Colo. gov considering pardons for nearly 40 people with marijuana convictions

Published: Feb 6, 2018, 11:50 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2018, 11:51 am By John Frank, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring whether to release nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. The desire to commute the sentences is a policy statement on marijuana from the…

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Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 1:08 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 1:27 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had a meeting Monday morning to discuss the state’s efforts to dismiss marijuana convictions for non-violent convictions. The state’s Democratic governor confirmed the meeting in an interview…

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California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be the solution to the cannabis industry’s banking problem. Supporters argued…

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Ohio Supreme Court justice, considering running for governor, backs legalizing marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: May 22, 2017, 8:50 am By John Seewer, The Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio Supreme Court justice who’s mulling a run for governor thinks it’s time for the state to decriminalize marijuana. Justice William O’Neill, the lone Democrat holding an…

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Kansas Lawmakers Are Considering Lowering Marijuana Possession Penalties

(image via Wikipedia) In most states getting caught with marijuana is FAR more harmful than consuming marijuana. That used to be true of every state, but more and more states are legalizing marijuana, thank goodness. Kansas is a state in which marijuana is still very much illegal. Kansas’ largest city,…

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