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United States military veterans rallied at a parade in Texas on Wednesday for the right to treat their war wounds, both physical and psychological, with medical marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law and is strictly limited in Texas.
Last week, the acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration called medical marijuana "a joke" during a Q&A with reporters. Now, medical marijuana patients are calling for his head, with an online petition demanding his resignation attracting over 10,000 signatures on change.org.
FLANDREAU, S. D. – A recreational and medicinal marijuana resort planned for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in southeast South Dakota has been put on hold.
There may be more than a dozen states looking to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, but these three may have the best chance to do so.
Wil S. Hylton ~ New York Magazine ~   He’s been a vocal advocate of marijuana legalization for more than half a century, but the musician/songwriter/activist has watched the last few years unfold with a combination of joy and dread.
Shanna Hogan ~ Phoenix New Times ~   As part of its work, the group collects donations of cannabis and makes it accessible to veterans who cannot afford it. 
Travis Khachatoorian ~ KTUU.com ~   ANCHORAGE – While many health officials are mulling over the best way to tackle the spice epidemic in Anchorage, one resident says handing out free marijuana may be the answer.
Julie Carr Smyth ~ Associated Press ~   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?
Jeffrey M. Jones ~ Gallup.com ~ PRINCETON, N.J. -- A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup's 46-year trend.
John Aguilar ~ Denver Post ~   Englewood liquor licensing authority floats proposed ordinance allowing social pot use at cannabis clubs.
Elahe Izadi ~ Washington Post ~   The number of adults using marijuana more than doubled in recent years, according to new research culling data from two massive surveys.
Christopher Ingraham ~ Washington Post ~   In a strongly-worded new report out Tuesday, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal government to eliminate roadblocks to medical marijuana research in the U.S.
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~   Veteran cannabis entrepreneur Christian Hageseth says the legal cannabis industry is rapidly evolving and on the verge of explosive growth.
Texas News Service via the El Paso Herald-Post ~   AUSTIN, Texas – Seventy-four percent of Texas adults say the maximum punishment for being caught with pot should be changed from a criminal penalty to a ticket or fine, according to a new poll conducted by The Texas Lyceum.
Steven Short ~ KALW.org ~   A manifesto, by definition, is not usually easy reading, which is why Steve DeAngelo has combined his eight-point program with scientific and historical details, interspersed with stories about his life. ~
Jonathan Oosting ~ MLive.com ~ LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Cannabis Coalition still isn't saying much about its investors, but it's learning a lot about supporters who are signing its petition to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.