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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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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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