Canada Prepares for Legalization; ⅔ of Americans Want It; New York Health Official Would Be OK With It

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By Monterey Bud … marijuana should be legal. Canadian legislation to legalize recreational marijuana passes the Senate, a new poll indicates Americans overwhelmingly support legalization – regardless of party affiliation – and New York’s Department of Health is prepared to issue a report that recommends the state legalize marijuana. An outstanding week for those in… Read more »

Legal Weed: Delaware’s Marijuana Expungement Bill Gains Momentum; California Lawmakers Pass Tax, License Bills

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By Noah White Delaware’s House could be on the way to passing a bill that would clear marijuana offenses from criminal records, while two bills in California pertaining to cannabis sales taxes and compassionate care licenses cleared legislative committees in the week ending Friday, June 22, 2018. Legislators discussed Delaware’s SB 197, a bill to… Read more »

Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Erasing Marijuana Convictions

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By Don Jergler A new poll shows widespread support among voters for states to automatically seal the records of nonviolent criminal offenders. The Center for American Progress, a liberal-progressive think tank and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, and GBA Strategies conducted a poll based on a 1,000-person sample national online survey of registered voters…. Read more »

A Cleared Marijuana Record Means Vermonters Can Find Job Opportunities, Get Guns — Or Visit Canada

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By Associated Press By David Jordan BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn’t always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for cannabis misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness. Vermont will become the ninth state, along… Read more »

Mexico Opium Poppy Growers See Price Drop, Turn to Marijuana

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By Associated Press By Mark Stevenson TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Use in Oregon

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By Jessica Peralta Full of a sense of history and beauty, Oregon is one of those places people can’t seem to resist. With recreational, adult-use marijuana sales and use legal in the Beaver State since 2015, the allure may be a tad stronger for some. But of course, there are some things you should know… Read more »