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Michael Walsh ~ Yahoo News
 
 Texas lawmakers introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation Friday that would allow patients suffering from serious conditions - including cancer and seizure disorders - to access the plant with a doctor's prescription.

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Nicole Goodrich ~ KETV Omaha
 
LINCOLN, Neb. —Both sides of a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska squared off at a Judiciary Committee hearing in Lincoln on Friday.

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David Downs ~ Smell The Truth ~
 
Lawmakers in Boston introduced a bill this week to strike the word “marijuana” from much of its criminal code, and regulate and tax the botanical with a system similar to alcohol.

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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times
 
Lawmakers in Rhode Island are expected to introduce a bill into the state legislature Thursday that would legalize marijuana for recreational use and create a legal retail market in the state for the sale and taxation of the leafy commodity.

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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times ~
 
Legal weed in Ohio could raise more than $550 million in tax revenue for the state by 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the advocacy group ResponsibleOhio, the organization behind a proposed November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use.

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Max Hunt ~ Mountain Xpress
 
North Carolina could conceivably be one of the next states to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes, according to a report by higherperspective.com.

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