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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
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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
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The City of Seattle has filed a motion with the Seattle Municipal court that would remove marijuana convictions handed down between 1997 and 2010.
93% Of Americans Now Support Medical Marijuana Legalization - Cannabis News
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63 percent of Americans want full legalization, latest poll reveals.
Illinois: Marijuana conviction expungement measure advances to House floor - Cannabis News
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Illinois is one step closer to allowing people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana or paraphernalia to expunge their criminal convictions.
First Louisiana marijuana pharmacy license approved for New Orleans drug store in surprise vote - Cannabis News
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The state's first license for a medical marijuana pharmacy was awarded Tuesday in the greater New Orleans region to the longstanding owner of H&W Drug Store to dispense the drug at a proposed Gentilly location.
Medical Marijuana Push Spreads to Utah, Oklahoma - Cannabis News
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The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States.
Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Allowing Edibles & Tourist Med Cards - Cannabis News
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Hawaii medical marijuana patients may not have to toil over the stove baking edibles for much longer.
Binge Drinking Rates Drop In States With Recreational Marijuana Laws - Cannabis News
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“In legal adult use cannabis states,” the analysts wrote, “the number binge drinking sessions per month (for states legal through 2016) was -9% below the national average.”
Thanks to Decriminalization, New Orleans Police Have Almost Entirely Stopped Arrests for Marijuana - Cannabis News
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Spurred by cannabis reform in the city council, police in the Big Easy have made significant changes to their enforcement tactics.
Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Sessions - Cannabis News
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California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo.
Employers In Maine Can No Longer Test For Cannabis Use
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Maine has become the first state to protect employees from anti-cannabis discrimination. Cannabis is no longer on Maine Department of Labor's list of substances employers can test for. This means employers can't fire, discipline, or refuse to hire individuals who test positive for marijuana consumption.
Report: Patchwork of state laws leaving some medical marijuana patients behind - Cannabis News
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Americans for Safe Access issues its annual state-by-state grades on medical cannabis laws and also calls on states to help combat the growing opioid crisis.
Massachusetts: Warning icons to appear on all pot products - Cannabis News
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The image of a marijuana leaf has been banned for marketing purposes from appearing on the packaging or advertising for pot products, but the Cannabis Control Commission voted Tuesday to require the image of a marijuana leaf be displayed on every legal marijuana product sold in Massachusetts.

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