Politics

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Burgess Everett ~ Politico ~
 
Looking to shake the stoner stereotype, the marijuana industry drops famed smoker Tommy Chong as an activist.

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William Sumner ~ MJI News ~
 
Senate Bill 259, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Utah, has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate

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Leland Rucker ~ Boulder Weekly ~
 
Last week I wrote about a bill that was then being debated in the Utah state legislature. S.B. 259 would have amended a law passed last year that allowed Utah citizens to use certain strains of CBD-dominate cannabis to treat medical conditions but mandated no legal way that patients could obtain them.

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Jacob Sullum ~ Forbes
 
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, Ted Cruz responded to a question about marijuana legalization in Colorado by endorsing a federalist approach to the issue.

A vendor weighs marijuana for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market in Los Angeles, July 4, 2014.
 
Nevada's vote is set and advocates believe they can get similar measures on the ballot in four other states

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Kieran Nicholson ~ The Denver Post
 
Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner announced Thursday he is co-sponsoring the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, which would legalize industrial hemp for commercial use.

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Wednesday January 22

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Wednesday January 22

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