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Uruguay: the world's laboratory for marijuana legalisation

The Guardian: If the marijuana legalization proposal becomes a law, Uruguay will be the first country to legalize the cannabis commercialization, a move other countries will no doubt watch and maybe follow. "It is not like 'viva la pepa' (let the good times roll ...
Marijuana legalization: Some Oregon legislators interested in changing law

- 5 days ago @ oregonlive.com: Adults are allowed to possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana at home, as well as edible marijuana products and up to four plants. "Essentially, that's legalizing distribution by the cartels," said Girod, arguing that this is far more marijuana than an ...

Indian tribes may legalize marijuana, feds say

- 5 days ago @ miamiherald.com: “This has nothing to do with medicine, this has to do with the commercialization of marijuana,'' said Kevin A. Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida who is opposed to marijuana legalization. “If you live 10 minutes ...

Del. may be on road to legalizing marijuana

- 4 days ago @ delawareonline.com: The marijuana reform movement has reached Delaware. Lawmakers will consider the intermediate step of decriminalization next year following the legalization of pot in Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C.. Legislation drafted by Rep. Helene Keeley ...

D.C. maneuvering for marijuana showdown with Congress

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The D.C. Council chairman plans to send lawmakers a bill to implement the voter referendum in January.

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Andy Harris Explains Why He Blocked Marijuana Legalization in D.C., Although

Reason (blog): Office of Andy HarrisIn a Washingon Post op-ed piece published last Friday, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) defends his attempt to block marijuana legalization in the nation's capital. Harris and his co-author, Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) argue that 1) marijuana ...

On pot legalization, DC must defer to higher authority

Legalizing marijuana in the District of Columbia is a recipe for legal chaos. There are 26 separate law enforcement agencies in the city. Twenty-five of them answer only to the federal government.

Travel writer Rick Steves' insider tips on marijuana legalization

SFGate (blog): Best-selling travel author and television personality Rick Steves will discuss the strategies that are legalizing marijuana in the U.S.; part of his first-ever appearance at International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco Feb. 15 and 16 ...

Former pharma boss put in charge of pot

Tom Burns named OLCC's Director of Marijuana Programs The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has named Tom Burns as Director of Marijuana Programs. He will lead the agency’s implementation of Measure 91, the marijuana legalization law passed by voters in November. Burns has served as the Director of Pharmacy Programs at ...

Drug enforcement is not racist

Mayor de Blasio seems to believe that law enforcement doesn’t so much protect minority communities as harm them. His administration’s latest effort will have the NYPD reduce enforcement of marijuana...

Meet the man who will oversee marijuana legalization in Oregon

Tom Burns, who was director of pharmacy programs for the Oregon Health Authority, will move over to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission where he will oversee the legalization of recreational marijuana. The OLCC is putting Measure 91, which voters ...

DC Pols Fight GOP Marijuana Legalization Ban

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Ignoring an effort among congressional Republicans to block marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia in the recently passed “cromnibus” spending bill, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) says he intends to submit the new ...

Congress may have tripped in effort to stop marijuana legalization

WTOP: WASHINGTON -- In an effort to step in and stop the District from legalizing recreational marijuana, some in Congress may have tripped instead. During the 11th-hour scramble to pass an omnibus spending bill before the lights went out, House Republicans ...

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Marijuana Legalization in DC: What Happened and What Happens Next

Roll Call (blog): District of Columbia officials and activists are grappling with a new thorn in their sides: an amendment attached to a year-end spending package targeting marijuana legalization in the District. The “cromnibus” was passed by Congress with last-minute ...

Why 2015 could be the year for medical marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania

Main Line: The bipartisan pair of state senators who pushed for legalization during 2014 announced this week they will re-introduce the same text of a bill approved by the state Senate with a 43-7 vote in September. The bill didn't receive a vote from the House ...

Did Congress Stop Marijuana Legalization in D.C.?

Reason (blog): The omnibus spending bill that Congress approved last week includes a rider aimed at blocking marijuana legalization in Washington, D.C. Whether it actually will do that is a matter of debate, and the way this provision was passed suggests that pot ...

Why Marijuana Legalization in DC Could Still Happen

In The Capital: Marijuana legalization backers in D.C. have seen some highs and lows in 2014 (no pun intended). First, decriminalization passed. Next, Initiative 71, which would outright legalize marijuana, received enough votes to get on the November ballot. It ...

Congress Set To 'Nix' Marijuana Legalization In DC | Live

Residents of the District of Columbia voted to legalize Recreational Marijuana last month, fans cheered. Then they realized that Congress.

Congress to block marijuana legalization in DC — RT USA

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, DC, where a ballot initiative last month received nearly 70-percent support.

Congress will block marijuana legalization in Washington, DC - Vox

The spending bill "prohibits both federal and local funds from being used to implement a referendum legalizing recreational marijuana use in the District," according to a summary from the House Appropriations Committee.

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Frequently Asked Questions On Implementing DC's Marijuana Legalization

The Weed Blog (blog): washington dc marijuana legalization Question: Does the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Omnibus), which prohibits the District of Columbia from using local funds “to enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or ...

DC to move forward with marijuana legalization despite congressional ban

RT: District of Columbia officials have indicated they will move forward with marijuana legalization, approved by city voters in November, despite a spending bill passed last week by Congress in which the legislative branch appeared to block the effort. DC ...

Budget Bill Seeks To Block DC Marijuana Legalization, But… | The

The leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees agreed on a budget bill Tuesday night that includes language seeking to block the District of Columbia from implementing the Measure 71 legalization initiative ...

3 Reasons Why Marijuana Legalization is Working | High Times

Four US states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana in the last 25 months, in part, on the merits of taking down the underground black market and adding to the tax base. So nearly one year after ...

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Texas Lawmaker Proposes Lower Marijuana Possession Penalties

TIME: The bill is backed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the pro-legalization group that spearheaded the passage of Colorado's historic legalization measure. The bill is also the first in a series that the MPP expects to be introduced in Texas this ...

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The New Spending Bill Just Ended the Federal War on Legalize

Business Insider: Quietly and with very little controversy or fanfare, the federal government just declared a strange sort of armistice this weekend in its ongoing war on marijuana producers, sellers, and users. As has been well documented on Vocativ and elsewhere, the ...

Congressional Controversy In DC's Marijuana Legalization Bill

CBS Local: WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Congressional controversy as a Maryland representative leads the charge to overturn D.C.'s new law decriminalizing marijuana use in the city. Congressman Andy Harris has put a provision in a new spending bill that would ...

Medical marijuana wins but marijuana legalization loses in congressional spending deal

The spending bill passed by Congress on December 14 includes a provision that prevents the Department of Justice, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, from interfering with states' medical marijuana laws. The provision applies to 32 states and Washington, DC, which allow the use of marijuana or a marijuana-based compound, such as the non-psychoactive CBD, for medical purposes ...

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Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Adam Eidinger, chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign, works on posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use, in Washington. It's easy ...

Native American reservations now free to legalize marijuana

Washington Post: And the Yakama Nation of Washington, whose tribal lands cover 1.2 million acres, has actively fought statewide legalization, seeking to ban marijuana in all 10 counties of its ancestral lands — about a fifth of the state. As in California, tribal ...

Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

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Tribal governments may legalize marijuana

Jamestown Sun: Purdon added that "those conversations have gone both ways," with some tribes expressing concern that states could legalize marijuana on tribal land against their will and others interested in exploring how they might go about legalizing the drug.

Indian tribes may legalize marijuana, feds say

MiamiHerald.com: “This has nothing to do with medicine, this has to do with the commercialization of marijuana,'' said Kevin A. Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida who is opposed to marijuana legalization. “If you live 10 minutes ...

US Marijuana Legalization Already Weakening Mexican

But in order to further decrease drug-trade violence in so-called producer states, the US first needs to legalize marijuana , but then also the US must stop using the UN to pressure producer countries into supply-based drug ...

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative Officially Certified | The

regulate marijuana like alcohol nevada An initiative that would legalize marijuana in Nevada has officially been certified by the Nevada Secretary of State. The Nevada Legislature will be given the opportunity to review and ...

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