Pro-marijuana legalization Dem J.B. Pritzker wins primary for Illinois governor’s race

Published: Mar 21, 2018, 8:11 am • Updated: Mar 21, 2018, 8:11 am By Sara Burnett and John O’Connor, Associated Press CHICAGO — The race for Illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who’ve already sunk more than $ 120 million of their own money into the…

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Alaska bill legalizing industrial hemp awaits governor’s pen

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A measure that would legalize the production of industrial hemp in Alaska has passed the state House and Senate. The bill awaits Gov. Bill Walker’s signature before becoming law, Alaska…

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New Hampshire Decriminalization Law Awaits Governor’s Signature

We have been following the proposed cannabis legislation in New Hampshire’s state Congress closely this session, and we are so glad that the decriminalization measure has passed through both the House and Senate! Now, we await the Governor’s decision on whether or not this will be signed into law. According…

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Four governors team up, urge feds to keep marijuana enforcement status quo

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 1:54 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Governors in four states have joined forces with a marijuana message for two top officials in the Trump administration. In an open letter, the governors on Monday asked Attorney General Jeff…

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Rhode Island: PTSD Bill Passes, Heads To Governors Raimondo’s Desk

Good news out of Rhode Island: Following approval from the Rhode Island House and Senate, a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana is headed to Gov. Gina Raimondo who is expected to sign the legislation into law. This is a…

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Rhode Island Rep. Nardolillo Opposes Governor’s Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Plants

I saw the below press release go out from Representative Nardolillo, via Marijuana Majority’s Twitter feed: In response to a proposal by Gov. Gina Raimondo to impose new fees on medical marijuana plants, Rep. Robert A. Nardolillo III (R-Dist. 28, Coventry) has voiced his opposition to the plan, calling it…

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Vermont Governor’s Statement On Senate Committee Passage Of Marijuana Legalization Bill

There are half a dozen states that have a shot at legalizing recreational marijuana via citizen initiative in 2016 in my opinion – California, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Maine, and Massachusetts. There are also states that could legalize via legislative action, which has never happened before. The three states that seem…

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Maine Governor’s Racist Comments About Drug Sellers Draws Outrage

(image via Twitter) Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage is drawing outrage over racist remarks about out of state drug sellers, “…with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” impregnating the “young white” girls of Maine. The comments came at a townhall meeting when LePage was asked to address substance abuse in the state.…

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Bill To Create Emergency Access To Medical Marijuana Delivered To New York Governor’s Desk

Friday, the New York State Assembly delivered to the Governor a bill to expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients. In June, with overwhelming bipartisan support, both houses of the legislature passed A.7060 (Gottfried) / S.5086 (Griffo), directing the state to establish a program to help critically ill…

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