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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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  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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  timesunion.com -   NEW YORK – Young African American and Latino mothers with their children walk down the bustling blocks of Liberty and Fulton in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Boys' sneakers scuffle on the cement cou…
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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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  NBC News -    LOS ANGELES -- Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south o…
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  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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  NBC News -    BILLINGS, Mont. — Gone are the flashing green neon lights advertising $200 ounces of pot. Gone are the caravans of cannabis doctors who signed up hundreds of people in a single day. The medical marijuana bus…
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  Democrat & Chronicle -    A federal criminal case against two brothers accused of involvement in a major marijuana trafficking operation has morphed into a legal assault on the government's criminal classification of mariju…
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  New York Business Journal -   Out of five organizations approved to operate facilities to grow, process and distribute marijuana in New York state. The winning applicants are Bloomfield Industries Inc., Columbia Care NY LLC, Empire Stat…
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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  Time -   Not only are people free to smoke weed—the weed is free. As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages 21 and up to possess and use recreational marijuana. It’s legal to grow marij…
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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  KUOW - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says all medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle are illegal. So he wants to shut half of them down, starting with those that opened recently and haven’t been paying taxes. Those left standing, he plans…
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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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  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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  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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  The Des Moines Register -   The Iowa Board of Pharmacy disappointed medical marijuana advocates again Monday. Board members rebuffed a request that they recommend changing Iowa law’s classification of marijuana in a way that w…
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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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  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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  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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  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 Guardian -   Researchers say the substances in synthetic cannabis are difficult to identify and constantly changing, making both treatment and law enforcement difficult The deaths of two men in central Queensland after they smok…
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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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  New York Times -  DENVER — When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronti…
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  LA Times -   In a  rare examination of federal marijuana law, a U.S. judge in Northern California has decided to rule on the constitutionality of a 1970 act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin. …
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  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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  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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  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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  West Hawaii Today -   Medical marijuana production centers and dispensaries could become part of the Hawaii landscape as soon as 2017, under recommendations a task force is sending to the state Legislature. The Medical Marijuana Dis…
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  SF Business Journal -  This year's push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida flamed out, but its supporters are still going strong. "We're banking on there being [more] legislation put forth," said Jordan Schlo…
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  Star Tribune - Minnesota’s eight medical marijuana centers won’t be conveniently located for many outside the Twin Cities. Minnesota has 87 counties, but you’ll only be able to buy medical marijuana in eight of them. Wi…
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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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  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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  The Seattle Times -   Washington state’s leadership on recreational-marijuana legalization is in jeopardy because of the Legislature’s and Seattle’s indolence on needed regulation. THE world is watching Washington&…
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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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  90.9WBUR -  BOSTON — As the marijuana industry takes shape in Massachusetts, it will need a trained workforce. What skills will that person behind the dispensary counter have? How about employees who will process marijuana? Who&rs…
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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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  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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  CNBC.com -  Moriah Barnhart's daughter, Dahlia, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 2. Moriah said that Dahlia, now 4, was not expected by doctors to live as long as she has. But the blue-eyed, rambunctious little girl has ex…
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  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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  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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  TheState.com  -  SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here m…
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  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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  The Boston Globe -   Town Meeting voters in Brookline are slated to decide this week whether to toughen zoning laws regulating the placement of medical marijuana dispensaries, or keep the current standards that would allow them, for exa…
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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  The Daily Beast - A judge in California is examining the legality of America’s marijuana laws, she may be on the verge of throwing the entire system into chaos. Three states, one district, and two cities will vote on various aspect…
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  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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  Las Vegas Review-Journal - Las Vegas’ first round of pot permit hearings was a marathon, not a sprint.   City Council members spent the better part of 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought…
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  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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  WGRZ.com - BUFFALO – About a year ago, doctors told Nathan Nocera that his daughter had a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. "Just tore my world apart," Nocera said. "And I knew everything was going to be different…
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  Yahoo Finance - I started my last post on the marijuana business with a confession that I don’t know very much about cannabis (I’m getting there). But it turns out not knowing about marijuana isn’t necessarily a disadvantag…
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  International Business Times - Since the Ebola virus ravaged three countries in West Africa, health experts and governments around the world have been scrambling to boost efforts to contain the virus. An effective vaccine has yet to be devel…
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  The Press Enterprise - The proliferation of backyard fields – and fear among residents – has officials raising the alarm. A boom in illegal backyard marijuana grows – rumored to be driven by Mexican drug cartels &n…
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  Chicago Tribune -  The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who's now a Latino issues advocate …
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  Lehigh Valley Live -  Pennsylvania efforts to create a medical marijuana program have been vaporized, for now.   The state House of Representatives is unlikely to take up the measure passed in September by the House, with o…
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  Yahoo Sports -  Alabama tight end Kurt Frietag appears to be in hot water after police found 112 grams of marijuana and nearly $4,700 in cash in his campus dorm room.   Yes, you read that correctly. One-hundred twelve grams…
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  Newsweek -  As the market for legal weed has blossomed in some states, so too has the use of rat poison on pot farms deep in the western woods, to keep rodents away from the aromatic plants. These are the same woods where a rare cat-siz…
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  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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  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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  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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  The Huffington Post - RANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biol…
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  West Central Tribune - MONTEVIDEO — Lac qui Parle County’s charges against a Madison mother who treated her son with medical cannabis appears headed to trial, after the defense rejected an offer to settle the case during an appea…
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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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  New York Post - Legal loopholes make synthetic marijuana as easy to get as buying a candy bar, according to US Sen. Charles Schumer who urged the federal government Sunday to crack down on the dangerous product. With names like “K2…
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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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  Sales of medical marijuana in Connecticut are expected to begin next week as the first grower prepares to make shipments to dispensaries around the state, nearly two years after the state legalized the use of marijuana to relieve symptoms of…
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  After keeping a low profile for more than two years, George Bianchini, founder and CEO of Medi-Cone, a Marin-based collective that grows and sells medical marijuana, invited the public to visit his West Marin home this week for a demonstrati…
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  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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  City police received an anonymous tip this morning that a tree-sized marijuana plant was in the area of West Madison and North Charlotte streets. They rather easily located it, Lt. Todd Umstead said.   Police said, over radi…
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  The fisher, an endangered member of the weasel family native to California forests, seems an unlikely casualty of the gradual erosion of prohibitions on marijuana use in the United States.   Years of habitat loss and trapping ha…
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  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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  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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  Two Area Men Sentenced For Growing Marijuana On Federal Land In Highland County: Joaquin Vicencio, Joaquin Cortes Were Convicted of Operating One of the Largest Outdoor Marijuana Grow Operations in the Area   A pair of men, prev…
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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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  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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  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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  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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