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U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to make New Federal Drug Guidelines Retroactive

U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to make New Federal Drug Guidelines Retroactive

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Sentencing Commission decided unanimously to make new sentencing guidelines fully retroactive for federal drug offenders, a government press release said…

Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect in the Nation’s Capital

Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect in the Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, DC — A far-reaching marijuana decriminalization law takes effect in the District of Columbia Thursday that replaces jail time with a $25 fine for…

House Republicans to DC Residents: Guns are OK, Pot is Dangerous

House Republicans to DC Residents: Guns are OK, Pot is Dangerous

WASHINGTON, DC — If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won’t be…

House Votes to Let Banks to Accept Deposits from Marijuana Businesses

House Votes to Let Banks to Accept Deposits from Marijuana Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC — In a historic vote Wednesday, the U.S. House passed a bipartisan amendment by…

Washington DC Marijuana Decriminalization Law to Take Effect Thursday

Washington DC Marijuana Decriminalization Law to Take Effect Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District…

Poll: Over 60% of Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales in Colorado

Poll: Over 60% of Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales in Colorado

DENVER, CO — More than six out of ten Americans – including majorities of self-identified…

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Medical Marijuana Patients Hail Landmark Victory with Another Unprecedented Vote in Congress

Medical Marijuana Patients Hail Landmark Victory with Another Unprecedented Vote in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC — Medical marijuana patients hailed another landmark victory Wednesday when Congress voted 231-192 to restrict Department of Treasury funds from “being used to prohibit…

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Patients suffering from intractable epilepsy could soon have access to some cannabis extracts after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a limited medical marijuana bill into…

Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

PHOENIX, AZ – Veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will soon be allowed…

Ireland to Allow Some Cannabis-Based Medicines to Treat MS

Ireland to Allow Some Cannabis-Based Medicines to Treat MS

DUBLIN — Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis could soon be allowed to use some cannabis-based medicines…

Advocates Welcome New York as 23rd Medical Marijuana State but Object to Overly Restrictive Law

Advocates Welcome New York as 23rd Medical Marijuana State but Object to Overly Restrictive Law

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that makes New…

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DC’s Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance Goes Into Effect Tonight

DC’s Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance Goes Into Effect Tonight

WASHINGTON, DC — A new District ordinance reducing marijuana possession penalties to a $25.00 fine-only violation goes into effect at midnight tonight. Washington, DC City Council members overwhelmingly approved the…

White House Opposes Congressional Attempt to Block DC Marijuana Reform

White House Opposes Congressional Attempt to Block DC Marijuana Reform

WASHINGTON, DC — In a Statement of Administration Policy, released Monday, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District…

Washington, DC Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Takes Effect Thursday

Washington, DC Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Takes Effect Thursday

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite Congressional efforts by House Republicans to stop it, a bill passed by the DC Council to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana…

Proposal to Fix New York’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Announced

Proposal to Fix New York’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Announced

NEW YORK, NY — At a rally on the steps of New York City Hall Wednesday, advocates and elected officials announced plans to reform New York’s ineffective marijuana decriminalization law.…

Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul to Introduce Groundbreaking Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul to Introduce Groundbreaking Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY), will introduce the REDEEM Act, groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that makes it easier for formerly incarcerated individuals to…

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Making New York the 23rd Medical Marijuana State

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Making New York the 23rd Medical Marijuana State

ALBANY, NY — On Saturday, June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act into law, making New York the 23rd state with an effective medical marijuana law. The law goes…

North Carolina Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

North Carolina Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Thursday signed a law allowing limited use of medical marijuana to treat seizures, joining the growing number of states where cannabis…

Limited Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect in Mississippi

Limited Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — An extremely limited medical marijuana bill, passed earlier this year by the state legislature, took effect on July 1 in Mississippi. The bill allows the possession and…