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  1. Ron Strider

    Democrats' Big Win In New Jersey Could Make The State The 9th To Legalize Marijuana

    Phil Murphy's victory in New Jersey's gubernatorial race on Tuesday means Democrats now control the state government, from the legislature to the governor's mansion. And that's good news for one policy issue: marijuana legalization . Murphy ran on legalizing marijuana – not just for medical...
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    Bid To Legalize Marijuana In Vermont Goes Up In Smoke

    A measure that would have made Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the state legislature died in a special session Wednesday after a quiet lobbying campaign by legalization opponents. The bill, which had passed the state Senate, did not earn enough...
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    ND: Lloyd Omdahl - Legislature Takes Charge Of Medical Marijuana

    Anyone who has read the 23-page initiated measure providing for medical marijuana has to agree that when the Legislature did the right thing when it suspended the measure's effective date until July 1. The detail required to create such a program lends itself more to the normal legislative...
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    MT: Bill Would Fix Start-Date Of Medical Marijuana Initiative

    Helena – A bill to correct a drafting error that delayed when the three-patient provision for medical marijuana providers was repealed passed out of the Senate State Administration Committee on Monday on a 6-2 vote. Sen. Fred Thomas, who carried Senate Bill 131, asked for quick consideration...
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    MA: Legislature Considering Changes To Legal Marijuana Law

    Pro-legalization advocates like Jim Borghsani are outraged and said the legislature is deliberately going against voters' rights. The senate president said safety is the major concern. "The amount of material that will be produced is substantially larger than two individuals could actually...
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    ND Legislature Asked To Study Recreational Pot

    Bismarck - It may be a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota. State Representative Marvin Nelson of Rolla wants the legislature to study recreational pot. Nelson says he thinks recreatonal pot will eventually be a question for the legislature or voters. A petition...
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    Connecticut Legislature Considers Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    A new bill in the Connecticut Senate is seeking the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in the state. SB11, introduced by Sen. Martin Looney (D-New Haven), seeks to "permit the retail sale of marijuana, tax such sale in the same manner as the state of Colorado and provide that...
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    MO: Kander - Time For Legislature To Pass Medical Marijuana Law

    Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, said Thursday it's "time for the state legislature to step up" and pass a law allowing medical marijuana. Kander came out in support of medical marijuana in a statement through the secretary of...
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    MO: Kander - Time For Legislature To Pass Medical Marijuana Law

    Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, said Thursday it's "time for the state legislature to step up" and pass a law allowing medical marijuana. Kander came out in support of medical marijuana in a statement through the secretary of...
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    MI: Legislature Poised To Approve Medical Marijuana Regulations

    Lansing, Mich. — A new regulatory structure for medical marijuana is approaching the Michigan House for final approval. Marijuana for medical use was legalized by voters in 2008. Since then, however, there have been conflicts in the courts; particularly about the legality of...
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    MI: Legislature Poised To Approve Medical Marijuana Regulations

    Lansing, Mich. — A new regulatory structure for medical marijuana is approaching the Michigan House for final approval. Marijuana for medical use was legalized by voters in 2008. Since then, however, there have been conflicts in the courts; particularly about the legality of...
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    Iowa Editorial: Legislature Should Address Medical Marijuana Flaw

    Iowa's Legislature was right in 2014 to pass a bill through which patients afflicted by epilepsy can legally possess an anti-seizure medicine derived from cannabis. We supported the bill because we have compassion for Iowans who suffer from diseases and disorders from which medical marijuana...
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    Iowa Legislature Should Address Medical Marijuana Flaw

    Iowa's Legislature was right in 2014 to pass a bill through which patients afflicted by epilepsy can legally possess an anti-seizure medicine derived from cannabis. We supported the bill because we have compassion for Iowans who suffer from diseases and disorders from which medical marijuana...
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    Florida Expands Rules For Medical Marijuana, But Some Say It's Not Enough

    In 2014, facing a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, the Florida Legislature approved its own form of medical marijuana designed to help kids that suffer from epilepsy. The non-euphoric marijuana, known as "Charlotte's Web," is still not available. Now, facing a...
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    Wilson's Industrial Hemp Bill Clears Oregon Legislature And Heads To Governor

    An important measure to help the state's Industrial Hemp industry with expanded cultivation options and a pathway to market for hemp-derived products has cleared the Oregon Legislature and now awaits the governor's signature. State Representative Carl Wilson of Grants Pass sponsored House...
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    Medical Marijuana Under Attack at Legislature

    Honolulu Civil Beat - Medical Marijuana Under Attack At Legislature - Post Medical Marijuana Under Attack At Legislature by Jeanne Ohta, Executive Director Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i The Hawaii Medical Marijuana program is once again under attack at the Legislature. The bill getting...