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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013

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  1. Washington Garners $70 Million in Taxes During First Year of Legal Cannabis Sales — July 4, 2015
  2. Oregon House Passes Measure to Allow Recreational Cannabis Sales to Begin Oct. 1st, Bill Heads to Governor — July 2, 2015
  3. Denver: Initiative to Allow Cannabis Consumption in Bars and Clubs Approved by City Officials — July 2, 2015
  4. Medical Cannabis Oil Bill Approved Unanimously by North Carolina Senate — July 2, 2015
  5. Oregon Governor Signs Cannabis Reform Bill — July 2, 2015

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  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 204 comments
  2. Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State — 139 comments
  3. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 101 comments
  4. Washington Bill to Shutdown Dispensaries Passes House Committee — 92 comments
  5. Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights — 90 comments

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Washington Garners $70 Million in Taxes During First Year of Legal Cannabis Sales

There was over $250 million in recreational cannabis sold in Washington during the first year of legal sales, from July 1st, 2014, to July 1st, 2015. In total, this resulted in over $70 million in taxes for the state, according to data released by the state. In total, there are 160 recreational cannabis outlets reporting …

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Oregon House Passes Measure to Allow Recreational Cannabis Sales to Begin Oct. 1st, Bill Heads to Governor

Legislation to allow legal recreational cannabis sales to begin this October 1st has been approved by Oregon’s House of Representatives with a 40 to 19 vote, just days after passing the Senate 23 to 6. Senate Bill 460, which now goes to Governor Kate Brown, allows currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries to begin selling cannabis …

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Denver: Initiative to Allow Cannabis Consumption in Bars and Clubs Approved by City Officials

Denver city officials have given approval to the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, allowing advocates to begin gathering signatures in attempt to place the proposal on this November’s ballot. If advocates are successful in collecting 4,726 valid signatures by September 3rd, the initiative will be placed on the November general election ballot. If approved by voters, …

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Medical Cannabis Oil Bill Approved Unanimously by North Carolina Senate

North Carolina House Bill 766, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts, has been approved unanimously by the state’s full Senate. The measure was passed with some minor amendments, meaning it will head back to the House of Representatives – which has already passed the bill once – for a final vote. …

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Oregon Governor Signs Cannabis Reform Bill

Governor Kate Brown has signed House Bill 3400 into law, a comprehensive measure to implement Measure 91, in addition to reforming the state’s cannabis laws by removing most felony charges and allowing for expungements In addition to addressing the implementation of Measure 91, which legalized cannabis possess and cultivation on July 1st (with retail outlets …

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Connecticut Legislature Votes to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession, Governor to Sign Measure Into Law

By Associated Press Connecticut’s drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, a change that’s increasingly finding common ground between Democrats and Republicans. Possession of small amounts of hard drugs including …

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Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Approved by Florida’s Largest County

Commissioners of Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county (with a population of over 2.6 million), have voted to allow police to give a simple civil infraction for the possession of cannabis rather than arresting and charging them. Under current law, the possession of up to 20 grams of cannabis is a misdemeanor which carries with it a …

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Oregon Cannabis Legalization Law Takes Effect, Sales Could Began by the Fall

By Paul Armentano PORTLAND, OR — Legislation took effect at midnight Wednesday permitting adults to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. Fifty-six percent of state voters approved Measure 91 in November, which allows those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and/or to engage in the non-commercial …

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Portland: Thousands Turn Out to Celebrate Cannabis Legalization in Oregon

A crowd of thousands that spanned the entire length of Portland’s Burnside Bridge gathered at midnight on July 1st to celebrate the beginning of cannabis legalization in Oregon. “It was amazing”, Jennifer Alexander, who’s on the Board of Directors for Portland NORML, tells us. “Thousands of people gathered together smoking marijuana to celebrate the moment …

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Medical Cannabis Now Legal in Minnesota

A law legalizing medical cannabis has officially taken effect in Minnesota, allowing patients with certain debilitating conditions to possess, purchase and use the medicine. Moments after the law took effect at midnight, July 1st, the Minnesota Medical Solutions clinic in downtown Minneapolis opened its doors. The new law allows those with a qualifying medical condition …

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Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in Oregon, Unlimited Hemp Cultivation Now Legal in Connecticut

With the clocks striking midnight, July 1st is now upon us and laws legalizing cannabis and hemp have taken effect in Oregon and Connecticut. In Oregon, it is now entirely legal for anyone 21 and older to possess up to half a pound of cannabis at a private residence, or up to an ounce of …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Approved by California Secretary of State

Proponents of the Responsible Use Act of 2016, an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in California, have been given the go-ahead by Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place the measure on next year’s November ballot. Advocates now have 180 days to collect 365,880 signatures from registered California voters. …

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Washington Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Three-Tier Tax Structure on Recreational Cannabis

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that eliminates the state’s three-tier tax structure on recreational cannabis in favor of a single excise tax. Under current law, recreational cannabis is taxed at three different levels, 25% at each level. Under House Bill 2136, most of which takes effect tomorrow, this system …

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Legislation to Allow Recreational Cannabis Sales to Begin October 1st Passes Oregon Senate

Oregon’s full Senate has voted 23 to 6 to pass Senate Bill 460, a measure that would allow recreational cannabis sales to begin this October. The measure was passed on the eve of legalization taking effect. Senate Bill 460 would allow currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries to begin selling cannabis – including seeds and immature …

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New Jersey Legislature Passes Measure Allowing Children to Consume Medical Cannabis At School

Legislation to allow children with certain medical conditions to use cannabis oil during school has been approved by New Jersey’s full legislature. The measure now heads to Governor Chris Christie for consideration. Under the proposed law, children who receive a recommendation from a physician and a medical cannabis card from the Department of Health would …

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