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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) included marijuana legalization in his budget proposal on Tuesday, setting the stage for another reform push in the legislature as the 2020 session gets underway.

Low-level marijuana possession is no longer punishable by the threat of jail time in Hawaii.

Changes in state laws could usher in even more confusion for law enforcement and escalate the pressure on Congress to act.

The Mississippi Secretary of State set Nov. 3 as the date voters will decide on medical marijuana.

A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York.

Some of these would be citizen-led voter initiatives where activists collect signatures to qualify a measure for the ballot, while others would be referendums that lawmakers place before voters.

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