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midterm election results

Midterm Elections 2018: Weed Proves A Whopping Winner

On Tuesday, cannabis advocates across the USA hit the polls to vote on cannabis ballot initiatives as well as pro-pot candidates. As with any election, there were winners and there were losers — here’s a look at who strutted home victorious, and who trudged home a failure. Michigan became the first state in the Midwest […]

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cannabis legalization

Getting High In The Heartland: Red States Turning Green For Ganja

A bumper sticker on the minivan parked beside Marla D.’s house sums up the local political leanings in her upscale neighborhood. It reads: “I’m Catholic and I Vote.” Like most bumper-sticker proclamations, the message is simultaneously a pronouncement of steadfast personal beliefs and a stern warning to would-be offenders who might flout the moral rules. […]

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Rick Scott Is Doing Everything He Can To Prevent Florida Patients From Smoking Medical Marijuana

Some Republican politicians have recently indicated they’ll respect the will of voters when it comes to state cannabis legalization. But that’s not how it’s playing out in Florida, where apparent legal victories for cannabis growers and smokers have been put on hold by a Republican-stacked appeals court and the GOP-controlled Florida legislature. Earlier this year, […]

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federal marijuana

Virginia Republican Promotes Federal Marijuana Decriminalization

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly tried to pass federal marijuana decriminalization. Now a newbie Virginia Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives is attempting the same thing. Virginia Representative Thomas Garrett is pushing a bill that completely removes cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its “schedule” listing of “contraband drugs.” Cannabis […]

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Marijuana Obama

President Barack Obama: Right & Wrong About Marijuana

President Barack Obama recently told an interviewer that young people should put marijuana legalization at the bottom of their political change priority list. “It shouldn’t be young people’s biggest priority,” Obama said. “Let’s put it in perspective. Young people, I understand this is important to you. But you should be thinking about climate change, the […]

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Marijuana Washington DC

Our Whole Country is Washington, D.C.: Marijuana Legalizers Ask “Where’s Democracy?”

When voters in Washington, D.C. overwhelmingly passed Ballot Initiative 71 in November, 2014, they legalized the right of adults 21 and older to cultivate, possess, and transfer marijuana. Initiative 71 passed by a huge margin, but the District of Columbia is an unusual place—Congress can and does pass laws and takes other actions to defeat […]

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