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Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical cannabis companies and investors are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and the Department of Public Safety to approve more dispensary licenses beyond the three given provisional approval in May.

Texas legislators file bills aimed at decriminalizing marijuana

Texas Legislators File Bills Aimed at Decriminalizing Marijuana

Among the bills are those that would create a specialty court for certain first-time marijuana possession offenders, reduce criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and re-classify convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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It’s Not Legal Yet: Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance shows that there were nearly half a million marijuana felony and misdemeanor arrests in California between 2006 and 2015.

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Judge Charles Breyer Gives Teeth to Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

On Oct. 19, 2015, Charles R. Breyer, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, narrowed the scope of an injunction against the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, effectively allowing the MAMM to get back into the business of dispensing pot.

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California Group Petitions Feinstein For Change on Drug Policy

An amendment protecting state medical marijuana programs from federal meddling passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 21-9. Of those 9 “nays,” only one was from a Democrat—U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from California. The Drug Policy Alliance hopes to sway the legislator’s opinion.

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California Jobs and Medical Marijuana Use

California is generally very protective of employee rights, including the rights of disabled workers, and imposes strict limits on when employers may require drug testing. The state was also one of early adopters of a compassionate use statute, shielding patients from state criminal prosecution for medical use of marijuana.


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