Today: People Can Start Applying For Oregon Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses

Oregon voters approved marijuana legalization during the 2014 Election. The Oregon Legislature allowed licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to start limited sales in October 2015. Only seeds, clones, and flower were allowed to be sold. Sales were tax free until today. A temporary 25% tax begins today. As an avid marijuana…

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6,000 People To Be Released From Federal Prison Next Month In Line With New Drug Sentencing Guidelines

Starting November 1, 6,000 federal prisoners are to be released from federal prison, a move that is the result of changes made by the U.S. Sentencing Commission last year that lowered federal sentencing guidelines for people convicted under draconian drug war-era laws. “It warms my heart to hear that 6,000…

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Talk To People About The Social Use Marijuana Campaign In Denver

I received the following message from the fine people at Vicente and Sederberg in regards to the social marijuana use campaign that is underway in Denver: Thanks to generous contributions from supporters and the hard work of signature gatherers and the whole campaign team, the Denver Limited Social Cannabis Use campaign…

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People Are Not Happy About Proposed Alaska Marijuana Regulations

Alaska voters approved recreational marijuana legalization and regulation during the 2014 Election. Alaska joined Oregon and Washington D.C. who also voted to legalize in 2014, and Colorado and Washington who voted to legalize in 2012. The proposed rules that will govern the recreational marijuana industry in Alaska were released yesterday.…

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Obama Commutes Sentences For 14 People Serving Life In Prison For Drug Offenses

Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people incarcerated in federal prison. This follows the commutation of eight people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses in December of 2014, and 22 in March 2015. Fourteen of the people who received commutations today were serving life in prison…

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