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Nevada Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Nevada’s Senate approved Senate Bill 374 today, a measure to legalize state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The vote signified overwhelming support for such a move with 17 voting in favor, and only 4 voting in opposition. The measure passed through two Senate committees unanimously in the weeks leading up to the vote. In …

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Louisiana House Approves Measure Lowering Marijuana Possession Penalties

A measure to significantly reduce the penalties associated with marijuana possession in Louisiana passed he full House today with a vote of 54 to 38.┬áHouse Bill 103, which was filed in March by State Representative Austin Badon, passed its initial committee – the House Criminal Justice Committee – with a unanimous 14 to 0 vote …

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New York Lawmakers Approve Measure Decriminalizing the Public Display of Marijuana

By a vote of 80 to 59 New York’s full Assembly has approved Assembly Bill 6716-A, a measure which decriminalizes the public display of up to 15 grams of marijuana, changing it from an arrestable misdemeanor to a simple civil infraction of $100. The measure would be a huge step towards ending to the travesty …

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Congressman Introducing Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses to Take Federal Tax Deductions

Congressman Earl Blumenaur, a Democrat from Oregon, will be holding a press conference on June 5th with medical marijuana industry leaders to formally introduce a measure – the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2013 -which would fix Section 280E of the U.S. tax code, which disallows marijuana access points from taking standard tax deductions. …

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Over 600 New York Physicians Urge Lawmakers to Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization

On Thursday a newly-formed group – New York Physicians for Compassionate Care – will hold a press conference to announce that over 600 physicians in New York have signed a letter of intent urging state lawmakers to approve medical marijuana legalization. The announcement comes as legislators discuss legislation – Assembly Bill 6357 and Senate Bill …

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Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders

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Veterinarian Doug Kramer considers his work to be “enlightened”, even naming his clinic the Enlightened Veterinary Therapeutics. When hearing about his out-of-the-box methodology, it’s hard to argue. Dr. Kramer administers medical marijuana to dogs, especially those with late-stage cancer. He does so in his clinic, and is undeniably vocal about it. He’s not hiding what …

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Governor Signs Measures Making Colorado First to Regulate Recreational Marijuana

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper officially signed House Bill 1317,┬áHouse Bill 1318, and Senate Bill 283 today, making Colorado the first state in the nation in which its elected officials voted for and approved regulations and taxes for recreational marijuana sales. Under the proposals, marijuana would be regulated from “seed to sale”, where licensed cultivators would …

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Whole Foods Market to Celebrate Hemp History Week

Whole Foods Market, the largest chain of natural grocery stores in the nation, has announced today in a press release that they’ll be celebrating hemp history week – June 3rd through June 9th – by promoting a wide range of hemp products, as well as educating on the importance of the diverse crop. “Hemp is …

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Israel to More than Double the Amount of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

Likud MK Haim Katz, Chair of the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee, has announced that the number of physicians authorized to prescribe medical marijuana in Israel will more than double by the end of this year. Currently there are only 9 doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis to patients in Israel, resulting in over …

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New Los Angeles Mayor Supports Recreational Marijuana Legalization

On Tuesday Los Angeles voters approved Measure D, which puts a severe cap on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. At the same time, voters elected councilman Eric Garcetti their new mayor. During the campaign Garcetti was considered the most friendly towards medical marijuana, and in a recent interview after the election, Garcetti has made …

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