advocates

  1. Ron Strider

    MA: Angry Marijuana Advocates Need To Chill Out

    To hear some legal marijuana advocates tell it, you'd think the crime of the century was occurring at the State House, as the House of Representatives tries to rewrite the pot law approved in a statewide referendum vote last November. The argument goes like this — how dare the House tamper...
  2. Ron Strider

    Advocates Renew Push For Recreational Marijuana In New York

    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 Sen. Liz Krueger and Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes are joining with advocates organized by...
  3. Ron Strider

    FL: Medical Advocates In Orlando Call For Special Session To End Legal Uncertainty

    Medical marijuana advocates and local lawmakers gathered in Orlando on Thursday to call for a special session in the Florida Legislature after leaders failed to create a framework for new cannabis laws. State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, says Tallahassee politicians have thwarted...
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    MA: Anti-Legalization Senator Draws Ire Of Marijuana Advocates

    Marijuana advocates are trying to block an anti-legalization lawmaker from becoming the state Senate's point person on pot, contending that his outspoken criticism of recreational marijuana makes him unfit for the position. The advocates are lobbying Senate leaders not to appoint Senator...
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    Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Change In Texas

    Hewitt - Local marijuana reform advocates are urging lawmakers to consider changing Texas' restrictions on the drug during the upcoming 2017 legislative session. The push comes just days after voters in eight states passed marijuana law changes, bringing the total number of states where...
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    Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Change In Texas

    Hewitt - Local marijuana reform advocates are urging lawmakers to consider changing Texas' restrictions on the drug during the upcoming 2017 legislative session. The push comes just days after voters in eight states passed marijuana law changes, bringing the total number of states where...
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    Ohio Board's Timeline Concerns Medical Marijuana Advocates

    Advocates are raising concerns over the length of time it will take Ohio's medical board to draft rules governing how doctors can recommend to patients they use medical marijuana. The medical board met Wednesday for the first time since the new medical marijuana law took effect and says it...
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    Ohio Board's Timeline Concerns Medical Marijuana Advocates

    Advocates are raising concerns over the length of time it will take Ohio's medical board to draft rules governing how doctors can recommend to patients they use medical marijuana. The medical board met Wednesday for the first time since the new medical marijuana law took effect and says it...
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    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fight NY Roadblocks

    Citing flaws in the state's current rules, advocates for medical marijuana traveled to the state Capitol on Tuesday to push lawmakers to support loosening New York's restrictions. The advocates joined with Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, to push for a series of changes to the...
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    Medical Marijuana Advocates Of Alabama Rally In Front Of State House

    The debate over the legalization of marijuana use in Alabama still continues. A small protest gathered in front of the State House Tuesday morning to ask legislators to reconsider the stance on medicinal cannabis. "T-H-C. You can't spell healthcare without THC!" joked protester Faye Medlock...
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    Illinois Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Expansion

    Illinois medical marijuana advocates say they delivered 25,000 signatures to Gov. Bruce Rauner ahead of the State of the State address. Medical Cannabis Outreach petitioned the Republican governor Wednesday to expand the state's medical marijuana program to include post-traumatic stress...