New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program, Gov. Phil Murphy pushing for recreational

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program and said residents would no longer have to “jump through hoops” to get access to the drug. Murphy unveiled the recommendations of a panel commissioned earlier this year at a news conference…

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Why some California communities are pushing back hard against marijuana farms

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 1:56 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 1:56 pm By Paul Elias, The Associated Press COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. — The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff’s deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent…

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Barack Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 9:31 am • Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 9:31 am By Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency to past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations…

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