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May 19, 2015
05/19/2015
Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

There has been a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the reform of marijuana laws in the state of Texas over the past several weeks, but all hope...
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May 18, 2015
05/18/2015
Washington Liquor Board Drives Cannabis Cup Out of State

Washington Liquor Board Drives Cannabis Cup Out of State

Held annually for the last couple years, the Cannabis Cup has been a wild success, with more people attending every year. This year, the state liquor board...
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May 13, 2015
05/13/2015
Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical marijuana faced the next hurdle on its way to passage Tuesday as the Pennsylvania Senate considered a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis to treat...
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May 6, 2015
05/06/2015
Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law Inadvertently Clears Way for The First Church of Cannabis

Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law Inadvertently Clears Way for The First Church of Cannabis

Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law, which made it legal for businesses to deny service to the LGBTQIA community based on the proprietor’s religious views, inadvertently allowed for the...
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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced a new bill which appears to target the same aims of the so-called “Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment,” which many advocates claimed would end...
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April 23, 2015
04/23/2015
Will California Legislature Tame the Wild West?

Will California Legislature Tame the Wild West?

After 12 years of operating under little more legal guidance than an affirmative defense and a limited cooperative law with an iconic bill number, the workers of...
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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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