Life For Pot: The Forgotten Victims

The Marijuana Lifer Project’s Cheri Sicard joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to explain how some people continue to serve lifetime sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses even as marijuana legalization sweeps the country.

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MINNEAPOLIS --- Adult recreational use of marijuana is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, and 29 states have embraced some form of medical marijuana legalization. There’s even a pot plant cultivation competition at the annual Oregon State Fair. By 2015, legal cannabis had become the fastest-growing industry in the United

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National Guard Uses Helicopter To Raid Elderly Woman For One Pot Plant

The woman was not arrested or charged in the raids, provided she allowed police access and didn’t demand to see a warrant.

This file photo shows an elderly woman who suffers from severe arthritis and an eye condition similar to glaucoma, puffing on a pipe filled with marijuana.

Though Americans are growing increasingly comfortable with the prospect of legal marijuana, the Massachusetts National Guard and the state’s police are proving resistant to change — so much so that last month, they used a military helicopter to raid an elderly woman’s home over a single cannabis plant. At the end of September, the Daily

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New Jersey Bill Would Legalize Pot, Expunge Existing Marijuana Crimes

Should the bill, A4193, pass, convenience stores would be permitted to sell cannabis alongside cigarettes — available to anyone aged 19 and older.

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Bold legislation introduced in New Jersey last week would not only treat cannabis like tobacco — legalizing it — but would expunge records for individuals previously convicted of certain marijuana-related ‘crimes.’ Should the bill, A4193, pass, convenience stores would be permitted to sell cannabis alongside cigarettes — available to anyone aged

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Canadian Denied Entry To US After Admitting Past Pot Use

While marijuana is legal in several US states, individuals admitting to recreational use are reportedly being barred from entering the country.

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"They said that I was inadmissible because I admitted to smoking marijuana after the age of 18 and before I’d received my medical marijuana license," Matthew Harvey told CBC News. The 39-year-old Canadian citizen wants to take his three-year-old daughter on a vacation to Disneyland in California, but is having difficulties entering the US due

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Microsoft Enters The Cannabis Business

The tech giant has createed software to help legal marijuana sellers keep track of their product.

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Microsoft has built a new type of software that tracks marijuana 'from seed to sale' in various states in the US. Working alongside Los Angeles-based weed company Kind, the tech giant has created the software product to help facilitate and track sales. Think of it as a joint partnership. “We do think there will be significant growth,”

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Seniors Now The Fastest Growing Demographic Of Cannabis Users

The 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country.

This file photo shows an elderly woman who suffers from severe arthritis and an eye condition similar to glaucoma, puffing on a pipe filled with marijuana.

As the U.S. becomes more comfortable with the end of cannabis prohibition, many of the arguments sustaining the drug war will come to be acknowledged as being the ridiculouspropaganda that they were. For example, the lie about marijuana being the gateway drug that sends a person spiraling down the path of hard drug use and criminal activity is

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