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Maryland House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

A measure to decriminalize cannabis possession has passed through the Maryland House of Representatives in a decisive vote. The proposal would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis. Earlier this month Maryland’s Senate voted to approve the same measure, though the measure will go back to the Senate for …

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Obama Administration Willing to Work with Congress to Reschedule Cannabis, Says Attorney General

The Obama administration is willing to work with Congress on rescheduling cannabis, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday during a House Appropriations Committee hearing. “We’d be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and reexamine how the drug is scheduled, as I said there is a great degree …

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Tennessee Hemp Legalization Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Full House, Senate Committee

Tennessee’s full House of Representatives voted 88 to 5 Monday to approve House Bill 2445, a measure to legalize industrial hemp. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the same measure with a unanimous vote. The proposal, sponsored by Representative Jeremy Faison and Senator Frank Nicely, would allow those who become licensed with the state’s Department of Agriculture to legally …

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U.S. Supreme Court: Arizona Police Must Return Cannabis to California Patient

In a ruling handed down without comment, the United States Supreme Court has refused to overturn prior court rulings stating that the Yuma County Sheriff must return cannabis that was seized from a California patient. Arizona’s medical cannabis law is one of the only in the country that legally recognizes patients from other states. The …

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D.C. Mayor Signs Measure Decriminalizing Cannabis

Washington D.C. Mayor Vince Gray has officially signed Council Bill 20-409, a measure to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, reducing the charge from an arrestable misdemeanor to a simple $25 ticket. The proposal was approved by the D.C. Council earlier this month with only one councilmember voting in opposition. The bill …

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