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The New York Assembly, Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a deal to move forward on a limited medical marijuana program, which makes New York the 23rd state to adopt such a program. The new law will provide relief to thousands of New Yorkers suffering from debilitating illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis, as well as children struggling with seizure disorders.
The Senate is expected to vote — possibly as soon as Friday — on a measure that is intended to shield medical marijuana patients and providers from enforcement of federal laws in states where medical marijuana is legal.
If there was any doubt in anyone's mind about just how ignorant New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is when it comes to medicinal cannabis, the big guy has put those doubts to rest. Following reports that patient enrollment in the state's medical marijuana program is low (due largely to his own foot-dragging and ineffective implementation), Christie called the New Jersey program and others like it across the nation "a front for legalization."
Clark County, Nevada commissioners on Tuesday approved 101 applications from medical marijuana developers who want to open cultivation, production (processing), and laboratory facilities from Laughlin to Las Vegas.
This weekend will mark the first month of medical marijuana dispensary inspections by officials with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program. The Oregon Legislature formally legalized dispensaries last year.
The Albanian government is sending hundreds more police to what they call a "lawless" southern village where suspected marijuana growers fired rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machine guns in response to a police drug raid.
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“What country are these men incarcerated in?”
The question posed to film maker Amy Povah (420, the Documentary), while standing in front of the White House carrying signs calling for the release of prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent marijuana crimes, came from a government worker.