Politics

North Dakotans will vote this November on a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana, state officials announced Monday.

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More that a dozen states expected to expand legalization by 2025, report says.

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More than half of Texas' registered voters believe marijuana should be legalized, a recent poll discovered. As is the case with other issues, it appears the attitude of Texas' lawmakers and the public may not align in the matter of cannabis.

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U.S. military veterans would be allowed to receive recommendations for medical marijuana from government doctors under legislation approved by the Senate on Monday.

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He said of his trip to Colorado, "it removed all doubt in my mind that this is the right thing to do for Indiana," saying it would "save lives."

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are both open to researching new ways to expand access to medical marijuana if elected governor, though neither Republican candidate has explicitly endorsed legalizing the in-state cultivation of the drug.

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Only five states specifically allow autism patients to legally access whole plant cannabis, so long as they get the appropriate doctor recommendations.

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For almost 50 years, hemp has been lumped together with heroin, LSD, and Ecstasy, but new legislation could soon make the crop legal for farmers still struggling from the loss of tobacco.

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Supporters of marijuana legalization in North Dakota have submitted more than 18,000 signatures to the secretary of state in support of a measure that would fully legalize the drug, well above the 13,452 signatures required to put the question on the November ballot.

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New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday.

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The non-hallucinogenic sister plant of marijuana is a favorite with farmers, and it will get a lot easier to grow if Congress removes it from the list of banned drugs.

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Cautious incumbents are using it to shore up support from progressive voters and challengers are seizing on the issue’s high popularity to knock conservatives.

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South Carolina Democrats gave medical marijuana a landslide victory Tuesday, with 82 percent declaring in an advisory vote that doctors should be allowed to prescribe the drug.

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A group representing thousands of lawmakers from around the U.S. is calling on the federal government to end marijuana prohibition so that states can enact their own cannabis policies without intervention.

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Maine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will be able to recommend medical marijuana for any patient they think would benefit under a new law.

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Former Ohio Republican Congressman and Speaker of the House John Boehner joined several U.S. mayors this week in telling the federal government to get out of the way of marijuana legalization.

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The federal government won’t be able to fire its employees for marijuana use that is legal under state law if a new bipartisan bill is enacted.

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Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana are preparing to fight over ballot measures in half a dozen states this year, shifting the political battleground away from traditionally liberal states and into some of the country’s most conservative areas.

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A strange-bedfellows mix of powerful state governors and members of Congress signed on to end the decades-old war on marijuana – via the newly introduced STATES Act.

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In Texas, both political parties now support loosening the restrictions on marijuana in their platforms. That's just the clearest sign that both public opinion and the political calculus on pot are rapidly shifting.

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The opponents seeking to block voters from weighing in on a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana withdrew their lawsuit on Monday, after asking a judge in May for an emergency ruling to stop the initiative.

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A group representing mayors of cities across the country is pushing the federal government to enact a series of major marijuana law reforms.

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What is the impact of marijuana legalization in states that have adopted it? That's what the proponents of a newly filed U.S. House bill are hoping to find out.

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The Cannabis Voter Project is a website that helps track the marijuana views of members of Congress as well as governors for every state.

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A key U.S. Senate panel voted on Thursday to allow doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical marijuana recommendations to military veterans.

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Demonstrators took to the Capitol Sunday to protest the State Department of Health’s regulations over medical marijuana.

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With voters making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana last Tuesday, advocacy groups in Missouri are hoping to ride the wave into the November election.

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A bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced a bill  that could change the cannabis legalization landscape across the United States.

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Experts say every state will have legal or recreational marijuana rules on the books in next five years.

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The state of Oklahoma became the 30th in the nation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on Tuesday.

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The Michigan Legislature on Tuesday decided to punt the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use to voters to decide in the November election.

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Unhappy with the progress of the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use, state lawmakers agreed to spend an additional $13.2 million to cover unforeseen costs of implementing medical marijuana in the state.

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Oklahoma primary voters were weighing Tuesday whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana, the nation’s first cannabis ballot question of the year.

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