Odds of Virginia decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana this year just plummeted

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 7:09 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 7:11 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A key panel in the Virginia state House has rejected a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the panel voted 7-1 against the…

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Mexican tourism secretary floats legalizing marijuana at resorts

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 10:57 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 11:00 am By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s tourism secretary has suggested that legalizing marijuana could help reduce drug violence at big tourist resorts. He’s also racing to dampen controversy over the statement, saying he wasn’t speaking…

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Study: Legalizing marijuana nationally could generate more than $132 billion in tax revenue and 1 million jobs

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 8:48 am • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 8:48 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $ 132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the next decade, according to a…

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New Mexico study finds legalizing MMJ reduces opioid use

Published: Nov 27, 2017, 11:38 am • Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 11:38 am By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico researchers say the legal availability of medical marijuana has the potential to reduce opioid use among chronic pain patients. The work of associate psychology professor Jacob…

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The Many Reasons Cannabis is a Medicine Worth Legalizing

28 states in the United States, as well as many other countries around the world, have legalized medical marijuana – with some even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Canada, under the Liberal Government, recently proposed a bill legalizing not only medical marijuana, but also recreational marijuana.  There are many…

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Delaware panel weighs issues of legalizing marijuana, told to “keep it simple, keep it restricted”

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 11:37 am By Randall Chase, The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — As Delaware lawmakers consider legalizing recreational marijuana they should take a go-slow approach and address a wide range of health and safety concerns, members of a special task…

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N.J. Democrats hope legalizing marijuana will boost state finances

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 8:00 am • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 8:00 am By Elise Young, Bloomberg New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming…

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The Many Reasons Cannabis is a Medicine Worth Legalizing

28 states in the United States, as well as many other countries around the world, have legalized medical marijuana – with some even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Canada, under the Liberal Government, recently proposed a bill legalizing not only medical marijuana, but also recreational marijuana.  There are many…

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Legalizing weed unlikely to kill California’s huge black market

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am By Laurel Rosenhall, Calmatters Legalizing marijuana, California voters were told last year, would create a “safe, legal and comprehensive system” allowing adults to consume the drug while keeping it out of the hands of children. Marijuana would…

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