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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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Respect Our Veterans, Legalize Medical Marijuana for PTSD

In the United States veterans of war are often viewed and treated as heroes – individuals brave enough to stand up for freedom and justice. On the other end of the spectrum, society often lets them get kicked around once they return from battle, shook-up from an experience that no human being should ever have …

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Netherland Cities Defy Marijuana Tourist Ban

Last May the Netherlands imposed a national ban on the selling of cannabis to those visiting from out-of-country.┬áMultiple cities, including Amsterdam and now Maastricht, have been opting out of that law. In November the city of Amsterdam announced that its 220 cafes were not going to abide by the new ban, or the new law …

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Hemp Legalization Celebrations Planned in Colorado and Vermont

The full legislatures in both Vermont and Colorado have recently approved measures which legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp. Both measures are now in front of their state’s governor for final approval – both governors are expected to either sign the measure, or simply let it become law by refusing to veto it. Both of …

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Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Hemp Legalization in California

California’s Senate Committee on Appropriations has given unanimous approval to the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act – Senate Bill 566 – which would legalize hemp in the state by excluding it from the California Controlled Substances Act. The measure was also given unanimous approval by its initial committee, the Committee on Public Safety, and now …

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Poll: More Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana Cultivation Than Oppose

An important new Huffington Post / You Gov poll has found that nearly half of all Americans support the legalization of private marijuana cultivation, as well as the legalization of industrial hemp. According to the polling, 47% support a move towards legalizing the home-cultivation of cannabis, while only 37% oppose such a move. In regards …

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From Michigan to the White House: Marijuana Activist Plans to Roll Wheelchair 520 Miles for Legalization

Throughout cannabis prohibition, people have been fighting to end the devastating policy. Now, Curtis Kile, Michigan resident and cannabis activist, is gearing up for a demonstration to declare legalization as the only rational option. Curtis is preparing for the first ever “Cannabis Roll” – he is going to roll his wheelchair from his front door …

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New Jersey Measure Announced to Legalize Marijuana Edibles, Ease Restrictions on Youth Patients

New Jersey State Assemblywoman Linda Stender and State Senator Nicholas Scutari have announced that they will file companion measures next week which would alter the state’s medical marijuana law, which is one of the strictest in the nation (currently only one dispensary is open in the entire state, which has a waiting list hundreds deep). …

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Washington Congressman Signs on as Sponsor of Federal Bill to Respect State Marijuana Laws

Congressman Adam Smith, a Democrat from Washington State, recently became the 16th lawmakers to join as a cosponsor for H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, a federal measure which would require the government to respect states that legalize marijuana, whether for medicine or recreation. The measure has bipartisan support, and has garnered more …

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Ohio Ballot Board Unanimously Approves Initiative to Legalize Medical Marijuana and Hemp

The Ohio Ballot Board – as well as Ohio’s attorney general – has given final approval to an initiative drive aimed at legalizing medical marijuana, as well as hemp. The initiative is sponsored by the Ohio Rights Group, who collected the 1,000 necessary signatures to get an initiative put before the board. Now that the …

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