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Don’t fear the reefer: US Air Force changes pot policy – Cannabis News
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As the Air Force widens its base of people to choose from, it’s also trying to make itself more appealing.
Survey: Two-thirds of cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed – Cannabis News
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A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use.
Judge Tosses Lawsuit By Kansas Marijuana Activist Who Lost Custody Of Her Son – Cannabis News
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A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Garden City, Kansas, mother who lost custody of her son over her use of cannabis oil in an incident that drew national attention.
Michigan court: Medical marijuana law trumps law on transporting pot – Cannabis News
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ST. JOHNS, Mich. — Michigan's medical marijuana law trumps another law that restricts how users can transport pot in cars, the state appeals court said, reversing the misdemeanor conviction of a man in Clinton County.
There are some oddball marijuana laws on the books – Cannabis News
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Several states voted to legalize marijuana this past Election Day but the pot business still has a gripe -- regulations.
NY State Police wait and see as neighboring Massachusetts legalizes pot – Cannabis News
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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- State Police have not added more resources or stepped up patrols on the border it shares with a state that legalized marijuana less than a week ago.
Felony pot convictions could become misdemeanors under California's marijuana legalization law – Cannabis News
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When Californians voted last month to legalize recreational use of marijuana, they may not have realized they were also allowing retroactive changes that could turn a felony pot conviction into a misdemeanor.
Why this pressing issue should be among cannabis consumers’ most urgent concerns – Cannabis News
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Do you get high? Do you drive? This is why you need to understand the laws behind DUI marijuana charges — and the particular science of THC, too.
Vermont governor offers pardons for thousands of pot convictions – Cannabis News
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MONTPELIER, Vt. - "It could have happened in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. There are thousands of them," said Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont.
Virginia: Top prosecutors in Hampton, Newport News declined pot cases – Cannabis News
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When his city was hit with a rash of homicides and violent gun crimes in 2012, Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney Anton Bell said he took a hard look at the kinds of cases his office was working.
Is transporting marijuana legally between states a pipe dream, or will legalization trend propel change? – Cannabis News
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Federal law prohibits marijuana and its transportation across state lines; but the new number of cannabis-friendly states sharing borders may end up testing that ban.
Federal medical marijuana protections could get short extension – Cannabis News
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One benefit of a stopgap federal spending bill is the inclusion of a rider that bans the Justice Department from using funds to prevent medical marijuana states from implementing their laws.
Trump Is Marijuana’s Wildcard – Cannabis News
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Since last Tuesday, we have seen a deluge of stories asking what federal pot policy is going to look like under President-elect Trump.
The Most Consequential Criminal Justice Policy Shift In A Generation For Latinos Is Prop 64 – Cannabis News
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California’s Proposition 64, which decriminalizes marijuana and reinvests in the communities most impacted by racist drug policies, is arguably one of the most significant criminal justice policy shifts in a generation for Latinos.
Across America, efforts to decriminalize marijuana are pitting cities vs. states – Cannabis News
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Local ordinances to decriminalize weed are catching hold, but not all are successful as their home states attempt to enforce far stricter laws.
US Military weighs mellower marijuana restrictions for recruits – Cannabis News
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Washington (CNN) The military may not weed out recruits who used marijuana.

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