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A Louisiana man who was serving life in prison for selling $20 worth of marijuana was released after spending 12 years behind bars


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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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Family of Tessa Majors rips NYPD sergeants union boss for linking student's murder to marijuana

Family of Tessa Majors rips NYPD sergeants union boss for linking student's murder to marijuanaMayor di Blasio tweeted his outrage against an NYPD union leader hours before more than 1,000 mourners gathered to honor Tessa Majors at a vigil.



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A woman got the incurable condition 'cobalt lung' after vaping marijuana for just 6 months

A woman got the incurable condition 'cobalt lung' after vaping marijuana for just 6 monthsShe's the first known vaping-related case. Steroids can help with symptoms like chronic coughing, but lung scarring is permanent.



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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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Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuana

Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuanaNaama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to 7.5 years of prison in Moscow, and negotiating her release is part of a bigger diplomatic dispute.



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A Florida man called the sheriff's office to report stolen marijuana. The deputy's response: 'Stop calling'

A Florida man called the sheriff's office to report stolen marijuana. The deputy's response: 'Stop calling'The Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida told a man to stop calling 911 to report $ 20 worth of stolen weed.



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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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U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient

U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredientThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has in the past advised consumers to avoid the devices, but the latest recommendation focused on THC products follows nationwide data that pointed to a large number of cases related to the use of the high-inducing component of marijuana. The CDC and state health officials, along with other health agencies, are investigating 805 confirmed and probable cases and 12 deaths so far from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, as of the latest update on Thursday. According to the research published by CDC on Friday, 514 of the 805 patients knew about substances used in their vaping products, with nearly 77% using THC-containing vapes.



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