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Obama’s next battleground, Colorado

Will Obama’s dream of a second term go up in smoke because of Marijuana? DENVER (Reuters) – Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama hasn’t exactly been a friend to marijuana users. (see yes we cannabis) Sure, he has acknowledged smoking pot as a young man, but he has disappointed marijuana advocates by opposing its legalization, regulation …

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Colorado: Denied housing because of Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana stops medical marijuana patient’s rental plans Complex denied user an apartment based on pot use Leave it to the people at Minnequa Shores apartment complex in Pueblo Colorado to have NO compassion for a medical marijuana patient. Is this a sign of the times? We should all be embarressed and sickened at this …

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Alabama: Medical marijuana bill undergoing changes to strengthen accountability

Supporters of a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama are tweaking the legislation to make it more palatable to lawmakers. The changes may not be enough to address local law enforcement concerns, however. Rep. K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville, filed a bill this legislative session to legalize marijuana for medicinal uses only. The Alabama Medical Marijuana …

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Colorado: Medical Marijuana activists hope to put pressure on Obama

Activists upset by what they see as the Obama administration’s increasingly aggressive posture toward the medical-marijuana industry hope to fight back during this year’s presidential campaign. A group of medical-marijuana activists held a news conference Thursday to announce the creation of the Patient Voter Project, a campaign to mobilize medical-marijuana supporters to raise the profile …

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Colorado: Fort Collins moves to shut down Medical Marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana businesses are a step closer to officially disappearing from Fort Collins. The City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to a set of ordinances that repeal elements in city code that allow for the licensing and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries and grow operations.  The house-keeping ordinances were in reaction to a measure …

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Colorado: Marijuana proposal fails to make Colorado ballots – Or has it?

Colorado marijuana activists have about two weeks to collect an additional 2,500 signatures to get a proposal legalizing possession of the drug for recreational use on the ballot after the secretary of state said Friday that tens of thousands of signatures turned in were invalid. Organizers with the Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said …

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DEA Targeting State Lawmakers for Medical Marijuana Views?

CNN IReport -In a report that seems more news of the weird or bizarre than reality, a Montana state legislator is being probed over looking into changes in the state’s medical marijuana law by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Reportedly the DEA, in another investigation in the state of an individual being targeted for distributing …

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42 Washington lawmakers ask DEA to reclassify marijuana

AP Olympia, Washington – More than three dozen Washington state lawmakers sent a letter to the federal government on Monday, asking for marijuana to be reclassified as a drug that can be prescribed by doctors and filled by pharmacists. Reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug would allow it to be prescribed by doctors and …

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Arizona: Judge Orders the State to Allow Pot Sales

Arizona: Jan Brewer has begun accepting dispensary applications WSJ.com – A state judge has ordered Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to fully implement a law passed by voters that allows medical-marijuana dispensaries in the state. The judge also struck down several state regulations that concern the licensing of marijuana dispensaries. The ruling, filed Wednesday, can be …

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Missouri: Proposals Seek to Legalize Marijuana

Missourians could get to vote on whether to legalize marijuana if two recently filed initiatives get enough signatures to land on the November 2012 ballot. On Monday the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office approved the wording for the petitions that would legalize the purchase and possession of cannabis for anyone over 21, allow for the …

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