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Texas Bill would reduce penalty for marijuana possession

Advocates for marijuana reform waited up to 10 hours to testify Monday night at theTexas Capitolin support of a bill that would dramatically reduce criminal penalties for marijuana possession. HB 81, the last of 11 bills heard by theHouse Criminal Jurisprudence Committeeon Monday, would eliminate any jail time or threat of arrest for possessing an […]

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Categories: Legalization, Texas

Broward sets hearing on medical marijuana shops

Medical marijuana shops could crop up on Broward's main thoroughfares. Commercial strips along Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. 441, Northwest27th Avenueand Northwest 31st Avenue, also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,would be fertile territory for marijuana dispensaries, under a proposal county commissioners pushed forward Tuesday. Commissioners set a March 14 public hearing, where a final decision […]

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Categories: Florida

Colorado pot club efforts clear first hurdle

Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allowmarijuana clubs. But the measure that passed a Republican state Senate committee Wednesday evening doesn't go as far as some marijuana activists hoped. The bill would allow on-sitemarijuana consumptionat private clubs in willing jurisdictions. And those clubs may allow indoor pot smoking, despite health concerns about […]

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Categories: Colorado

The murkiness of marijuana law is becoming a flashpoint in U.S.-California relations

When we first examined thepotential flashpointsbetween the incoming Trump administration and California, marijuana ranked fairly low on the list, below climate policy, immigration and Obamacare. That was in November. Since then, the divergence between state and federal policy on marijuana has come to look very real. The White House and Atty. Gen.Jeff Sessionsare talking tough […]

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Categories: California

Washington State Could Be (and Should Be) the Capital of Pot Research

Washington State — flush with millions of dollars’ worth of cannabis, athriving biomedical research industry, and a long history of agricultural research — is well positioned to start answering questions about theworld’s biggest cash crop. Scientists know surprisingly little about the most efficient ways to grow, process, and breed the plant. “The reality is that […]

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Categories: Commentary, Washington

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