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Bill to Reform Marijuana Laws Advances in Vermont’s Senate

A bill that would legalize and regulate the possession and licensed retail sales of cannabis in Vermont is on the move. Said legislation, which has ...

Justice Department Needs Better Plan on State Marijuana Laws, GAO Says

The Justice Department does not have a clear and consistent policy for deciding when to enforce federal drug laws against people who are operating in accordance with state ...

Justice Department Will Continue to Be Prohibited From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws Under New Spending Bill

The Justice Department will continue to be prohibited from interfering in state medical marijuana laws under the new federal spending bill unveiled late Tuesday night. ...

As Marijuana Laws Relax, Smokers in New York City Turn Bolder

Smokers say their courage comes from laws that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in parts of the country, though smoking marijuana in public ...

Bernie Sanders Pledges to Reform Federal Marijuana Laws

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, just endorsed ending the federal criminalization of marijuana. “Right now, marijuana is listed by the federal ...

Poll: South Carolina Voters Want Next President to Respect State Marijuana Laws

A new poll shows that voters in the key early presidential primary state of South Carolina strongly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in ...

2016 Candidate Kasich Inclined to Respect State Marijuana Laws

A Republican candidate for president says he’s not personally a fan of legalizing marijuana, but would lean toward respecting state cannabis laws if elected instead ...

Iowa and New Hampshire Polls Reveal Bipartisan Support for Respecting State Marijuana Laws

Recent polls conducted in Iowa and New Hampshire in preparation for the presidential primary elections there show that a majority of voters in both parties think states ...

National Conference of State Legislatures Urges Federal Government to Respect State Marijuana Laws

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to allow states to determine their own marijuana policies. For ...

State Marijuana Laws Complicate Federal Job Recruitment

Applicants living where marijuana is legal are being warned that federal agencies still will not tolerate its use. NYT > Marijuana and Medical Marijuana

Louisiana Gov. Signs Two Improvements to Marijuana Laws

Earlier this week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed two positive marijuana-related bills into law — a penalty reduction bill and a flawed medical marijuana program. ...

Two New Laws Regarding Marijuana Coming to Louisiana

It looks as if the governor of Louisiana will indeed be signing two bills at the end of this year’s legislative session concerning weed that ...

Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Lead to More Teen Toking

Medical marijuana laws don’t trigger an increase in teen pot smoking, a new study concludes. NYT > Marijuana and Medical Marijuana

GOP-Controlled Hill Panel Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

The federal government would be unable to block state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana under legislation that has been approved by a Republican-controlled ...

U.S. Senate Committee Votes to Prohibit Justice Department From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure 20-10 on Thursday that is intended to prevent the federal government from interfering in state medical marijuana ...

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