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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
Medical Marijuana Patients in California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, but That Could Soon Change

Medical Marijuana Patients in California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, but That Could Soon Change

Americans for Safe Access estimates hundreds of medical marijuana patients throughout California are being denied organ transplants that could save their lives. But that may soon change....
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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 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 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 11, 2015
02/11/2015
Virginia House Allows Marijuana Oils for Epilepsy

Virginia House Allows Marijuana Oils for Epilepsy

Virginia’s Republican-dominated House of Delegates voted Tuesday for a bill that would protect users of a form of medical marijuana from state prosecution. The legislation, which passed...
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February 11, 2015
02/11/2015
Cannabusiness: Alaska Still Figuring Out Legal Pot

Cannabusiness: Alaska Still Figuring Out Legal Pot

Although Alaska will now join Washington, Oregon and Colorado among the ranks of the enlightened, the ink was barely dry on the new law before local governments...
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February 10, 2015
02/10/2015
Jamaican Senate Says Yes to Marijuana on Bob Marley’s Birthday

Jamaican Senate Says Yes to Marijuana on Bob Marley’s Birthday

Jamaica took one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana for medical, religious and scientific purposes, and it couldn’t have happened on a more fitting day — the birthday...
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February 5, 2015
02/05/2015
Virginia: Lawmakers Quash Decriminalization Effort

Virginia: Lawmakers Quash Decriminalization Effort

By a margin of nearly 3 to 1, voters in the Old Dominion state say that they support amending Virginia’s marijuana penalties—penalties that rank among the toughest...
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February 4, 2015
02/04/2015
Anchorage, Alaska Votes to License Hash Cafes

Anchorage, Alaska Votes to License Hash Cafes

In one of the earliest moves to resolve a central contradiction of US cannabis legalization laws, the Anchorage, Alaska city council has reiterated its opposition to cannabis...
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January 29, 2015
01/29/2015
Vermont Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Vermont Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana

National momentum appears to be shifting toward marijuana legalization, and observers say Vermont or Rhode Island could be the next states to legalize. “It’s pretty easy to give...
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January 23, 2015
01/23/2015
Girl, 9, Takes Medical Marijuana Fight to Texas Capitol

Girl, 9, Takes Medical Marijuana Fight to Texas Capitol

With the help of a “Team Alexis” Facebook page and branded merchandise to fund the effort, Alexis, who is fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy, has taken...
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
DC Defies Congress, Moves Forward With Plans to Legalize Weed

DC Defies Congress, Moves Forward With Plans to Legalize Weed

Despite the recent congressional tantrum intended to stop the reform of marijuana laws in Washington DC, District lawmakers have given Capitol Hill the proverbial middle finger by...
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December 31, 2014
12/31/2014
New Year’s Revolutions: The Return of the US Hemp Industry

New Year’s Revolutions: The Return of the US Hemp Industry

Although the US hemp industry is already back in microcosmic form, the nascent gaggle of family and experimental plots cultivated in 2014 will likely be dwarfed by...
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December 24, 2014
12/24/2014
New York Senator Holds Public Hearing on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

New York Senator Holds Public Hearing on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

New York could be well on its way to legalizing a recreational marijuana market. Earlier this week, State Senator Liz Krueger teamed up with Assembly Member Crystal...
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December 16, 2014
12/16/2014
Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Responding to popular demand in the Lone Star State, Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) has introduced a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession...
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

In a memorandum released Thursday, the Justice Department announced it will instruct all U.S. attorneys to NOT prevent Native American tribes from cultivating or selling marijuana on...
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December 11, 2014
12/11/2014
Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block marijuana legalization in Washington, DC. The appropriations bill was posted online late Tuesday with...
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December 2, 2014
12/02/2014
Georgia Lawmakers Push Bills to Legalize Cannabis

Georgia Lawmakers Push Bills to Legalize Cannabis

Sen. Thompson introduced two bills, one which would allow for individuals with certain illnesses to purchase full plant medical cannabis, and one which would allow for...
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