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Report: Cynthia Nixon favors legalizing marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination, has come out in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. The New York Times reports Tuesday the “Sex and the City” star told ...

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San Francisco to clear all marijuana misdemeanor convictions dating to 1975

District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday that San Francisco will immediately dismiss all marijuana misdemeanor convictions dating to 1975 and will wipe arrest records clean for anyone who faced such charges. The city also plans to review all marijuana felonies ...

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Vermont legalizes marijuana but doesn’t allow for commercial industry

 Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, R, signed a bill Monday legalizing the possession and consumption of marijuana for recreational use in his state. Scott’s signature makes Vermont the first state to approve recreational marijuana legislatively. Eight other states plus the District ...

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Pot arrests eclipse all violent crimes combined

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency this week. Marijuana possession arrests edged up slightly in 2016, a year in ...

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Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny ...

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Sessions’ war on drugs has medical marijuana advocates worried

WASHINGTON — A little-noticed document issued by President Donald Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in 29 states and Washington, D.C, that have broad public backing. In ...

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