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Missouri Medical Cannabis Campaign Raises Over $250k

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 14:15
By John Payne As of late last week, we have officially raised more than $250k to place medical cannabis on the Missouri ballot in 2018! Because we hit that benchmark, we received $100k from Drug...

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Full Video Of Michigan Licensing Board Meeting Now Available

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 13:33
All major news outlets in Michigan have covered the controversial effort to shut down all testing facilities, processors, cultivation centers and dispensaries in the state, which was announced during...

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German Drug Czar Does Not Appreciate American Cannabis Activists

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:39
Marlene Mortler, the Drug Czar of Germany, sounds like she has taken a cue from the garbled logic of US Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a man I think...

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California Senator Kamala Harris Contends The War On Drugs Is In The Past

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:51
California’s new rising star U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, former Attorney General from California and a rising star in the Democratic Party, continues to imply that the war on drugs is over, and...

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Santa Fe Mayor To Introduce Resolution To Establish A Municipal Drug Strategy Task Force

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:45
Tonight at the Santa Fe City Council meeting, the Mayor of Santa Fe, Javier M. Gonzales, will introduce a resolution establishing a Municipal Drug Strategy Task Force charged with recommending...

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Michigan Patients And The Intended Consequence Of Action

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:15
During a controversial meeting of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Board on August 21, a proposal was made to order the closure of all businesses handling cannabis in the state of Michigan....

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Funeral March Planned To Demand Government Action On Overdose Awareness Day

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:43
On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, overdose prevention advocates will unite in their grief to demand more action from local and State government to decrease drug overdose deaths....

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Connecticut: End The Budget Stalemate – Tax And Regulate Cannabis

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:45
I received the following alert out of Connecticut. If you live in Connecticut, do your part: As fall approaches, Connecticut lawmakers are still struggling to reach a budget compromise. In May, both...

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WSLCB: Its High Time for Homegrow

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 03:51
As each State goes through its legalization aches and pains Washington State is the only one that has not legalized homegrows. Originally slated for September 6th in Olympia but rescheduled to the...

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Tennessee Has Organized A Medical Marijuana Committee

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:45
Tennessee is one of several states in America that has passed a CBD-specific cannabis law. CBD-specific cannabis laws are largely non-beneficial to most medical cannabis patients, and...

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What Is A Cannabis ‘Tarantula Joint’?

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:03
I have smoked a lot of joints over the course of the last 25 years. It is, and always will be, one of my favorite ways to consume cannabis. I don’t consume as many of them as I used to since I...

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Seattle Hempfest 2017: 3 Days of Peace For 26 Years

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:42
This year MSM seemed not to pay attention to Seattle Hempfest as if it’s not prevalent or inconsequential, but I assure you, this is not the case. While thousands peacefully smoke their...

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U.S. Government To Start Releasing Cannabis Industry Employment Data Next Month

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:45
One of the biggest selling points of marijuana legalization is that it creates a taxed and regulated industry that generates jobs. In my home state (Oregon) the cannabis industry has already...

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Beyond Resistance: Ending The Failed War On Drugs

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:15
It is the 28th day of my email series, “Beyond Resistance: The things we should do to make us safer, healthier, and more economically secure.” Today’s topic: ending the failed War on Drugs. It’s past...

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Michigan’s Licensing And Regulatory Affairs To Go On The Road

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:40
During the Licensing Board meeting on October 21, the Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) revealed a LARA plan to travel across the state to demonstrate the new seed-to-sale...

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New York: Comment On proposed Medical Marijuana Regulatory Changes

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:00
I received the following legislative alert out of New York yesterday: Starting today, and for the next 30 days, the public can comment on the draft rules to make significant improvements to New...

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Texas Cannabis Industry Association Challenges Governor Abbott

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:30
On August 15th, the Texas Cannabis Industry Association (TCIA) submitted a formal complaint to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and to Governor Greg Abbott’s office regarding licensing for...

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California Governor Appoints 3 People To Bureau Of Cannabis Control

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 13:52
The implementation process in California continues with Governor Brown making three appointments yesterday to California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control. Below is information about the people that...

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RICO Civil Lawsuits Threaten Cannabis Industry

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:37
By Art Cosgrove In Beavercreek, Oregon, sits a beautiful patch of 11 acres with horses and forestland that is adjacent to two properties that cannabis producers have been using to cultivate crops...

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Michigan: LARA Calls For Participants In MMFLA Licensing Workgroups

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:40
The state of Michigan wants to hear your thoughts on the development of licensing programs for the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act- and they want your participation, too. A press...

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