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Senate Amendment Introduced to Protect Medical Cannabis States

Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, filed an amendment in the Senate today that would protect states that have or are implementing medical cannabis programs from federal intrusion. The amendment would also protect patients and physicians in medical cannabis states from federal prosecution. The amendment, Amendment 3630, was added to a federal jobs bill currently being discussed on the Senate …

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Supports Medical Cannabis Legalization

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has come out in favor of legalizing cannabis for medical reasons, saying that his stance on the issue has evolved throughout the years. “If you’d asked me this question a dozen years ago, it would have been easy to answer — I would have said no”, Senator Reid said in …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Measure Filed in Kansas Senate

A bill to legalize medical cannabis has been filed in the Kansas Senate, and has been referred to the Public Health and Welfare Committee. Titled the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, this new legislation would legalize the possession and use of cannabis by qualified patients who receive a recommendation from a physician, and would authorized state …

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New Jersey Mayor and U.S. Senate Candidate Calls for Decriminalization of Cannabis

Newark, New Jersey Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker announced today his plans to drastically reform our nation’s criminal justice system. Part of this plan, among many other suggested reforms, includes the full decriminalization of cannabis. “One of the biggest wastes of taxpayer dollars in our society today can be found in a criminal …

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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Historic Hearing Over Federal Cannabis Laws

Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, announced today that his committee will be holding a hearing on September 10th to discuss the confusion between state and federal cannabis laws, including a discussion on ways to fix the problem; Leah would like to see a change of policy which allows states to …

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