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John Boehner was a longtime opponent of marijuana reform. Here's what changed his mind.

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"I have concluded descheduling the drug is needed so that we can do research and allow [the Department of Veterans Affairs] to offer it as a treatment option in the fight against the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our communities," he said.

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Trump pushes death penalty for drugs

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The “Republican Revolution” did not find President Bill Clinton’s 1994 Crime Bill to be harsh enough, so Congress added the death penalty for certain drug offenses, including large scale cannabis production and sales. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 was added in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing to force judges […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana program may allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

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Currently, the law allows the sale of medical marijuana in oils, pills, gels and liquids, but prevents dispensaries from selling marijuana that is designed to be smoked.

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Maryland lawmakers OK bill to boost diversity in state's medical marijuana industry

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The measure takes steps to help minority-owned companies receive those licenses, based on a study earlier this year that concluded minorities have faced obstacles to entering similar industries in the past.

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