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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: What Does Mayor Breed Mean For Marijuana

    Marijuana was never Mayor Ed Lee's chief concern. Prior to his sudden death on Dec. 12, Lee's public policy with respect to cannabis was to leave it for others to decide. While Lee approved legislation designed to define recreational marijuana sales for San Francisco earlier this month, his...
  2. Ron Strider

    OR: Creswell's Vote Against Recreation Marijuana Sends A Clear Message

    The results from Tuesday's Special Election sent a message loud and clear; the city's ban on recreational marijuana sales is still on. More than 8 out of 10 ballots cast were against the county Measure 20-280. A jubilant mayor David Stram says the people made their position very clear in...
  3. Ron Strider

    CO: Longmont Lifts Ban On Medical, Recreational Marijuana Shops

    Longmont City Council has voted to allow up to four retail businesses to sell marijuana and marijuana products within city limits, nixing a years-old ban on medical and recreational pot shops. The Daily Times-Call reports that the City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3 in favor of lifting the ban...
  4. Ron Strider

    GA: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Signs Marijuana Legislation

    A new staffer faces disciplinary action after a tweet from the Atlanta City Council's verified account created a political firestorm early Wednesday. The erroneous tweet, which indicated Mayor Kasim Reed vetoed a measure intended to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of...
  5. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania Should Legalize Marijuana: Philly Mayor

    The mayor of Philadelphia says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don't have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend, according to The Associated Press. Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, said Saturday's raid at a warehouse hosting a pot-smoking party...
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    Low Level Marijuana Arrests Increase In De Blasio's New York

    Arrests for low levels of marijuana possession were up in 2016, despite City Hall's insistence that it has focused on reducing the amount of arrests and prosecutions for the offense. According to statistics first compiled by Politico, the NYPD racked up 17,762 arrests in 2016, a ten percent rise...
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    VA: Norfolk Weighs Next Steps On Marijuana Decrim Issue

    No, the issue is not dead. The mayor rightfully pointed out that there is little to no chance the commonwealth decriminalizes marijuana this upcoming session, but that doesn't mean progress won't be made this year. The mayor supports decriminalization, as does the council (and a number of...
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    MD: Hancock Having Tough Time Getting Medical Marijuana Plant Up-And-Running

    Hancock, Md. - Hancock and Harvest Dispensaries, an Arizona based company, are partnering-up to bring medical marijuana to Washington County. The partnership means the town will have a 5% stake in the company, but won't have a say in their day-to-day operations. That is because marijuana...
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    MD: Hancock Having Tough Time Getting Medical Marijuana Plant Up-And-Running

    Hancock, Md. - Hancock and Harvest Dispensaries, an Arizona based company, are partnering-up to bring medical marijuana to Washington County. The partnership means the town will have a 5% stake in the company, but won't have a say in their day-to-day operations. That is because marijuana...
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    CA: Mayor Challenges Council On Cannabis Policy

    The Willits City Council had a spirited discussion at a special meeting Monday night at which Mayor Bruce Burton refused to allow a new ad hoc committee to be formed to study marijuana policy in the city. Burton has steadfastly held the position that no marijuana cultivation or processing...
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    CA: Gridley's Medical Marijuana Ordinance Amended

    An urgency ordinance passed by the Gridley City Council on February 16, 2016, set to expire August 16, 2016 regarding Medical marijuana special situations was first adopted by the Gridley City Council on January 18, 2016. The Gridley Planning Commission reviewed the language adopted at their...
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    Alex Morse Becomes First MA Mayor To Support Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question

    Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse came out on Monday in favor of a ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, becoming the first of Massachusetts' mayors to do so. "As I considered this question it became increasingly clear that I could no longer tolerate a system that results in...
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    New Pro-Marijuana Mayor Shakes Up Texas Town of Whitewright

    Whitewright, Texas - About 50 miles northwest of Dallas, in the small town of Whitewright, a newly-elected, pot-friendly mayor is already shaking things up. Jeremiah Looney - yep, he's now known as Mayor Looney - says things weren't quite right in Whitewright. "The city and the citizens were...
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    New Pro-Marijuana Mayor Shakes Up Texas Town of Whitewright

    Whitewright, Texas - About 50 miles northwest of Dallas, in the small town of Whitewright, a newly-elected, pot-friendly mayor is already shaking things up. Jeremiah Looney - yep, he's now known as Mayor Looney - says things weren't quite right in Whitewright. "The city and the citizens were...
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    Web TV show - Debate: Should cannabis be legalized?

    Web TV show in French. Broadcasted first on Feb 17th 2016. Opening; France has the most prohibitive policy of Europe, but the rate of users - especially uninformed teenagers who are more and more exposed to traffics - is also the highest in Europe and the number of users is rising everyday...
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    Mexico City Mayor Introduces Proposal For Nationwide Medical Marijuana

    Mexico City's mayor is introducing a national initiative in congress to legalize cannabis-based medical treatments in the entire country. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says the initiative would not legalize production or distribution of medical marijuana in Mexico, rather give Mexicans access to...
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    Mexico City Mayor Introduces Proposal For Nationwide Medical Marijuana

    Mexico City's mayor is introducing a national initiative in congress to legalize cannabis-based medical treatments in the entire country. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says the initiative would not legalize production or distribution of medical marijuana in Mexico, rather give Mexicans access to...