Tag: states’ rights

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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Colorado Woman Kicked Out of Housing

Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Colorado Woman Kicked Out of Housing

It truly sounds like something published by The Onion: an 87-year-old who has rented the same subsidized apartment for the last five years is being kicked out...
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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 16, 2014
07/16/2014
Poll: Six Out Of Ten Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales In Colorado

Poll: Six Out Of Ten Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales In Colorado

More than six out of ten Americans – including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – support the regulation and retail sale of marijuana in Colorado,...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

In a Statement of Administration Policy, released today, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that police officers cannot search vehicles based solely upon the smell of unburnt marijuana, Boston.com reports. The court had...
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June 26, 2014
06/26/2014
USDA Releases Official Workplace Policy on Marijuana, Highlights State and Federal Law Conflict

USDA Releases Official Workplace Policy on Marijuana, Highlights State and Federal Law Conflict

In a memo obtained by NORML, released in late May, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified their drug policy in light of the growing number...
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June 3, 2014
06/03/2014
Medical Marijuana Scores Big House Win, But Still Faces Hurdles

Medical Marijuana Scores Big House Win, But Still Faces Hurdles

Cannabis reform won a historic vote in the House last week, which approved language blocking the federal government from interfering with state medical marijuana laws. However, backers said it’s too...
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June 2, 2014
06/02/2014
US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

After a long debate that had the US House of Representatives in session until after midnight, the lower chamber of Congress cast a historic 219 to 189...
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June 2, 2014
06/02/2014
Pasadena Police Refuse Court Order to Return Medical Marijuana

Pasadena Police Refuse Court Order to Return Medical Marijuana

Pasadena, California police have refused a judge’s order to return over $8,000 of medical marijuana seized from a local resident, erroneously claiming that he might be prosecuted under federal...
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May 28, 2014
05/28/2014
ALERT: House to Vote on Medical Marijuana Amendment This Week!

ALERT: House to Vote on Medical Marijuana Amendment This Week!

As soon as this Thursday, the US House of Representatives will vote on an amendment that would prohibit the federal government from spending taxpayer money to interfere...
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May 13, 2014
05/13/2014
Marijuana Co-op Member Says State Can’t Tax a Federal Crime

Marijuana Co-op Member Says State Can’t Tax a Federal Crime

  Washington state can’t make a member of a medical marijuana co-op pay thousands of dollars in marijuana tax because he’s being federally prosecuted for it, the...
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February 27, 2014
02/27/2014
National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators recently resolved at their Annual Legislative Conference in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. “Whereas state and local governments could potentially stand...
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February 7, 2014
02/07/2014
Michigan High Court Rules for Medical Marijuana

Michigan High Court Rules for Medical Marijuana

In a bellwether case, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties cannot pass ordinances that violate the state’s five-year-old Medical Marihuana Act. The ruling...
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January 24, 2014
01/24/2014
For First Time, CBS News Poll Has Majority for Marijuana Legalization

For First Time, CBS News Poll Has Majority for Marijuana Legalization

For the first time since the CBS News Poll first asked the question back in 1979, a slim majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. In the latest CBS...
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Counterpunch: ACLU and WA Liquor Board Rally Against I-502 Moratorium

Counterpunch: ACLU and WA Liquor Board Rally Against I-502 Moratorium

Sometimes-loved ACLU lawyer Allison Holcomb and unlikely ally Sharon Foster (Chairwoman of the WA Liquor Control Board) have publicly stated that, should it come to it, they...
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January 21, 2014
01/21/2014
WA State Attorney General Approves I-502 Moratoriums

WA State Attorney General Approves I-502 Moratoriums

With the recent opinion on I-502 moratoriums released by WA State AG, it seems that local governments can effectively ignore the state laws and ban even state-backed...
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May 6, 2013
05/06/2013
Kal Penn of “Harold & Kumar” Off-base for Defending Obama Attacks in Medical Marijuana States

Kal Penn of “Harold & Kumar” Off-base for Defending Obama Attacks in Medical Marijuana States

Last week, Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in the “stoner” film franchise Harold & Kumar, spoke to Huffington Post Live about President Obama’s marijuana policies. During the April 26th interview, Penn...
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May 3, 2013
05/03/2013
San Diego Rally Against Federal Interference: May 6th

San Diego Rally Against Federal Interference: May 6th

Join patients, medical professionals, lawyers, advocates, and concerned citizens for a rally at the San Diego Federal Courthouse on Monday, May 6th at 12pm (Noon), against the...
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April 15, 2013
04/15/2013
House Members File Bipartisan “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act”

House Members File Bipartisan “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act”

A bi-partisan group of US representatives led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Friday introduced legislation that would end the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that...
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April 15, 2013
04/15/2013
Report: No Easy Options for Feds in Legal Marijuana States

Report: No Easy Options for Feds in Legal Marijuana States

A new report prepared for Congress from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concludes the feds have no easy options to fight Washington & Colorado on legal marijuana, as it...
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