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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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  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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  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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  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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  Time.com -   And the resignation of Chief of Administration Michele Leonhart offers the chance for change Marijuana legalization advocates are excited about the departure of Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Adminis…
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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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  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 -   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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  WAMU -  The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs announced today that it had revoked the business license of a convenience store in Northeast D.C. found to have been selling synthetic marijuana, the first such closure sinc…
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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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  The Hill -   Jeb was a high school stoner. Ted Cruz smoked pot as well. Rand Paul hasn't explicitly copped to it, but his old fraternity brothers seem to think he did. Marco Rubio won't say either way — but hasn't deni…
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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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  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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  SFGate - In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Thursday night to de-fund the federal war on medical marijuana. The provision passed the Senate Saturday and is expected to be s…
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  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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  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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  Herald Mail Media - ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland commission approved regulations on Thursday to implement a medical marijuana program after a drawn-out process in a state that has struggled to make marijuana available to sick patients. A…
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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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  Baltimore Sun -  Doug Porter's cannabis-motif shirt is a dead giveaway, as are the terms he uses in his business lecture, such as weed and buzz. On Saturday, Porter helped lead a how-to session for launching a marijuana business…
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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  WBOC 16  SALISBURY, Md.- Maryland's marijuana law is about to undergo some changes. Effective Oct.1, a small portion of marijuana will be decriminalized.    Maryland legislators passed a bill, during the last legis…
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  A group has formed to combat the legalization of marijuana in the District, an issue residents will vote on this fall.   “Two. Is. Enough. D.C.” is “a movement by a diverse group of Washingtonians” to fig…
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  New draft of regulations expected Wednesday, but some details still unresolved   A state panel on Tuesday hashed out more of the nitty-gritty details to create a medical marijuana industry from scratch, but some key points remai…
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