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Florida man passes out marijuana ‘because it was Christmas’ – NBC2 News

Police arrested a man who admitted to handing out marijuana “because it was Christmas.” Source: Florida man passes out marijuana ‘because it was Christmas’ – NBC2 News

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What to expect in 2020: Marijuana will mature | Worcester Business Journal

As the CCC works through its backlog, more marijuana stores – both recreational and medical – will open statewide, and in Central Massachusetts, in particular. Source: What to expect in 2020: Marijuana will mature | Worcester Business Journal

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Alabama Legislature’s Study Commission Recommends Medical Marijuana Be Legalized | Marijuana Moment

An official panel created by the Alabama legislature is recommending that the state legalize medical marijuana. Twelve of the 18 members of the Medical Cannabis Study Commission voted on Friday to support the passage of a bill that would establish a medical cannabis program for qualifying patients. Three members of the group voted against the […]

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Travelers Caught With Marijuana in Chicago Airports Won’t be Busted: Police – NBC Chicago

Domestic travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted after Jan. 1, Chicago police say. Even though marijuana will still be illegal under federal law — and it’s illegal to carry across state lines — authorities have no intention of arresting people caught with the drug at Chicago airports, officials said Friday. That’s because […]

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Key Senate Chairman Lays Out Possible Marijuana Banking Bill Changes | Marijuana Moment

A powerful Senate committee chairman said on Wednesday the he opposes House-passed marijuana banking legislation and laid out potential changes he would like to see to the bill before he takes it up in his panel. Among other amendments being floated for public feedback is a 2 percent THC potency limit on products in order […]

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Congress Attaches Marijuana, Hemp And CBD Provisions To Federal Spending Bills | Marijuana Moment

The House and Senate have agreed to include a variety of marijuana, hemp and CBD provisions in reports attached to appropriations legislation that President Trump signed into law on Friday. Although more sweeping provisions that passed the House—such as measures shielding all state and tribal cannabis programs from federal interference and protecting banks that service […]

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Trump Administration Moves To Deny Asylum Over Misdemeanor Marijuana Offenses | Marijuana Moment

The Trump administration is seeking to make certain marijuana offenses, including misdemeanor possession, grounds to deny asylum to migrants. In a notice published in the Federal Register on Thursday, the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security proposed amending asylum policy to make it so that people convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses are […]