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Sen. Cory Gardner backs bill legalizing industrial hemp on federal level

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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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Ted Cruz's Cannabis Conversion Reflects The Political Prudence Of Marijuana Federalism

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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.
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Mitch McConnell has a Love Affair with Hemp

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How the Kentucky senator picked a fight with the DEA and became one of Washington’s top drug policy reformers.
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Texas Republican Mounts Pro-Marijuana Campaign, Bible in Hand

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Arit John ~ Bloomberg
State Representative David Simpson says God made cannabis, and the government doesn’t need to fix that.
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The Republican argument to end marijuana prohibition

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Niraj Chokshi ~ The Washington Post
Texas Republican Rep. David Simpson wants to end marijuana prohibition.
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Group starts fight to keep legal pot out of N.J.

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Jessica Mazzola ~ NJ.com
NEWARK — A New Jersey Assemblywoman said that in light of the formation of a group that launched last week to fight for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, she is planning a group that will actively advocate against it.
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Georgia House passes bill legalizing cannabis oil to treat 9 major illnesses

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Bill Hendrick ~ Jacksonville.Com
Passage is nearly certain in Senate although numer of covered diseases could be cut
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The Conservative Case for Legalizing Marijuana

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Lily Rothman ~ Time
American conservatives haven't always opposed legalizing pot
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Why conservative Alaska legalized marijuana. Who's next?

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Husna Haq ~ The Christian Science Monitor
On Tuesday, Alaska became the first red state to legalize the smoking, growing, and owning of small amounts of marijuana. But smoking in public and buying and selling marijuana is still illegal. 
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