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Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day

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Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day | NORML

This Veterans Day, you will likely read and hear many political leaders paying lip service to honor our nation’s veterans. But as they list out their policy prescriptions, one that directly impacts nearly one-in-four veterans will be suspiciously absent: Marijuana. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or […]

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Marijuana, Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature

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Marijuana, Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature | NORML

Prohibitionist Pete Sessions has been ousted from office by Collin Allred and a huge number of volunteers, voters and cannabis activists! Cannabis was a huge part of this race’s conversation. We are hopeful that this huge shake up will help marijuana bills move more expeditiously at the Federal level as Sessions has been a huge roadblock […]

Marijuana, Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature | The Daily Chronic

 

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Connecticut Voters Put Legalization on the Agenda for 2019

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Connecticut Voters Put Legalization on the Agenda for 2019 | Kate Zawidzki

Last week, Connecticut voters made it possible that marijuana prohibition will be brought to an end during the next legislative session. For the first time in history, Connecticut has voted to elect a governor, Ned Lamont, who supports the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis for use by adults. “It’s an idea whose time has […]

Connecticut Voters Put Legalization on the Agenda for 2019 | The Daily Chronic

 

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Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments

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Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. “Unlike my predecessor, I’m not going to block amendments for marijuana,” he said. “Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and […]

Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments | The Daily Chronic

 

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Election Brings New Hope, but Challenges Remain in Wisconsin

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Election Brings New Hope, but Challenges Remain in Wisconsin | Kate Zawidzki

On Election Day, around a million Wisconsin voters approved advisory questions on their ballots calling for more humane marijuana laws. More than half of the state’s population saw cannabis-related measures on their ballots, and every single one of the measures passed. Medical cannabis questions received between 67% and 89% in the 11 counties and two cities where […]

Election Brings New Hope, but Challenges Remain in Wisconsin | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | Justin Strekal

Just two days after Veteran’s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or death. Moreover, failure of VA policy to allow physicians to openly talk about cannabis or […]

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Alt-rock icon Dean Ween pitches marijuana-friendly concert venue in downtown Denver

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Dean Ween has big plans for Denver. The guitarist, best known for his work in the iconic alt-rock band Ween, hopes to open a Denver concert venue where the audience will be allowed to use marijuana -- without hiding from security.

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Edgewater's $13 million civic center, partly funded by cannabis cash, opens Sunday

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This weekend, thanks to its bustling marijuana trade, this tiny city on the western shore of Sloan's Lake will forge a new civic identity with the opening of a $13 million municipal complex complete with library, police station, fitness center and city offices.

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Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines

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Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines | Drug Policy Alliance

Arrests for low-level marijuana possession have plummeted 90 percent since new NYPD marijuana enforcement guidelines took effect in September. There were 151 arrests for low-level marijuana in the entire city of New York in September 2018, less than 10 percent of the 1,500+ arrests last September and 3 percent of the 4,300+ arrests that took […]

Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines | The Daily Chronic

 

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