New Jersey lawmaker apologizes for comparing marijuana to cocaine

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 8:06 am • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 8:06 am By The Associated Press TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county lawmaker is apologizing, saying he was wrong to claim marijuana is more addictive than cocaine. Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry Little said Wednesday last…

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Nebraska lawmaker pitches medical marijuana ballot measure

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska residents could gain a constitutional right to use medical marijuana under a proposed ballot measure pending before lawmakers. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln presented a state constitutional amendment to…

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Anti-marijuana Kansas lawmaker: African Americans more susceptible to drug abuse because of “genetics”

Published: Jan 8, 2018, 5:11 pm • Updated: Jan 8, 2018, 5:13 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives is facing criticism this week after arguing that illicit drugs are illegal in part because of “the African Americans” and their predisposition to drug…

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Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and how addictive they may be. Few drugs scheduled as a Schedule I…

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Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a “political ploy”

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 3:44 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post BOSTON — A leading Colorado lawmaker dismissed a recent letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that expressed concerns about the state’s marijuana industry, calling it a “political ploy.” State Rep. Dan…

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Donald Trump won’t “turn his back” on Colorado when it comes to legal marijuana, GOP lawmaker says

Published: Feb 27, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 11:07 am By John Frank, The Denver Post A top Republican lawmaker in Colorado is casting doubt on whether Donald Trump’s administration will crack down on the legalization of marijuana, saying the new president wouldn’t “turn his back” on…

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Lawmaker scrutinized over Maryland medical marijuana ties removed from key panel

Published: Jan 10, 2017, 7:57 am • Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 7:57 am By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post A state lawmaker who came under scrutiny for his ties to a Maryland medical marijuana business while working on legislation shaping the industry has been removed from the health committee that…

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New Mexico lawmaker wants to nearly double medical marijuana patient limits

Published: Jan 9, 2017, 11:06 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2017, 11:06 am By The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — A lawmaker wants to increase the amount of marijuana that licensed medical-cannabis producers in New Mexico can grow. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the proposal by Democratic…

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This lawmaker just made a serious chess move against Arkansas medical marijuana

Published: Oct 25, 2016, 9:48 am • Updated: Oct 25, 2016, 10:37 am By Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas lawmaker opposed to two medical marijuana ballot measures said Monday he’ll introduce legislation during next year’s session to make a more limited form of the…

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