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Oregon: Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Measures to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Members of the Oregon House and Senate have given final approval to two separate legislative measures, Senate Bill 40 and Senate Bill 82, to reduce penalties related to certain marijuana possession offenses. Senate Bill 40 amends the criminal code to reclassify marijuana offenses involving the possession of over one ounce, but less than four ounces [...]

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Maine: Medical Marijuana Program Expanded To Include Patients With PTSD, Other Debilitating Disorders

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Patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress, Crohn’s disease, and other debilitating disorders will now be eligible for cannabis therapy, under legislation approved yesterday absent the Governor’s signature. The new law expands the list of qualifying conditions for which a Maine physician may legally recommend cannabis to include “post-traumatic stress disorder,” “inflammatory bowel disease” (such as Crohn’s [...]

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National Lawyers Guild Calls For Ending Cannabis Criminalization

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The criminalization and prohibition of cannabis has been an abject failure and should be ended as a federal public policy, according to the findings of a new report issued this week by the National Lawyers Guild. States the report: “The NLG believes that ending the prohibition of cannabis would offer multiple benefits. Legalization would help [...]

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PA NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization Legislation

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The Pennsylvania Chapter of the NAACP endorsed Senate Bill 528, legislation that would regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, yesterday during a press conference in Harrisburg. SB 528 was introduced earlier this year by State Senator Daylin Leach*. Speaking at the press conference the current chair of the Legal Redress Committee for the [...]

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Hawaii: Governor Signs Measures Amending State’s Medical Cannabis Program

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Democrat Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday signed two separate measures into law to amend the state’s 13-year-old medical marijuana program. House Bill 668 transfers the administration of the state’s medicinal cannabis program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Public Health. It also establishes a special fund for the program within the state [...]

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