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Jerry and Lisa Miller pose with their dog Dinah, who suffers through cluster seizures about once a month. Image: Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat

Lisa Miller believes pot may be the cure for the tremors that regularly overtake her dog Dinah.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday it’s making research into the non-intoxicating cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) easier, but advocates for legal access to what appears an effective treatment for epilepsy say the change doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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2015 was a pretty amazing year for progress in the legalization of marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia legalized recreational marijuana, many states decriminalized it and several more states approved medical marijuana.

Volunteers in Denver give away free pot to the homeless on Christmas Eve, to raise awareness about homelessness. Image: Denver7 reporter Jennifer Kovaleski

DENVER - A local nonprofit hit the streets of Downtown Denver on Christmas Eve and gave away a thousand free, pre-rolled marijuana joints to the homeless and anyone else who wanted one. "Merry Christmas and a puff puff, New Year's," said one woman who accepted a joint.

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In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs stand in line Thursday, Dec. 17, waiting to vote on a cannabis cultivation referendum. Image via Jefferson Public Radio

PORTLAND — Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in Central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation.

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Wednesday January 22

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