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[VIDEO] History-Making Medical Marijuana ‘CARERS Act’ Federally Submitted

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul announced that they plan to unveil legislation that would lift the federal ban on medical marijuana. The bill, which adheres to the unfortunate and by no means necessary rule that all attention-grabbing legislation must feature a tortured acronym, is called the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, and would “allow patients, ...

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Historic First, Senators Plan to Introduce Federal Medical Marijuana Bill

In what advocates describe as an historic first, a trio of senators plan to unveil a federal medical marijuana bill Tuesday. The bill, to be introduced by Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would end the federal ban on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would “allow patients, doctors and businesses in ...

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Florida Might Have to Choose Between Casino and Marijuana

PENSACOLA, Fla. — At a rural crossroads in northwest Florida, the state may encounter a tough choice in its ongoing debate over the future of gambling. It’s here — amid mobile homes, cow pastures and cotton fields near the Alabama-Florida line — that a small, Alabama-based Indian tribe wants to expand its gambling operations into the Sunshine State. Rebuffed so ...

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Take Action on Marijuana Law Reform in 2015

By NORML Blog — As we get further into 2015, state legislatures are convening all around the country and the issue of marijuana law reform is a hot topic in many of them. From full legalization to decriminalization to medical use, marijuana is being debated in state houses across the nation. A key component of making these reform efforts successful is ...

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Florida Sheriff’s Association Announces Position on Medical Marijuana Legislation

Press Release: Florida Sheriff’s Association February 3, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida’s Sheriffs met at the FSA Winter Conference to discuss critical legislative issues, including medical marijuana, that are facing the state. During the 2014 election, Florida’s Sheriffs spoke out in opposition to Amendment 2 because they believed the legalization of marijuana did not belong in our State Constitution. ...

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