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Miami, Cleveland to host cannabis industry caucuses

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As the legal marijuana industry heads into the second half of 2018 on a wave of progress at both the state and federal levels, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host a pair of Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses Tuesday, July 17— one in Miami and one in Cleveland on the same day and time, at 6:30 pm. The […]

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When marijuana is legal in Canada, Americans are expected to flock. But the border, and US law, stands in the way.

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BLAINE, Wash. - Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Washington state since 2014. Adults just a few miles away in Canada also will be able to legally buy and smoke marijuana for pleasure starting in October.

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Vermont adults can light up — at last

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Just in time for the Snoop Dog days of summer, a law allowing Vermont adults to legally possess and grow small quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect  July 1. Granted, nobody had time to grow their stash in time for the fireworks, but the implementation of the law was itself a […]

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Signatures Submitted for North Dakota 2018 Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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Signatures Submitted for North Dakota 2018 Marijuana Legalization Initiative | Paul Armentano

Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office today in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 signatures in order to qualify the measure for the 2018 electoral ballot. The […]

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Expand Medical Marijuana Access

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Expand Medical Marijuana Access | Paul Armentano

Legislation to significantly expand patients’ access to medical cannabis in Maine will become law later this fall following Monday’s decision by lawmakers to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto. By a vote of 119 to 23 in the House and 25 to 8 in the Senate, Maine lawmakers rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1539. The bill will become […]

Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Expand Medical Marijuana Access | The Daily Chronic

 

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Advisory meeting faces anger over cannabis rollout

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When the California Cannabis Advisory Committee meets in San Diego on July 19 to discuss implementation of the new regulations, it can expect to face heated disappointment in the wake of NIMBY roadblocks and the BCC’s testing and labeling deadlines and requirements that led to the destruction of potentially millions of dollars of product. The […]

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Cannabis industry network expands locally

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As it approaches its annual Business Summit in Oakland, the National Cannabis Industry Association is again extending its community outreach with the launch of its new Allied Associations Program (AAP). Allied Associations have access to member workshops and information sessions hosted by NCIA, and receive monthly updates on NCIA’s work and ongoing relevant legal or policy updates. […]

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Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

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Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law | NORML

PHOENIX, AZ — A ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals has found that the possession of concentrated forms of cannabis resin is not protected by the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The 2 to 1 decision upholds the two-and-one-half year prison sentence of a state-registered patient, Rodney Jones, for the possession of […]

Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law | The Daily Chronic

 

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Oklahoma Lawmakers: No Special Session to Amend Voter-Approved Medical Law

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Oklahoma Lawmakers: No Special Session to Amend Voter-Approved Medical Law | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has scrapped plans to convene a special legislative session for the purposes of amending provisions of State Question 788 – the medical marijuana access initiative approved by voters last week. On Friday, Fallin – who publicly campaigned against the measure – stated: “After conferring with legislative leaders, we believe […]

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History and process for Florida cannabis patients

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In light of the recent shifts in Florida’s state cannabis laws, theLeafOnline.com is presenting this report on the history of medical marijuana in Florida and how you, as a patient and resident, may qualify for access to the state’s new program. It’s easy … if you can find the right doctor and don’t need to […]

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American Hemp Campaign to Launch July 4, Backed by New Belgium, Willie Nelson’s Co

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American Hemp Campaign to Launch July 4, Backed by New Belgium, Willie Nelson’s Co | Vote Hemp

The American Hemp Campaign will highlight the economic benefits of domestic hemp production and build support for changing state and federal laws to allow U.S. farmers to grow industrial hemp WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, Vote Hemp, is teaming up with craft brewer New Belgium Brewing and GCH, the company behind Willie Nelson’s cannabis brands, to form the […]

American Hemp Campaign to Launch July 4, Backed by New Belgium, Willie Nelson’s Co | The Daily Chronic

 

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don’t Increase Criminal Activity, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don’t Increase Criminal Activity, Study Finds | NORML

BONN, GERMANY — The operation of medical cannabis dispensaries is not associated with increases in either violent crime or property crime, according to the findings of a discussion paper published by the IZA Research Institute. Researchers affiliated with the RAND Corporation investigated whether the establishment of medical cannabis dispensaries in California effects local crime rates – including rates of violent […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don’t Increase Criminal Activity, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

 

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