The LA Times does not think California should be a “sanctuary state” for marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm By The Associated Press Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2017: When Californians approved Proposition 64 to legalize marijuana in California last November, it was no secret…

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Ohio Supreme Court justice, considering running for governor, backs legalizing marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: May 22, 2017, 8:50 am By John Seewer, The Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio Supreme Court justice who’s mulling a run for governor thinks it’s time for the state to decriminalize marijuana. Justice William O’Neill, the lone Democrat holding an…

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Michigan Begins Circulating Marijuana Legalization Petitions

The Board of State Canvassers in Michigan unanimously approved the form of petitions to legalize recreational/adult-use marijuana last week.  They were submitted by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, who plans to begin collecting signatures immediately in hopes of making the 2018 ballot. According to The Detroit News: Petitioners will…

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Utah Republican convention refuses to endorse medical marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 11:09 am • Updated: May 22, 2017, 11:13 am By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press SANDY, Utah — The Utah Republican Party will not endorse the use of medical marijuana following a lopsided convention vote. GOP delegates rejected the proposal with a vote of 70 percent…

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Michigan OKs recreational marijuana ballot petition, opposition group emerges

Published: May 19, 2017, 2:06 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 4:02 pm By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use cleared a procedural step Thursday and will quickly begin collecting signatures needed to send the bill to lawmakers and potentially voters. The…

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Delaware Senate makes it easier for those with PTSD to get medical marijuana

Published: May 19, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 11:12 am By Randall Chase, The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — The state Senate has approved a revised bill regarding regulations for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns…

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Could Jeff Sessions’ new order hinder NFLPA’s push for marijuana policy change?

Published: May 18, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 8:39 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post In a two-page memo issued to his staff and made publicly available last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible charges and sentences for drug…

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