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Op ed: What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing marijuana?

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By Amber Phillips, The Washington Post It’s not just because it’s 4/20 – though that contributed to at least one major senator’s announcement that he’s come around to the idea of decriminalizing marijuana. Marijuana legalization advocates say they’ve had the best week in Washington since, well, ever. And it’s thanks to politicians on both sides, including the […]

Walk for Weed: Wyoming NORML takes to the state capitol (interview)

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By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Wyoming NORML isn’t nearly as entrenched as its colleagues in Colorado, but don’t count the scrappy activists in Cheyenne, Jackson and Sinclair out of the fight. Even though conservative Wyoming has reminded everyone a number of times to “not bring your Colorado-purchased marijuana into Wyoming,” there is a movement in the state to push decriminalization and […]

Family that fought for NJ pot law change to move to Colo. for edible medical marijuana

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By The Associated Press SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J.—The family of a New Jersey toddler who became a symbol in a push to change the state’s medical marijuana laws this year is moving. Meghan and Brian Wilson of Scoth Plains tell The Philadelphia Inquirer  they’re heading to Colorado because there they can buy an edible form of […]

In order to keep 5 marijuana licenses, Colorado town trustee resigns 2 days after winning election


By The Associated Press GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. He owns Palisade’s only retail and medical marijuana stores. The […]

Texas voters support legal marijuana: new Quinnipiac poll


By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Lone Star State voters support legal marijuana almost 2-1, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. By a margin of 61 – 34 percent Texas voters favor allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, according to the poll. Republican voters opposed legalized marijuana 51-43 percent […]