Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013. Those offenses — such as possessing the drug or paraphernalia — would not be illegal today,…

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Philly mayor continues to advocate legal weed, calling for sales at state liquor stores

Published: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says recreational marijuana use should be legal in Pennsylvania and says the best place for it to be sold is state-run liquor stores. He tells WHYY’s “Radio…

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In aftermath of weed party raid, Philly mayor says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 8:31 am • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 8:42 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The mayor of Philadelphia says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don’t have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney…

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Denver mayor orders inquiry into 4/20 event’s trash, security issues

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 2:39 pm • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 7:09 pm By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday ordered a city review into rampant fence-hopping, public pot-smoking and slow trash cleanup that left Civic Center in a “disrespectful state” during and after last…

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Washington D.C. Mayor to Propose Doubling Possession Limit for Patients

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest In Washington D.C. – the capital of the United States – the possession and use of medical cannabis is legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Patients can purchase their cannabis from a licensed dispensary, although they can only purchase and…

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Boston Mayor And City Council President At Odds On Legalization Measure

Boston City Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Tito Jackson are set to formally endorse the state initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The move, which is set to be made official Wednesday morning, pits the duo against Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who is helping to lead the…

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One Very Big Reason Why Cannabis Supporters Should Vote For Ted Wheeler For Portland Mayor

In January I wrote an article encouraging Portland, Oregon residents to vote for mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler. As I pointed out then, I will also point out now, that I do not live in Portland. So take that article, and this one, for what you will. With that being said, I’m…

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Into Law

I have always been a fan of local politics. That’s not to say that I don’t like national politics too, because I do. But there’s something about local politics that excites me in particular. When it comes to marijuana politics, local politics are particularly important. As I always say, if…

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Detroit Mayor Duggan’s Anti-Marijuana Bit Reveals City Bias

(image via wikipedia) Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his State of the City speech on Tuesday, February 23; in it he delivered a controversial accolade for a medical marijuana dispensary foe and received multiple rebukes from protesters representing the Black Lives Matter organization. Detroit will begin the licensing process for…

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