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House of Representatives passes marijuana legalization bill


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Mexican church decries Senate’s marijuana legalization vote


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Bernie Sanders rolled out his marijuana legalization plan at 4:20 p.m.

Bernie Sanders rolled out his marijuana legalization plan at 4:20 p.m.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a plan to light up his first 100 days in office.Sanders, a longtime supporter of marijuana legalization, unveiled a plan to make that happen if he's elected president. Specifically, he'll legalize it during his first 100 days in office, as well as enact a plan to ensure the weed industry doesn't end up like big tobacco, his marijuana plan posted at 4:20 p.m. Thursday explains.Sanders rolled out his plan along with some marijuana statistics, including how "African Americans are nearly four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white Americans" despite roughly equal marijuana use. That fact is at the heart of the need for criminal justice reform in the U.S., Sanders writes, and it's why he's making marijuana legalization and expunging past weed convictions his top priority.So in his first 100 days in office, a President Sanders would nominate an "attorney general, HHS secretary, and administrator for the DEA" who back his reform goals. He'd then "immediately" issue an executive order to the attorney general so they "declassify marijuana as a controlled substance," and later focus on "legislation to ensure permanent legalization of marijuana." Next up, Sanders would create a system to "vacate and expunge" all federal and state marijuana convictions. Sanders also has pledged to ensure revenue from legal marijuana benefits areas hit the hardest by its illegality, and introduced steps to "ensure legalized marijuana does not turn into big tobacco."Find all of Sanders' pot plan here.



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How far will Dems go in reversing marijuana policy? Legalization, clemency — even reparations — are on the table.

How far will Dems go in reversing marijuana policy? Legalization, clemency — even reparations — are on the table.Most Democrats competing in the 2020 primary have come out for the legalization of marijuana, regulating and taxing it like tobacco or alcohol. A few have gone further, pushing for clemency — and even reparations — for those with past convictions for nonviolent drug offenses.



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Republican support for marijuana legalization edges up again in poll

Republican support for marijuana legalization edges up again in pollGallup found that a majority of Republicans support legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the United States.



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Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws

Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new lawsCanada will become the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana. Canada will this week become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, but as they negotiate a patchwork of new legislation and inconsistent enforcement, smokers may soon find that their enjoyment of weed is still blunted. “There will be more laws around the cannabis plant after legalization than there were before,” said Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a professor at the University of Toronto.



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Yahoo News Explains: What Canada’s cannabis legalization will look like

Yahoo News Explains: What Canada’s cannabis legalization will look likeOh, Canada! Weed is now legal in the great white north, making it the second country to legalize cannabis, after Uruguay. “We will soon have a new system in place, one that keeps cannabis out of the hands of our kids and keeps profits out of organized crime,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In America, states with legalized cannabis have a minimum age of 21, while Canada’s federal minimum age will vary depending on location.



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Yahoo News Explains: What Canada’s cannabis legalization will look like

Yahoo News Explains: What Canada’s cannabis legalization will look likeOh, Canada! Weed is now legal in the great white north, making it the second country to legalize cannabis, after Uruguay. “We will soon have a new system in place, one that keeps cannabis out of the hands of our kids and keeps profits out of organized crime,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In America, states with legalized cannabis have a minimum age of 21, while Canada’s federal minimum age will be 18.



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Legalization of recreational marijuana gaining support on 4/20

Legalization of recreational marijuana gaining support on 4/20Recreational marijuana is already legal in nine states and now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is planning to introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.



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Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remain

Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remainHoping for the passage of a DREAM Act, immigration activists stage protests at the offices of members of Congress.



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