Getting Out The Marijuana Vote in Texas

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Texas voters will head to the polls this November, and some will be armed with information about the candidates’ stances on various marijuana policies.

Through the collective efforts of numerous people around the state, Texas NORML has produced the Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to changing cannabis laws, routinely publishes this guide during the primaries and general elections. The first such guide was created in 2012.

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FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cannabis Rescheduling

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FDA officials have put out a call for public comment about the potential rescheduling of cannabis and several other substances.

The feds want specifically to hear about the substances’ “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use.”

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Canada Will Change The World Forever With Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How

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The legalization of recreational marijuana is only days away in Canada. This grand experiment will draw the attention of the world. While legalization may seem like a small innovation amongst the monumental scale of world history, its effects will, in fact, be sweeping.

Marijuana legalization will be transformative. With this step, Canada is poised to change the world and its standing within it. Here’s how:

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Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

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PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana.

The bill, submitted by Rep. Jake Wheatley, would permit the recreational use of cannabis products for adults 21 or older.

The bill would also expunge the records of people jailed on pot-related crimes.

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Oklahoma Awards First Medical Marijuana Patient Licenses

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More than 1,600 people and businesses applied for Oklahoma medical marijuana licenses on the first day that applications were made available.

The online application system went live at 10 a.m. Saturday at http://www.OMMA.ok.gov for all potential medical marijuana patients, growers, dispensaries, processors and caregivers. Oklahoma State Department of Health spokesman Tony Sellars said that by Saturday evening, the agency had received 1,054 patient, 634 business and three caregiver applications.

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United Nations Panel Releases First-Ever Review of Marijuana

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For the first time ever, a World Health Organization (WHO) committee is reviewing marijuana’s status under international law. And technical documents the committee recently released include several positive, evidentiary findings about the plant’s medical value.

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New Ads Aim to Change Perception of Medical Marijuana For Rural Texans

Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, Texans will be seeing — and hearing — a lot of campaign ads. But, on top of the typical election year barrage of political commercials, some rural Texans will also be seeing a very different kind of ad.

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Vermont Law Legalizes Adult Use Marijuana

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Today July 1st Vermont has become the 9th state to legalize adult use marijuana.

Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact legalization via an act of the legislature rather than by the passage of a voter initiative.

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