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Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Medical Marijuana Legalization in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s Senate Health Education and Human Services Committee has taken the state one more step towards becoming the 20th in the nation to legalize some form of medical marijuana. The committee approved House Bill 573 with a unanimous 5-0 vote. The measure has already passed the House with an overwhelming vote of 286-64. Committee …

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Arizona Governor Signs Law Allowing Marijuana Research on College Campuses

Today, Governor Jan Brewer officially signed legislation in Arizona, approving it into law, which would allow colleges in the state to conduct marijuana research. The state’s House and Senate approved the measure last month. The bill would remove a provision that was placed in a piece of 2012 legislation which banned all marijuana from college …

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Vermont Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Today, with a strong 24-6 vote, Vermont’s full Senate voted to approve legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, making it a simple ticket, rather than an arrestable misdemeanor. The measure passed the full House in April with a 92-49 vote. Under current law, someone possessing up to an ounce …

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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Measure Establishing THC Driving Limit, Heads to Governor

This morning, after years of debating the issue, Colorado’s Senate approved a THC driving bill, House Bill 1325, with a 23-12 vote. Similar to the much-debated provision included in Washington State’s Initiative 502, the measure would set the standard for impairment at 5ng/ml (nanograms per milliliter) of THC, meaning that someone’s considered guilty if they …

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Sneaky Senators Approve Measure to Repeal Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

[Update: Thankfully, efforts to repeal Colorado’s Amendment 64 have died in the Senate, and will not be advanced this session!] Just minutes before midnight tonight, on the last day for them to approve a measure, a Colorado Senate committee voted to approve legislation designed to repeal the legality of recreational marijuana sales, made legal by …

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Activist Launches Nationwide “Jury Nullification Tour”

This Wednesday, May 8th, Ed Forchion – known by many as NJWeedman after successfully being nullified of intent to distribute a pound of marijuana in New Jersey – will begin his national “Jury Nullification Tour”, a tour intending to raise awareness about jury nullification (a process we explain in a recent article). In short, jury …

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Progress, Progress, Progress: A Look At Marijuana Reform Across America

All around the U.S. and world, progress is being made towards ending a decades long and failed prohibition on marijuana. Individuals, and even elected officials, from all walks of life are continuing to stand up in support of reform. In America, the majority supports legalizing cannabis and moving past this disastrous and pointless war, which …

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Colorado Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Legalization

Senate Bill 241, a measure which would enable the state’s Department of Agriculture to license farmers to cultivate hemp beginning this year, has passed out of the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, as well as the House Appropriations Committee, both unanimously. In addition, the measure was approved yesterday through its 2nd reading in …

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Global Marijuana March: Working for Change Around the World

This month people all over the world will take to the streets with a common goal – ending marijuana prohibition. This annual showing of global support – known as the Global Marijuana March – helps bring attention to the subject, as well as discredits the idea that marijuana is taboo, proving that people everywhere agree …

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Maine Lawmakers Hold 6 Hour Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization Measure

Maine lawmakers just finished a public hearing on a measure which would make Maine the 3rd state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for adults. Maine’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety held the hearing on LD 1229 – the Marijuana Regulation Act – and the hearing contained dozens of testimonies. “We have …

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