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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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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
D.C. Council Moves Ahead With Marijuana Legalization in the Nation’s Capital

D.C. Council Moves Ahead With Marijuana Legalization in the Nation’s Capital

Last Tuesday, the District of Columbia council’s Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs approved legislation that charges D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) with licensing and...
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November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
Veterans May Gain Easier Access to Medical Marijuana

Veterans May Gain Easier Access to Medical Marijuana

The Veterans Equal Access Act, a bill introduced in Congress Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) with 10 bipartisan cosponsors, would allow Department of Veterans...
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November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
Bills That Would Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Georgia

Bills That Would Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Georgia

A Georgia state senator has introduced two pieces of legislation Monday that would legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in the state. SB 6 would allow those at...
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November 6, 2014
11/06/2014
Will Congress Block Legalization in DC?

Will Congress Block Legalization in DC?

Initiative 71, the noncommercialized cannabis legalization measure submitted to voters in Washington, D.C., has passed by an overwhelming two-thirds majority — but a lone member of Congress...
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October 16, 2014
10/16/2014
New Trove of Carl Sagan Papers Revealed

New Trove of Carl Sagan Papers Revealed

However, thanks to a collection of some 600,000 of Sagan’s documents that the Library of Congress recently made available to the public, we are getting a deeper...
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October 13, 2014
10/13/2014
NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo as State Ramps Up for Legalization

NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo as State Ramps Up for Legalization

New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered at an expo in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state...
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October 9, 2014
10/09/2014
D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Strengthen Record Sealing Laws to Relieve People With Prior Marijuana Possession Arrest

D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Strengthen Record Sealing Laws to Relieve People With Prior Marijuana Possession Arrest

The D.C. Council voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would improve the process by which a person can seal criminal records pertaining to conduct that...
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October 3, 2014
10/03/2014
Jamaica Drafts Pot Decriminalization Bill

Jamaica Drafts Pot Decriminalization Bill

Jamaica’s justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Starting October 20th, possession of small amounts of marijuana will be a civil offense in the city of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter signed Jim Kenney’s marijuana decriminalization bill...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace

How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace

Can you fire an employee for testing positive for marijuana? That question becomes more difficult to answer with every passing election. So far, 23 U.S. states have...
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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Says It Is Time to Discuss Making Marijuana Legal in Kentucky

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Says It Is Time to Discuss Making Marijuana Legal in Kentucky

According to Kentucky.com, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes – whose tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is receiving national media attention – said...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Patients and Industry Win in Nevada

Patients and Industry Win in Nevada

Medical cannabis patients and industry teamed up to win an important victory in Nevada yesterday. A crowd of more than 100 patients, industry workers, lawmakers, and other...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

A bill to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania has cleared the state Senate and now heads to the state House of Representatives. Senate Bill...
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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
US House Votes on Marijuana-Related Welfare Issue

US House Votes on Marijuana-Related Welfare Issue

Late Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4137, the Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act, by voice vote. Sponsored by Rep. David Reichert (R-WA), the bill would...
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