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  NBC News -    DENVER -- Colorado's attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has suffered another setback by the federal government and could be facing an impossible dilemma. The Federal Reserve — the…
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  Huffington Post Canada -  VANCOUVER — A Colorado official has some sobering words of advice for Justin Trudeau if he fulfils his promise to legalize pot in Canada. "It's going to be a lot harder to implement than you …
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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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  The Boston Globe -  The truth is it can indeed mean trouble, especially for young people. These days, it’s become fairly square to criticize marijuana and its rush toward legalization. Twenty-three states have condoned the dru…
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  The Denver Post -  Colorado recreational marijuana sales are close to $60 million in August 2015; medical marijuana sales climb slightly Monthly marijuana sales in Colorado have soared past the $100 million mark for the first time, …
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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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  The Denver Post -   Scope of recall covers dozens of products from several retailers, all grown by TruCannabis in Denver Two Denver marijuana cultivation facilities voluntarily recalled a wide-ranging group of products Wednesday ove…
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  International Business Times -  Marijuana became legally available in Croatia for medical purposes Thursday. The decision to legalize followed a high-profile case in which a multiple sclerosis patient was jailed last year for growing th…
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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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  Boston Globe -   FLANDREAU, S.D. — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel, and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. But those enterprises…
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  WJCL -  DENVER (AP) - A Denver man accused of eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop and then killing his wife while she described her husband's erratic behavior on a 911 call has changed his plea to not guilty…
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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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  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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  9News.com -    KUSA – A report released Tuesday by a federally-funded agency paints a picture that commercial marijuana is causing problems in Colorado. Though the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area says …
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  KARE -   ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some medical marijuana patients in Minnesota are heading back to the black market due to high costs in the state's program. Minnesota started selling medical marijuana pills and oils in July under one …
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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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  Cleveland.com -   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's marijuana legalization ballot issue earned a few laughs Tuesday on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a four-minute segment on the show, Colbert mentioned smoking buckeyes, Willie N…
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  Denver Post -  Growers whose plants were quarantined are included in inquiry into use of word 'organic' Colorado's attorney general is investigating several marijuana businesses over concerns the word "organic"…
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  PolitiFact.com -    The Republican presidential candidates sparred over many issues in the CNN debate, including the potency of pot. On drug policy, there was talk about expanded rehabilitation and prison reform to reduce the n…
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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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  Motley Fool -   Pardon the horrible pun, but the marijuana industry is budding right before our eyes. Marijuana gains momentum   Over the past two decades, 23 states have approved the use of marijuana for medical purpos…
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  The Atlantic -   A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops. Growing marijuana takes vigilance, …
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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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  SF Gate -   CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilo…
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  NerdWallet - Life insurance companies can be like prudish acquaintances. Smoke cigarettes? For shame. Weight gain? Unfortunate. Deviations from perfection usually lead to higher life insurance rates. But wait. Smoke pot? Shrug. Not only …
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  WCPO -  CINCINNATI - A litter-lined back alley and graffitied-wall set the stage for ResponsilbeOhio’s latest campaign ad. “Right now, marijuana is sold in every corner of Ohio by criminals to people of all ages,“ …
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  WPRI -   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Bristol official wants to prevent marijuana stores from cropping up like liquor stores in his town, before they’re even legal in Rhode Island. Town Council Chairman Nathan Calouro said …
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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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  NBC News -   PHOENIX - The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work. Employees have found that no line of work is quite like marijuana - and not always …
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  Food Safety News -   The powerful Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce “[has] not and will not” endorse the latest proposed changes to the state ‘s edible marijuna regulations that call for the placement of a “T…
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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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  The Motley Fool -   Full speed ahead Since 1996, nearly two dozen states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, while four states -- Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and Alaska -- have legalized the drug for recrea…
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  Huffington Post -  Under new rules, edibles would be labeled with a big stop sign. DENVER (AP) -- Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday…
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  The Denver Post -   Whether Denver voters in November will face a choice about allowing patrons to use marijuana in bars and some other businesses wasn’t in dispute Monday, though ballot certification still could be weeks away. …
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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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  Boston Herald -   Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show that one of his security concerns over the idea of legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts is the connection he…
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  Above The Law -  The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just issued a report regarding marijuana “safety,” focusing mostly on the “dangers” of “overconsumption.” The CDC’s Morb…
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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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  Time -   Recommendations for the classiest of cannabis connoisseurs Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use, but only Colorado and Washington have licensed dispensaries that can legally…
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  The Hill -    A Colorado financial institution is suing the federal government to be allowed to serve the state’s growing marijuana industry, according to a report in The New York Times. The Federal Reserve earlier this m…
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  MLive -   LANSING, MI — An evolving bill to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan could also provide a regulatory framework for full legalization of the drug, according to the sponsor. State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nas…
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  Tech Times -    Marijuana is now widely accepted and legalized in some states in the U.S., for the purposes of medication and recreation, with certain limits. In Colorado, for example, pot is allowed as long as users adhere to …
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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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  KING5 -  PORTLAND, Ore. – A former Eugene, Oregon TV news anchor said she was recently fired from her job for testing positive for marijuana. Cyd Maurer, 25, said she was driving a work vehicle in May when she got into a fende…
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  WKYC -   CLEVELAND -- Since a major group is pushing rather hard to see marijuana legalized in Ohio, WKYC Channel 3 checked in with Coloradans to see how the measure worked there. Colorado is one of four states, along with Washingto…
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  NPR -   Farmers who grow marijuana for Colorado's legal market are running into problems as they try to control mildew and pests. Because of the plant's illegal status at the federal level, a main source of agricultural guidance…
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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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  NBC News -    The first television ad for a marijuana product, set to run on a local Colorado station Tuesday night, has been pulled from the lineup over legal concerns. The 15-second spot for Neos, which makes "vape pens&…
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  Vail Daily -    VAIL — There aren’t any retail marijuana stores here now, and there won’t be any retail for the foreseeable future. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to give first-reading approval of a ba…
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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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  Salon.com -    As the cannabis industry takes off, everyone from Big Pharma to growers to specialty lawyers is looking to cash in Last month, hundreds of visitors mingled outside three conferences being held side by side in New…
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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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  PRI -   One would think that with medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, the science to support its efficacy would be fairly definitive. Surprisingly, that's not the case. Despite the fierce political tussles and competing me…
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  Huffington Post -   Colorado rejected adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana on Wednesday. After hours of emotional testimony from researchers, veterans and …
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  Yahoo -   A study released on Monday found that despite an increased acceptance of marijuana at city and state levels, adolescent use of the drug — as well as approval of it — is down across the country. The study, publi…
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  Sun Sentinel -   If Florida legalizes medical marijuana, it could lead to increased pot use by youths, a Florida International University study suggests. It's happened in other states that have passed laws allowing marijuana to …
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  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -  As attitudes toward marijuana become more lenient and states authorize its use for medicinal — or even recreational — purposes, a long simmering debate over the efficacy of workplace drug testing h…
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  USA Today -   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Five months from now, according to the plan, Indians and non-Indians alike will be smoking marijuana on tribal lands in Flandreau. The U.S. Justice Department told Indian tribes last December …
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  KPTV -   Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Oregon for one week and now Portland International Airport has decided to make a big change in its drug policy. Travelers lining up at the security gates at PDX will notice new …
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  Forbes -   Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. Virtually every business in every country pays tax only on net profits, after expenses. But the topsy-turvy rules for marij…
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  ABC News -   A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits. A Colorado pot shop recently closed after a Washington-based gro…
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  Al Jazeera -   The Senate introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday that would prevent criminal prosecution as well as liability and asset forfeiture for banks that do business with a state-sanctioned marijuana business. Sen. Michael…
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  NPR -     State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a for…
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  LiveScience -   ost Americans think that driving while high on marijuana isn't that dangerous, according to a recent Gallup poll. About 70 percent of people polled said that people who drive while impaired by marijuana are "…
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  9News -  DENVER (AP) - Beer? Wine? Or weed? A campaign is under way to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.   Activists who campaigned for recre…
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  The Denver Post -   Rand spoke on protecting privacy and a more diverse party For the first time ever, a major party candidate for president of the United States raised money from the legal weed industry.   Rand Paul, a…
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  Newsweek -    Up and down the Western Hemisphere, marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. In 2014, retail marijuana stores opened in the states of Colorado and Washington, where anyon…
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  Syracuse.com -   SEATTLE — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax…
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  Oregon Live -    A word of advice to Oregonians who plan to grow marijuana in their backyards: Don't brag about your new venture on Twitter or proudly post photos of your budding crop on Facebook. In fact, don't adverti…
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  US News & World Report -   Legal marijuana in U.S. is fueling demand for the drug. A U.N. report released Friday finds that while marijuana is enjoying a high in both legal and illegal usage, cocaine is coming off the high it en…
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  PennLive -   A Vermont teenager who was behind the wheel in a double-fatal crash that claimed his life and took the life of a bicyclist was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the incident, USA Today is reporting. The in…
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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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  KGW -  PORTLAND, Ore. -- Driver education manuals often include the phrase, "Driving is a privilege, not a right." When it comes to driving and marijuana, the most important thing to remember is that nothing is changing wi…
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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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  Register Guard -   Marijuana. Pot.   Cannabis.   Mary Jane.   Starting Wednesday, the plant will have a new descriptor to go along with its many names: Legal.   Adults 21 years and…
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  Consumer Reports -   If you’re like many investors, you always have an eye out for the next big growth market. If you can get in early, you might be able to profit handsomely—maybe even make a killing. For many, the market f…
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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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  7 News Denver -   DENVER - Thieves are apparently targeting more marijuana dispensaries. Michael Jerome of Blue Line Protection Group, a private marijuana security, transportation and compliance firm in Lakewood, says six clients ha…
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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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  WCSH -   BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A local addiction recovery organization listed several of its concerns with legal recreational marijuana. Two groups are collecting signatures to get legalization on the 2016 ballot; they need…
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  USA Today -   WILMINGTON, Del. — Voting along party lines, the Delaware state Senate gave final approval Thursday to a measure that decriminalizes the possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, and Gov. Jack Markell…
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  KATU.com -   As Oregonians prepare to enter the new world of legal marijuana, the state wants folks to know a few things. With the slogan, "Educate Before You Recreate," The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched a …
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  Colorado.gov   - DENVER — New data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show 13.6 percent of Colorado adults (age 18 and older) surveyed in 2014 reported current use of marijuana. Current use is defined as…
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  Denver Post -   Lawyer for Dish Network employee fired after using medical pot to treat muscle spasms calls ruling "devastating". Employers' zero-tolerance drug policies trump Colorado's medical marijuana laws, the…
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  Fox News -   Teen use of marijuana doesn't seem to change when states pass laws legalizing the drug for medical purposes, a new study suggests.  Researchers analyzed information from more than 1 million U.S. teens in grades…
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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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  The Gazette -    Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America, behind alcohol and tobacco. It is estimated that nearly 100 million Americans use it. Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., recently have legaliz…
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  Motley Fool -   The marijuana industry appears to be blooming, and the American public tends to have a more favorable view of the currently illicit drug with each passing year. In the most recent Gallup poll, slightly more than half…
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  Huffington Post -  DENVER (AP) -- Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana, an effort aimed at gauging the effects of the drug's legalization in the state. The new…
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  Oregon Live -    Oregon's burgeoning marijuana industry is stepping up its congressional lobbying in hopes of winning better treatment on tax and banking issues. An industry political action committee sponsored a Friday nig…
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  Inquisitor -    Even though Chris Christie has been circulated as a possible presidential candidate since 2012, the New Jersey governor still hasn’t made up his mind about whether or not he’ll be running in 2016, accord…
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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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  Portland Business Journal -   A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of not interfering with state medical marijuana programs. The move, the renewal of an amendment to a large appropriati…
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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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  GCN -   States with legalized marijuana industries need technology to track plants from seed to sale and from doctors to patients. Tech companies are answering the call in creative ways -- adapting much of the technology from industries…
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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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  Central Maine.com - Another proposal to establish a legal limit similar to that for alcohol could come from the Maine secretary of state, but experts have warned that such a law would be arbitrary. AUGUSTA — An effort to establish …
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  11Alive -   Georgia medical marijuana refugees are returning home from places like Colorado, now that they have temporary permits to legally use cannabis oil in the state. CANTON, Ga. --Two months ago, Georgia passed a controversial…
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  Time -   Four of 22 stores tested for compliance were caught selling weed to underage shoppers in state-run stings Washington’s retail marijuana businesses got calls from the state liquor control board before the sting operati…
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  SFGate -   The June issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at the science and medicine of cannabis that’s guaranteed to open a few minds. NatGeo hangs out with the discoverer of THC, Raphael Mechoulam, who repo…
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  Statesman Journal -   An Oregon Senate special committee unanimously passed legislation on Monday imposing a variety of new restrictions on medical marijuana, a week after a joint committee overseeing the state's marijuana rules sta…
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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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  Casper Star Tribune -    Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell knows people in his community buy marijuana from Colorado. “When we ask where it came from, without exception, it’s Colorado,” Lowell said. &ldquo…
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  Daily Mail -   You might think simply being around a marijuana smoker won't get you in trouble during a drug test. But scientists now claim stronger strains of marijuana are causing second-hand pot smokers to test positive for t…
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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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  The Verge -   Of all the reasons to reform medical marijuana laws, one of them is a little counter-intuitive: we don't actually know how useful medical marijuana really is. It's been approved for a range of potential conditions;…
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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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  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -    There are fewer alcohol-impaired drivers on U.S. roads than ever before, but the proportion of drivers testing positive for marijuana and other illegal drugs is on the rise, results of th…
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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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  The Independent -    Morgan Freeman has called for cannabis to be legalised “across the board”, claiming it helps him with pain management and has many other “useful uses”.  Freeman, 77, enthused ab…
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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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  Fox News -   Reading, writing ... and reefer?  A first-in-the-nation bill that would allow students to have medical marijuana in school is heading to the Colorado governor’s desk after passing the state legislature late M…
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  Yahoo News - On Monday morning, the United States Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General’s office for its opinion in a lawsuit involving three states about the commercial sales of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado. Amon…
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  WAMU  - The thing about legalizing marijuana in a place like Washington, D.C., is you can't talk about it without talking about race. African Americans comprise a little more than half of the city’s population. But when it…
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  Motley Fool -    If you had told me even five years ago that marijuana had the potential to be a major issue by the 2016 presidential elections, I'd have probably laughed and walked away. However, as the clock counts down to th…
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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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  Discover -    Chris Christie recently said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its federal status as an illegal substance. Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other dr…
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  Coloradoan -   DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill to allow medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole is on its way to the governor’s desk. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by peopl…
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  Raw Story -   Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill that will overhaul the state’s medical marijuana market, reconciling the long unregulated system with the voter-approved recreational pot industry. While mar…
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  KDVR -   DENVER — The Denver Police Department said it issued marijuana-related citations and arrests to 196 people from Saturday to Monday during the 4/20 festivities in the city. The marijuana violations made up the most of …
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  Dallas Morning News -    DALLAS — Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make “the best on the market.&rdquo…
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  Motley Fool -   When it comes to the polarizing debate of whether or not marijuana should be decriminalized, a slight majority of the American public continues to be in favor of legalizing the drug. Gallup's 2014 poll showed tha…
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  The Daily Nebraskan -    If you want to talk about marijuana, you need to speak the language. We've laid out some key phrases and questions that come up frequently in the marijuana debate. Definitions:   Mariju…
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  Hartford Courant -  Susan Gilchrist once took nine different medications to ease the chronic pain and fatigue of her multiple sclerosis. Gilchrist, 32, is now off all those drugs, finding more relief, she says, than she has in more …
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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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  5News -   Six Colorado county sheriffs are suing their governor over the state’s recreational marijuana law, and law enforcement officials from Kansas and Nebraska are also fighting the legislation. Colorado’s recreation…
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  KDVR - DENVER — Don’t bogart that spoon, man. Lemme get a hit off that cone, dude. Pass the bowl … of ice cream? Could Ben and Jerry’s, the counterculture snack empire gone mainstream, be planning a marijuana-inf…
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  KLTV -   EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - An East Texas lawmaker's marijuana bill highlights a possible shift in the conservative outlook on the drug. Last week, Texas State Representative David Simpson introduced House Bill 2165 which would…
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  Salt Lake Tribune -   The state Senate killed Utah's chance of having medical marijuana anytime soon, with President Wayne Niederhauser casting the final, deciding vote. SB259 sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, d…
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  USA Today -  The country's first government-run marijuana store is open for business in Washington state. The Cannabis Corner in North Bonneville, Wash., opened over the weekend. The store is run by the town's public develop…
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  ABC News - Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up wil…
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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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  Huffington Post Canada -   VANCOUVER - The free-for-all era of Canada's commercial medical marijuana industry is over as a new crop of growers try to woo scarce investment dollars in an increasingly competitive business, observers s…
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  CBS News -   When Eric Holder steps down as attorney general, he'll leave behind a legacy on more than just civil rights issues. For advocates of recreational marijuana use, Holder was a progressive leader who played a key role in t…
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  USA Today - SPOKANE, Wash. — Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite…
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  Time - Think booze, not drugs Marijuana legalization advocates appear to know a good slogan when they see one.   Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado introduced a bill in Congress Friday that borrows its name from the suc…
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  Standard Times -  The prospect of medical marijuana for sale in your Illinois neighborhood may seem unreal. But for a truly mind-blowing experience, even without trying the wares, consider a glimpse at the next step on the legalizat…
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  The Daily Signal - There is more bad news out of Colorado regarding the negative impact of marijuana legalization. As I reported a few weeks ago, some professors published a peer-reviewed article on the negative social costs to outright …
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  USA Today - DENVER (AP) — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. The airport has banne…
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  Washington Post - When pot legalization kicks in at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., residents will be free to legally have twice as much marijuana as in the states that have legalized the drug. In the four states that ha…
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  The Sentinel - HARRISBURG — It was a battle of the doctors at a hearing on Senate Bill 3, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania.   “I think it needs study. It needs further clarification,” sai…
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  Fox13 -  SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that could legalize medical cannabis in Utah has been introduced in the state legislature. Senate Bill 259, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, would allow for people with debili…
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  ABC News -   Starting today it's legal to have recreational marijuana in the state of Alaska behind closed doors. And while Alaska legislators figure out who will be allowed to sell marijuana legally -- if ever, pot-growing hobb…
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  CBS Baltimore - BALTIMORE (WJZ) — DC is about to legalize marijuana—which means that Marylanders could travel just minutes to legally buy marijuana. Christie Ileto explains this comes as Maryland fights its own battle over le…
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  Huffington Post - Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions. Those are the …
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  Time - New law decriminalizes possession of small amounts A law passed in Jamaica on Tuesday decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, while also laying the groundwork for regulating the drug’s cultivation and medica…
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  Above The Law -   Because marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance, it is still a federal crime to use, possess, or distribute it. In turn, handling proceeds from cannabis sales triggers anti-money laundering laws for banks. The B…
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  Local10.com -  Jesse Teplicki, 50, claims he grows marijuana to help with eating disorder FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -  A South Florida man is making history after becoming the first person in Florida that will have a jury decide wh…
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  TMJ4.com -  A Wisconsin mother fought to make a special kind of medical marijuana legal to help her daughter's seizures. And now she's facing a harsh realization - the law on the books does nothing for Wisconsin families.  …
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  New York Post -  The burning bush is about to be joined by the burning kush. A company from Colorado is working with rabbis in New York on a plan to start selling legal, edible marijuana products that are certified kosher, The Post …
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  The Guardian -   In keeping with the rest of the city’s ‘artisanal’ economy, a new dispensary in Portland is not just selling pot – it’s selling an experience. But is the professional veneer enough to convi…
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  National Magazine.ca -   A panel of experts weigh the pros and cons.   Public support for the legalization of marijuana in Canada has increased over the decades, with 59 per cent of people polled saying they think the use o…
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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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  Newsminer.com -   FAIRBANKS — Marijuana becomes legal in two days, but where it will be allowed to be used remains a bit hazy. Public consumption of pot remains prohibited, but local leaders continue to debate the definition o…
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  Bloomberg View -   You may like technology (who doesn't these days) or the energy sector (where would we be without it) -- but if you're making a long-term bet as an investor, there's a lot going for Big Tobacco. It's no…
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  Washington Times -   DENVER — A Colorado hotel franchise and two property owners filed lawsuits Thursday to bring a halt to the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana, citing violations of the federal Racketeer Influ…
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  USA Today -   DENVER – Colorado's marijuana users are helping to buy new roofs, boilers and security upgrades for public schools across the state as the first round of special pot taxes gets allocated later this year. The …
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  FoodandWine.com -   Recreational marijuana has become big business, with consumers spending $370 million worth of green on the green stuff last year in Colorado and Washington, where it is now legal. But could we eventually see pot prod…
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  NBC News -   Congratulations to you, America: You've won the race on drug reform. You grow, sell, and consume the only government-sanctioned cannabis in the world. Your first big experiment launched last year in Colorado—a…
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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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  Huffington Post -   Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims to end prohibition of the plant. Senate Bill 95 would legalize …
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  KCRG -  DES MOINES — Their testimonies were tearful and frightening, and they pleaded with Iowa lawmakers for help. A handful of Iowans was invited Monday to speak to state legislators and ask for expansion of Iowa’s new…
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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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  Above The Law -   In December 2014, the federal government announced it would not intervene against Native American Tribes that allow for regulated cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution of cannabis on tribal lands. Since that ann…
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  Forbes -  Last year, during a congressional hearing on the threat posed by stoned drivers, a representative of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was asked how many crash fatalities are caused by marijuana each y…
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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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  BND.com -  SAUGET — Plans are taking shape for the region’s first medicinal marijuana dispensary to open in a medical office complex next door to GCS Ball Park, the home of the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team. …
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  The Daily Signal - There are a growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries across the United States and a majority of Americans who support legalization. But two critics of the drug said the science points to serious problems with pot. …
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  Rolling Stone -  The fate of legalized marijuana in Washington, D.C. will come down to a single word: "Enact." Last Election Day, voters opted to fully decriminalize weed in the nation's capital, joining Colorado, Wash…
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  Fusion -   So much for retiring early. Marijuana stocks have tanked in the past year, according to the financial website The Street. One of the biggest nose-dives came from Advanced Cannabis Solutions, a company that leases growing …
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  Huffington Post - Jamaica took one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana and it couldn't have happened on a more fitting day -- the birthday of Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose public embrace of cannabis made him nearly syn…
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  Dallas Morning News -   As a primary care provider, I’m used to seeing medical trends emerge. Right now, I’m paying close attention to the debate over marijuana legalization. Colorado launched legal recreational marijuan…
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  Reuters - (Reuters) - A planned District of Columbia city council hearing on legal marijuana sales was reduced to a discussion on Monday because of fears the hearing could be illegal. The hearing was intended to get public comment on a b…
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  CBS Baltimore -   ARNOLD, Md. (AP) — Start stoner-friendly munchies stands in Colorado. Or open a lounge near a marijuana dispensary in Oregon. Or try selling fertilizer to weed growers, dude. “Opportunities are endless,…
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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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  Huffington Post -  Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's new surgeon general, says that marijuana "can be helpful" for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. "We h…
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  MarketWatch -   Colorado may have to refund a large chunk of taxes back to its citizens, thanks in part to a rush of marijuana-related income that was originally slated to help fund education. The turn of events is a result of Color…
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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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  Huffington Post -   President Barack Obama's nearly $4 trillion federal budget plan unveiled Monday includes fine print that may have major consequences for marijuana legalization in Washington, D.C. Obama's addition of a si…
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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 Cannabist -   Colorado’s pot industry will face its first major regulatory shift of 2015 on Sunday when popular but controversial infused edibles will be forced to comply with new packaging, labeling and potency restrictions p…
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  WCTI12.com -    NEWPORT, CARTERET COUNTY -  A video highlighting Colorado's marijuana industry is shown in one Broad Creek Middle School class and some parents say it's inappropriate. The CNBC documentary is titled…
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  SCPR.ORG -  Across the country, efforts to make marijuana more accessible have quickly gained traction. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and in four states and the District of Columbia, recreational use is legal as well. …
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  The Hill - Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana was a bad idea, the state’s governor said Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn&r…
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  Bloomberg -   The president said he has directed the Justice Department to look at how the federal government deals with non-violent drug offenders. President Obama is not going to stand in the way of U.S. states that want to get hi…
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  Kansas.com -  Voters will decide April 7 whether to lessen the penalty for first-time possession of marijuana in Wichita. The Wichita City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to put the measure on the ballot after backers presented a petition…
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  Dallas Observer - Kevin Eltife and Stephanie Klick are taking the safest approach possible to an issue that, for them, is politically dangerous. The two legislators, both Republicans, have put themselves behind legalizing the narrowest slive…
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  Miami Herald -   Seriously sick Floridians and those who can’t find adequate prescription drugs would be allowed access to medical-grade marijuana under a major cannabis bill filed Monday by a top Florida Republican state senator.…
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  CBS News -   CHICAGO -- With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, …
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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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  Times Free Press -   Gib Jones sees a green-tinted future. To get there, though, he needs help from the Georgia Legislature. Jones and his family grow tomatoes, lettuce and basil in Chickamauga, Ga. They sell their plants and herbs …
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  Bangor Daily -   GARDINER, Maine — Few people know about a recent preclinical study by the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Florida that states THC, the component in marijuana that gets users high, may slow the progress of Alzh…
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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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  ABC 7 - COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - People in a Commerce City neighborhood say the smell of marijuana coming from a grow house is so strong, at times, they can't go outside. On Saturday, Trudy Moser went before her Homeowners Association …
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  Seattle Times -   Marijuana-related calls to poison-control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. …
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  ABC11.com -   SEATTLE -- Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the e…
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  Us Weekly -  A stoner’s dream come true! Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl empire will soon be capable of supplying customers with the chillest night ever. The Real Housewives of New York City star plans to launch her own line o…
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  Business Insider -  When Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati tested positive for a small amount of marijuana in his blood at the 1998 Japan games, his first-place finish was temporarily called into question. But THC, the main mind-a…
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  Niagra Falls Reporter -   Now That Medical Marijuana is Legal in New York... What are the rules, Who will grow and distribute, Who will use it In this, the first part of our series on Medical Marijuana in New York State and how it w…
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  Kansas.com - TOPEKA, KAN. — Parents of chronically ill children gave emotional testimony Wednesday at a hearing on allowing medical marijuana in Kansas, telling state senators that the drug could help their kids.   The Kan…
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  CBS Local -  DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are taking another look at the state’s medical marijuana market this week. That’s because the state’s medical marijuana regulations were passed in 2010 with a five-ye…
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  The Tennessean -  Re: “Legalize marijuana in Tennessee,” by Frederick Agee, Jan. 8. A few years ago, I became extremely fond of the 20th Century Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein. In his 1922 work, Tractatus Logi…
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  Alaska Dispatch News -   A possible delay on implementing marijuana concentrate regulations in Alaska has proponents of legalization fuming. Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, pre-filed House Bill 59 Friday, which is intended to provide gui…
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  Providence Journal - PROVIDENCE, R.I. –— In another era, college professors probably flunked students for turning in business plans built around a marijuana lounge. Times, of course, have changed and with cannabis laws loosen…
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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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  The Atlantic -   During a debate with Nancy Grace over marijuana legalization, the rapper laid out a philosophy based on personal responsibility, limited government, and hard work. If you're looking for a concise summation for a…
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  WSB Radio -  Dozens of families with children who suffer seizure disorders express their disappointment at a watered-down medical marijuana bill. Many say they’re afraid of breaking federal law if they bring cannabis oil into …
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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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  The Washington Post - SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new sign that America’s marijuana decrim…
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  Washington Times -   DENVER (AP) - A year after legalizing recreational pot sales, Colorado has more questions than answers about the health effects of legal marijuana. A panel of doctors concluded months of meetings Monday about th…
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  WSBTV.com -   ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned Gov. Nathan Deal is supporting state Rep. Allen Peake's plan to decriminalize medical marijuana in Georgia. Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary talked exclusive…
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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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  Reason.com -   The collapse of pot prohibition divides Republicans and exposes fair-weather federalists. At the end of last month, seven Republican members of Oklahoma's legislature, including five of the most conservative, publ…
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  Motley Fool -  Marijuana laws and public perception have come a long, long way over the past 20 years. In 1996, we witnessed the first approval for marijuana on a medical basis by a state, and in 2012, Washington and Colorado became…
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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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  NBC News -  NTEVIDEO, Uruguay — It's been just over a year since Uruguay's President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world's first nationalized market for the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana. T…
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  ABC 15 -   A state representative has introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona. The bill, House Bill 2007, would allow anyone 21 or older to legally possess up to an ounce of the drug.   …
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  The Gazette -   DENVER — Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitu…
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  USA Today -  DENVER — Colorado is launching a major campaign to educate residents and tourists alike on how to responsibly use marijuana. The $5.7 million "Good to Know" campaign begins hitting airwaves, newspapers a…
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  Yahoo News -   SEATTLE (Reuters) - The number of children treated annually for accidental pot consumption in Colorado has reached double-digits and a drug treatment chain has seen a surge of teens treated for cannabis abuse, a leading U…
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  KiroTV.com -   SEATTLE — Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Monday issued a sweeping policy proposal that calls for allowing people to grow pot at home, establishing vapor lounges and folding unregulated medical-cannabis dispens…
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  Providence Journal -   Rhode Islanders continue to use marijuana and illicit drugs at the highest rates in the nation, according to a recently released annual survey. In no other state did as many people report having used marijuana…
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  KRQE.com - CHICAGO (AP) — Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois’ medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial t…
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  Billings Gazette -   CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An increasing number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park are being prosecuted for possessing small amounts of medical and recreational pot, which remains illegal on federal land. Park…
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  New York Times -  SEATTLE — A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medi…
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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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  The Denver Post -   By virtue of a single comma, the Colorado attorney general's office says making marijuana hash oil at home is still illegal under state law, despite other laws legalizing marijuana use, cultivation and possession…
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  9 News -   DENVER – A year into sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division still has yet to start ordering the testing of marijuana for contaminants, something the state of Washingt…
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  Mainstreet.com -  NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With Maine’s ballot referendum set to legalize pot and New York City dropping all small possession charges, the year 2015 is gearing up to be significant for marijuana entrepreneurs.…
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  Forbes -  Taxes on marijuana are big, and it’s easy to see why. A discussion about legalizing marijuana often segues into one about tax revenues. Marijuana for medical use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Recrea…
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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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  Star Tribune -  DENVER — Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug wh…
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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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  New York Times -   BOULDER, Colo. — Recreational marijuana is both illegal and controversial in most of the country, and its relationship to food does not rise much above a joke about brownies or a stoner chef’s late-night p…
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  WGCU -  The state government and the marijuana industry in Colorado are working to educate people about how to use pot safely. But in the high Rockies, one community is taking matters into its own hands. The local sheriff in Aspen i…
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  VOX.com -  A federal survey found big increases in Colorado and Washington state   The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) broke down state-by-state marijuana use during a 2011-2012 period and a 2012-2013 period.…
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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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  The Gazette -   DENVER — A year after marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, the impact on tourism is difficult to assess. At least 18 companies offer bus tours of marijuana facilities, and a Denver bed and breakfast market…
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The Guardian -   Family of late reggae superstar teams up with private equity firm to launch Marley Natural, which will offer ‘heirloom Jamaican cannabis strains’ Bob Marley is to become the face of the world’s first internat…
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  KMBC.com - Border states want to punish Colorado for legalizing pot TOPEKA, Kan. —Kansas hasn't decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two sta…
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  USA Today -   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain. A study taking place at Indiana University is designed to help…
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  The Gazette -    BRECKENRIDGE — Business is booming in Colorado's mountain resorts, and the addition of recreational marijuana stores this year has attracted customers curious about legalized pot. But there's mounting…
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  Time -  A new bill would make the possession of up to one oz. punishable with a $100 ticket On Monday, Texas State Rep. Joe Moody introduced a bill that would remove criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuan…
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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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  ABC News -  Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential. The grants to be awarded by the stat…
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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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  Washington Post - Andy Harris, a Republican, represents Maryland’s 1st Congressional District in the House, where Joe Pitts, a Republican, represents Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District. Many have asked why Republican …
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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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  USA Today -   Legal marijuana gets a mixed bag — or should that be baggie? — of legislation in the new omnibus spending bill being considered by Congress. On one hand, the bill bars the Justice Department from spending m…
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  Watchdog.org -   Medical marijuana legislation will get a second chance in 2015. The bipartisan pair of state senators who pushed for legalization during 2014 announced this week they will re-introduce the same text of a bill approv…
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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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  Washington Post -  Most Wyoming residents say they’re in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical, but not recreational, use according to a University of Wyoming poll. The poll, which included 768 residents statewide and was …
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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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  USA Today -   DENVER — Colorado's marijuana businesses have a cash flow problem: Too much cash is flowing in and they've nowhere to put it. Most banks refuse to work with marijuana businesses, which are legal in Colora…
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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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  Huffington Post -   UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. -- A summary posted to the House Appropriations website Tuesday evening says the spending bill Congress will consider this week "prohibits both federal and local funds from being used to implem…
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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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  The Hill -  After regaining the majority for the 114th Congress just a few short weeks ago, some Republicans are already plotting ways to block Washington, D.C.'s move to legalize recreational marijuana.  Rep. Andy Harris (…
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  Alaska Dispatch News -   The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has been busy since Alaskans voted to legalize marijuana in November. Members have been inundated with questions, moving swiftly to provide information to the public and work…
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  Herald-Tribune -  TALLAHASSEE  John Morgan doesn’t like to lose. But on Nov. 4, Morgan saw a medical marijuana constitutional initiative — which he had personally and financially backed — fall just short of th…
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  Washington Times -   HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul hinted in an interview Friday that he smoked marijuana in his youth, adding that voters should not confuse his push for reduced criminal penalties for drug offen…
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  International Business Times -  Hitting a bong is less harmful than hitting the bottle, advocates of marijuana legalization have claimed. As states increasingly move toward legalizing recreational pot, concerns over what constitutes res…
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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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  NPR -  Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain. One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commer…
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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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  The Atlantic -  In November, Washington voted to allow marijuana possession, but that doesn't mean district denizens can light up just yet. Imagine your state just passed a law legalizing marijuana in small amounts. If you are a…
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  Huffington Post -   ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Acclaimed chef Chris Lanter is talking a crowd of eager foodies through a demo on cooking with marijuana. As he prepares steak au poivre, he describes how to deglaze the pan with pot-infused…
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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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  The Cannabist -  The University of Denver — founded in 1864 and one of the most prestigious private universities in the U.S. — is going green. DU’s scenic south-Denver campus is a stone’s throw from some busy…
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  NPR.org -   Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result…
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  The Register-Guard -   The election is over, and Oregon’s voters have spoken. By a wide margin, Oregon followed voters in Colorado and Washington and legalized recreational marijuana for adults. The will of the majority was clear:…
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  Denver Post -   After months of futile meetings, a state task force that was supposed to make recommendations regarding the appearance of edible marijuana products has failed. But this effort should by no means be over. Lawmakers need t…
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  Huffington Post -  Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cann…
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  ABC News -   That's not mistletoe.   From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shop…
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  Quartz -  When Uruguayans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, the results could have lasting impacts on drug policy around the world. With the country’s landmark marijuana legalization bill last year, Uruguay b…
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  The Washington Post -  With the legalization of marijuana by District voters this month, the fun begins for some, and pitfalls begin for others. As the kinks are worked out before the distribution and sales arrangements are unveiled, we…
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  Washington Times -   Marijuana shops in Colorado jumped on the holiday shopping season with “Green Friday” deals — featuring holiday strains, gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies. As businesses across America rolled …
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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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  Huffington Post -   More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help them find relief and may even offer better care than the current cla…
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  Market Watch -  10 things you probably didn’t know about buying pot legally   Got pot?   It’s the question on the minds of many Colorado residents — and on the minds of many visitors to the st…
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  Reason.com -  In a radio interview on August 18, a self-identified friend of Darren Wilson's reported that the police officer suspected Michael Brown was under the influence of drugs the day Wilson shot him to death in Ferguson, Mis…
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  Madison.com - Some cheer for marijuana advocates: Ron Johnson wants a hearing on marijuana legalization for Washington, D.C. The district this month voted 2-1 in favor of legalizing up to two ounces of pot for recreational use. But befor…
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  KRQE -  ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other Western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up as state lawmakers prepare for the 2015 legislative session. Rep. Bill McCamley, a De…
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  9News -  DENVER - The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) unveiled new billboards urging parents to keep their marijuana edibles out of the reach of children. The ads are part of the Marijuana Policy Project's 'Consume Responsibl…
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  Oregon Live -  Colorado's retail pot industry is hoping to get its share of the Black Friday shopping craze by offering slashed prices and special deals, reports AP and Bloomberg News. One Denver shop expects to open Friday to l…
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  MSNBC -  Colorado’s grand cannabis experiment has captured the imagination of America. After 75 years of marijuana prohibition, the state’s voters amended their constitution and legalized marijuana in all forms. The results …
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  Denver Post -   Colorado health officials have recommended funding two studies on childhood epilepsy, two studies on post-traumatic stress disorder and four other studies as part of the largest-ever state research program on medical mar…
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  Bankrate -   America's growing acceptance of pot for medicinal and recreational use raises the question: How might your home, auto, health and life insurance change as a result of legalized marijuana? Americans like pot more tha…
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  MLive -   MIDLAND, MI — Two weeks after voters in Saginaw and several other Michigan cities decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, one of pot's most prominent critic's visited Midland to discuss the subst…
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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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  Huffington Post -   The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2017. Harvard economist Jeff Miron, a vocal supporter of mariju…
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  Forbes -   On Tuesday, the family of deceased musician and celebrated marijuana user Bob Marley announced what it claimed will be the first global cannabis brand, Marley Natural. Marijuana is a growth industry—and increasingly…
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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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  Fox News -   Marijuana exposure incidents, or 'pot poisonings,' have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said on Tuesday appears to be linked to the state's largely unregulated medical …
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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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  Time.com -   It was just a matter of time.   Bob Marley, the late reggae superstar whose name is virtually synonymous with pot, will soon have his own marijuana label.   Marley’s family has joined with Pr…
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  Colorado Public Radio -   Since recreational marijuana stores opened in January, Denver Police have issued an unprecedented number of citations for public consumption and display of the drug. Through the first three quarters of 2014 pol…
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  The New York Times -   DENVER — Worried that edible marijuana sweets are too attractive to children, Colorado health authorities plan to ask on Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like r…
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  New York Times -   The voters of Washington, D.C. have overwhelmingly approved the legalization of cannabis under a system known as “grow and give” – every resident will be allowed to grow cannabis at home and to give …
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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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  The Denver Post -   Look around you. These are the good old days of marijuana in Colorado.   Things are about to change.   Prices for pot assuredly will fall, more pot will flood the market, and legislative cha…
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  The Denver Post -  Business owners who won licenses in August to open one of 21 marijuana businesses in Aurora are doing more than opening the doors to one store — they are revamping rundown retail centers and rehabbing long-vacan…
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  Orlando Sentinel -  A judge on Friday tossed out the state's proposed rules for "Charlotte's Web" medical marijuana, which means families waiting for the drug to help epileptic children and others will have to wait eve…
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  WCAX.com - BURLINGTON, Vt. - It's already legal in four states and some say Vermont should be next. Wednesday, high-tech tools helped members of the Shumlin administration collect feedback from across the state on the idea of legalizing …
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  Gwinnett Daily Post -  The Isabellas are tired of waiting on Georgia. Next month, the Lawrenceville family plans to pull up roots and head for Colorado, where they can obtain a non-intoxicating form of medical marijuana for 7-year-o…
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  TheStreet.com -   NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Marlboro cigarette maker Altria (MO) controls 50.9% of the U.S. cigarette market. The company is still gaining market share; one year ago the company controlled 50.7% of the U.S. cigarette marke…
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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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  USA Today -  LAS VEGAS— Nowhere is the mainstreaming of marijuana more obvious than in Sin City this week: Thousands of pot entrepreneurs are descending here for a massive convention dedicated to all things cannabis. Registrat…
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  USA Today - A Washington state farmer is selling off a ton of marijuana — literally 2,000 pounds worth — to the highest bidder in one of the first large-scale legal pot auctions in modern American history. On Saturday, Randy …
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  CNN -  It appears that Colorado's booming pot industry has hit a bit of a bump. Sales of marijuana for recreational and medical use fell in September for the first time since Colorado legalized it in January, according to tax da…
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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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  The Washington Post -  If you're confused about what marijuana use really does to people who use it, you're not alone. For years, the scientific research on health effects of the drug have been all over the map. Earlier this…
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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.com - With medical marijuana use now legalized in nearly half the states in the U.S. — and recreational toking allowed in both Colorado and Washington — comes a growing buzz of concern about what more pot smoking might mean…
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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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  Alaska Dispatch News -  After months of debate and decades of semi-legal status, Alaskans voted Tuesday to approve Ballot Measure 2, an initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska. By approving the measure, Alaska became the …
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  BuzzFeed News -  Bounlith “Bong” Bouasykeo pleaded guilty in federal court to manufacturing and distributing large quantities of marijuana. But an Oregon judge said he wasn’t ready to send him to prison. A federal …
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  Oregon Live -  Even for Oregon, a state with a generally tolerant take on marijuana, the passage of Measure 91 represents a seismic shift. By next summer, police won’t issue citations for having small amounts of marijuana. You…
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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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  Boston Globe -  WASHINGTON, D.C.  Congress to weigh in on marijuana The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to lega…
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  NPR -  Voters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Some residents say decriminalizing pot will lead to more illegal activity in their neighborhood.   Now, voters in …
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  The Oregonian -  Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington county district attorneys say they’ll revisit pending marijuana cases, including violation-level possession offenses, in light of Measure 91's passage this week. On Tues…
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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 -  Celebration quickly gave way to uncertainty on Wednesday for supporters of a voter-approved initiative to legalize marijuana in the District, with the reality sinking in that when the measure reaches Capitol Hill …
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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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  M Live - SAGINAW, MI — Voters in the city of Saginaw Tuesday, Nov. 5, showed overwhelming support for a proposal that seeks to decriminalize marijuana in the community. Though two city precincts had not yet reported vote totals as …
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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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  USA Today - Twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia have enacted laws that allow people to use medical marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. Two of those states - Colorado and Washington - have legalized marijuana for recre…
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  AZ Central -  Arizona proposal would separate medical, recreational businesses The people who brought medical marijuana to Arizona four years ago now want marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21.   The Marijuana…
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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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  NPR - There has been a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization — increasing tax revenue for states, getting nonviolent offenders out of the prison system, protecting personal liberty, possible health benefits for those with s…
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  Reuters -  Washington lawmakers took a step toward legalizing the sale of marijuana in the U.S. capital on Thursday, holding a hearing on rules and taxes ahead of a referendum next week. The proposed legislation to regulate marijuan…
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  Vox.com - Voters in three states and Washington, DC, will decide next Tuesday whether to legalize marijuana for recreational and medical purposes. Ballot initiatives can work well for some issues. If voters approve same-sex marriage, the…
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  WJLA.com ABC 7 -  UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County police are warning parents after they seized several boxes of candy infused with marijuana. Lt. Bill Alexander said Friday that all of the candy was labeled as …
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  Bangor Daily News -  When voters enter the booth on Tuesday in South Portland and Lewiston, marijuana will be on the ballot alongside the governor’s race and other political choices. Voters in those two cities will decide whether …
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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 Cannabist -  SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean municipality planted the country’s first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients. The 850 seeds were imported …
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  The Huffington Post - A coalition of law enforcers has come out in support of marijuana legalization in Oregon, less than a week before voters will decide the issue at the polls. "Treating marijuana as a crime has failed," 30 f…
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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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  The Guardian -  From limited licenses to a $2m bond, New York’s medical marijuana law is riddled with barriers for small cannabis growers   Medical marijuana is coming to New York state, and it could make some compani…
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  Reason.com - In a new Cato Institute working paper, Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron finds little evidence that the loosening of marijuana prohibition in Colorado has had a noticeable impact on adult or underage cannabis consumption, traffic …
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  The Denver Post -  A Colorado Springs company that leases property to marijuana growers has acquired a former bank building in south Denver with plans to turn it into the industry's first business incubator. And if a consortium …
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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 New York Times -  The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, was glowing like a flame, showing a notable increase in density. “It could mean that there’s some sort of drug l…
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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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  Chicago Sun Times - Marijuana is in the news daily. While only Colorado and Washington State have legalized marijuana for recreational use, 18 other states, including Illinois, will permit its medical use. These new laws have caused many you…
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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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  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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  Washington Post - A 2012 Duke University study made international headlines when it purported to find a link between heavy marijuana use and IQ decline among teenagers. Other researchers questioned the findings almost immediately: Columbia U…
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  The Oregonian - Dr. Ron Schwerzler, who caused an uproar at a Tuesday night debate on marijuana legalization when he claimed that five Colorado children died after consuming the drug, on Wednesday retracted his statement and acknowledged he …
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  Reuters -  Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month's presidential election. …
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  Philly Mag - As of this morning, Philadelphia is the largest city in the country to decriminalize marijuana. You’ll now receive a $100 fine for smoking in public and a $25 for possession of up to 30 grams — but you will not be ar…
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  22 News WWLP -  BOSTON (SHNS) – Marijuana has become the “next tobacco industry,” with commercial interests marketing gummy bears and cupcakes and emergency rooms experiencing an increase in marijuana-related visits in…
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  The Washington Post -  Dr. Joseph Perrone is the chief science officer at the Center for Accountability in Science, a project of the nonprofit Center for Organizational Research and Education, which is supported by businesses and founda…
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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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  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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  CNN - Washington (CNN) -- When Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 -- where the future first lady and Secretary of State says she did not try marijuana -- only 12% of Americans wanted to legalize the drug.   …
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  Press Herald - Advocates of efforts in Lewiston and South Portland say they have momentum, while foes push back against a ‘feeling of inevitability.’   SOUTH PORTLAND — Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald said he i…
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  The Washington Post - No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move.   That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brookings Institution, discussing the international impact of t…
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  The Denver Post -  LAKEWOOD — As proponents and opponents square off over the fate of retail marijuana in Lakewood, predictions have ranged from the gates of hell opening to an ambivalent non-concern on the impacts of money and we…
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  AZ Central - PHOENIX — An Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016.   Republican Rep. Ethan Orr of Tucson aim…
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  The Denver Post -  AURORA — Recreational marijuana sales got off to a high-tech start on Monday as patrons lauded the convenience of local access to legal marijuana and the innovations offered at Aurora's first cannabis shop. …
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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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  The Denver Post - HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in small Nebraska communities near the Colorado border are struggling to keep up with the amount of marijuana crossing the state line as drug arrests climb and county bu…
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  USA Today - One of America's best-known travel writers and guides is lending his support to marijuana legalization as voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., consider dropping penalties for using pot.   Travel guru Ri…
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  The Motley Fool -  Whether you're ready to admit it or not, the marijuana movement may be unstoppable.   As Gallup reported in October of last year, for the first time in history, more respondents were in favor of …
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  ABC News - Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won't regret taking.  …
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  The Gazette - VAIL — Authorities are investigating after a hunter found about 1,000 marijuana plants being illegally grown south of Gypsum.   The Vail Daily reports the hunter was trekking in the Cottonwood Pass area when …
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  The Denver Post -  Some members of Northglenn City Council are heated over a marijuana tax measure that the Adams County commissioners put on the November ballot. They say it competes with a city marijuana tax also being posed to voters…
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  Bangor Daily News - LEWISTON, Maine — Advocates for a city ordinance change that would make the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for those older than 21 said Tuesday they are hoping to mobilize young voters, especially …
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  IndyStar -  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An influx of high-grade marijuana has made its way to northern Indiana from western states that have legalized recreational pot, contributing to a spike in local prices and raising concerns that it c…
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  The Gazette - DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says state voters were "reckless" when they legalized recreational marijuana two years ago.   The governor was asked about legalization during a debate Monda…
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  Capitol Hill Seattle - 23rd Ave’s Mount Calvary Christian Center and its Pastor Reggie Witherspoon lead a sea of support Sunday afternoon shutting down the street in front of its newly opened neighbor — I-502 marijuana store Uncl…
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  Denver Business Journal - Regardless of who Colorado’s governor is in 2015, the state is likely to crack down on residents seeking medical marijuana cards in order to increase the amount of tax revenue coming in from retail marijuana s…
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  Lehigh Valley Live - Jennie Stormes is moving to Colorado.   She doesn't yet have a job. Someone is offering her a place to stay while she gets settled.   And she's leaving behind the support system of frien…
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  The Denver Post -  The constitutional amendment establishing medical marijuana in Colorado was pretty clear when it came to employers and pot.   It should not, the amendment said, be construed as requiring "any employe…
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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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  Philly.com - DENVER (Reuters) - Droves of pot tourists have flocked to Denver to sample its legal marijuana since Colorado became the first state in the country to allow recreational weed sales to adults. If you're thinking of joining th…
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  Hawaii News Now -  JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - A new drug is emerging in the metro and causing serious concern. The drug goes by the names wax, butter and honeycomb because its waxy texture makes it look like lip balm. While many ad…
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  Palm Beach Post - HOW IT MIGHT WORK Isn’t medical marijuana already legal in Florida?   Yes, in a narrow way. The legislature passed a law allowing treatment of a few conditions with low THC cannabis, such as the strai…
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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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  Pilot Online - The tin canister that Irvin Rosenfeld picks up every month, filled to the brim with 300 marijuana cigarettes, is not something he tries to hide.   In fact, the 61-year-old Portsmouth native encourages a look, beca…
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  New York Times - THE CULTURE HIGH   Opens on Friday   Directed by Brett Harvey   2 hours; not rated   With legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington and interest elsewhere to fol…
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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 Denver Post - The Miami jewel fence. The disgruntled former business partner. The shots fired into an upscale Adams County home.   According to new documents in federal court, they all led investigators to the same place: a …
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  Alaska Dispatch News - Despite over 70 years of federal prohibition, millions of Americans are currently purchasing and consuming marijuana. But only in the states of Colorado and Washington are these transactions legal, regulated, and taxed…
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  USA Today - COTOPAXI, Colo. – Down a long dirt road snaking deep into the yellow hills of southern Colorado, Ryan Griego and his staff are harvesting green gold: legal marijuana. More than four months after they were planted, Grieg…
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  NBC Right Now - FINLEY, WA - Some medical marijuana growers in our area are not getting much sleep lately. Especially after another marijuana burglary early Thursday morning.  The latest marijuana burglary happened just bef…
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  The Oregonian - Alex Pavich is the last person you’d expect to be on the fence about marijuana legalization.      The 39-year-old is a longtime marijuana consumer, using it to treat old injuries and calm his nerv…
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  International Business Times - A booming American cannabis industry has fostered a growing group of entrepreneurs looking to make millions from marijuana products. But even in states where recreational use is legal, enterprising business own…
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  The Denver Post - A Colorado Supreme Court hearing that will have major implications for marijuana and the workplace ended Tuesday with the state's most esteemed justices mostly scratching their heads.   The debate topic was…
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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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  Omaha.com - WASHINGTON — The Democrat running for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat said this week that he’s open to legalizing marijuana.   “It’s time to make a decision about how to fight the war o…
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  Healthworks Collective -  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five years, you know that marijuana is making its way into more and more peoples’ lives. Many things have been debated, like the efficacy of medical m…
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  Vox.com - In an interview with Yahoo News's Katie Couric on Tuesday, US Attorney General Eric Holder, the head of the Department of Justice, said it's time to reconsider marijuana's legal classification in the federal government&…
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  ABC News - When Jane West and her friends get together, the laughter rolls, trays of food and stories are passed around. But instead of splitting bottles of wine, these women like to unwind with artisanal marijuana.   West and h…
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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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  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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  The former reporter, who revealed herself to be the head of a medical marijuana supplier before quitting on live TV, has a restraining order filed against her after allegedly threatening a neighbor who complained of her constant marijuana sm…
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  PROVIDENCE — A panel of medical experts gathered at Butler Hospital on Monday and condemned the acceptance of marijuana as a harmless drug, saying that cannabis is especially harmful to adolescents and saps their motivation to work har…
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  During the 2012 election season, voters in Colorado and Washington passed ballot measures to legalize the use and possession of marijuana in small amounts. Service members from all components should understand clearly how these changing stat…
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  Supporters of an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016 have filed paperwork with state elections officials, allowing them to raise money to campaign for the citizens initiative.   The Marijuana Policy Project of Ariz…
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  Federal Heights City Council in November will give residents a second chance to decide whether medical and retail marijuana stores belong in the 1.7 square mile city.   "The entire council voted to move the question…
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  (NEW YORK) -- Are you a parent who smokes marijuana?    Well, according to a new nationwide survey of young adults ages 18 to 25, children of parents who smoke weed are more than three times more likely to use it themselves…
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  With marijuana legalization now underway in two states, a new major industry is beginning to form around selling legal pot for profit. As more states consider whether to take on legalization, the rising industry has become the main target fo…
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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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  A task force is recommending Jefferson County ban retail marijuana sales in unincorporated parts of the county. "The task force found compelling evidence that it would not be in the best interest of Jefferson County or its citizens …
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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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  DENVER - An event targeted at veterans handed out free marijuana to hundreds of people on Saturday, including edibles and medicinal versions of the plant, all in an effort organizers say was designed to help vets in need.   The …
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  In early March, the Georgia medical marijuana bill was gaining steam and giving local families hope for prescriptive treatments for seizures.   When the bill died on the House floor just weeks later, many families were forced to…
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Make no mistake, says addictions specialist Drew Pinsky, marijuana is addictive — and the earlier one starts to use it, the greater the consequences.   “It acts like an opiate and causes severe addiction,” Pinsky said dur…
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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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  During a visit to the Dixie Elixirs & Edibles plant in Denver last summer, I saw the machines the company uses to produce cannabis concentrates, the kitchen where it makes marijuana-infused chocolates, and the bottling line for its THC-s…
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  As you may know, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the owner of over 20 Papa John's pizza franchises in the state of Colorado. Back in 2012, just as the state was on the verge of legalizing marijuana, Manning made the savvy bu…
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  Showing up to work high? You're not alone.   A new report has found nearly 1 in 10 Americans are showing up to work high on marijuana. Mashable.com conducted the survey in partnership with SurveyMonkey, and found 9.7 percent…
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  DENVER — The Wilson family left behind their home in Scotch Plains, their family and friends and everything familiar for a moment like this.   On Aug. 22, Brian Wilson took his daughters Adele, 5, and Vivian, 3, to the Den…
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  Oregonians will decide this fall whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Measure 91 would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation.   In 1973, Oregon became the first state to decrim…
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  VALPARAISO — With marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington, and medical marijuana legal in 23 states so far, panelists from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties met Friday for a sweeping discussion of why people use the drug.  …
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  As reported by The Washington Post, the Marijuana Policy Project, in partnership with marijuana industry leader Medbox, Inc., is now launching a $75,000 public education campaign to counter what communications director, Mason Tvert, describe…
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  Republican Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said if he were governor, he would have vetoed Illinois’ medical marijuana law — but now that it’s law he called for the state to scrap the way it’s giving out licenses to grow and s…
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  Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.   To get their messa…
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  DENVER (AP) – Confronted with a room full of teary parents with sick children, Colorado health authorities on Tuesday changed course on a plan to limit marijuana caregivers to 10 patients.   The Board of Health voted 6-1 t…
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  The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015.   State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act during the next legislative session, which begins in J…
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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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  Once again voters will face another deceptive regulate-and-tax-marijuana measure at the ballot box. The majority of Oregon voters have already said "no" to marijuana legalization with a similar measure in 2012.  No matter how …
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  In the first year of legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, the drug showed up on 20 percent more employment-related drug tests performed by Quest Diagnostics, according to the company.   The science behind the drug tests…
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  The campaign to legalize marijuana in the nation’s capital has settled on its slogans for D.C. voters.   The two lines were not tested with focus groups or polled for impact, but campaign chairman Adam Eidinger said he is …
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  Even more states could vote to legalize marijuana this year, as pro-pot advocates look to capitalize on changing voter attitudes to replicate their recent successes in Colorado and Washington state.    The legalization ques…
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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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  UNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Itamar Shapira was a cross-country runner for Grissom High School. Now 21, he struggles to climb a few stairs.    A recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, Shapira is facing surgery to remove his col…
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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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  DENVER — Colorado opened up a new frontier in January when voters approved the recreational use of marijuana.   Since then, it’s led to new jobs in the industry and tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue for the …
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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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  In November, Alaskans will decide whether the state will become the third in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. It’s controversial in that the drug is still illegal at the federal level, but also because it will …
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  Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs.   The comments came during an inter…
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  Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter broke a tie vote against a proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary in the suburb..   At a village board meeting on Sept. 4, Gunter told trustees after a 3-to-3 vote that he must vote against the dis…
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  People in Philadelphia caught with small amounts of marijuana or smoking it in public may soon face no more than a written citation and a modest fine as the City Council moved Thursday to decriminalize the drug after a reversal by Mayor Mich…
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  States appear increasingly unhappy with federal marijuana policy.  Two dozen states allow medical marijuana under state law, over a dozen states have largely decriminalized marijuana possession, and two states — Colorado and Washi…
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  COLUMBUS — Democrat Ed FitzGerald has quietly become the first candidate of a major party for Ohio governor to endorse legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.   The Cuyahoga County executive and former FBI agent an…
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  The case was as sad and as tragic as we've seen in metro Denver in recent memory.   A man, supposedly stoned on marijuana-infused candy, flipped out and killed his wife with a gunshot to the head while their three children w…
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  I don’t envy the folks over at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) who are charged with implementing Nevada’s new licensing process for Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) and are presently evaluating o…
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  MACON, Ga. – Georgia lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday in Macon to gather information about medical marijuana and help determine whether to legalize it in the state.   Efforts to pass legislation to legalize medical marij…
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  GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As marijuana laws ease, traffic-safety officials worry that motorists under the influence of the drug will make the nation’s roads more dangerous.   Already, two states - Colorado and Washington &n…
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  The federal government maintains the authority to curb funding to states that allow welfare recipients to use their EBT cards in liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs, but that power doesn't extend to marijuana dispensaries, Health and …
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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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Retail marijuana purchasers in July outspent medical cannabis buyers for the first time since the launch of Colorado’s adult-use market 9 months ago.   The state’s Department of Revenue recently reported that customers bought $…
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  Months after ordering tests to determine the potency of Colorado-grown pot, state regulators are zeroing in on another concern: How sick one can get from a bad batch?   Sometime in the coming months, recreational marijuana produ…
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  As the leading law enforcement voice for the anti-Measure 91 campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon, Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis is tasked with delivering half-truths, distortions, and manufactured scares to convince Oreg…
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  Despite a shortage of research on the topic, it's been suggested that drugs affect men and women differently. And because of the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington and medical marijuana in 23 states,…
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  Nine months after Colorado shops opened their doors to sell the first bags of recreational marijuana, a majority of state residents still support legal weed sales.   A new NBC News/Marist Poll shows that 55 percent of adult Colo…
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  The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 30 in a suit filed by a fired customer service representative who uses medical marijuana to control painful spasms he has suffered since he was paralyzed in a car crash.   …
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  DAVENPORT, Iowa — A dying Iowan who said he grew marijuana to treat a painful blood vessel cancer was spared a three-year prison sentence by a judge Tuesday, and instead was given probation.   But whether Benton Mackenzie,…
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  For years, some parents have turned to medical marijuana to treat their children’s debilitating epilepsy, crediting the drug with dramatically reducing seizure activity. A groundbreaking clinical trial about to begin recruiting test su…
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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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Specialty brokers looking to get insurers hooked on emerging industry. The legal marijuana industry in the United States is experiencing tremendous growth.   Legal cannabis markets in the United States are expected to grow 700 percent over…
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Nearly two years after Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana, nine distribution centers are to open next year in places like Brookline, Lowell, Salem, and Quincy. The state licensing process for these dispensaries has been convoluted. And yet…
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  Denver city officials are moving to ban the amateur use of a risky hash oil extraction process that has resulted this year in dozens of home explosions statewide.   A new proposal backed by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administ…
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  You have to hand it to Colorado for propelling legalized marijuana into the mainstream. In addition to medical marijuana, Colorado legalized recreational use, trumpeting the tax revenue it knew would be piling in. In Colorado, there’s …
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Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped.   Now that recreat…
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The City of Aurora announced Thursday it has awarded licenses to 21 business as the city's first recreational marijuana shops, which can open as soon as Oct. 1.   Each of the city's six wards are allowed up to four recreational …
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How much of an economic impact can a cannabis business have on a community?   A new study offers a glimpse, estimating that a pair of retail marijuana stores in Denver under the same ownership will generate $30 million in economic outpu…
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One thing that I am certain of after nearly 20 years working as an addiction therapist is that current drug policies in the UK are simply not working.   As a society we have chosen to deal with the problem of drug addiction mainly by ba…
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It’s all over the news and impossible to ignore: Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana. USA Today recently published a story about how joint-rolling and Dorito eating are among anticipated pot-themed contests at the Denver County Fair …
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  Washington's first retail marijuana store is raking it in with estimated first day sales of over $30,000 — beating out Colorado dispensaries' average first day retail sales earlier this year.   According to store o…
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  By Eric Gorski   Eric Speidell and his brothers display their wares at their flagship store in what looks like a deli case. Oatmeal cookies, pretzel bites, truffles. Even root beer pops, leftovers from a Father’s Day speci…
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  They haven’t run out of all supply yet but the manager of a cannabis store in Bellingham says it has been a hectic first day of sales.   She says one strain of the drug is completely gone but Top Shelf Cannabis did anticip…
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  Only six months old, Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation Tuesday that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state and reconfigure the market’s architecture.   Previously, only…
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By Horace Helps Reuters   The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as "ganj…
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Georgia, a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is a medical marijuana patient. Kelly Conway, Georgia's owner, takes some heat when she tells friends about the unorthodox treatment.   "People will say they can't believe I…
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By: Rebecca Kelley   As their slogan goes, there's a smile in every Hershey's bar but apparently there's a lawsuit in some of them, too. The Hershey Company, maker of such goodies as the Hershey's chocolate bar, Reese's…
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