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Georgia families emotional after MMJ order on cannabis oil signed by gov

March 27th, 2015

In a ceremony at his Capitol office, Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Friday ordering state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.

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Colorado AG urges SCOTUS to reject states’ pot lawsuit

March 27th, 2015

Arguing that two neighboring states are dangerously attempting "to selectively manipulate Colorado's marijuana laws," state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Friday defended Colorado's marijuana legalization to the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma.

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Colorado’s defense of pot law due in Oklahoma, Nebraska SCOTUS suit

March 27th, 2015

Colorado is defending its recreational marijuana law for the first time Friday in a filing due to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Wife formally charged in death of longtime Routt County resident

March 26th, 2015

Prosecutors on Thursday formally charged a 40-year-old woman with murder in the slaying of a long-time Routt County resident roughly a week after handing down charges against her husband in the same case.

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Coroner: Oklahoma man killed self in Keystone after eating pot edibles

March 26th, 2015

An Oklahoma man visiting Keystone committed suicide after consuming a large amount of edible marijuana candies on Tuesday, according to a Summit County coroner's report.

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Colorado bill seeks standardized marijuana testing, options for citizens

March 26th, 2015

A bill up for its first test Thursday in a House committee would create a state "reference library" to try to standardize marijuana tests by state-licensed lab facilities.

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New poll: If California’s vote to legalize pot were today, it would pass

March 26th, 2015

Support for legalizing marijuana in California appears to be growing gradually stronger, amid talk of renewed efforts to bring a proposal to the state ballot to legalize its use, a statewide poll found Wednesday.

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Lawsuit targets Denver’s new 36-plant limit for collective pot grows

March 25th, 2015

A lawsuit filed Wednesday takes aim at a fresh Denver ordinance that could shut down dozens of unlicensed nonresidential marijuana-growing collectives by limiting them to growing 36 plants.

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First the Senate’s bill to legalize medical pot federally. Now the House’s

March 25th, 2015

The House now has its own version of a historic piece of legislation that would legalize medical marijuana at a federal level. A bipartisan group introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act in the Senate earlier this month, hoping to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in the states where it is already legal. A bipartisan group in the House introduced a companion bill on Tuesday.

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Colorado lawmakers opt to keep planned changes for marijuana edibles

March 25th, 2015

A state senate bill concerning the appearance of marijuana edibles died Wednesday in committee, where it was voted down unanimously. Senate Bill 136, sponsored by Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, and Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, would have repealed a 2014 requirement that marijuana edibles be “clearly identifiable, when practicable, with a standard symbol.”

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