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President Obama Plans to Release Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands of Inmates Jailed for Drug Offenses Early

The Obama administration has announced that it will be actively encouraging prisoners serving sentences for drug offenses to apply for clemency – with the goal of releasing hundreds, if not thousands, of inmates early. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler spoke about the presidential plans to grant wide-spread clemency at New York University’s law school last …

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Medical Cannabis Measures Becomes Law in Mississippi

Mississippi House Bill 1231, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposes, has officially become law without the governor’s signature. The governor had until April 18th to either sign the bill into law, veto it, or allow it to become law without signing it; he chose the latter. Under the new law, which takes effect …

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5 Reasons to Celebrate this 4/20

With 4/20 upon us, cannabis consumers around the world are celebrating their holiday. Beyond simply being 4/20, here’s 10 reasons cannabis reform advocates should celebrate today, enjoying the incredible progress that’s been made in recent months. Voters in Alaska will have the opportunity this August to legalize cannabis through a statewide initiative. The measure would …

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Bill to Ease Hemp Regulations Passes Colorado Senate Committee Unanimously

Colorado’s Senate Local Government Committee has given unanimous approval to Senate Bill 14-184, a measure to ease regulations regarding industrial hemp cultivation, and to establish a hemp research grant program. Under current Colorado law, an individual who wishes to cultivate hemp must apply for a license with the Department of Agriculture by May 1st of each year; under …

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6 States Plus D.C. Sign Cannabis Bills Into Law in Less than a Month

It’s been an incredibly busy, and productive year thus far for the cannabis reform movement, and the past month has been a shining example of this progress. Here’s a look at some of what’s been accomplished.   On March 21st, Utah’s governor signed into law a proposal which legalizes cannabis extracts (such as oils and …

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Extract Legalization Measure Into Law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed Assembly Bill 726, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes, into law. The measure was approved overwhelmingly by the state’s legislature, including being passed unanimously by the Senate. Under the new law, practitioners are authorized to recommend, as well as distribute, cannabis extract such as oil or tincture that’s …

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NCAA Votes to Alter Cannabis Policy, Cutting Penalty in Half

The NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Legislative Council has voted to alter the league’s substance abuse policy so that cannabis is no longer considered a performance enhancing drug. The change will cut the penalty for a player testing positive for cannabis in half. Under current NCAA rules, a player caught with cannabis in their system can …

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Signature Collection Begins Tomorrow on Oregon Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

New Approach Oregon will begin collecting signatures tomorrow on an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. The group will have until July 3rd to collect 87,213 signatures to put the proposal to a vote this November. Under the proposed law, the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis and the cultivation of up to 4 cannabis …

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