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Florida: Largest County Depenalizes Marijuana Possession Offenses

Commissioners for Miami-Dade county voted 10 to 3 this week in favor of a countywide ordinance to treat marijuana possession offenses involving 20 grams or less as a civil infraction, punishable by a $100 fine -- no arrest, no criminal prosecution, no incarceration, and no criminal record. The new ordinance takes effect late...

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Celebrations in Oregon

July 1, 2015
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Celebrations in Oregon

Yes, marijuana is now legal in Oregon.

Hundreds celebrate marijuana’s new legal status in Oregon

Each state that gets added to the mix increases the validity of legalization, adds more evidence to the non-problematic nature of legalization, and reduces the perception of legal states...

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Oregon: Midnight Tonight — Law Takes Effect Permitting Adults To Consume Cannabis

Legislation takes effect at midnight tonight permitting adults to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use.

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Louisiana: Governor Enacts Marijuana Sentencing Reform Measure

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation late yesterday significantly reducing criminal penalties for marijuana possession offenses.

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Former judge takes on the drug war

June 30, 2015
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Former judge takes on the drug war

Federal Judge: My Drug War Sentences Were ‘Unfair and Disproportionate’

Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She presided over...

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Don Winslow writes a letter

June 29, 2015
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Don Winslow writes a letter

Best-selling author Don Winslow took out a full page ad in the Washington Post yesterday as an open letter to Congress and the President: “It’s Time to Legalize Drugs.”

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Marijuana Lounges? Yes, But Let’s Have Our Own Places

Marijuana Lounges? Yes, But Let’s Have Our Own Places

Without doubt, it is important that we begin to move forward with the legalization of lounges and social clubs that permit marijuana smokers to gather and enjoy their favorite...

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NIDA Acknowledges Drawbacks to Monopoly on Marijuana Supply

NIDA Acknowledges Drawbacks to Monopoly on Marijuana Supply

Members of the US Senate at a hearing yesterday expressed skepticism in regard to federal policies limiting the ability of investigators to engage in clinical studies of marijuana’s health...

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Driving simulator study – will we get science or junk science?

June 24, 2015
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Driving simulator study – will we get science or junk science?

I’ve been waiting to hear about Iowa driving simulator studies for a while now.

Time reports: How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

The researchers looked at 250 parameters...

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One Barrier to Cannabis Research Removed, Others Remain

It bears repeating that ample scientific research already exists to contradict cannabis’ federal, schedule I status as a substance without medical utility, lacking acceptable safety, and possessing...

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More churches look toward ending the war on drugs

June 23, 2015
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More churches look toward ending the war on drugs

My father is a retired minister in the United Methodist church, so I was very pleased to see this new resolution from the New England Annual Conference of the...

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Shona Banda: The Latest Victim of Mean-Spirited Bureaucrats

Shona Banda: The Latest Victim of Mean-Spirited Bureaucrats

Shona Banda suffers from Crohn’s disease, and has found, as have many Crohn’s sufferers, that medical marijuana provides her with effective relief and allows her to manage her illness...

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