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Undercover Officer Shot in Shootout After Failed Marijuana Bust at Busy New Jersey Shopping Center

Undercover Officer Shot in Shootout After Failed Marijuana Bust at Busy New Jersey Shopping Center

GARFIELD, NJ — An attempted undercover marijuana  bust ended in gunfire in a busy New Jersey shopping center parking lot on Tuesday, leaving a police officer…

Five Washington State Medical Marijuana Patients Face Federal Trials

Five Washington State Medical Marijuana Patients Face Federal Trials

SPOKANE, WA — Family members from a rural area of eastern Washington are expected to go to trial next month on federal marijuana charges, despite…

Most Americans Want to Legalize Marijuana, But Not Other Drugs

Most Americans Want to Legalize Marijuana, But Not Other Drugs

WASHINGTON, DC – More than 51 percent of Americans want the legalization of marijuana, but do not want…

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Begins Collecting Signatures

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Begins Collecting Signatures

SALEM, OR — Signature gathering began Thursday for a proposed ballot initiative in Oregon to…

New Hampshire Senate Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (Again)

New Hampshire Senate Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (Again)

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Senate has refused to consider a House Bill to decriminalize…

Massachusetts to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings April 24

Massachusetts to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings April 24

BOSTON, MA —  A bill to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Massachusetts has been…

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Wisconsin Gov. Signs Limited CBD-Only ‘Medical Marijuana’ Law

Wisconsin Gov. Signs Limited CBD-Only ‘Medical Marijuana’ Law

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD, for children suffering from uncontrollable seizures, joining Alabama,…

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Study Marijuana Legalization; Adding PTSD to Medical Marijuana Program

PROVIDENCE, RI — A key committee in the Rhode Island House recommended Wednesday that several marijuana related bills, including a bill to legalize, tax and regulate…

Maryland Finally Becomes the 21st Medical Marijuana State

Maryland Finally Becomes the 21st Medical Marijuana State

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Martin O’Malley signed House Bill 881 into law today, making Maryland the 21st…

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Hearings on Marijuana Legalization Wednesday

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Hearings on Marijuana Legalization Wednesday

PROVIDENCE, RI — Lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on several marijuana…

Rhode Island Lawmakers Considering Several Marijuana Bills, Hearings April 16

Rhode Island Lawmakers Considering Several Marijuana Bills, Hearings April 16

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island’s 2014 legislative session is underway, and lawmakers in Providence are…

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Marijuana Legalization Companion Bill Filed In New Jersey Assembly

Marijuana Legalization Companion Bill Filed In New Jersey Assembly

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Scotch Plains)  and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton) have filed companion legislation, Assembly Bill 3094, in the New Jersey State Assembly to compliment a…

Alabama Governor Signs Limited CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill

Alabama Governor Signs Limited CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill

MONTGOMERY, AL — Earlier this month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law Senate Bill 174, known as Carly’s Law. This law creates an affirmative defense for patients suffering from debilitating epileptic conditions —…

Maryland Governor Signs Medical Marijuana, Decriminalization Bills into Law

Maryland Governor Signs Medical Marijuana, Decriminalization Bills into Law

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Maryland’s newly passed medical marijuana improvement bill into law today, giving advocates hope that Marylanders may now finally soon see access to medical…

Maryland Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Maryland Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana starting in October. Maryland is now the 17th state in the…

US Sentencing Commission Votes to Cut Drug Sentences

US Sentencing Commission Votes to Cut Drug Sentences

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted unanimously last week to reduce sentences for most federal drug trafficking defendants. The move comes as the federal prison population continues to increase, driven in large…

Rhode Island Could Generate up to $82 Million in Tax Revenue by Legalizing Marijuana

Rhode Island Could Generate up to $82 Million in Tax Revenue by Legalizing Marijuana

PROVIDENCE, RI — Legalizing marijuana could generate up to $82 million in tax revenue to Rhode Island, according to a financial report released this week. The OpenDoors report, released Wednesday,…