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NIDA Chief Says Drug Criminalization Is Bad News

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Drug criminalization leads to stigma. NORTH BETHESDA, M.d. — The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a chief medical research agency under the U.S. federal...

Charles Koch Donates $25 Million To Legalize Marijuana

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Marijuana legalization advocates just scored a powerful new ally. He's 85 and has a net worth of $45 billion. WASHINGTON — Libertarian-leaning mega-donor and industrial...

Marijuana In Colorado: Arrests Down, Tax Monies Up

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Marijuana reform's impacts on Colorado reported. DENVER — The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice and its Office of Research and Statistics released a report on...

Study: Legalizing Marijuana Could Stem Opioid Abuse

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A new study by researchers across the country suggests that marijuana legalization could be beneficial in countering widespread opioid abuse. PITTSBURGH — The academic journal...

U.S. Surgeon General Calls For Marijuana Decriminalization

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WASHINGTON — Surgeon General Vivek Murthy believes that marijuana consumption should be decriminalized at the state and national levels.  Murthy, a public health hanger-on from...

Rhode Island: Marijuana Legalization “Inevitable”

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Marijuana legalization could happen in Rhode Island as early as this coming autumn, says top state lawmaker. PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi...

Biden Is Still Opposed To Marijuana Legalization

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A White House spokesperson said that Biden might be at odds with the Democratic leadership in Congress. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden appears to be...

Rhode Island Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization

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Lawmakers in Rhode Island are on the way towards legalizing recreational marijuana. PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island could be the next state in New England to...

Marijuana Is Now Legal In Connecticut

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Recreational marijuana for adult use is now legal in the U.S. state of Connecticut. HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, recently signed into...

Louisiana Lawmakers Choose To Decriminalize Marijuana

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A step forward.  BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers in the Louisiana state legislature gave the final greenlight for a bill to decriminalize the possession of small...