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DEA Issues ‘Final Order’ Rejecting Private Production Of Cannabis For Research

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued its final order rejecting a 2007 ruling from the agency’s own Administrative Law Judge that it would be ‘in the public interest’ to grant the University of Massachusetts a license to grow marijuana for federally regulated research. The rejection preserves the monopoly held by US National […]

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Gov. Chafee Stalling On Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Compassion Centers

by Robert Capecch It’s been nearly four months now since Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) decided to place a hold on his state’s compassion center program. Concerned that individuals involved in the compassion centers and state employees acting in compliance with the law would be targeted and prosecuted by federal officials, the governor has […]

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National Geographic Wants To Tell Colorado Cannabis Patient Stories

Do you have a compelling story about how cannabis is currently affecting your life in a positive or negative way? On the positive side, are you a patient who is achieving remarkable success in cannabis therapy? Are you a healer working with cannabis patients and witnessing miracles? Are you a gardener developing strains or a […]

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Possession Of A Quarter Pound Of Marijuana Officially A Misdemeanor In Arkansas

Arkansas: Lawmakers Enact Sentencing Reform Measures, Reduce Pot Possession Penalties Criminal sentencing reform legislation passed by lawmakers earlier this year is now in effect. Senate Bill 750, the Public Safety Improvement Act, intends to reduce the number of non-violent offenders incarcerated statewide by mitigating the sentences for certain low-level drug offenses. Democrat Gov. Mike Beebe, […]

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California Bill Recognizing Legality Of Medical Marijuana Distribution Signed Into Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law today recognizing the legality of local distribution centers and the right of municipalities to regulate the much-needed provision of medical marijuana to hundreds of thousands of patients across the state. AB1300, which was authored by California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys), takes effect on January 1st. […]