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Massachusetts Legalization Advocates: More Towns Should Follow Marshfield Example


Towns passing legal cannabis bans and moratoriums are guaranteeing continued market control by criminals and street dealers, the group behind the legalization measure passed by voters last November said.

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Regulate Rhode Island Says Marijuana Study Commission Should Serve as “Fact-Finding Mission” But Should Not Offer Final Recommendation on Legalization


Rhode Island House Speaker Mattiello announced his appointments to the marijuana study commission, completing the appointment process and clearing the way for the committee to begin gathering information on how legal marijuana is working in other states.

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FBI Reports More Than 653,000 Arrests for Marijuana Offenses in 2016


An estimated 653,249 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana in 2016, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Crime In the United States (CIUS) report.

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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