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Christmas came early for cannabis research scientists. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to ease some of the regulatory requirements that had been imposed on those who were conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol (CBD).

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Being caught with a small amount of marijuana in Delaware will, in most circumstances, no longer come with threats of prison time, hefty fines or a criminal record.

A new law decriminalizing the possession and personal use of up to an ounce of marijuana goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday – exactly six months after Gov. Jack Markell signed the legislation.

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Pittsburgh City Council is ending its 2015 legislative session on a high note, having voted Monday morning to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana within city limits.

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"Many cannabis consumers are being forced by cops, courts and corrections officers to undergo drug treatment that they themselves don’t feel they actually need," wrote legalization advocate Tom Angell last week.

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Newspapers in half the states are breaking the law if they mail publications containing ads for marijuana products — even though the states have legalized pot, the U.S. Postal Service said last week.

Elevation, a recreational marijuana shop on the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation in Washington, opened in November. Image: Island Enterprises, Inc. via Journal Sentinel

Nothing kills a buzz like the sight of federal agents seizing tens of thousands of marijuana plants from a tribe's reservation.

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