Marijuana Legalization Had a Very Good Midterm Election Night Minus North Dakota

How The Midterms Are Going To Shape Cannabis Legalization The November 6 midterm elections represents the first time in history when federal results carried more weight than state results for the future of cannabis policy in the United States. It’s significant because marijuana was on the ballot for four states,…

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Louisiana doctors (very) slowly applying for medical marijuana permits

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 3:02 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 3:02 pm By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only…

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“It’s a very tense situation”: Maryland dispensaries off to bumpy start with shortages, closures

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm By Fenit Nirappil; Aaron Gregg; and Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries finally opened this past week after years of delay, but many are running out of the drug as limited supply is struggling…

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Bringing in an outside lawyer is ‘very, very unusual.’ But that’s what’s happening in Maryland over MMJ drama

Published: Jan 25, 2017, 8:27 am • Updated: Jan 25, 2017, 8:27 am By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post The Maryland General Assembly has hired outside counsel to aid its ethics investigation of a state lawmaker who championed medical marijuana while having a business relationship with a prospective dispensary, a…

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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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Donald Trump Is ‘Getting Some Very Negative Reports’ About Colorado Marijuana Legalization

In full disclosure, I would like to say that I am not a Trump fan. It’s my personal belief, and if you are a Trump fan, I respect that because we live in a democracy and citizens are by all means able to vote for whoever they want to. However,…

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Why The Introduction Of The SUCCESS Act Is A Very Big Deal For Drug Policy Reform

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced legislation to repeal a provision in the Higher Education Act that has denied grants, loans and work-study opportunities to an estimated 200,000 students with drug convictions over the last 18 years. If it passes, the Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending…

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Florida Medical Marijuana Campaign Is Very Close To Verified Signature Goal

I received some very good news from the Florida medical marijuana campaign today. It sounds like they campaign only needs roughly 45k valid signatures to make the ballot again. Ballots are still being counted, and the signature goal could be met very soon. Below is an update I received from…

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