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By KATU.com Staff ~
 
SALEM, Ore. -- Lawmakers are mulling over two bills that could erase marijuana arrests or reduce sentences for certain Oregonians ahead of recreational pot becoming legal in July.

Image of chart showing the reduction of marijuana related charges in Colorado after legalization
Matt Ferner ~ Huffington Post
 
It should come as no surprise that when Colorado legalized marijuana, criminal charges connected to the plant would be reduced.

Image  of a large amount of cash to pay Colorado marijuana taxes
Jack Healy ~ The New York Times ~
 
DENVER — In the State Capitol, they are calling it Refund Madness

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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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HILARY BRICKEN ~ Above The Law ~
 
In Spring 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading in several publicly traded marijuana companies, including FusionPharm, Inc., Cannabusiness Group, Inc., GrowLife, Inc., Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc., and Petrotech Oil and Gas, Inc. In addition to those suspensions, the SEC issued a warning regarding investments in publicly traded marijuana-related stocks. 

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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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