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Washington State Bill Would Allow Expungement of Past Cannabis Convictions

Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon has filed a proposal to allow those convicted of a cannabis possession misdemeanor to have the charge expunged from their record, meaning it would no longer appear on a background check. Identical legislation was filed by Rep. Fitzgibbon in the 2013 session; the proposal was approved in its first two …

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Arizona

Arizona State Representative Mark Cardenas has filed a proposal to legalize cannabis, as well as a proposal to decriminalize cannabis, both of which will be discussed in the upcoming legislative session which begins on January 12th. House Bill 2007 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, …

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Washington State Garners $16 Million in Taxes from Legal Cannabis in 2014

With less than 100 stores operating throughout the state, and despite sales not taking starting until July, Washington State garnered over $16 million in excise taxes from over $64 million in cannabis sold in 2014, according to recent figures released by the state’s Liquor Control Board. In total, 99 cannabis retail outlets have been licensed …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State

The group Mississippi for Cannabis has received approval from the Secretary of State to begin collecting signatures on their initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. The group will be required to collect 21,233 signatures from registered voters in four different districts by October 2nd to put the initiative to a vote of the people in the …

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Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Decriminalization to an April Vote in Wichita, Kansas

Activists have collected more than enough signatures on an initiative to decriminalize cannabis to put it to a vote of the people in the April, 2015 election in Wichita, Kansas, according to the group┬áKansas for Change. The group plans to submit the signatures to city officials on January 7th. If approved into law, the initiative …

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