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Colorado governor pardons people convicted of possession of up to an ounce of marijuana

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People who have been convicted of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in Colorado are being pardoned by Gov. Jared Polis. Polis signed an executive order on Thursday issuing the pardons, according to a news...

Four more states could legalize marijuana this November

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Four more states could choose to legalize recreational marijuana through ballot measures this Election Day. Voters in Republican-led Arizona and South Dakota and Democrat-led Montana and New Jersey will consider pro...

New Jersey votes to legalize recreational marijuana, according to CNN projections

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Voters have approved ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey and medical marijuana in South Dakota, CNN projects. Results have not yet been determined in Arizona, Montana and Mississippi, no...

Florida man to be released early after serving 31 years for nonviolent marijuana crime

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A Florida man who has spent 31 years in prison for a nonviolent marijuana crime could soon be a free man. Richard DeLisi has been incarcerated since 1989 when, at the age of 40, he was convicted on charges of racket...

A Florida man who spent 31 years in prison for a nonviolent marijuana crime has been released

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After spending 31 years in prison for a nonviolent marijuana crime, the man thought to be the longest-serving inmate convicted on cannabis charges in the US has been released. Richard DeLisi, 71, was released Tuesd...

A homeless man sentenced to life in prison for a $20 marijuana sale is freed after 12 years

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In 2008, Fate Winslow was approached by a plain-clothed undercover police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana, looking for some marijuana. Winslow, recently homeless at the time, borrowed a friend's bike and came back...

A Michigan marijuana dispensary is offering a free joint to anyone who gets a Covid-19 vaccine

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Last year brought many lows and few highs, but a marijuana dispensary in Michigan is hoping to change that. To help stem the coronavius pandemic, Greenhouse of Walled Lake is offering free pre-rolled joints to anyon...

Michael Thompson was behind bars for decades after a marijuana sale. Now he’s free

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Michael Thompson spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a sentence stemming from a marijuana sale. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, he finally walked out of prison to greet his family and the supporters who spent decades fierc...

New York lawmakers reach a deal to legalize recreational marijuana, source says

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New York State lawmakers have reached a deal to legalize recreational marijuana, a legislative source familiar with negotiations told CNN Wednesday, stating lawmakers were finalizing bill language to be passed next ...

New York isn’t the only state trying to legalize marijuana

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States are on the march toward marijuana legalization, and New York is the latest one to be a step closer to fully legalizing adult use. More states are in the pipeline, especially along the East Coast. Here's just ...

New York state leaders announce an agreement on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana

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New York state leaders announced an agreement on legislation that would legalize marijuana across the state -- a move they say would create jobs and bring in millions in tax dollars. The bill would expand New York'...

Recreational marijuana will be legal in New York after lawmakers pass bill. Cuomo says he’ll sign it

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he plans to sign a bill that would allow recreational marijuana use after the state Senate and Assembly voted to approve the legislation. Senate Bill S854A passed the Sen...

Virginia lawmakers OK marijuana possession starting July 1

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The Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill legalizing simple possession of marijuana, becoming the latest state to modify its laws around cannabis use and possession that disproportionately jailed Blac...

Alex Berenson tells Tucker Carlson marijuana legalization has been ‘very savvy and coordinated campaign’

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"This has been a very, very savvy and coordinated campaign," he said. "Not just about cannabis but really about all illegal drugs, that’s been going on for 25 years now that has won. It has won on cannabis and they a...

Virginia governor signs bill legalizing marijuana possession starting this summer

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed a bill legalizing simple possession of marijuana beginning this summer, making it the first Southern state to do so and accelerating a revamp of cannabis laws that hav...

Alabama Legislature votes to legalize medical marijuana

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Alabama's State Legislature voted to legalize medical marijuana late Thursday, becoming the most recent state to approve its use amid ongoing talks over revamping cannabis laws. The measure will create a medical can...

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