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Take to the Streets in the 2013 Global Marijuana March this Weekend

Advocates for ending adult marijuana prohibition will take to the streets worldwide beginning this Saturday,  participating in the Global Marijuana March. The Global Marijuana March, also known as the Global Cannabis March or the Million Marijuana March, was founded by Cures Not Wars’ activist Dana Beal in 1999 in New York City and quickly spread worldwide.  Over 800 […]

Thousands Rally for Marijuana Reform at Michigan's Annual Hash Bash

ANN ARBOR, MI — Thousands gathered in support of marijuana law reform at the University of Michigan campus Saturday for the 42nd annual Hash Bash, held the first Saturday in April every year since 1972. The 90-minute rally featured several prominent speakers who called for marijuana reform at the local, state, and federal level. This year’s […]

New York Medical Marijuana Bill Stalled in Senate Committee

ALBANY, NY — A bill that would legalize the possession, sale, delivery, dispensing and distribution of medical marijuana in the Empire State has apparently stalled in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 1682, introduced by Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-25) in January, has been assigned to the Senate Health Committee where it lies dormant and forgotten. The bill, if passed, would […]

New York Lawmakers Seek to Make Marijuana-Shaped Candy Illegal

ALBANY, NY — Legislation introduced Monday to the New York State Assembly would ban candies that look or taste like marijuana from being sold in the state. Sponsored by Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-143), Assembly Bill 6293 would prohibit the sales of any candy or confection that are “packaged, shaped or manufactured to resemble marijuana or marijuana […]

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced to Nevada Assembly
Tax revenues would be earmarked for K-12 school education

CARSON CITY, NV — A bill that would legalize marijuana for adults 21 or older in Nevada was introduced Monday to the Nevada Assembly and assigned to the Committee on Judiciary. Assembly Bill 402, introduced Monday by Assemblyman Joe Hogan (D-Las Vegas), would allow adults 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational […]

Maryland Lawmakers Schedule Marijuana Legalization Hearing
Hearing on First-Ever Bill to Regulate and Tax Marijuana in Maryland to be Held March 19

ANNAPOLIS, MD – State lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on the first-ever bill to make marijuana legal for adults 21 and older in Maryland and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol. House Bill 1453, the bill sponsored by Del. Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore City) to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol, […]

Hawaii Hemp Bill Passes House, Advances to Senate

HONOLULU, HI — A bill that would establish a two-year hemp pilot program in Hawaii has advanced to the Senate after passing unanimously on the floor of the House last week. If passed, House Bill 154 HD2 would allow the Board of Agriculture to establish a two year industrial hemp research and biofuel crop pilot program. A primary […]

Iowa Senate Subcommittee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

DES MOINES, IA – A bill that would legalize the medical use of marijuana in Iowa was approved by a Senate subcommittee Monday, but is unlikely to advance further this year. Senator Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said that his bill, Senate File 79, lacks support in the full Human Resources Committee, where the bill has been […]

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