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Feb 23, 2017

MPP Issues Statement Regarding White House Press Secretary’s Comments About Federal Marijuana Enforcement

The Marijuana Policy Project urged the administration to respect state marijuana laws and called on Congress to take action to protect them from federal interference.

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Feb 23, 2017

Quinnipiac Poll Finds Vast Majority of U.S. Voters Want Federal Government to Respect State Marijuana Laws; 93% Now Support Allowing Marijuana for Medical Use and 59% Support Making It Legal for All Uses

Five out of seven U.S. voters (71%) support making marijuana legal and think the federal government should respect state marijuana laws, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.

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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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"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