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Feb 16, 2017

Nation’s Leading Cannabis and Drug Policy Reform Advocates Commend Congressional Members on Formation of Congressional Cannabis Caucus

The nation’s leading cannabis and drug policy reform organizations commended Congressional members on the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.

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Feb 10, 2017

Colorado Government Reports $1.3 Billion in Marijuana Sales Generated Nearly $200 Million in Tax Revenue in 2016

The Colorado Department of Revenue recently announced that $1.3 billion in regulated marijuana sales took place in calendar year 2016, generating nearly $200 million in state tax revenue.

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Feb 09, 2017

MPP Issues Statement Regarding the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

The Marijuana Policy Project remains cautiously optimistic that the Trump administration will refrain from using federal resources to interfere in state laws regulating marijuana for medical and adult use

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Feb 08, 2017

Republican Congressman Introduces Bill That Would Resolve the Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws, Allow States to Determine Their Own Policies

Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and allow states to determine their own marijuana policies.

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"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."
DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young, Ruling in the matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, September 6, 1988