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Poll: 64% of Michigan Voters Support Legalizing, Taxing and Regulating Cannabis

A strong majority of voters in Michigan support legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis fro recreational purposes, according to a new SurveyUSA poll. According to the poll, 64% of Michigan voters support legalizing cannabis in order to increase road and school funding. The survey found just 28% of voters opposed to the move.

Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Florida’s Senate

Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, a Republican from St. Petersburg, has filed legislation to explicitly legalize the possession, use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes. Under Senate Bill 528, those with a qualifying condition such as epilepsy, cancer and HIV/AIDS who receive a recommendation from a physician would be legally authorized to possess and …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses Rescheduling Cannabis, Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released an official position paper announcing their support for decriminalizing cannabis possession, as well as rescheduling cannabis so that children with debilitating conditions can use the medicine, and so that more studies can be conducted. “The AAP strongly supports the decriminalization of marijuana use and encourages pediatricians to …

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Federal Bill to Legalize Hemp Garners Over 50 Sponsors

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, a proposal to legalize the cultivation of hemp throughout the United States, has garnered over 50 bipartisan sponsors in the House and Senate. The proposal (S.134) was filed in the Senate on January 8th by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senate Majority …

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Jamaica’s Senate to Approve Measure Decriminalizing Cannabis, Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis for all adults, and to legalize the medical and religious use of cannabis, will be before the Senate on Friday. The measure, which was approved by the nation’s Cabinet earlier this week, will be approved quickly in the Senate, according to United …

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Mississippians Push to Legalize Cannabis and Demand Forgiveness

By Kelly Jacobs, Team Legalize The Mississippi Secretary of State just approved ballot initiative #48 on 12/29/14 which gave Mississippians one year to collect approximately 110K signatures on our petitions from registered voters who want to vote to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol and pardon non-violent cannabis offenders. The Mississippi Attorney General wrote this description …

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Legislation to Legalize Hemp Filed in Missouri Senate

Missouri State Senator Rob Schaaf has filed Senate Bill 255, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. “Buchanan County used to be one of the main growers of industrial hemp,” Dr. Schaaf told the Saint Joseph News-Press. “We could revitalize our rural area. It grows like crazy.” A similar bill was …

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Washington Judge Rules It’s Unconstitutional to Prohibit Medical Cannabis Advertising

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Martin has ruled that it’s unconstitutional for the state to ban doctors and other healthcare professionals from mentioning or showing cannabis in advertisements. In her ruling, Judge Martin found that the state’s law banning cannabis advertisement violates both state and federal law by curtailing free speech. “I find the …

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Army Sends Letters to WA Cannabis Stores Demanding they Don’t Sell to Troops

The United States Army’s Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board has sent a letter to multiple recreational cannabis retail outlets in Washington State demanding that they take actions to assure they no longer sell cannabis to members of the armed forces. This revelation was brought to the public by Hilary Bricken, an attorney and member of …

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Medical Cannabis and Decriminalization Bills Filed in South Carolina

By Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project CHARLESTON, SC — A bipartisan group of South Carolina state representatives led by House Minority Leader J. Todd Rutherford has introduced compassionate legislation that would establish a workable medical marijuana program in South Carolina. Under House Bill 3140, the “Put Patients First Act”, seriously ill patients would be able to …

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Wyoming House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Wyoming’s House Judiciary Committee voted 7 to 2 this week to approve House bill 29, a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession. The proposal now awaits a full House vote. Under the proposed law, the possession of up to a half an ounce of cannabis would be a $250 ticket, and the possession of up to …

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Cannabinoids May Treat Prostate Cancer That’s Nonresponsive to Common Therapies

Cannabinoids may provide a treatment option for prostate cancer that has become nonresponsive to common therapy, according to a study published in the February issue of the journal Oncology Reports, and published online this week by the National Institute of Health. According to researchers; “In the early stages, prostate cancer is androgen‑ dependent; therefore, medical …

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