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  • Maine governor vetoes marijuana regulations

    'I feel like we legalized gasoline, but not gas stations'

    November 10, 2017

    On Nov. 3, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would’ve set up regulations for legal sales and cultivation of marijuana under the Marijuana Legalization Act, the ballot initiative state voters approved in 2016. The state House sustained the veto three days later when it voted 74-62 to override LePage’s veto,

  • Senate committee, DOJ task force and state governors snub Sessions

    The attorney general encounters pushback for his stance on marijuana policy

    August 16, 2017

    On May 1, attorney general Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to Congressional leaders opposing the federal budget provision that protects state medical-marijuana programs. First obtained by Massroots, the letter urged them not to adopt the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prohibits the Justice Department from using federal funds to enforce drug laws against state-legal medical cannabis businesses.

  • Trump invites Duterte to visit, 'essentially endorsing his murderous War on Drugs'

    The two had a 'friendly conversation' and 'discussed the fact that the Philippine government is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs.'

    May 3, 2017

    The Philippines anti-drug campaign has drawn international condemnation ever since the tough-on-crime president Rodrigo Duterte took office last summer. The barbarism of his tactics prompted the UN to express concern over human rights abuses and the extrajudicial killings of more than 9,000 drug users and dealers during his brief tenure.

  • Man who blamed pot for shooting sentenced to 30 years

    Richard Kirk pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, but blamed an edible for the shooting death of his wife

    April 9, 2017

    Richard Kirk was sentenced to 30 years in prison in the shooting death of his wife on Friday. The 50-year-old father of three pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in an agreement with prosecutors. He had initially been charged with first-degree murder.

    In April 2014, Kristine Kirk called 911 and reportedly said her husband was hallucinating