DC Council Committee On The Judiciary Permanently Bans Marijuana Consumption In Private Clubs

Today the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary voted to dilute the will of District voters who approved Ballot Initiative 71 by passing unnecessary legislation largely outlawing adult marijuana use in the District. The passage of the controversial measure occurred under unusual circumstances. Almost no notice…

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Thursday Press Conference: New Mexican’s Support For Legalizing Marijuana Reaches New High

New polling data about New Mexican’s attitudes towards changes in marijuana policy will be released tomorrow during a press event at the State Capitol. The new data reflects the state’s shifting outlook on marijuana policy reform. Results show the majority of New Mexicans polled are in favor of reforming our…

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Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Gets Enough Valid Signatures For 2016 Ballot

(via chsarrow.com) The Florida medical marijuana campaign team that put medical marijuana on the 2014 ballot have been gathering signatures for a 2016 effort, and the good news broke earlier today that enough signatures have been validated to put the new and improved initiative on the 2016 ballot. The 2014…

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Congress Members Urge VA To Change Medical Marijuana Policy

(image via operation overmed) In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald released Wednesday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senate and House members urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow VA doctors to write medical marijuana recommendations to veterans in accordance with state laws. The letter comes four…

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Event: Sabertooth Micro Fest VIP Bus Tour Presented By The Daily Leaf And Oregon’s Cannabis Conceirge

(image via wikipedia) Came across a cool sounding event. Check it out if you are in the area. Below is more information, via the event’s Eventbrite page: You’re either on the bus or off the bus, so grab your ticket and climb aboard! OCC and The Daily Leaf have partnered up to provide the…

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Cancer Registrations Increase For Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

(via healthtap.com) Cancer was listed as a qualifying condition by 4.04% of Michigan’s medical marijuana program registrants in Fiscal Year 2014; in FY 2015 that number jumped to 4.47%, a 10.6% increase. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued the report titled, ‘Medical Marihuana Act Statistical Report…

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Endorses Marijuana Legalization Bill

(image via Wikipedia) Gov. Peter Shumlin and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Richard Sears (D-Bennington) today detailed legislation to cautiously and deliberately legalize marijuana in Vermont. The move comes after the Governor announced in his State of the State Address that he and Senator Sears would work to draft…

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Ask Washington Lawmakers To Support House Bill 2629 To Legalize Marijuana Cultivation

Washington legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in 2012. However, Washington did not legalize the cultivation of marijuana. In Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington D.C. cultivation was a part of the legalization initiative. Washington’s marijuana legalization model has clearly been deficient because of this. Washington House Bill 2629 would fix…

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New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nationwide

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) issued “Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws,” today. The annual report evaluates the array of differing state medical cannabis programs across the country from a perspective often overlooked in policy debates: the patients’ and provides policy…

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