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Marijuana Policy Project Announces Leadership Changes, Begins National Search for New Executive Director


Founder Rob Kampia will transition to a new role focused on fundraising and strategy; Matthew Schweich will serve as interim executive director

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Maine Governor Vetoes Marijuana Regulation and Implementation Bill


Gov. Paul LePage followed through on threats to veto legislation that would have started the process of implementing a regulated marijuana market that Maine voters called for when they approved Question 1 in 2016.

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New Gallup Poll Finds Record Support for Making Marijuana Legal in U.S. – 64%


A new Gallup poll shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record level of 64%, up from 60% last year and 50% in 2011.

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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