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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013

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  1. Washington D.C. Council Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Cannabis Sales — November 25, 2014
  2. Colorado Officials Recommend $7.5 Million Worth of Cannabis Studies — November 25, 2014
  3. Drug Sentencing Reform Bill to Be Filed in Washington State — November 25, 2014
  4. Proposal to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Georgia Senate — November 24, 2014
  5. Congressional Research Service: Cannabis Would Fall to Under $20 an Ounce if Legalized Nationwide — November 24, 2014

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  1. Tennessee County Grand Jury Calls on State to Legalize Marijuana — 64 comments
  2. Tommy Chong Cancer Free From Using Cannabis Oil — 52 comments
  3. New York Legalizes Medical Cannabis — 47 comments
  4. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 46 comments
  5. Washington D.C. Legalizes Cannabis — 37 comments

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Washington D.C. Council Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Cannabis Sales

Washington D.C.’s Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has given approval to a proposal which would legalize cannabis retail outlets, allowing them to sell the plant to anyone 21 and older. The Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2013 (Council Bill #20-466) will now need to be approved by the Committee on the Judiciary …

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Colorado Officials Recommend $7.5 Million Worth of Cannabis Studies

Colorado officials have recommended that the state fund eight different studies on the benefits of medical cannabis, including two for childhood epilepsy, two for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one for inflammatory bowel disease and one for pediatric brain tumors. Officials recommend that $7.5 million be put into these eight studies. The studies would be …

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Drug Sentencing Reform Bill to Be Filed in Washington State

Legislation to remove felony charges for the personal possession of illegal substances will be prefiled in the Washington State House of Representatives next month by Rep. Sherry Appleton (D, 23rd District), according to the nonprofit organization Sensible Washington. The proposal, which will be identical to House Bill 2116 from the 2014 session, would defelonize personal …

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Proposal to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Georgia Senate

Georgia State Senator Curt Thompson has filed a constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older. Senate Resolution 6 will be considered by the state’a Legislature when it reconvenes on January 12th. If approved by lawmakers, it will be placed on the ballot to be voted on by the people before …

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Congressional Research Service: Cannabis Would Fall to Under $20 an Ounce if Legalized Nationwide

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a thirty five-page report examining the effects of the federal government implementing a wholesale excise tax on the production and sale of cannabis and cannabis-related products. CRS’ analysis indicates that cannabis prices would fall to as low as $5 to $18 an ounce under a legalization model; they …

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Philadelphia: Cannabis Arrests Drop 78% in One Month After Decriminalization Takes Effect

On October 20th, a law decriminalizing the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis became law in Philadelphia. Between October 20th and November 20th, there was just 20 new tickets issued, 14 for possession (a $25 ticket) and 6 for consuming in public (an $100 ticket). In that same time period, there were 72 …

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Colorado Division of Financial Services Grants Charter to Credit Union for Cannabis Industry

By Associated Press DENVER, CO — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry. However, before it can open permanently for business, action is also required by the National Credit Union Administration and Federal Reserve. The Colorado Division of Financial Services issued the charter Wednesday to The …

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Report: Washington to Garner Over $694 Million in Taxes from Legal Cannabis by 2019

Washington State is set to bring in over $694 million in taxes from legal recreational cannabis sales by the middle of 2019, according to a new report released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The number is up from the Council’s September prediction of $636 million. The report shows that the state is expected …

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Federal Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Marijuana

By Americans for Safe Access “Veterans Equal Access Act” would allow VA physicians to discuss medical marijuana with their patients without federal censure WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today, marking a concerted federal effort …

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Study: Cannabis Can Treat Pain Caused by Pancreatitis

Cannabis can treat pain related behavior caused by alcohol and high fat induced pancreatitis, according to a study being published in the journal Molecular Pain, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health. According to the study; “Chronic Pancreatitis (CP) is a complex and multifactorial syndrome. Many contributing factors result in development …

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