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David Downs ~ Smell The Truth ~
 
Lawmakers in Boston introduced a bill this week to strike the word “marijuana” from much of its criminal code, and regulate and tax the botanical with a system similar to alcohol.

Image of legal marijuana in a jar
Philip Ross ~ International Business Times
 
Lawmakers in Rhode Island are expected to introduce a bill into the state legislature Thursday that would legalize marijuana for recreational use and create a legal retail market in the state for the sale and taxation of the leafy commodity.

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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times ~
 
Legal weed in Ohio could raise more than $550 million in tax revenue for the state by 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the advocacy group ResponsibleOhio, the organization behind a proposed November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use.

Image of a chart showing results for support to legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina
Max Hunt ~ Mountain Xpress
 
North Carolina could conceivably be one of the next states to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes, according to a report by higherperspective.com.

Image of Digital advertising truck promoting legalized medical marijuana in Nebraska
Nicole Goodrich ~ KETV Omaha
 
LINCOLN, Neb. —Both sides of a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska squared off at a Judiciary Committee hearing in Lincoln on Friday.

Image of Hilary Bricken, Seattle Pot Lawyer
 
As cannabis becomes big business, magazines, newspapers, and television stations have begun attempting to lure cannabis providers to pay for advertising space to promote their product. As you would probably expect, the laws permitting cannabis advertising are murky at best.

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