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A 'game-changer' for Pennsylvania medical marijuana; flower goes on sale next week - Cannabis News
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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania are bracing for a surge in new customers when vaporizable “flower” — the most popular and recognizable form of cannabis — goes on sale on Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Washington State: After Legalization, A Nearly 90 Percent Drop In Marijuana Felony Convictions - Cannabis News
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The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state in 2012 resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of people sentenced for marijuana-related felonies, according to an analysis conducted for public radio by the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council.
Has the U.S. reached a ‘tipping point’ in marijuana legalization? - Cannabis News
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Research suggests that as neighboring states, provinces, or countries adopt a policy, the pressure for adoption increases among lagging jurisdictions.
Jersey City becomes 1st city in New Jersey to decriminalize marijuana
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Jersey City is kicking off a new policy to decriminalize marijuana on Thursday that will downgrade most marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses.
New York Health Department recommends marijuana legalization, says benefits outweigh risks - Cannabis News
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The New York State Health Department is high on the prospects of legal marijuana.
Hawaii: New law will allow reciprocity for medical marijuana patients from other states - Cannabis News
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A new law will soon bring major enhancements to Hawaii's medical marijuana program. Starting next year, medical marijuana patients from the continental United States will be able to buy medical cannabis at Hawaii dispensaries.
US Attorney Will Limit Marijuana Enforcement in Massachusetts - Cannabis News
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Andrew Lelling reiterated Tuesday that fighting the opioid addiction scourge remains his priority because it's still claiming thousands of lives in the commonwealth each year.
FDA Rejects Petition To Further Restrict Marijuana - Cannabis News
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a request from an anti-legalization group to place marijuana and its derivatives on a list of restricted substances that are not "generally recognized as safe and effective."
Marketplace will determine who makes it in Massachusetts budding retail marijuana industry, say officials - Cannabis News
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As of Monday, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission was considering 63 license applications that included all four of the required packets of information.
Senator Schumer unveils bill to decriminalize marijuana - Cannabis News
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.
California Cannabis Industry Bracing for July 1st Compliance Regulations - Cannabis News
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Stricter rules on testing, packaging and labeling of products loom large for the state’s pot industry, possibly weeding out smaller players.
Vermont State Police prepares troopers for marijuana legalization - Cannabis News
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Like it or not, starting July 1st people in Vermont will be able to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
Virginia receives 49 applications for the state's first 5 medical cannabis licenses - Cannabis News
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Virginia has received 49 applications from medical-cannabis companies hoping to be among the first to set up shop in the state, giving officials plenty of options as they prepare to hand out five licenses this summer.
Is Texas ready to decriminalize marijuana? The answer might be found at the Republican convention - Cannabis News
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For the first time, the party has allowed advocates in favor of decriminalizing marijuana possession to have a booth in the convention hall.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts' New Marijuana Laws - Cannabis News
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Massachusetts is set to launch recreational marijuana sales next month, which certainly has cannabis fans excited seeing as they're the first state to allow sales east of the Mississippi River.
Cannabis advocates urge lawmakers to tackle tax provision - Cannabis News
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Representatives of the cannabis industry are ramping up their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, urging lawmakers to take action on taxes that affect their industry.

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