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Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

As first reported on by Marijuana.com, a Justice Department internal memo distributed to U.S. House Representatives last year, misinformed members on the scope of a medical marijuana amendment they were voting on.

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Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

As first reported on by Marijuana.com, a Justice Department internal memo distributed to U.S. House Representatives last year, misinformed members on the scope of a medical marijuana amendment they were voting on.

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Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Banking Bill

Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Banking Bill

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 today in favor of an amendment to allow state-compliant marijuana businesses to engage in relationships with financial institutions.

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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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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 and live a somewhat normal life. Specifically, Banda uses cannabis oil. The problem is she lives in, Garden City, Kansas, a state that does not...

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Arizona: Government Money Used To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Arizona: Government Money Used To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Yavapai County Prosecutor Using Government Money To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

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Cannabis Sniffing Canines Needed No More

Cannabis Sniffing Canines Needed No More

Alaska and Oregon, where marijuana is now legal, canceling the use (and expense) of maintaining and employing cannabis sniffing canines.

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Obama to Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is A-OK

Obama to Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is A-OK

Department of Justice memo allows Native American tribes to cultivate, process and sell marijuana.

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New York City Officials Announce Plan To Halt Minor Marijuana Arrests

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton publicly announced plans yesterday to halt the NYPD's practice of arresting tens of thousands of minor marijuana offenders annually. Under the new plan, set to take effect November 19, city police would issue first-time marijuana offenders a summons, payable by...

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Philadelphia Depenalizes Marijuana Possession

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed municipal legislation this week removing criminal penalties for the possession of minor quantities of cannabis by adults.

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