento. The bill, Senate Bill 1262, was blocked by...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Colombia President Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Colombia President Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, signaled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana, which the Colombian Congress will debate in...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.13)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.13)

California’s controversial medical marijuana regulation bill is going down to the wire, Delaware will soon see its first dispensary, Guam will vote on a medical marijuana initiative...
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August 8, 2014
08/08/2014
Michigan Marijuana Victories in Hazel Park and Oak Park

Michigan Marijuana Victories in Hazel Park and Oak Park

If yesterday’s elections in Hazel Park and Oak Park are any indication, voters in cities and towns across Michigan will be standing up for sensible marijuana policies in November....
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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.06)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.06)

Medical marijuana bills pick up some support in Congress, Maryland and Minnesota issue draft rules, California continues to be a battleground, and more. Let’s get to it:...
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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Barcelona’s Booming Cannabis Clubs Turn Spain Into ‘Holland of the South’

Barcelona’s Booming Cannabis Clubs Turn Spain Into ‘Holland of the South’

Catalonia’s public health agency has proposed strict new measures to regulate cannabis clubs in the region, amid claims that Barcelona is on its way to rivaling Amsterdam...
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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Deliberating Under the Influence (Of Politics)

Deliberating Under the Influence (Of Politics)

The US House of Representatives displayed an uncommon level of common sense when it decided to take up the issue of roadway safety in the wake of...
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