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Trials & Tribulations: Will federal courts play role in marijuana legalization?

With the influx of states voting-in or enacting laws to legalize marijuana for medical and, in some cases, recreational use, it may appear that the legalization of marijuana on a national level is imminent. President Obama has also pardoned or ...

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Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana?

  Changing marijuana laws aren’t necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others ...

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Gillibrand pushes for medical marijuana

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rochester area families with children and loved ones in need of treatment pushed for passage of new bipartisan legislation that will allow the use of medical marijuana in states where it is legal without fear ...

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Faster access to medical marijuana sought

ALBANY (AP) — With New York’s medical marijuana program not planned to start until next year, parents of children with debilitating neurological conditions want Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to make the drug available now for those with the greatest ...

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Former Buffalo cop sentenced

Jorge Melendez, 44, of Buffalo, who was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture more than 100 marijuana plants, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant was also ordered to ...

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Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could ...

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