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Oklahoma lawmaker hopes to tighten medical marijuana regulation
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Oklahoma needs to move on from the “Wild West” that emerged with legalization of medical marijuana by strengthening regulation of the industry, a state lawmaker said. State Rep. Sean Roberts, a Republican from Hominy, said Wednesday that he’ll introduce legislation this year to modify both the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act a
Woman accused of giving alcohol, marijuana to minors arrested in Carlisle County
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The Carlisle County Sheriff's Office says a woman accused of giving marijuana and alcohol to two minors was arrested Tuesday.  The sheriff's office says its investigation began when the Carlisle County School District contacted investigators regarding a threat the woman allegedly made against a student. Investigators later learned that there was no
California was supposed to clear cannabis convictions. Tens of thousands are still languishing
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Nearly two decades ago, on a high desert road in San Bernardino County, Sara Rodriguez was pulled over and arrested with 10 small packets of cannabis in her car. She was convicted of a felony, possession of the drug for sale, and eventually spent more than two years in prison. In the years since, Rodriguez, 39, became the first in her family to go
Mississippi Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Despite Gov.’s Opposition To Allowable Amounts
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Registered patients would be subject to purchase limits that would restrict them to no more than 3.5 grams of cannabis flower, 1 gram of concentrate, or up to 100 milligrams of THC in infused products. A new bill to legalize medical marijuana was introduced in Mississippi on Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Public Health and Welfare C
Police charge man after South Dakota seniors unwittingly eat pot brownies
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The stakes were high — and scary — at a South Dakota community center card game. A group of seniors inadvertently ate a batch of cannabis brownies brought by a 73-year-old woman who didn’t know that her adult son had baked them with THC butter. The incident happened last Tuesday in Tabor, a town with a population of 423 people, according to an affi
How Much Cannabis Can You Legally Possess In Oregon? New Rules Taking Effect In 2022
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As of Jan. 1, Oregonians can legally purchase up to two ounces of cannabis flower from licensed retailers, NORML reports.  In a Dec. 28 meeting, Oregon's Liquor and Cannabis Commission approved new rules, including doubling how much marijuana customers can purchase and giving the green light to home delivery across city and county lines, among othe
‘Something’s not right in southern Oregon’: alarm at rise of illegal pot farms
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Armed men in pickup trucks rule over vast illicit industry that has transformed rural counties, depleting water and scaring locals Christopher Hall parks his old Toyota on a dirt road that dead-ends in a forest in Oregon’s Illinois Valley. He points out a cluster of greenhouses surrounded by piles of trash, and the hillside above, which has been te
Flint City Council approves measure allowing recreational marijuana for 8th ward facility
Politics
 A medical marijuana shop in Flint is looking to add recreational pot use to its business. At tonight’s city council meeting, members discussed approving a license for the local dispensary located in Flint’s 8th ward. During the meeting, Councilman of the 8th ward, Dennis Pfiffer, stated that he was not in favor of granting the dispensary a license
Maryland Lawmakers Debating Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana or Put It on Ballot
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Maryland lawmakers are meeting this week to start their 90-day legislative session to discuss topics concerning the $4.5 billion budget surplus, COVID-19, climate change and legalizing recreational marijuana. The Democratic-controlled Maryland General Assembly will plan how to manage the surplus for the current and upcoming fiscal years, and state 
Florida lawmakers work to change medical marijuana program as 2022 legislative session begins
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Florida's 2022 legislative session kicks off on Tuesday and this year lawmakers are working to pass a bipartisan medical marijuana bill. Florida doesn’t have recreational marijuana and for its medical marijuana program, people have to have a valid medical reason and need to be able to get the marijuana prescribed. “Then you’re referred to a what’s
Gavin Newsom gets behind marijuana tax reform, signaling change to cannabis industry
Politics
Facing a possible industry revolt over California cannabis tax structure, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signaled that he is open to rethinking the taxes the state levels on marijuana growers and purchases. The governor included in a budget proposal he released this week that he “supports cannabis tax reform and plans to work with the Legislature to m
Austin voters could decriminalize small amounts of pot in November
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“Small possession of marijuana is not the type of violation that we want to stockpile jails with,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday. As greater numbers of Texas voters sour on harsh punishment for marijuana offenses, Austin voters will likely decide in November whether to effectively decriminalize the drug. The ballot measure, pushed by the group
Wyoming Activists Prepare Cannabis Reform Initiatives
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Like many other states, Wyoming is gearing up for cannabis reform on the legislative sector in 2022. Here’s to positive change! Activists in Wyoming are circulating petitions for two ballot measures to reform cannabis policy in the state, including one to legalize medical marijuana and a second to reduce penalties for cannabis-related crimes. Wyomi
More Red States Are Going Wild For Weed
Politics
The proven perks of taxable marijuana sales that benefit legalized states are beginning to outweigh the antiquated “gateway drug” mentality in many areas of the nation. When liberal leaning states like California, Washington and Colorado sparked the movement towards marijuana legalization it hardly invoked much surprise. Marijuana legalization seem
Federal law still treats marijuana as an illegal drug, creating headaches for states
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Most states in the U.S. are in violation of a major federal drug statute.  The 1971 Controlled Substances Act lists marijuana in the most dangerous category defined in the law, on par with cocaine and heroin because of its supposed potential for abuse and lack of medical applications.  But 36 states plus the District of Columbia allow either full l
As clock ticks, headwinds build against passage of Mississippi medical marijuana
Politics
For some time after the Supreme Court shot down a vote of the people to create a Mississippi medical marijuana, it appeared fait accompli that lawmakers would enact a program, per the “will of the voters.” Legislative leaders got to work over the summer to draft a bill. Gov. Tate Reeves said he would call lawmakers into special session to pass it o

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