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Possessing And Cultivating Cannabis Now Legal In Colorado

Denver, CO: Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Monday amending the state Constitution to allow for those age 21 or older to legally possess and cultivate cannabis in private. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters on Election Day approved Amendment 64, which legalizes the adult personal use of cannabis and calls on state lawmakers to enact regulations licensing its commercial production and sales. "Voters…
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Massachusetts: NORML Files Friend Of Court Brief – Argues That Sharing A Marijuana Cigarette Is Not Criminal Distribution

Boston, MA, Thursday, 29 November 2012: Members of the NORML Legal Committee (NLC) have filed a friend-of-the-court amicus brief in the case of Commonwealth v. Antonio Pacheco, scheduled for oral argument in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) at 9:00 AM on Thursday December 6, 2012 in Boston. NORML's brief was filed in response to the SJC's invitation for amicus briefs on the question of…
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Missouri: Regulating Cannabis In State Would Produce $149 Million Annually In Savings And Revenue

Boston, MA,Thursday, 11 October 2012 : Legalizing and regulating the production and distribution of cannabis in Missouri for adults would produce $149 million annually in combined statewide savings and revenue, according to an economic analysispublished Wednesday. The white paper, entitled "The Budgetary Implications of Legalizing Marijuana in Missouri," is co-authored by Harvard University economist Jeffrey Miron and was commissioned by the National Cannabis Coalition. The…
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Colorado: Passage Of Marijuana Legalization Measure Would Potentially Yield $60 Million In New Annual Revenue And Savings, Study Says

Denver, CO: The passage and enactment of a statewide marijuana ballot measure this fall could generate as much as $60 million in annual savings and revenue, according to a budgetary analysis prepared by the Colorado Center on Law & Policy. Amendment 64, The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012, allows for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and/or the cultivation of up…
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Massachusetts: Measure To Legalize State-Sanctioned Distribution Of Medical Cannabis Approved For November Ballot

Boston, MA,Thursday, 12 July 2012:  A statewide proposal that seeks to allow for the possession and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes will appearon the November electoral ballot. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office reported this week that initiative proponents, the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, had collected sufficient signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the 2012 ballot. If passed…
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Vermont Drugged Driving

In Vermont, a person is guilty of DUI if he or she operates any vehicle on a highway when the person is under the influence of any drug or under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug to a degree which renders the person incapable of driving safely. The fact that a person charged with a violation of this section is or has been…
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Marijuana Ranks As Top US Cash Crop

Marijuana Ranks As Top US Cash Crop. Thursday, 21 December 2006 Washington, DC: Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the United States, outpacing the production of corn and wheat combined, according to an economic analysis released this week. According to the study, "Marijuana Production in the United States, 2006," domestic marijuana production has increased ten-fold in the past 25 years from 1,000 metric tons (…
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Vermont Medical Marijuana Operational since 2004

Vermont during 2004 passes a law legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Qualifying medical conditions include;  Cancer; HIV or AIDS; Multiple Sclerosis; Seizures; Severe pain; Cachexia or wasting syndrome; and Severe nausea. Vermont Medical Marijuana Patient’s may possess a limit of two ounces of usable marijuana. May home cultivate no more than nine plants, of which no more than to may be matured for use. The State has up to four…
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