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Apr 21, 2017

Vermont Senate Approves Bill to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use and Eliminate Penalties for Home Cultivation

The Vermont Senate approved a bill that would regulate the production and sale of marijuana and eliminate penalties for personal possession and cultivation by adults 21 and older.

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Apr 19, 2017

West Virginia Becomes 29th Medical Marijuana State as Gov. Jim Justice Signs SB 386 Into Law

Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

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Apr 12, 2017

Coalition Forms to Support Illinois Marijuana Regulation Bill; Gen. Assembly Sets First Hearing

Sponsors of a proposal to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use in Illinois announced that lawmakers will hold the first hearing on the bill next week in Chicago.

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2016 Presidential Candidate Voter Guide Apr 11, 2017

Statement From MPP Regarding Reports That Congressman Tom Marino Will Be Named Next White House Drug Czar

The Marijuana Policy Project has issued a statement in response to reports that Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) will be named the next director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also known as the “drug czar.”

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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