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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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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 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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