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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

VT's 4th Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approved

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Vermont's fourth medical marijuana dispensary is a go for Brattleboro.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Marijuana Dispensary Groups Plan Berkshire Sites

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As New York debates legalizing recreational marijuana, groups in Massachusetts are proposing location sites after voters in the state opened the door for medical use of the drug in 2012. So far at least two groups are looking to site a dispensary in the county’s largest city, Pittsfield.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

12/12/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and former Daily Freeman Publisher - Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
House expected to approve budget
Republicans split on budget
Suspension of aid in Syria
JP Morgan/Madoff
Weed? Oui!
Fun at work?

North Country News
8:15 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Leahy: Panel Will Examine State, Federal Pot Laws

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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee wants to look into the conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Marijuana Push In Closing Days Of Session In Albany

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Members of the New York state legislature’s Black and Hispanic caucus and their allies made a last-minute push for a bill to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying current laws unfairly target young black and Latino men.

Assemblyman Karim Camara, who chairs the caucus, says the bill to decriminalize public possession of small amounts of marijuana is needed partly to fix an ongoing problem with the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy.  He and other supporters gathered outside the Senate chamber, to call for a vote.  

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

5/21/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Mental Illness in the Family
Generation Rx
Marijuana: Panacea, Pleasure or Plague

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Law Enforcement to Lobby Against Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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Law enforcement officers opposed to a proposal that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana will be at the Vermont statehouse Thursday asking legislators to reject the measure.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

ACLU Challenges Commonwealth's View on Sharing Pot

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is speaking out against the Commonwealth’s persecution of those who share marijuana, despite a ballot measure in 2008 that decriminalized the drug. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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New England News
12:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

New England Lawmakers Seeking to Legalize Pot

Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maine are promising to push legislation to legalize marijuana in their states after voters in Colorado and Washington removed legal penalties for pot use.

Rhode Island state Rep. Edith Ajello and Maine state Rep. Diane Russell say public support for marijuana legalization is growing. They say regulated sales of marijuana would eliminate the criminal black market while raising badly needed revenue for governments.

Similar proposals are expected in Vermont and Massachusetts.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Karen O'Keefe - The Marijuana Policy Project

Last week, the states of Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for recreational use.

In our region, Massachusetts voters widely supported a referendum legalizing the prescription of marijuana for medicinal use.

For more on what these developments mean for the future of marijuana policy in New York State and across the country, WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project.

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