Colorado Rep. Polis introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana and regulate like alcohol

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 8:59 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Rep. Jared Polis’ has introduced a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and regulate it like alcohol. U.S. Rep. Polis, D-Colorado, on Thursday reintroduced the Marijuana Revenue…

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Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 11:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Related: Federal…

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‘A paradigm shift’ in Texas marijuana: These state legislators want to decriminalize weed

Published: Dec 14, 2016, 11:02 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 6:18 am By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff AUSTIN, Texas — With the 2017 Texas legislative session approaching, it appears that marijuana reform is in the mix of issues that the state Republican establishment, or at least parts of…

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Across America, efforts to decriminalize marijuana are pitting cities vs. states

Published: Nov 4, 2016, 6:28 am • Updated: Nov 4, 2016, 6:28 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff A lot of attention is being focused on the states preparing to vote on marijuana legalization in the November 8 elections. But there’s another, less high-profile political movement underway, as more…

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Orlando City Council Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana

The Orlando City Council took a final vote yesterday on marijuana decriminalization, and I’m happy to say, the vote was favorable. Decriminalization in Orlando took a different form than originally proposed, but it was still a great step in the right direction. Orlando follows in the footsteps of other municipalities…

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