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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will reclassify marijuana as a “Schedule Two” drug on August 1, 2016, essentially legalizing medicinal cannabis in all 50 states with a doctor’s prescription, said a DEA lawyer with knowledge of the matter. The DEA Lawyer had told the lawyer representing a DEA informant of the DEA’s plan to legalize medicinal cannibis 
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A new report finds black people remain more likely to face pot charges in Colorado, where cops are performing thousands of fewer arrests in keeping with the Colorado pot  pioneering legalization law. Legalization advocates generally note unequal enforcement outcomes alongside arguments that regulation can reduce criminality and reap tax windfalls. Colorado and Washington voters took the leap in 
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  States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill released late Tuesday are amendments that prohibit the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state medical marijuana operations and that block the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to interfere in state-legal 
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Bankrupt California city eyes marijuana for revenue

By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos The bankrupt California city of San Bernardino has a new idea for raising revenue – legalize medical marijuana, and tax the pot. Ironically, the plan was spurred by concerns about not having enough resources to crack down on the illegal medical marijuana dealers springing up all over town. So the city is now 
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New York legislature has passed a medical marijuana bill today and Governor Andrew Cuomo has already pledged his support to sign it!  After a lengthy, emotional debate, the Senate voted 49-10 to approve the bill, which would authorize marijuana for therapeutic purposes for patients with serious diseases or conditions like cancer, AIDS, and epilepsy. Medical cannabis program 
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