Will Marijuana Become Legal In The US? Colorado Rep Jared Polis Leads Charge Toward Federal Pot Reform

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In his seven years on Capitol Hill, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., has become known in some circles as a founding father of Congress’ burgeoning marijuana movement.
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Medical Marijuana Canada Lawsuit: Privacy Violation Alleged Over Bumbled Government Mail-Out

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Health Canada, the agency that runs the country’s national public health system, is at the center of a lawsuit over patient privacy.
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Obama On Marijuana Legalization - Congress Could Reschedule Pot As More States Decriminalize

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U.S. President Barack Obama offered some encouraging words for advocates of marijuana reform: Look for change at the federal level.
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Marijuana Legalization In Ohio Could Raise $554M In Taxes By 2020, Advocacy Group Says

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Legal weed in Ohio could raise more than $550 million in tax revenue for the state by 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the advocacy group ResponsibleOhio, the organization behind a proposed November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use.
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Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization: State Lawmakers To Introduce Bill To Regulate And Tax Pot Like Alcohol

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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times
 
Lawmakers in Rhode Island are expected to introduce a bill into the state legislature Thursday that would legalize marijuana for recreational use and create a legal retail market in the state for the sale and taxation of the leafy commodity.
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