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April 16, 2015
04/16/2015
Washington Legislature Approves Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Washington Legislature Approves Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Yesterday the Washington State Legislature sent Gov. Jay Inslee a bill that abolishes medical marijuana dispensaries and calls upon state-licensed retailers to serve patients as well as...
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

“She put a face to the kids that are hurting,” commented Mr. Pauling. “She changed a lot of people in a lot of different ways, not only...
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Why Not Try Medical Marijuana for Pets?

Why Not Try Medical Marijuana for Pets?

Last week, Nevada state Senator Tick Segerblom introduced a bill in the Nevada legislature that would allow pets to use medical marijuana.
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
New York State’s Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up as Unusually Restrictive

New York State’s Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up as Unusually Restrictive

When New York State’s lawmakers were mulling legalizing the medical use of marijuana last summer, some proponents feared that the proposed law was so restrictive that it...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Lawmakers: Edible Pot Must Look Different Than Regular Food

Lawmakers: Edible Pot Must Look Different Than Regular Food

Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must look different from regular foods, lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday in rejecting a bill to loosen requirements. The rejection means...
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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

A two-year effort to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may finally succeed, as the Senate passed a likely compromise that would OK a limited form of the...
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Nevada Lawmaker Wants Medical Marijuana for Pets

Nevada Lawmaker Wants Medical Marijuana for Pets

A Nevada lawmaker proposed a bill in the state legislature on Tuesday that would grant ailing pets access to medical marijuana. The measure, put forward by Democrat...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
Wasserman Schultz: Cannabis Two-Face

Wasserman Schultz: Cannabis Two-Face

Florida Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has found herself in a bit of political discomfort after she allegedly offered her support...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
New Hampshire Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

New Hampshire Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and treat it like a...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

The bill is a serious step in the right direction that would reclassify cannabis from a schedule I (no medical benefits, high rate of addition) to a...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Utah Medical Marijuana Bill Fails Senate by One Vote

Utah Medical Marijuana Bill Fails Senate by One Vote

A bill to legalize medical marijuana narrowly failed in the Utah Senate. By a vote of 14 to 15, Senate Bill 259 was defeated late Monday night. The...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Ireland Accidentally Legalized a Bunch of Drugs, but Only Until Thursday

Ireland Accidentally Legalized a Bunch of Drugs, but Only Until Thursday

Book your plane tickets now: Ecstasy, ketamine and a ton of other drugs are now legal to possess in Ireland, but only until 12 a.m. on Thursday,...
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March 10, 2015
03/10/2015
Senators Introduce Historic Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana

Senators Introduce Historic Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan group of three senators will introduce a historic bill Tuesday that could end the federal ban on medical marijuana. The plan would allow patients, doctors...
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March 6, 2015
03/06/2015
Rhode Island Considers Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Rhode Island Considers Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Rhode Island state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition and establish a system to regulate and tax the weed. “Marijuana prohibition is an ineffective...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
Missouri Moves Forward With Cultivating Cannabis for Oil

Missouri Moves Forward With Cultivating Cannabis for Oil

Two non-profit organizations have been selected and given license by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to grow cannabis. Production is scheduled to begin this summer and is...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Marijuana

In Texas, a conservative lawmaker filed a bill to completely deregulate marijuana in the Lone Star State Monday, proposing to strike any mention of the psychoactive plant...
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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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