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Feb 15, 2018

Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania Can Begin Legally Obtaining Their Medicine Today

Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time.

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Feb 08, 2018

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013.

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Jan 22, 2018

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Signs Bill Making Marijuana Legal

Gov. Phil Scott officially signed a bill into law that makes marijuana legal for adults in Vermont. H. 511 eliminates Vermont’s civil penalty for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana and removes penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants for people 21 and older, beginning on July 1.

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Jan 10, 2018

Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign

A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont received final approval from the Vermont Senate and will soon make its way to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott.

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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."