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LEGALITY OF CANNABIS
Chuck Schumer And Hakeem Jeffries Team Up On Bill To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana
The legislation, which was first unveiled last year, would declassify cannabis as a controlled substance.
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Illinois Proposes New Equity-Focused Marijuana Legalization Bill
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a proposal Saturday to legalize recreational marijuana statewide for people 21 and over by Jan. 1, 2020.
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Marijuana Legalization Gets Boost From 2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders
By Michael R. Blood and Nicholas Riccardi, AP
Most Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal in some form.
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Ocasio-Cortez Slams The 'Racial Injustice' Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit
The New York congresswoman suggests "affirmative-action licensing" to mitigate the "racial wealth gap" in areas that paid the price of the war on drugs.
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Washington Governor To Pardon People With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions
“We shouldn’t be punishing people for something that is no longer illegal in Washington state,” Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Michigan Officially Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
But it will likely be a few years before Michiganders can legally buy cannabis at retail stores.
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3 States Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Or Medical Use
The victories in Michigan, Missouri and Utah expand the significant gains in the movement to legalize marijuana.
New Jersey Sheriff Who Was Caught Making Racist Remarks Resigns
Michael Saudino of Bergen County stepped down on Friday.
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Oklahoma Legalizes Medical Marijuana
It becomes the 30th state to legalize the plant for medical purposes.
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FOOD & DRINK
Molson Coors Considering Selling Marijuana-Infused Beers In Canada
The company hopes investing in pot is a way to stop declining beer sales.
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Trump Supports Relaxing Federal Pot Laws, In Blow To Jeff Sessions
If the legislation is signed into law, it would resolve a decadeslong conflict between state and federal marijuana laws.
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Some Prosecutors Are Erasing Old Weed Convictions. Why Isn't Yours?
“Laws and public opinion are evolving, but past convictions for marijuana-related offenses can still haunt someone.”
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Pizza, Pad Thai And Pot: Home Delivery Of Marijuana Is Legal In These States
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Supporters say allowing home delivery of marijuana will reduce drugged driving and help put illegal sellers out of the market, but opponents say it could make it easier for kids to buy drugs.
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