Massachusetts House passes bill to “repeal and replace” voter-approved recreational marijuana law

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 8:10 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 8:10 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state’s voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the…

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Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 12:06 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy. The…

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Federal bill would protect medical marijuana states, provide access to vets

Published: Jun 15, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Jun 15, 2017, 6:07 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. The bill introduced Thursday is known as the Compassionate Access,…

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Colorado gov signs civil asset forfeiture bill, vetoes medical marijuana changes

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 7:44 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 8:19 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed into law a controversial bill that changes how state law enforcement seize money and property suspected of being linked to crimes, despite pressure from Colorado sheriffs and…

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California Assembly passes “marijuana sanctuary state” bill

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am By Sophia Bollag and Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have passed a bill to prohibit state and local police from helping enforce federal anti-marijuana laws that conflict with state law. Californians…

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Vermont governor says cannabis legalization bill could still pass this month

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 7:30 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he thinks it still could be possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what’s expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of…

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Legalization Bill

We have been covering the proposed marijuana legalization bill in Vermont very closely this legislative session, so you can imagine my disappointment when this letter came to my inbox today, stating that Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoes legalization bill. Governor Scott states that he want to get this right and that…

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Vermont governor vetoes marijuana legalization bill: “We must get this right”

Published: May 24, 2017, 10:30 am • Updated: May 24, 2017, 10:41 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday that he planned to veto a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work…

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Texas’ ‘second-chance’ bill would seal some criminal records, including weed possession

Published: May 23, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: May 23, 2017, 7:54 am By The Associated Press The Texas Legislature is moving closer to approving a bipartisan law letting some first-time, low-level offenders seal their criminal records — keeping them from being made public when doing things like applying for…

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