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Travel Host Rick Steves Testifies in Favor of Illinois Marijuana Legalization Effort

Rick Steves, a well-known traveler and one of the country's most visible advocates of marijuana legalization, speaks during an interview in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 7, 2014. (Don Ryan, The Associated Press) Travel host Rick Steves testifies in favor of Illinois marijuana legalization effort "Illinois, to me, feels more comfortable with this," than some other states, Steves said

Article by Nick Swedberg, The Cannabist A longtime travel show personality and advocate for marijuana legalization is backing an effort in Illinois to make the drug legal for adults and regulate it like alcohol. Rick Steves, host of the PBS travel documentary series Rick Steves’ Europe, testified Tuesday in front of Illinois lawmakers that his “hunches” about the long-term effects ...

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San Francisco Recreational Sales Could Fire Up First Week of New Year

San Francisco Recreational Sales Could Fire Up First Week of New Year

Article by Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com Recreational marijuana sales in the Bay Area may not begin on New Year’s Day as originally planned, but if San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee signs legislation passed Tuesday night by the board of supervisors, cannabis sales could begin as early as Jan. 5, 2018. In paving the way for recreational sales in The City, the ...

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Learning From California’s New Cannabis Regulations

Learning from California’s new cannabis regulations In response to California’s announcement, some are concerned that aspects of the regulations are too limiting

Article by David Brown, Lift News California released new ‘emergency’ cannabis regulations on November 17 to prepare for legal recreational sales planned for January 1, 2018. The rules are being categorized as temporary regulations that will help establish a framework to allow cities and counties and businesses prepare for the transition to a legal market while the state works out other details ...

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Michigan Judge Throws Out Marijuana Butter Case

Michigan Judge Throws Out Marijuana Butter Case

Article by WXYZ Detroit News A Michigan judge has thrown out a case against two former corrections officers who were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana-infused butter. Michael Frederick and Todd VanDoorne lost their jobs in Kent County after being charged in 2014 following a search of their homes. Both were registered under the state’s medical marijuana law to ...

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Montana Releases Proposed Changes for Expanded Medical Marijuana Program

Montana Releases Proposed Changes for Expanded Medical Marijuana Program

Article by Marijuana.com The Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will hold a public hearing Nov. 30 to discuss their newly released medical marijuana (MMJ) rules and regulations for the state’s expanded program. Passed by the voters of Montana on Nov. 8, 2016, Initiative 182 authorized DPHHS to cultivate new rules and fees for the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana program. Signed into law ...

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Use of CBD Oil Has Doubled in the U.K. in One Year

Cannabis oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR: Figures reveal 250,000 people now rely on the controversial potion to cure them of back pain, anxiety and epilepsy Trade body figures show there are now 250,000 users across the home nations Cannabis Trades Association UK claims that this is up from the 125,000 last year The body also states that there are now around 1,000 new users each month By STEPHEN MATTHEWS

Article by Stephen Matthews, Daily Mail The number of cannabis oil users across the UK has doubled in the space of one year, startling new figures reveal. Regulatory body data shows there are now 250,000 users across the home nations – up from the 125,000 recorded this time last year. Cannabis Trades Association UK also states there are now around ...

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Lawsuit: State of Florida Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

Lawsuit: State of Florida Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

Article by The Associated Press via Leafly A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state’s new medical marijuana law. It’s the latest legal challenge against the way Florida officials and state legislators have acted since voters approved medical marijuana a ...

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Denver: Mile-High City First in US to Permit Social Marijuana Use

Denver: Mile-High City First in US to Permit Social Marijuana Use 1 BY MONTEREY BUD

Article by Marijuana.com Effective immediately, officials in Denver have approved the implementation of Proposition 300, the city’s voter-backed social consumption law. Good news for some marijuana consumers in the Mile High City, the approval of Proposition 300 allows various forms of consumption at authorized bars, restaurants, and other public places. “The big catch,” according to The Associated Press, is that customers of these pot-friendly establishments ...

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