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California: Leo Vapes at SAG Awards

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By Derrick Stanley, Hemp News

Leonardo DiCaprio,star of the critically acclaimed movie " The Revenant", was spotted indulging in a few puffs on a vape pen at Saturday's SAG Awards in Los Angeles, Shortly afterward, he was announced as the recipient of the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding male Actor in a Leading Role.

This would not be the first time that Leo has been known to enjoy a pull in public. In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Miley Cyrus commented to Jimmy Fallon about being seated near Leo at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. "He was hitting a vape pen," she said."But it wasn't him that was making me kinda nervous--I was feeling this emotion because there's an etiquacy [sic] of, when you're there, that you pass that s**t Leo! And he never did, so that was weird to me."

Leo's chances are looking good for taking home his first ever Oscar for best actor this year, just another reason he will be remembered as a great actor. Just like Bogart.

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Medical Marijuana Will Be On Florida Ballot In November


By Derrick Stanley, Hemp News

Voters in Florida will again have an opportunity to legalize medical marijuana this November. Ballot organizers believe that the measure, which almost passed in 2014, will benefit from an increase in voter turnout in a presidential election year.

Growing support for medical marijuana legalization should help the measure pass in 2016. Ben Pollara, organizer of the petition drive for United for Care, said Wednesday "We feel very good that 60 percent plus of Florida voters will finally approve a true medical marijuana law."

The measure nearly passed in 2014, with 57.6percent of voters supporting the initiative; at least a 60 percent voter approval is required in Florida to approve a constitutional amendment.

More then enough voter signatures have already been collected to put the issue on the ballot. As of Wednesday 692,981 certified voter signatures had been collected, nearly 10,000 more than required.

Personal injury lawyer John Morgan is a major supporter and financial backer for the legalization initiative. He cites his brother's success in using marijuana to control muscle spasms as one of his main inspirations behind the campaign. Morgan has spent over $6 million in 2014 and 2016 in pursuit of medical marijuana legalization. He sent a message via e-mail to his supporters Wednesday night, saying "We're back. We're going to win for the patients. BELIEVE!"

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