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FDA Rejects Petition To Further Restrict Marijuana - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
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.
Children exposed to second-hand marijuana smoke may experience viral respiratory infections
Medical News
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
Law & Crime
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.
Puff, Puffed, Passed: The Progress Towards Legal Weed in all 50 States - Cannabis News
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Seven years ago medical marijuana was legal in only 17 states and the District of Columbia; recreational marijuana was legal in zero states and zero Districts of Columbia. Today, medical marijuana programs are on the books in 29 states, and the nine best states allow for some degree of recreational use.
New York City: Manhattan DA to stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases - Cannabis News
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Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced Tuesday that his office would no longer prosecute any low-level marijuana offenses, including smoking in public.
Pittsburgh mayor 'fully' supports legalizing recreational marijuana - Cannabis News
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he's been reluctant in the past to support legalizing marijuana for recreational use because of the stigma attached to it and because he had more important city business to address.
Vermont Prosecutor Plans to Erase Old Marijuana Convictions - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The head prosecutor in Vermont's most populous county is about to make a significant offer to the public, signaling a willingness to erase criminal convictions for certain marijuana crimes which her office handled.
Seattle Could Become The Next City to Erase Marijuana Convictions - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The City of Seattle has filed a motion with the Seattle Municipal court that would remove marijuana convictions handed down between 1997 and 2010.
Marijuana Use And Gun Ownership: What You Need To Know
63 percent of Americans want full legalization, latest poll reveals.
Demand for recreational marijuana outpacing supply in Maine
Cannabis News
Illinois is one step closer to allowing people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana or paraphernalia to expunge their criminal convictions.