Politics

Image of Becky DeKeuster, co-founder of Wellness Connection of Maine
 
Five state legislatures are working on legalization bills, and two states could put the question to voters.

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But Maine hospitals say they face federal penalties if they allow patients, including children, to use nonsmokable forms of medical marijuana prescribed by their doctors.

Image of Michele Leonhart resigning from the DEA
 
In a letter sent Friday, lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to select a more progressive head of the DEA, following the embattled current chief will resign in May.

Image of Ted Ferrioli, Oregon state Senator
 
ONTARIO — Marijuana took up most of the discussion on the April 23rd Legislative Hotline, with state Sen. Ted Ferrioli expressing frustration with the slow pace of rule-making.

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WASHINGTON -- Multiple members of Congress suggested Wednesday that the misguided policies of the drug war have played a central role in brewing tensions between police and residents in Baltimore that exploded into chaos after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

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Margaret Talev ~ Bloomberg ~
 
Late in his term (and on the eve of a visit to Jamaica), the former Choom Ganger finally seems to be softening toward his old friend.

Recent News Articles

Friday April 19

Support for marijuana legalization hits new high, CBS News poll finds - Cannabis News

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by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Sixty-five percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legal — a record high in…

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Friday April 19

4/21 Organizers Want to Reclaim Cannabis From Corporations - Cannabis News

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by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

On April 21, a coalition of justice and reform-minded organizations are launching what they’re calling…

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Friday April 19

USDA Clarifies That Farmers Can Import Hemp Seeds From Other Countries - Cannabis News

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by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified on Friday that hemp seeds can be imported…

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Friday April 19

US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows - Cannabis News

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by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once…

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Monday April 22

Mass. veterans want to expand marijuana access to help curb opioid crisis - Cannabis News

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by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

As the state’s opioid epidemic claims the lives of veterans at three times the rate…

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