Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

(image via floridapolitics.com) Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a bill aimed at reforming the practice of civil asset forfeiture, following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate. The bipartisan unanimity of passage in both chambers was driven by a diverse and disparate coalition of law enforcement and reform advocates,…

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Ohio Ballot Board Certifies Medical Marijuana Initiative; Supporters Prepare To Launch Petition Drive

The Ohio Ballot Board certified an initiative on Thursday that would establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program in Ohio. The five-member board reviews proposed ballot measures to ensure they represent only one issue. Ohioans for Medical Marijuana must now collect 305,591 valid signatures of Ohio voters by early July to…

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Donald Trump Is ‘Getting Some Very Negative Reports’ About Colorado Marijuana Legalization

In full disclosure, I would like to say that I am not a Trump fan. It’s my personal belief, and if you are a Trump fan, I respect that because we live in a democracy and citizens are by all means able to vote for whoever they want to. However,…

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Will Obama Re-schedule Or De-schedule Marijuana Before Leaving Office?

I was hanging out with some awesome people last night (shout out to the Uncle Spliffy Crew and the Duff and Johnson freedom fighting duo!), and the question was posed ‘will Obama re-schedule or de-schedule marijuana before he leaves office?’ Presidential candidate Gary Johnson recently challenged Obama to reschedule marijuana…

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President Obama Grants Clemency To 61 People In Federal Prison For Drug Offenses

Yesterday, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses. This follows the commutation of 95 people in December, 2015, 45 people in July of that year, 22 people in March 2015, and 8 people in December of 2014. All of those who…

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Costa Rica Legislator: There Is Enough Support To Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

Medical marijuana reform is sweeping the globe. For a very, very long time cannabis was used for medical purposes with no issues. It wasn’t until prohibition started sweeping across the world that anyone even batted an eye at cannabis use for medical purposes. As more and more scientific research is…

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