How Many States Will Legalize Marijuana This Year?

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How Many States Will Legalize Marijuana This Year? | Phillip Smith

In the euphoric aftermath of marijuana legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada last November, the marijuana blogosphere was alive with predictions about which states would be next to free the weed. But unlike the first eight states, which all legalized it via the initiative and referendum process, for legalization to win this year, […]

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Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; Home Cultivation

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Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; Home Cultivation | Marijuana Policy Project

Senators amended a House-approved bill, S. 22, to include the language of H. 170, which the House approved earlier this week MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Friday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older beginning in July 2018. The […]

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Canada: Trudeau Administration Looks to Legalize Marijuana By July 2018

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Canada: Trudeau Administration Looks to Legalize Marijuana By July 2018 | Erik Altieri

OTTAWA, ON — Legislation is anticipated from the Trudeau administration in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. In 2015, the Liberal Party pledged to “legalize and regulate” marijuana if Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. The forthcoming legislation will likely be modeled after recommendations issued in 2016 by a federal task force. […]

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Start Push to Legalize Marijuana

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Start Push to Legalize Marijuana | Jared Moffat

PROVIDENCE, RI — As the Massachusetts government prepares to implement an initiative to regulate and tax marijuana that was approved by voters in November, lawmakers in Rhode Island are poised to introduce similar legislation. State Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Cranston) and State Rep. Scott Slater (D-Providence) will discuss the proposal at a news conference at the Rhode Island […]

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Marijuana Wins Big: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada Legalize; Medical Marijuana Sweeps 4 States; Arizona Only Defeat

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Marijuana Wins Big: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada Legalize; Medical Marijuana Sweeps 4 States; Arizona Only Defeat | The Daily Chronic Staff

3:00 AM EST: Maine appears to have approved Question 1, legalizing marijuana for adults.  The measure, which had slowly been losing an early lead all evening, has pulled through with 50.6% of the vote and 87.1% of precincts reporting.  Earlier, voters in nearby Massachusetts approved their legalization measure as well. The only defeat of the […]

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South Dakota Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming and

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South Dakota Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming and
PIERRE, S.D. (Feb. 2, 2016) A bill passed today by a South Dakota House committee would legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes in the state, setting the foundation for people there to nullify federal …
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Colorado infant receiving CBD hemp oil for epilepsy
Lab technician Mario Ferrara transfers a mixture of extracted hemp CBD and coconut oil to capsules at Longmont's CBDRx organic hemp farm on Thursday. CBDRx is the first and only USDA certified organic hemp farm in the country. (Kira Horvath, Special to …
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Group launches second attempt to legalize marijuana

Group launches second attempt to legalize marijuana
“People say we don't have any deaths attributed to marijuana, I don't think we know the impact of 80 or 90% THC levels,” said one opponent of legalization. “We don't have an issue with those who have seizures and cancer and debilitating effects, we …
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Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalization
Three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana, according to poll results released Thursday. The survey by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling Inc. found that 61 percent of residents would back …
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Bennet, Gardner back measure to legalize medical pot to fight epilepsy

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Bennet, Gardner back measure to legalize medical pot to fight epilepsy
Colorado's U.S. senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, are backing federal legislation to allow children with seizures and adults with intractable epilepsy to have access to medical marijuana. The proposed Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act would …
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CBS 47: Kings County Votes to Legalize Growing Hemp

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Kings County California Sheriff and Supervisors interviewed on why they support industrial hemp farming for CA farmers.

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Massie: US should legalize industrial hemp

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Massie: US should legalize industrial hemp
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican, represents Kentucky's 4th District. Of all the freedom-crushing laws and regulations issued from Washington, one of the most ridiculous is the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp. For far too long, farmers …
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Hemp Expo Held In Loveland As Pot Rules Are Changing
(AP) – Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat. Hemp, which is fiber …
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North Dakota Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Industrial Hemp
HB 1436 sets up the framework for state agriculture officials to establish a hemp farming program in the state, and eliminates any need for federal approval for the program to begin. The bill reads, in part: “A license required by this section is not …
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