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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 up to one ounce of marijuana, killing the bill for…

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

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…

Illinois Hydroponics Store’s Business Increases Following DEA Raid of Customer

Illinois Hydroponics Store’s Business Increases Following DEA Raid of Customer

CREST HILL, IL – After DEA agents raided the home of a customer who had purchased…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Hearings on Marijuana Legalization Wednesday

PROVIDENCE, RI — Lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on several marijuana related bills Wednesday, including a bill to legalize marijuana in…

Georgia Governor Seeking Federal Approval for Clinical Trials of CBD Oil for Kids

Georgia Governor Seeking Federal Approval for Clinical Trials of CBD Oil for Kids

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana…

More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, But Will They Help Patients?

More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, But Will They Help Patients?

Lawmakers in Alabama and Utah recently approved legislation seeking to authorize the physician-supervised use of…

Some Oregon Cities Take Steps to Block Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Some Oregon Cities Take Steps to Block Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

PORTLAND, OR — Over 20 Oregon cities and counties are moving to temporarily ban medical…

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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 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 considering several marijuana bills this year, including changes to the state’s existing medical marijuana and…

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,…

New Hampshire Poll Shows Growing Support for Marijuana Legalization

New Hampshire Poll Shows Growing Support for Marijuana Legalization

DURHAM, NH — Three out of five New Hampshire residents favor marijuana decriminalization, and over half support legalizing marijuana possession, according to a poll released this week. The annual WMUR…

Tennessee Lawmakers Approve Bills to Allow Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Tennessee Lawmakers Approve Bills to Allow Industrial Hemp Cultivation

NASHVILLE, TN — State lawmakers in Tennessee have signed off on joint legislation, Senate Bill 2495 and House Bill 2445, to reclassify and regulate industrial hemp. The legislation now goes to Republican Gov. Bill…

More Republican Cosponsors Sign on to Smarter Sentencing Act

More Republican Cosponsors Sign on to Smarter Sentencing Act

WASHINGTON, DC – A sentencing reform measure pending in Congress has picked up more support from four more Republican members of the House this month. The Smarter Sentencing Act (House Resolution 3382/Senate Bill…