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New Mexico Considers Lower Penalties for Cannabis Possession

Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces introduced a bill that would provide a purely monetary penalty for low-level marijuana violations. The changes would free up resource for courts, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Amid Inconsistencies, Alaska’s State Lab Is Auditing Marijuana Testing Facilities

A state laboratory is auditing two marijuana testing facilities in Alaska amid concerns with discrepancies in potency-testing results between the sites.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

Vermont Governor Signs Cannabis Bill With ‘Mixed Emotions’

The law contains no mechanism for the taxation or sale of marijuana, although the Legislature is expected to develop such a system.

Lawsuit Aims to Halt Maine’s Medical Marijuana Inspections

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court targets a new rule that allows the state to provide same-day inspections of medical cannabis providers and to inspect a user's home with a day's notice.

Nebraska Proposal Would Put Medical Marijuana on 2018 Ballot

A Nebraska state senator is proposing a ballot measure that would give Nebraska voters the chance to legalize medical marijuana in November.

Florida Supreme Court Disbars Medical Marijuana Lawyer

The court said Ian Christensen's "Official Legal Certification" certificates were legally meaningless and his incompetence caused his clients serious harm.

Report Supports Help for Minorities in Medical Cannabis Industry

The report supports efforts by Maryland lawmakers who are sponsoring legislation that would create five new medical marijuana cultivation licenses for minority-owned businesses.

GOP Senator Offers Bill to Legalize Cannabis in Kentucky

The bill was introduced a day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin proposed spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government.

Pennsylvania MMJ Patients Face Choice: Cannabis or Guns?

More than 800,000 guns are sold or transferred in Pennsylvania annually, and more than 10,000 people in the state have signed up for medical marijuana.

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Bill Faces Uphill Fight

Medical cannabis advocates face a tough challenge. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer later predicted such a bill wouldn't garner enough votes to pass.

New Jersey Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

Governor-elect Phil Murphy doesn't succeed Chris Christie until next week, but already lawmakers are moving to achieve one of his campaign promises: legalizing marijuana.

Pro-Cannabis Trump Voters Feeling Betrayed After Sessions Move

The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming.

Vermont Legislature Votes to Legalize, Governor Will Sign Into Law

If Gov. Phil Scott signs the adopted bill, Vermont will become the 9th adult-use state, and the first to adopt via the legislature.

California Bill Would Ease Erasure of Cannabis Convictions

It's one of several efforts to build on the choice California voters' made to legalize marijuana despite fresh threats from the federal government.

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