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Ohio marijuana legalization debate far from over – Marijuana News

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans in November rejected a well-funded proposal to legalize marijuana, but the issue isn't going away anytime soon. More ballot issues are in the works, state lawmakers have vowed to act on medical marijuana, and activists across the state are working on local ballot measures that would allow people to possess marijuana without penalty.

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Medical marijuana battle continues in Georgia – Marijuana News

Marijuana is used to make cannabidiol oil, which is used for medical purposes in the states that allow it. Image:  WXIA-TV, Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The war on medical marijuana is over - that’s what some are saying following a decision Friday by the federal government to ease its stance on the drug.

But the fight continues in Georgia.

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South Carolina lawmaker pre-files bill to allow medical use of cannabis oil – Marijuana News

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A Landrum lawmaker has pre-filed a bill to allow physicians to prescribe CBD oil, also known as cannabis oil or cannabidiol, for some medical conditions.

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Obama administration asks high court to reject Colorado marijuana case – Marijuana News

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President Barack Obama's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska seeking to block Colorado's voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults.

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Poll Shows Strong Support for Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Utah – Marijuana News

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Most Utahns favor legalizing medical marijuana prescribed by licensed doctors, a new UtahPolicy poll finds.

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Arkansas attorney general rejects marijuana amendment – Marijuana News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.

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Rand Paul finds unlikely support from marijuana advocates – Marijuana News

Sen. Rand Paul speaks at a town hall meeting in Ashland, Kentucky in October. Image: Kevin Goldy, The Daily Independent

WASHINGTON, D.C. Among the top contributors to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign are the usual suspects - a financial management firm, a real estate developer, a manufacturer of hand tools.

But Paul is also getting significant support from an unlikely source for a conservative Republican – the marijuana industry.

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Kentucky state senator pre-files bill to legalize cultivation, possession and sale of marijuana – Marijuana News

Kentucky Sen. Perry B. Clark, D-Louisville. Image: WKYT.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Louisville senator on Friday pre-filed the “Cannabis Freedom Act” to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis for people over 21 years old.

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Nebraska AG warns of consequences of legalizing marijuana in Nebraska – Marijuana News

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LINCOLN — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson urged the state to stand firm against the legalization of recreational marijuana, citing concern for the health of young people and public safety of all Nebraskans.

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Oregon’s emerging pot laws loose on billboards – Marijuana News

A billboard for legal marijuana in Oregon, Dec. 4, 2015. Image:KOIN

Their only advertising guidelines now are dictated by the Oregon Health Authority

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — When Attis Trading Company advertises their marijuana shops on billboards around Portland, they follow a few basic rules.

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79-year-old questions Rubio on legalized marijuana during South Carolina visit – Marijuana News

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio during an appearance at the College of Charleston.  Image: Grace Beahm, Post and Courier

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio came to the College of Charleston to talk about the country’s future with its future leaders, only to find himself put on the spot by a 79-year-old woman who wanted to know where he stood on legalizing marijuana.

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Bill Allowing Stronger Medical Marijuana Advances in Florida – Marijuana News

A bill that would allow for stronger varieties of pot as medical marijuana in Florida unanimously cleared its second Senate review panel.

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Backers of legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts submit ballot signatures – Marijuana News

BOSTON — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts said they submitted more than enough signatures Tuesday to the secretary of state's office to keep alive their hopes of putting the proposal before voters next year.

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Failed pot campaign in Ohio admits mistakes, says it will be back – Marijuana News

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The man who led the for-profit marijuana-legalization amendment that Ohioans soundly defeated on Nov. 3 says the campaign made two major mistakes: limiting growing sites to 10 owners and using the pot-head mascot Buddie.

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Should N.J. legalize marijuana? See what top lawmakers say – Marijuana News

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ATLANTIC CITY — Two days after lawmakers held the first public hearing discussing the idea of legalizing marijuana in New Jersey, the top four leaders of the state Legislature were split along party lines on how the state should approach the issue.

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Sarah Palin says marijuana legalization is 'absolutely no big deal' – Marijuana News

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Sarah Palin believes America has more important things to worry about than the marijuana legalization debate.

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U.S. Senate Greenlights Greater Medical Weed Access for Veterans - Marijuana News

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The measure would keep the VA from interfering with a veteran's attempt to access medicinal marijuana.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich goes on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', talks marijuana legalization, job creation – Marijuana News

John Kasich in New Hampshire, July 2015. Image: Marc Nozell via Wikimedia Commons.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — After nabbing a spot in next week's Republican debate, John Kasich went on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Friday night to share his ideas to a different type of audience.

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Clinton Calls For Loosening Federal Restrictions On Marijuana – Marijuana News

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to a question from Roland Martin, host of TV One's News One Now, during a town hall meeting at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. Image: Richard Burkhart/AP Images for TV One via NPR.org

Hillary Clinton eased her position on marijuana restrictions during a town hall in South Carolina on Saturday, saying she supported a reclassification of the drug to make it easier to conduct research for medicinal purposes.

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Ohio voters to decide on legalizing recreational marijuana use

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Ohio voters will decide on Tuesday whether to become the first U.S. Midwestern state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, although a rival ballot measure could kill the law before it takes effect.
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