Legalize Marijuana

President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a months-long standoff between Sen. Cory Gardner and the administration over Justice Department nominees.  In January, the Colorado Republican said he would block all DOJ nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued […]

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CLOSE Here’s what’s happening this weekend. Buy Photo Linda Dorsey-Agudosi testifying before the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee on Saturday in Edison on her medicinal marijuana use.(Photo: Nick Muscavage/Staff Photo)Buy Photo EDISON – Linda Dorsey-Agudosi was in a severe car accident in 2008 and uses marijuana for her medication. “I had a life-changing […]

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has endorsed congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana from federal action. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said Friday that Trump made the commitment in a phone call. In return, Gardner, a member of Senate leadership as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said he would no longer block confirmation of Trump’s nominees to […]

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President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a months-long standoff between Sen. Cory Gardner and the administration over Justice Department nominees.  In January, the Colorado Republican said he would block all DOJ nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued […]

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By David Skolnick skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Bill O’Neill, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, said if elected, he would push to legalize marijuana and release nonviolent marijuana offenders, with the money raised and saved going to treat heroin addicts and the mentally ill. During a Thursday editorial board meeting with The Vindicator, O’Neill, a retired Ohio Supreme Court […]

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The most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill just filed a bill to radically change federal laws that currently make cannabis illegal for all purposes. Photo by: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images While new legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use, it would remove non-psychoactive cannabis varieties known […]

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Former Republican powerhouses John Boehner and Bill Weld are joining a national pot company — that owns three medical marijuana licenses in Massachusetts — as part of their effort to legalize weed nationally. “The effect of marijuana being a schedule class 1 narcotic in Washington is a seriously flawed idea,” Weld said. “Descheduling is the […]

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Israel’s cabinet is set to legalize exports of medical marijuana on Sunday after Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s reservations about criminal use were assuaged by a promise for 25 more police officers to monitor growers. “I support the use of marijuana for medical purposes…read more at https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/israeli-cabinet-set-to-legalize-exports-of-medical-marijuana-1.5992571

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The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner, R-Ohio. The former House speaker has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states. Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, could be considered a watershed event: Marijuana […]

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CLOSE Cynthia Nixon, a Democrat running against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says she favors legalizing marijuana Cynthia Nixon campaign New York candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon, right, listens as she is introduced by Zakiyah Ansari, left, with the Alliance for Quality Education, during her first campaign stop at the Bethesda Healing Center church, Tuesday March 20, […]

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs H. 3818, an Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana, at the State House in Boston, July 28, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) For the past several years, Colorado, Washington and Oregon have served as the testbeds for policies governing state-legal cannabis markets. But […]

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