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Legal pot? California voters could face two initiatives in 2016

Oakland - Marijuana users and supporters in California could get the opportunity to legalize using their drug of choice in November if a planned voter initiative to accomplish that makes it to the ballot.

No pardon for Missouri prisoner serving life sentence for pot

Sedalia - Every day for over 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey, a nonviolent offender, has been staring at the same prison walls, a victim of Missouri's stringent three strikes' law that has since been repealed. Last month, Governor Jay Nixon declined to pardon Mizanskey.

Bill Clinton voices his support of medical marijuana

Denver - Former president Bill Clinton has come out in favor of allowing individual states to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana, noting that there's increasing evidence that shows that medical marijuana can be beneficial for patients who are ill.

NORML wins first round of online contest for Super Bowl XLVIII ad

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is winning after the first round of an online contest to get an ad spot during Super Bowl XLVIII and aims to bring its pro-pot message to millions of sports fans next year.

Delaware becomes 16th state to pass medical marijuana law

Wilmington - Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed into law a medical marijuana bill, which will go into effect July 1, that will allow for the use of medical grade marijuana by chronically ill patients with the approval and supervision of their physician.

Legislators want medical marijuana farming legalized in Minnesota

Saint Paul - House Representatives in the Minnesota Legislature have proposed a bill that will open the door for resident farmers to grow medical marijuana for resale to dispensaries in states which have legalized the use and sale of marijuana for medical conditions.

Montel Williams lights up the Maine Medical Marijuana Conference

Portland - Montel Williams spoke at yesterday's medical marijuana conference in Maine. In tears as he shared his pain with the audience, he was encouraged by one attending Sheriff to take his medicine, prompting Montel to light up a joint and take a few puffs.

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