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January 17, 2018 in SAM in the Press

Half of Americans support alternatives to full marijuana legalization: poll

(Josh Delk, The Hill) Half of Americans now support alternatives to full…

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January 17, 2018 in SAM’s News

New National Poll Shows Support for Marijuana Legalization Dips Below 50% When Voters Are Given Other Policy Choices

Contact: SAM Press Office/Luke Niforatos           …

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January 4, 2018 in SAM in the Press

Sessions will end policy that allowed legalized marijuana to prosper

(The Hill) Attorney General Jeff Sessions will roll back an…

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January 4, 2018 in SAM in the Press

Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an…

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