Tennessee House passes bill to revoke cities’ marijuana decriminalization efforts

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am By Sheila Burke, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The bill would nullify laws that Memphis…

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Colorado pot clubs bill passes through House committee, showdown with governor likely

Published: Mar 21, 2017, 7:36 am • Updated: Mar 21, 2017, 8:26 am By Kristen Wyatt,  the Associated Press DENVER — Colorado lawmakers moved closer Monday to a showdown with the governor over pot clubs. A House committee voted 8-3 to approve a bill giving local governments a roadmap to…

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Colorado governor suggests he may veto pot clubs bill without changes

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 7:39 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2017, 2:56 am By John Frank and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday expressed reservations about two major pieces of marijuana legislation in Colorado — in one case citing concerns about the Donald Trump administration’s potential crackdown.…

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Colorado pot clubs one step closer to reality as bill clears first hurdle

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 12:14 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 12:48 pm By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs. But the measure that passed a Republican state Senate committee Wednesday evening doesn’t go as far as some…

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Virginia Republican rep introduces bill to end federal marijuana prohibition

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 10:37 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 11:04 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana policy.…

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California vs. Trump administration: Bill would create sanctuary state for marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2017, 9:26 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian If the Trump administration decides to crack down on state marijuana programs, a group of legislators wants to make it illegal for California authorities to help them. A bill introduced Friday…

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Weed delivered to your front door could be reality under new Colorado bill

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 3:34 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Pizza, prescriptions, Prime … pot? A bill introduced this week in the Colorado Senate would open the door for home-delivered recreational and medical marijuana in the state. Senate…

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South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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Advocates Push for a 2017 Texas Medical Marijuana Bill in Austin

by C.M. Watts – The Weed Blog https://www.theweedblog.com Advocates push for a 2017 Texas medical marijuana bill during a Constituent Advocacy Day that brought a few hundred cannabis supporters to the state capitol, in Austin. The effort to galvanize support for cannabis in the southern state was organized by a coalition…

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