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What Does Congress's Medical Marijuana Legislation Actually Mean?

Earlier this year we noted here that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had enacted two pro-medical marijuana amendments.

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Washington Sheriff Tells Oregon Voters: Legalization Is Already Working

King County Sheriff John Urquhart has recorded a message letting Oregon voters know that legalization in Washington State has seen wasteful

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Today is International Overdose Awareness Day

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DC Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for Ballot

More info later today, see @DCMJ2014 in the meanwhile...

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Summer Reading Assignment for Congress

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Dean Becker of the Drug Truth Network is in Washington today to give copies of his book, "To En

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One of the Worst Ideas to Come Out of the War on Drugs: Sentencing Enhancement Zones

Video from the Prison Policy Initiative on what is indeed one of the worst ideas to come out of the w
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There Were Several Drug Policy Amendments to the CJS Bill

[image:1 align:right]Reformers have mostly been talking about the

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Big News from the Administration About Commutations

[image:1 align:right caption:true]The Obama administration may issue hundreds or even thousands of sentence commutations in drug cases,

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Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year Old Man In His Own Bed

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The recklessness of drug raids...
 
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Farm Bill Passes Second Chamber, With Hemp, Without Drug Testing

[image:1 align:right caption:true]The Senate has passed the version of the Farm Bill sent to it last week by the House of Representatives, meaning that the legislation, which includes a section aut

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DC City Council Voting on Marijuana Decriminalization Today

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Could Different Drug Policies Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman?

The tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman yesterday has prompted expressions of grief and of praise for his talent.

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Oregon Governor Calls for Marijuana Legalization, Legislature to Act

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Dept. of Justice Requesting Drug Clemency Petitions?

Update: Here's the news. Potentially sounds really big.

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House Farm Bill Does Not Have Food Stamps Drug Testing!

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[image:1 align:right]Phil reported yesterday that the House version of the US Farm Bill in

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Smarter Sentencing Act Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

[image:1 align:right]The Smarter Sentencing Act has just passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee,

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Smarter Sentencing Act in Committee Right Now!!!

Update: It has passed the committee!

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Ted Cruz Likens Obama Drug Policy to Imperialism

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[image:1 align:right]Ted Cruz included drug laws among his examples of "imperialism" on the part President Obama, in remarks on CNN following the State of the Union address tonight.

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