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BREAKING: President Obama Declares Full Support For Medical Marijuana

By Steve Elliott — President Barack Obama will state his full support for medical marijuana in a CNN special to be aired on Sunday. The TV special, “Weed 3,” features CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon who changed his mind and began supporting medicinal cannabis after reviewing the evidence, reports Jonah Bennett at The Daily Caller. The third ...

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U.S. DOJ Says It Will Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congressional Ban

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week told the Los Angeles Times that a bipartisan amendment passed by Congress last year prohibiting DOJ from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws doesn’t prevent it from prosecuting people for medical marijuana or seizing their property. The statement comes as the agency continues to target people ...

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6 Powerful Reasons to Legalize Marijuana in The U.S.

The New York Times made history by becoming the first major national paper to call for the repeal of marijuana prohibition in an op-ed by the Times Editorial Board. The paper of record is continuing to make the case for legalization over a series of editorials, addressing the social costs, racist history and wasted resources from cannabis prohibition. The decision by, ...

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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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[VIDEO] Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom (2015)

By Joanne Ostrow — Harry Smith returns to his Colorado stomping grounds to explore “Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom” on CNBC, a one-hour documentary sizing up the state one year after legalization. Smith covers pot as a treatment for seizures in children (“Charlotte’s Web”), the trouble with dosing edibles, the problem of enforcing zero tolerance in the workplace, the black ...

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‘Florida Medical Marijuana Act’ Officially Submitted to Lawmakers For Consideration

The preceding is a summary article of the Florida Medical Marijuana Act ‘white paper’ which was submitted to the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Florida, The Florida Senate, and Legislative Staff. Bill Wohlsifer, Attorney at Law who previously ran for Attorney General of Florida, has pulled together a group of volunteers with the express purpose of furthering the State of Florida’s hemp and medical marijuana ...

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Take Action to Support Legalization of Marijuana in 31 States

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director At post time, there are 31 states that currently have pending marijuana law reform legislation. These measures deal with a wide array of topics including decriminalization, record expungement, medical access, and full legalization. 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most active legislative sessions on record for the marijuana legalization movement, but ...

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