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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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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Dear NORML members and supporters, It is nearly impossible to detect the precise moment when support for a change in social policy reaches the “tipping point”, but...
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August 5, 2014
08/05/2014
D.C. Empowers Physicians to Determine Medical Marijuana Patient Eligibility

D.C. Empowers Physicians to Determine Medical Marijuana Patient Eligibility

On Thursday of last week, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray took the bold step of putting physicians in charge of determining which of their patients should use...
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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
Medical Marijuana Trucks May Be Coming to Florida

Medical Marijuana Trucks May Be Coming to Florida

Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state’s move...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
New York Lawmakers Want Faster Medical-Marijuana Process

New York Lawmakers Want Faster Medical-Marijuana Process

New York lawmakers urged Gov. Cuomo to consider different ways to get the drug to epileptic children and terminally ill patients more quickly, such as obtaining marijuana from other states....
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
GOP Congressman Introduces CBD Oil Bill

GOP Congressman Introduces CBD Oil Bill

GOP Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania introduced a bill today that would make CBD oil legal under federal law. If passed, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Poll: Majority of Floridians Support Legalized Marijuana; Super-Majority Endorse Medicalization

Poll: Majority of Floridians Support Legalized Marijuana; Super-Majority Endorse Medicalization

Nearly nine out of ten Florida voters support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority of Floridians support allowing adults to possess the...
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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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