New Jersey marijuana legalization push gets big boost with Murphy’s win

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 7:45 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 8:34 am By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey say Phil Murphy’s win Tuesday night will pave the way for pot legislation. NJ.com reports Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov.…

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Alaska and Washington push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 2:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Polly Washburn, The Cannabist The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of…

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Advocates of recreational marijuana in New York renew push in final days of legislative session

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 10:38 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 10:39 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York state. State…

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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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Fox News says Colo town “overrun” by weed-smoking panhandlers. Residents push back

Published: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm By Shane Benjamin, The Durango Herald Fox News on Wednesday portrayed Durango as a picturesque mountain town – once vibrant and upscale, “dotted with luxury hotels” – but recently “overrun by panhandlers,” thanks, in part, to legalized…

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A frantic push for medical marijuana in Texas, bureaucratic heartbreak and renewed resolve

Published: May 16, 2017, 2:17 pm • Updated: May 16, 2017, 2:25 pm By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff AUSTIN, Texas — On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 9, Jax Finkel, the executive director of Texas NORML, was frantically trying to find a bill. Somewhere, deep in the catacombs of…

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Advocates Push for a 2017 Texas Medical Marijuana Bill in Austin

by C.M. Watts – The Weed Blog https://www.theweedblog.com Advocates push for a 2017 Texas medical marijuana bill during a Constituent Advocacy Day that brought a few hundred cannabis supporters to the state capitol, in Austin. The effort to galvanize support for cannabis in the southern state was organized by a coalition…

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