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Missouri’s Largest County Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Possession

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  Two years after suing to keep medical marijuana off the ballot, on Tuesday, Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that her office will stop prosecuting most marijuana possession cases. In June of this year, the St. Louis City Prosecuting Attorney, Kim Gardner, took similar action on simple possession cases of up […]

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US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Senate Judiciary Chair

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One of the US Senate’s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, will no longer be heading the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Representative Grassley announced today that he is stepping down as Chair of the Committee. As Chair, Grassley refused to hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/16/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a “guarantee” that hemp legalization will be in the finalized Farm Bill. “If there’s a Farm Bill, it’ll be in there, I guarantee that,” he told reporters. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) has introduced a series of bills aimed […]

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