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Kentucky Senate Passes Legislation Legalizing Industrial Hemp

Early last week a senate committee in Kentucky voted unanimously to approve legislation legalizing hemp in the state, putting it to a full senate vote. On Thursday, the full senate voted 31-6, approving the measure and sending it to the House, where a majority vote would send it to the governors office. A signature from …

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Washington D.C. To Get Its First Medical Cannabis Dispensary In April

It’s been a long, hard fight for advocates of medical cannabis in D.C., but the battle is finally paying off, and people will be better off for it. According to General manager David Guard, Capital City Care (CCC) – which will be the cities first dispensary among six that are licensed – will be opening …

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Medical Marijuana Now Legal In Czech Republic

Medical marijuana legislation has been officially approved in the Czech Republic, after it was signed into law today by Czech President Vaclav Klaus. The law had recently passed both houses of Parliament. The new law allows patients who get a prescription from a doctor to use and possess cannabis, as well as buy it through …

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Stupidity In Action: Cops Harass Elderly Couple For What *Appears* To Be A Pot Leaf Bumper Sticker

In a shining example of not only police stupidity, but of just how ridiculous cannabis prohibition has become, a couple driving through Tennessee, both in their sixties, were pulled over and harassed by multiple police officers – in body armor and wielding guns – because of a report that they received about a pot-leaf bumper …

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Physicist John Schwarz To Headline Medical Cannabis Conference

John Schwarz is a smart man. Widely regarded as one of the fathers of modern-day string theory, Schwarz teaches theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology. Next week, he makes a public stand in support of ending our absurd federal prohibition on medicinal cannabis. Schwarz, who wrote a powerful editorial for the Huffington Post …

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Five New Cannabis Related Bills In The Works In Alabama

Ignoring the rapidly growing base of support in the state for reform, state lawmakers earlier this month rejected House Bill 2 out of committee, which would have legalized medical cannabis in Alabama. Despite this defeat, advocates are remaining optimistic, and are pushing forward. So much so, that five new cannabis related bills are in the …

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Misdemeanor Cannabis Possession No Longer Guarantees A Night In Jail, In New York City

During his final State of the City address this morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a plan to help lower the immediate punishment for those found with small amounts of cannabis. Effective next month, those caught and arrested for cannabis possession misdemeanors will no longer spend a night in jail, but will …

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56% In New Hampshire Support Legalizing Cannabis Like Alcohol

According to new polling conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 56% of those in New Hampshire support legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis, which would be sold and taxed through state-run liquor stores. Only 39% oppose this idea, with just 5% undecided. This comes at a time when state lawmakers are …

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Drug Czar: Federal Government Will Go After Legal Cannabis Distributors In Colorado And Washington

In one of the first direct responses to how the federal government will react to the opening of legal retail outlets in Colorado and Washington after the passage of Amendment 64 and Initiative 502, Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske has made it clear that they’re planning to attack cannabis distributors, even if they’re following state law. …

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Federally Legal Hemp A Possibility In 2013

The possibility of legal hemp production in America has been gaining momentum over the past several months, and the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 – House Bill 525 – is seeking to make it a reality. Sponsored by Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky, with 28 additional co-sponsors, HB 525 would amend our …

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