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Former DEA agent supports recreational marijuana – Marijuana News
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PHOENIX - The fight over legalizing recreational pot in Arizona is heating up. A retired DEA agent with 18 years of experience tells ABC15 he believes it should be legalized, taxed and regulated.
New Orleans marijuana penalties could be reduced under proposed law change – Marijuana News
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NEW ORLEANS — Getting caught with marijuana in Orleans Parish could hold less penalties than getting a parking or speeding ticket.
Kansas Attempting to Prove Colorado Marijuana is Wreaking Havoc on State – Marijuana News
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Last month, the federal government sided with Colorado in a lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by Oklahoma and Nebraska, which claim that Colorado's marijuana laws should be dismantled due to residual harm being caused across state lines. Kansas hasn't joined the suit, but its attorney general, Derek Schmidt, appears to be gathering evidence that would bolster the case being made by these states.
Do Fewer Marijuana Arrests Mark a Change in the NYPD's Policing Philosophy? – Marijuana News
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New Yorkers may be toking more brazenly than ever before, but the NYPD says marijuana arrests are the lowest they've been in almost two decades.
D.C. briefly legalizes pot-smoking in private clubs — then reverses itself – Marijuana News
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For a brief time Tuesday, the D.C. Council embraced a new, much more relaxed version of marijuana legalization, voting to allow pot smoking at rooftop bars, sidewalk patios and most any other place a city resident declared to be a private pot club. That lasted just about 30 minutes.
11 States Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana – Marijuana News
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In all of the states least likely to legalize pot, possession is a felony under certain circumstances. Perhaps due to strict penalties, estimated usage rates are below average in these states.
DEA Eases Cannabis Study Requirements – Marijuana News
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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).
Pittsburgh decriminalizes pot possession – Marijuana News
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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.
The pot business may be legal, but newspapers can’t run ads for it, the U.S. Postal Service says – Marijuana News
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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.
Pot decriminalized in Delaware on Friday - is legalization next? – Marijuana News
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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.
Courts are forcing marijuana users to get drug treatment they probably don’t need – Marijuana News
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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.
Federal raids cool tribal excitement over potential marijuana profits – Marijuana News
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Nothing kills a buzz like the sight of federal agents seizing tens of thousands of marijuana plants from a tribe's reservation.
Law enforcement backs legalizing marijuana in Florida – Marijuana News
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NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - The fight to legalize marijuana continues in Florida, but this time, some law enforcement officials are supporting the idea.
Pot possession could become misdemeanor in Dallas – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
DALLAS -- The Dallas City Council will be briefed Tuesday about a "cite and release" pilot proposal for marijuana. That would mean those found with possession of the illegal drug would receive a ticket instead of jail time.
Medical Marijuana’s Catch-22 – Marijuana News
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When medical marijuana is legal statewide but illegal under federal law, things get tricky for patients.
Newspapers with marijuana ads can't be mailed, feds warn – Marijuana News
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The U.S. Postal Service has warned newspapers that it is a felony to mail material that includes marijuana advertising. The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association forwarded the recent federal advisory to its 100 or so members this week.

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