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  KOMO News -   EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Joseph is a self-declared marijuana addict. He says he rolled his first joint when he was 16, and ended up smoking marijuana regularly for 35 years. Now, he has been clean for 10 years. But the tone…
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  The Guardian -   Drawn to the city’s legal weed and low cost of living, families across the US travel to Pueblo looking to make a new life. But not everyone strikes it rich. In cars stuffed with clothes, boxes and furniture pr…
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  Tech Insider -   High schoolers now report using marijuana more than cigarettes or cigars, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Oct. 15.  In 1997, 21% of high schoolers said they had smok…
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  KRQE -   MIDDLETON, California (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California are offering up to $200 in free cannabis per patient affected by a hugely destructive wildfire. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://…
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  International Business Times -   Brandan Flores is a careful shopper. The 24-year-old raw vegan avoids chemicals and additives in the foods he eats, and he approaches his recreational marijuana purchases the same way. He asks budtenders…
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  ScienceAlert - Trying to replicate the "Ferrari of the plant world". Yeast has been engineered to produce the main psychoactive compound in marijuana - tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Responsible for the majority of marijuana's…
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  San Francisco Chronicle -   A bill that would legitimize the state’s billion-dollar medical marijuana industry could also exclude many Californians from the lucrative industry: those convicted of drug crimes. Given the way tha…
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  New York TImes -    PORTLAND, Ore. — About 15 years ago, when she was in her 20s, Erika Walton handed a bong to someone who turned out be a police officer, and was cited for marijuana possession. She paid the fine, she said, …
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  ABC News -   Colorado's marijuana growers were the big winners Wednesday when the state suspended new recreational pot taxes, a tax quirk that saved shoppers some sales tax but saved wholesalers tens of thousands.   Pro…
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  Huffington Post -   "There’s no reason that we should be tested for weed." Ronda Rousey is standing up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after they decided on Monday to suspend UFC fighter Nick Diaz for …
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  NBC San Diego -   A UC San Diego neurosurgeon has been accused of using marijuana while on the job. The Medical Board of California has filed a complaint against Dr. Gunjan Goel, alleging she practiced medicine while under the influ…
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  Time -    Tribes are weighing the risks and opportunities of legalizing pot This New Year’s Eve, Tony Reider wants to throw a party unlike any his South Dakota tribe has seen.   There will be live music, food…
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  Nature.com -   As marijuana use becomes more acceptable, researchers are scrambling to answer key questions about the drug. In 2013, Beau Kilmer took on a pretty audacious head count. Citizens in the state of Washington had just vot…
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  NBC News -    LOS ANGELES -- Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south o…
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  USA Today -    After waiting in line for hours at a booth during a medical marijuana convention in San Francisco, Jeff Harrington needed only a two-minute consultation and a written recommendation to become a medical marijuana pati…
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  Newsweek -   Updated | It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to k…
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  Democrat & Chronicle -    A federal criminal case against two brothers accused of involvement in a major marijuana trafficking operation has morphed into a legal assault on the government's criminal classification of mariju…
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  Washington Times -    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials say revenues from taxing and regulating medical marijuana have been lower than projected in the two years that dispensaries, also known as compassion centers, hav…
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  LA Times -   On Sunday evening, firefighters were battling more than a dozen fires across Northern California, including a new one called the Jerusalem fire that was exploding north of Napa in Lake County. Then they received reports…
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  New York Times -   Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016. The $35 millio…
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  San Diego Union Tribune -    Former SDSU and New Orleans Saints lineman Kyle Turley says marijuana is the only drug that has really helped him, and that it's safer than opioids You’ve seen the ubiquitous prescription …
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  The Guardian -  This week’s best city stories from around the web talk about marijuana zones in California, a forgotten waterway under the streets of Auckland, a mushroom farm in Camden and mime-artist-assisted traffic control in …
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  Huffington Post -   A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just …
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  Time -   The top moving destination in 2014 was Oregon, which voted to legalize marijuana last November. When choosing retirement locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality …
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  LA Times -   A panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to guide the debate on the legalization of marijuana in California with an emphasis on limiting children’s access to cannabis, reducing illegal activity and tightly regul…
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  ABC News -   Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infes…
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  Newsweek -   In downtown Washington, D.C., the Department of Justice asserts that marijuana enterprises are free to exist, while immediately across 10th Street, the IRS tells those businesses they are illegal drug-trafficking operations…
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  KCRA -   Board of Supervisors revises water code SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Sacramento County Supervisors voted Tuesday to revise the county's water code to declare marijuana cultivation a form of water waste.   …
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  Rolling Stone -   What happens when a California start-up offers monthly subscriptions for medical weed delivery? You're high. Or, maybe, you're not high, but you want to be. Maybe you're a cancer patient, or a stressed-…
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  Tech Times -   There could be hope in making it to the list of organ transplant hopefuls for those who have been receiving medical marijuana for treatment. The use of marijuana for medical purposes has already been, for a while, acc…
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  Huffington Post -   At last, New Yorkers with serious medical conditions including cancer, HIV, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, MS, and severe chronic pain will be able to access medical mari…
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  LA Weekly -   Awakening each morning in pain caused by various surgeries, Yami Bolanos engages in her daily routine of relief, which she finds only with cannabis oil. A cancer survivor who underwent a liver transplant 19 years ago, she …
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  Star Tribune -   Sickest Minnesotans eager for opening of dispensaries  The first registered medical marijuana patient in Minnesota toddled across sunlit grass and into his mother’s arms.   Three-year-old Wya…
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  Business Insider -    Last weekend, thousands from the Bay Area poured into the outdoor SoMa StrEAT Food Park for the Get Baked Sale, the first food rally for marijuana-edibles enthusiasts. Cannabis is only legal for medicinal …
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  The Atlantic -   As pot laws liberalize, cannabis capitalists eye opportunities for business—and to upend stereotypes. But can white-collar workers handle it, man? Jill Amen always wanted to be a barista. She has also always l…
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  USA Today -    DENVER – Marijuana entrepreneurs rushing into the booming market are running headlong into a patchwork of state-by-state regulations that make it hard to transfer their expertise, brands and staff— and ev…
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  NY Daily News -   Disturbing footage caught by secret cameras catch California cops eating marijuana edibles, joking about kicking an amputee “in the f---ing nub” and playing darts during a Santa Ana pot shop raid, the lawye…
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  NBC News -   The House voted on several pro-pot amendments on Wednesday aimed at tackling the sticky issue of conflicts that arise when the Department of Justice interferes with state implementation of local marijuana laws. In many …
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  Forbes -    Most people believe marijuana dispensaries are hugely profitable – grow a few plants and money will come rolling in the door. The reality is that cannabis retailers face challenges that regular retailers don&rsquo…
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  Forbes -   As of today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal marijuana and four have legalized its recreational use as well. Despite that, marijuana remains a so-called Schedule I controlled substance – …
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  MPR News -   Sarah Wellington thought she had everything squared away to register for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. Her multiple sclerosis fit the narrow list of conditions that qualify. Her neurologist was on board wit…
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  CPR -   When Benjamin Rasmussen started photographing Colorado’s legal marijuana industry in 2012 for places like Wired and the New York Times, he noticed they often just wanted one thing.“A lot of times, people were really …
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  USA Today -   ALBANY, N.Y. — The 10-year-old girl stood smiling at the governor's side as he signed a medical marijuana bill into law last July. Amanda Houser was so excited for the event, her mother said, her health probl…
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  Fox News -   Cannabis-infused coffee is now available in convenient single-use pods for those who want a little more buzz to their a.m. jolt. Seattle-based Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop now sells pods of  premium Catapult coffee a…
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  National Geographic -   The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies. For years, opponents of legalizing medi…
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  International Business Times -   Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for …
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  USA Today -   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It was almost too juicy a story line to be true. Shane Ray, the NFL prospect cited for marijuana possession just days before the draft, gets picked by the Denver Broncos, of all teams, and head…
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  Huffington Post -   A pro-marijuana ad debuting in Texas on Tuesday showcases a retired police officer who says the state should take a more "sensible" approach to marijuana policies because the drug causes far fewer problems …
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  Forbes -   Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. After all, virtually every business in every country pays tax on net profits, after expenses. But the topsy-turvy rules for…
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  Above The Law -   In December of last year, Nebraska and Oklahoma (the “NO States”) filed suit against Colorado in the United States Supreme Court, seeking to invalidate Colorado’s recreational cannabis laws. Last week…
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  New York Times -    DENVER — Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau’s five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Mr. Nassau could not rely on the ga…
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  Shreveport Times -   BATON ROUGE – Roughly a year after a medical marijuana bill was shot down in committee, the Louisiana Senate on Monday passed a similar proposal that could get medical-grade pot to those suffering from cancer,…
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  Fast Company -   IT AIN'T EASY GOING GREEN. JUST ASK THE FOLKS AT DIXIE ELIXIRS & EDIBLES. Earlier this year, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, perhaps Colorado’s best-known cannabis brand, took its THC-infused drinks …
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  San Jose Mercury News -   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Legislature is considering multiple -- and conflicting -- plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. The debate …
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  TechCrunch -    Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis to some degree…
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  Fortune -   Legalized marijuana sales are spreading across the U.S., but the industry’s businesses are facing steep federal tax bills thanks to a wrinkle in the tax code dating back to the 1980’s. Millions of Americans r…
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  NPR - Nearly two-thirds of Millennials who identify as Republican support legalizing marijuana, while almost half of older GOP Gen-Xers do, according to a recently released Pew survey that could be an indicator of where the debate is heading…
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  Great Falls Tribune -  TULALIP, Wash. (AP) – The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of cauti…
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  NPR.org - When it comes to marijuana laws, the Justice Department is now treating American Indian tribes the way it treats states that have legalized pot: by backing off on enforcement. The move, announced in December, has inadvertently …
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  Duluth News Tribune -  ST. PAUL — The union that represents thousands of Minnesota food workers is celebrating its newest members — the state’s medical marijuana workers. Employees at Otsego-based Minnesota Medical…
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  CNBC -   Supply is outstripping demand in the unlikeliest place—legal recreational marijuana in the state of Washington. Growers who jumped into the new legal market hoping to make a killing in cannabis are now getting killed by a…
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  NBC Bay Area -  Medical Marijuana is Already Recreational, Say Insiders In California, medical marijuana remains legal and many believe that next year voters may get to decide if the state will take the next step and legalize recrea…
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  Huffington Post -  SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing marijuana in California said Wednesday she was taking very seriously arguments by their attorneys that t…
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  Yahoo News -   SEATTLE/DENVER (Reuters) - Vending machines selling medical marijuana opened for business in Seattle on Tuesday, in what the company providing them billed as a first-in-the-state innovation that it expects to expand to ot…
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  The Cannabist -  DENVER — Colorado released a sweeping report Monday about marijuana and health — everything from pot’s effect on drivers, asthma, cancer rates and birth defects. The 188-page report doesn’t i…
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  KRQE -  DENVER (AP) — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It’s an urban legend that won’t go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can&rsq…
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  The News Tribune - The superintendent of Prosser’s school district isn’t naive about marijuana. Ray Tolcacher attended a Southern California public high school during the counterculture movement of the mid-1960s.   …
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  Forbes -   The family and I went to the X Games here in Aspen this afternoon, which is all the reminder one needs that recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. We made it through about an hour of the men’s slopestyle final bef…
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  New York Times -  DENVER — When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronti…
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  LA Times -   In a  rare examination of federal marijuana law, a U.S. judge in Northern California has decided to rule on the constitutionality of a 1970 act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin. …
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  CBS Sacramento -   SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – A Northern California tribe has signed up to be the first tribe in the state to launch a large marijuana-growing operation. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the Pinolevill…
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  Forbes -   Excited Coloradans thought legalizing marijuana would mean huge tax revenues. They were hardly alone. Nationwide, with medical marijuana, and especially with recreational, the drum beat has been about money, jobs, real estate…
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  Forbes -   In a 2011 Reason cover story, I explained why drug policy reformers had been bitterly disappointed by President Obama’s performance during his first few years in office. With the notable exception of his support for sho…
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  NBC News -   Marijuana has never had a year like 2014.   The first aboveboard just-for-fun cannabis markets rose in Colorado and Washington. Voters in Oregon and Alaska passed ballot initiatives to create the same. And a co…
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  Entrepreneur -  The bed was a mattress on the floor, the night tables two cardboard boxes. It wasn’t exactly what Ata Gonzalez and his wife had envisioned. Just a couple of years earlier, they had made millions in the Florida real…
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  The Motley Fool -   There are few issues as polarizing as whether or not marijuana should be legalized on a recreational or medical level. Yet in spite of the wide variance in views, marijuana's recent momentum towards legalization …
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  Yahoo News -  WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. A catch-all spending …
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  LA Times -  Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passa…
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  The State -  Two months ago, you couldn’t be sure what Harmony Ralph of Horry County saw when she opened her eyes. They remained immobile, seeming to stare into some middle distance, and it was hard to tell if she saw anything…
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  SFGate - In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Thursday night to de-fund the federal war on medical marijuana. The provision passed the Senate Saturday and is expected to be s…
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  Huffington Post -  Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operation…
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  Huffington Post -  GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legali…
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  Realtor.com -   As marijuana becomes legal in more parts of the country, those in the real-estate industry are finding the new laws have implications for properties of every variety, from residential to industrial to retail. Some of…
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  LiveScience -   In a recent trend, parents of children with some forms of epilepsy are giving marijuana to their children in hopes of alleviating the seizures, but researchers say cannabis is not a proven treatment for childhood epileps…
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  Forbes - With all the upheaval in Washington, it isn’t likely that federal proposals to tax marijuana will pass anytime soon. Yet as Professor Paul Caron catalogs, economists are looking anew at the proposed Marijuana Tax Equity Act (H…
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  Buffalo News - A retired Buffalo police officer has started an online business that sells hundreds of products made from hemp. A truck driver is thinking about getting into the marijuana industry once he gets too old to stay on the road. …
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  Shape.com -  We compared the health benefits of cannabis to those of alcohol to determine which (mostly) legal high comes out on top   Medical or recreational marijuana is now legal in 23 states, plus Washington D.C. That m…
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  Colorado Springs Independent -  The money side of the marijuana business continues to be a mess. Though Colorado may have a marijuana-friendly bank as soon as next year, there's a bigger question looming on the horizon: How are thes…
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  CBS News -  Pot brownies, cookies and other potent treats have been around for years, but as more states pass legislation to legalize marijuana, a rock star would like to introduce you to a more sophisticated form of cannabis cuisine. …
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  The Cannabist -  These organized pot tours can be both thrilling and boring; How to make the most of your legal marijuana excursion “It was either Vegas or Colorado,” said “Wilma”, a D.C.-area woman, of her 4…
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  Forbes - There are now 24 jurisdictions with laws that legalize use of marijuana for medical purposes. Five of those jurisdictions—Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia—have gone so far as to legalize…
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  CNBC.com -  Moriah Barnhart's daughter, Dahlia, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 2. Moriah said that Dahlia, now 4, was not expected by doctors to live as long as she has. But the blue-eyed, rambunctious little girl has ex…
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  NBC News -   Drug reformers always dreamed of a world where users were safe and dealers were free. Then that world arrived, at least in the states where marijuana is legal. Now they see a new nightmare on the horizon: Big Pot. The s…
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  TheState.com  -  SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here m…
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  Forbes -   In 1992, when Americans elected a president who said he had smoked pot without inhaling, the number of marijuana arrests in the United States began a steep climb. It peaked in 2007, during the administration of a president wh…
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  CBS News -  That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests. Blood vessel function in labo…
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  NBC Right Now -  PORTLAND, OR. - Oregon cities say they'll try to get the Legislature next year to allow them to tax marijuana once it's legal in the state. Proponents of the Oregon marijuana measure say it prohibits local t…
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  USA Today -   LAS VEGAS — Starting early next year, tourists with a medical marijuana card from their home state can buy pot while visiting Las Vegas and other Nevada cities. A handful of other states offer similar reciprocity…
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  Substance.com -  Marijuana-as-medicine is now firmly established, and many of us have used it to wean ourselves off more dangerous drugs. Yet pot has always been considered unacceptable in AA and NA. In the new legal climate, will this …
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  Vox.com -  Nearly half the states in the US now allow medical marijuana. But even as the drug's legal medicinal use spreads throughout the country, there's a lot of confusion over what, exactly, medical marijuana is all about. …
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  USA Today - You can use your smartphone to request an Uber, order a pizza and book hotel rooms, and now a growing number of California entrepreneurs allow you to use it to order medical marijuana for delivery. NestDrop, a company that ea…
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  USA Today -   Times have surely changed over the past decade, and marijuana's perception among the public is only gaining steam. In the past month, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., decided to approve marijuana for…
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  Wall St Cheat Sheet -  2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both jumped the gun and passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and…
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  The Washington Post - Tuesday’s elections were described by some as the “marijuana midterms” even before the first votes were cast. The results lived up to that moniker, as Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to lega…
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  Slate.com - With Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia passing measures on Nov. 4 to legalize recreational marijuana, joining Colorado and Washington as U.S. regions where the sale of the drug is (or will be) legal, I thought it might…
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  The Washington Post -  It was Election Day in the District, but as Ian Hilton walked past a polling place on Vermont Avenue NW, he was stunned to detect the pungent scent of pot in the air. “Usually, I don’t smell anyone…
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  Yahoo Health -  A spate of recent studies on the efficacy of marijuana for various medical uses has confirmed what many people have known for thousands of years: that pot can help cure what ails you. “The biggest myth is that it&r…
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  Oregon Live -  After voters in Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in 2012, Alison Holcomb would tell pot activists it was too early to say that the rest of America was ready to accept the drug. Holcomb, an American …
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  The Dish -  Gallup’s attempt to explain the decline:   Last year’s finding of 58% in favor was recorded as Colorado was preparing to become the first state to implement a law decriminalizing the use of small amo…
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  Baltimore Sun -  Doug Porter's cannabis-motif shirt is a dead giveaway, as are the terms he uses in his business lecture, such as weed and buzz. On Saturday, Porter helped lead a how-to session for launching a marijuana business…
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  CBS Sacramento -  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Californians are eager to tax medical marijuana, but they want limits on who can grow it and sell it. That was the message from Tuesday’s voting, as backers of nearly two dozen …
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  The Economist -  The legal cannabis industry is run by minnows. As liberalisation spreads, that may not last. “FRESH and fruity, right?” says a bright-eyed young man behind the counter, wafting an open jar of something c…
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  The Miami Herald - Young stoners, as it turned out, didn’t turn out.   Support for a marijuana initiative that Florida Democrats had hoped might rouse younger voters from their collective fugue came nowhere ne…
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  The Economist -  Almost half of American states have taken steps to legalise cannabis. The federal government should follow   BESIDES choosing lawmakers, on November 4th voters in three American states and the District of C…
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  The Washington Post -  Perhaps the most potent sales pitch marijuana advocates have at their disposal is economics. Voting to legalize sales of marijuana, which Oregon did Tuesday night, would open up a powerful new industry, the thinki…
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  Reuters -  (Reuters) - Voters in the blue state of Oregon and red state of Alaska have joined the fledgling green column of the U.S. political map by choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, but supporters are not at liberty to ligh…
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  The Atlantic - President Obama lost his mandate to govern Tuesday, as his party ceded control of the Senate and additional seats in the House. For partisans who obsess over the ups and downs of every election cycle, that makes Democrats seem…
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  The Atlantic - A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado   The most eclectic gathering spot in Boulder, Colorado, is the Pearl Street Mall, a pedestrian thor…
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  Slate.com - D.C. is about to make pot legal. Good, but it should keep the cannabis industry out.   If the polling is right, residents of Washington, D.C., are likely to vote to legalize marijuana Tuesday. But it won’t be t…
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  The Daily Beast - A judge in California is examining the legality of America’s marijuana laws, she may be on the verge of throwing the entire system into chaos. Three states, one district, and two cities will vote on various aspect…
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  Detroit Free Press -   Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and across the nation to reflect in key ways that Americans are shifting in their attitudes toward marijuana. Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and…
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  USA Today -  More than 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that even those who make their money illegally have to pay taxes. Under today's tax code the government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those sel…
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  Huffington Post -  A spate of recent raids in California has destroyed an abundance of medical marijuana plants intended to treat children with debilitating seizure disorders. Two weeks ago, a local narcotics task force raided a col…
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  Las Vegas Review-Journal - Las Vegas’ first round of pot permit hearings was a marathon, not a sprint.   City Council members spent the better part of 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought…
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  Yahoo - PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. But seniors are the most reliable voters and could be key to the outc…
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  The Oregonian -  Walk into most medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon and you're bound to find Blue Dream and Blackberry Kush on the shelf. You’ll likely spot Blue Magoo, Jack Herer and Cinex, too. Turns out those are t…
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  NBC Los Angeles - Beverly Hills mom Cheryl Shuman may not look like the stereotypical stoner, but she’s hoping her new crowdfunding website will be a driving force to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Beverly Hills mom Ch…
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  Forbes -  In  a recent column, I noted the lack of evidence that people try to get kids high on Halloween by passing off cannabis candy as ordinary treats. The closest thing I found to that that sort of incident was a 2000 case in …
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  The Miami Herald  -  Nicolas Peruyero was 8 years old, blind and unable to walk or talk when his mother saw a documentary about the benefits of medical marijuana and its promise to reduce seizures. For a few moments, Nancy…
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  SF Gate - Marijuana users and growers usually try to stay out of federal courts, which strictly enforce the nationwide laws against the drug and have rebuffed challenges to the government’s classification of pot as one of the most dang…
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  Huffington Post -  If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be worth $35 billion just six years from now. That's according …
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  CBS News -  While Colorado is the first state to fully legalize marijuana, Denver Broncos players are banned from using the drug. However, as CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen reports, a former NFL player said the hits he took o…
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  International Business Times - David Boyer has challenged South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins to a “hit for shot” duel in a public park. For every shot of alcohol Googins takes, Boyer would take a toke of marijuana, and th…
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  Yahoo Finance - I started my last post on the marijuana business with a confession that I don’t know very much about cannabis (I’m getting there). But it turns out not knowing about marijuana isn’t necessarily a disadvantag…
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  Insurance.com -  The spread of legalized marijuana is lighting up questions about home insurance coverage for pot.   Will your policy pay out if your plants are stolen or destroyed by a fire? What happens if a neighbor kid …
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  The Press Enterprise - The proliferation of backyard fields – and fear among residents – has officials raising the alarm. A boom in illegal backyard marijuana grows – rumored to be driven by Mexican drug cartels &n…
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  Florida Today -  TALLAHASSEE – For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school de…
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  San Francisco Examiner - San Francisco is saying no to a medical marijuana green-light district.   Cannabis, whether legally sold for medicinal purposes or illegally sold for recreational use, is California's biggest cash cr…
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  CBS Los Angeles - HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A new smartphone app will help users of medical marijuana have their medicinal pot delivered directly to their front door, through LA’s new medical marijuana delivery service.   …
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  NJ.com - TRENTON — Medical cannabis patients united with legalization advocates for a rally in Trenton today, culminating with about 75 participants lighting up joints across the street from the Statehouse in protest of Gov. Chris Chri…
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  LA Times - California should strengthen its regulation of the medical marijuana industry if the state wants to avoid federal intervention, U.S. Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole said Thursday in an interview with The Times.   Cole…
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  LiveScience - Marijuana, the most commonly used illegal drug in America, is going mainstream. Now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, pot seems poised for wider use, too: 21 states allow the possession and use of marijuana…
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  Staten Island Live - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While the rollout of New York's medical marijuana program is at least 15 months away and it doesn't look like the state will get a federal waiver to get the drug sooner for ailing children,…
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  Times Herald -  The owners of a Hiddenbrooke property got a big shock Tuesday when they found an abandoned marijuana grow operation inside the two-story house they rented out last year.   The owners made the discovery after…
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  Newsweek -  As the market for legal weed has blossomed in some states, so too has the use of rat poison on pot farms deep in the western woods, to keep rodents away from the aromatic plants. These are the same woods where a rare cat-siz…
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  CT Now - Medical marijuana hit the shelves in Connecticut just two weeks ago, but there's already been a push to change state regulations about how the medication is sold to chronically ill patients.   "Our Plant, Our R…
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  News92FM -  It wasn’t long ago that “investing” in marijuana could earn you a stay in the local hoosegow. Using the product, similarly so. A two-day conference matching investors with entrepreneurs in the newly-legaliz…
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  USA Today -  When James Howler created his marijuana-infused taffy in 2009, the Colorado entrepreneur had trouble finding an accountant willing to keep the books of a company making legally fuzzy medical marijuana candy.   …
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  The Washington Post -  Advocates have taken first steps toward getting marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot in at least six states, with two more joining the growing list this week.   In Maine, advocates formed a polit…
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  The Huffington Post - RANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biol…
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  Time -  Referendums across the country set the stage for an even bigger fight in 2016   The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt legalization not only in the U.S.…
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  Radio.com - Snoop Dogg is offering a unique challenge to any fan living in Alaska that is less Rock the Vote and more Pass the Bong.   The rapper announced on an episode of his GGN YouTube show that he would play a concert in Al…
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  Harvard Law - As state medical marijuana laws proliferate throughout the country, companies are trying to secure their own piece of the action. In July 2014, a San Francisco-based start-up company, called Eaze, launched a mobile application …
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  HUMBOLDT COUNTY (KPIX 5) – Deep in Humboldt County’s Six Rivers National Forest, a team of law enforcement agents deploys choppers filled with agents to battle illegal marijuana grows and combat the environmental damage from mass…
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  USA Today - As the nation eases marijuana laws, road safety advocates worry that highway rules for driving under the influence of pot are lagging, which could lead to fatal crashes.   Medical marijuana is legal in 23 s…
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  Jacqueline Patterson, a Missouri mother of 4, has been in the media spotlight ever since she shared her story with the world in the 2007 documentary, In Pot We Trust. Patterson has suffered from cerebral palsy from a young age, a debilitatin…
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  States such as Alaska, Florida and Oregon stand to collect millions in marijuana tax revenue if they legalize the drug on Nov. 4. That’s when citizens in Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will cast their ballots on marijuan…
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  Spurred by deeply personal connections to drug use, two wealthy men have emerged as the biggest players in the debate over medical marijuana in Florida.   For John Morgan, an Orlando trial attorney who has spent $4.7 million on …
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  It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, t…
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  After keeping a low profile for more than two years, George Bianchini, founder and CEO of Medi-Cone, a Marin-based collective that grows and sells medical marijuana, invited the public to visit his West Marin home this week for a demonstrati…
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  The fisher, an endangered member of the weasel family native to California forests, seems an unlikely casualty of the gradual erosion of prohibitions on marijuana use in the United States.   Years of habitat loss and trapping ha…
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  Sunshine and beaches are great attractions, but there could be another reason snowbirds flock to Florida if Amendment 2 passes: The availability of medical marijuana.   Whether that happens depends on several unknowns as Florida…
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  Marijuana perception among U.S. citizens is rapidly changing. For the first time ever last year, according to a poll from Gallup, more respondents were in favor of legalizing marijuana than were opposed to its legalization. Yet, there are st…
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  Dispensary seen as milestone for marijuana advocates; concern for others EL CAJON  — San Diego County recently joined a growing list of places across the country where people can legally buy marijuana, when a county-approved d…
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  I have a soft spot for books with glossaries. New words infuse new worlds, after all, which can mean a richly anthropological read. And so it goes with “Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier” (Grand Central, 2013).…
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  KERNVILLE, Calif. - The US Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife confiscated approximately 130 pounds of harvested marijuana at Sequoia National Forest.   Officers conducted a drug interdiction patrol in …
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  Florida's medical marijuana amendment should pass.   Most polls say so. Momentum across the nation says so. The gut-wrenching visuals of patients in pain say so.   And yet I have doubts.   For as ma…
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Supporters say the measure would help combat the state's epidemic of painkiller abuse, but polls have fluctuated wildly, and opponents are seizing on a controversial video to question their true intentions.     If Florida vote…
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  Illinois officials are now accepting applications for people who want to open a medical marijuana dispensary or cultivation center. The number of licenses are quite limited – only 22 available for cultivation centers and 60 for dispens…
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