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"If Congress changes marijuana laws in the next year or two, we may have Jeff Sessions to thank for it."

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Vermont is officially the ninth state to legalize marijuana, and the first to end cannabis prohibition through an act of lawmakers.

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Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the next decade, according to a new study.

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2017 was a year of both setbacks and progress for veterans and their supporters, seeking greater access to legal medical marijuana.

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A state senator wants Nebraska voters to have a choice on medical cannabis.

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Nevada lawmakers said Tuesday that Congress must address federal marijuana laws following a decision by the Trump administration to lower the barrier on federal prosecutions in states that have decriminalized use for medical and recreational purposes.

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As it becomes clear that the American public is overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing cannabis, more politicians than ever began coming out in support of the marijuana movement over the past year.

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New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

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The fresh pledges of support come amid calls from congressional members to shore up protections for states that have legalized marijuana.

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Secretary of State Alison Grimes' New Year's resolution is a bit blunt: Medical marijuana must be legalized in Kentucky to help veterans suffering from PTSD and others who are painfully ill.

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Gov. Phil Scott confirmed Thursday that he will sign a bill legalizing personal cultivation and possession of marijuana — but he will not hold a signing ceremony.

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Oklahoma voters will get to decide on June 26 whether to legalize medical marijuana.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1.

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Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state’s addiction woes from opioid painkillers.

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The attorney general has created intolerable uncertainty for a growing industry that is now demanding legal protections from Congress. And lawmakers are listening.

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Advocates seeking increased medical marijuana access for vets aren't convinced the Department of Veterans Affairs' new directive moves the needle for patients.

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California Congresswoman Barbara Lee is championing Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act in the House of Representatives.

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Members of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry say they’re disappointed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to allow more aggressive enforcement of marijuana laws — but business operators maintain existing laws will protect them.

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2017 is coming to a close, and unfortunately it didn’t offer up as many highlights when it comes to marijuana as 2016. But that trend may change next year.

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A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general.

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The Vermont House of Representatives has rejected two attempts to slow marijuana legalization, first by refusing to delay a vote and then by rejecting an amendment that would have delayed legalization to July 2019.

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A solid majority of Republican voters in Georgia support the use of cannabis oil to treat medical conditions, according to a new poll.

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Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, father of the Compassionate Care Act, wants doctors to be able to recommend cannabis for any condition.

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Much attention has been paid to the prospects for ending marijuana prohibition this year in Vermont and New Jersey. But another state has a shot to advance a cannabis legalization bill through its legislature — and it could happen this week.

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State officials have enlisted counter-culture comedian Cheech Marin to help educate Californians that if they want to start a business to grow, distribute or sell marijuana they have to register their business with the state.

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Trends are becoming clear in New England, where three states have now legalized recreational marijuana.

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The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018.

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The state commission set up to study the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana met again Wednesday.

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"In the last week there's been a groundswell of support to include this amendment in appropriations legislation," Rep. Jared Polis said.

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2018 is only a few short days away, which means several states will be instituting new marijuana laws.

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Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year.

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday that, barring unforeseen technicalities, he will sign the bill legalizing personal cultivation and possession of marijuana.

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Key legislators will meet later this week with Gov. LePage, hoping to address his objections to a proposed regulatory framework for the sale, production and taxation of pot for adult recreational use.