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Alaska's Don Young Co-Sponsors Medical Marijuana Bill

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The bill would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug; end federal prosecution of medical marijuana in states where it is legal; allow banks to provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state law; and allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana, among other provisions.

Stitching Up a Paper Cut: Eric Holder Is 'Fixing' a Federal Problem at the Expense of the States

Adam Banner | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

If the federal government recognizes that mandatory minimums are likely inappropriate sentences for nonviolent offenders, perhaps the states will follow suit, developing diversion programs, prison alternatives, and reasonable means for re-entry.

10 More Colo. Pot Dispensaries Forced To Shut Down

Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver

Ten medical marijuana dispensaries have complied with letters sent by U.S. Attorney John Walsh to shut down, the U.S. Attorney's office confirmed in a...

Poll Has Good News For Pot Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

A new poll released this week by Public Policy Polling shows that likely voters in Colorado are in support of Amendment 64, the ballot measure that se...

10 More Colo. Pot Dispensaries Ordered To Shut Down Or Move

Posted 08.06.2012 | Denver

On Friday, U.S. Attorney John Walsh's office issued letters to the owners of 10 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that are within 1,000 feet ...

Pot Legalization Initiative Will Appear On 2012 Ballot

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.28.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use when the state becomes the second in the nation to ...

Will Pot Legalization Question Make The Ballot?

Posted 02.27.2012 | Denver

A group of marijuana activists seeking recreational use legalization for adults in Colorado expects to hear if they gathered enough signatures for a p...

Pot Activists To Turn In Additional 12,000 Signatures

Posted 02.27.2012 | Denver

Colorado marijuana activists seeking recreational use legalization for adults are hoping that the additional 12,000 signatures they have gathered will...

Pot Activists Gather Nearly Double The Signatures For Legalization Measure

Posted 01.05.2012 | Denver

As the state seeks reclassification of medical marijuana to a schedule 2 drug, Colorado pot activists are seeking full recreational use legalization, ...