Where marijuana is on the ballot Tuesday – and where it’s most likely to win

It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico’s supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada’s recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October. Stateside, recreational marijuana use became legal in Vermont on July 1, Oklahoma voters approved one of the country’s most…

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Opinion: Jeff Sessions’ marijuana crackdown makes national legalization more likely

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 2:25 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 6:10 pm By Paul Waldman, Special To The Washington Post Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. Hates it, with a passion that has animated almost nothing else in his career. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he has said. He even once…

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With the groundwork laid, Massachusetts cannabis industry likely to take off in 2018

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 4:12 pm • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 4:12 pm By Alison Bosma, Milford Daily News It’s been more than a year since Massachusetts residents legalized recreational marijuana, but there is little outward evidence of the promised changes. There are no downtown pot cafes. There are no…

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Denver doctors say 11-month-old boy’s deadly heart condition was likely related to marijuana

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 11:13 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 1:47 pm By John Ingold, The Denver Post An 11-month-old Colorado boy’s death from a heart condition was likely related to ingestion of marijuana, two Denver doctors have concluded, but the precise link remains unclear. The boy’s death was…

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Cannabis Rescheduling Likely, Says Just-Retired US Global Narc

Cannabis Rescheduling Likely, Says Just-Retired US Global Narc The federal government will likely reschedule cannabis once more states legalize the plant, says a former international narc according to a Marijuana Moment feature. “Let the experiment advance. Consider its positive and negative effects,” says William Brownfield, who just last month was…

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DEA likely to get “a lot more aggressive” if California can’t shut down black market

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 8:09 am • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 8:23 am By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — California produced at least 13.5 million pounds of marijuana last year — five times more than the 2.5 million pounds it consumed. Where did all that extra pot go?…

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Sessions-driven DOJ memo will likely revive aggressive prosecution, mandatory minimum sentences

Published: May 9, 2017, 12:50 pm • Updated: May 9, 2017, 1:09 pm By Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a departure from…

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New report: For ?rst time, drug use more likely than alcohol in fatal crashes

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post For the first time, statistics show that drivers killed in crashes are more likely to be on drugs than drunk. Forty-three percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015…

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