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Hawaii Gov. David Ige signs bills Tuesday in Honolulu, including two on medical marijuana. (Cathy Bussewitz / Associated Press)
Natalie Schachar ~ Los Angeles Times ~
 
Fifteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, the state plans to begin licensing pot dispensaries.

A grow light shines through the leaves of a cannabis plant at Northern Lights grow facility in Denver, Colorado on March 27, 2014. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
 
As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared.

Photo: Stella Hwang/Flickr
FOX 12 Staff ~ KPTV.com   ~
 
The airport is allowing travelers to board with the legal amount of marijuana on flights that take off and land within Oregon's borders.

The Miami-Dade County commission meets on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. David Santiago ? El Nuevo Herald
Douglas Hanks ~ Miami Herald ~
 
Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering — by issuing a civil citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal system.

Tim Rearden ~ Newsnet5.com ~
 
The initiative, which would expunge criminal records for past cannabis convictions if marijuana becomes legal, received the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters.

Image of Medical marijuana at a dispensary in Seattle. While even recreational marijuana use is legal in Washington State, Colorado and elsewhere, federal prohibitions remain rigid. Credit:Ian C. Bates for The New York Times
 
WASHINGTON — For all the aspiring and current spies, diplomats and F.B.I. agents living in states that have liberalized marijuana laws, the federal government has a stern warning: Put down the bong, throw out the vaporizer and lose the rolling papers.

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