Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails In Congressional Re-Election Bid

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One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. Sessions was defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred.

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Marijuana Legalization 2018 Midterms: Which States Will Allow Legal Weed Next?

As voters countrywide head to the polls on Tuesday for the heated midterm elections, a handful of states will also be deciding whether to pass marijuana legislation that would legalize the drug for medicinal or recreational use.

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Canada to Pardon Pot Possession as it Legalizes Marijuana

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The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday.

A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Wednesday’s announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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U.S. Congressional Committee Approves Cannabis Bill, But Not Without Drama

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The Medical Cannabis Research Act will now move to the House, where it will be voted upon.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 on Thursday despite objections that the measure unfairly discriminates against those with criminal records.

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Here’s How Texas Could Finally Legalize Cannabis

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With more conservative states such as Oklahoma, Arkansas, Utah, and North Dakota taking steps to legalize cannabis, Texas feels increasingly like an outlier. Though some lawmakers have been showing signs that they’re ready to move forward on the issue, the state faces unique challenges that could continue to hold it back.

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Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

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Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it.

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The United Nations Will Conduct a First Ever Review of its Cannabis Ban

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A decision by the United Nations could instigate a review of cannabis scheduling in the United States.

The United Nations has announced that it will conduct a critical review of cannabis to determine whether it should continue to be banned under international law.

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