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New York State: Advocates Make Final Push for Marijuana Legalization

Advocates make final push for marijuana legalization Bill faces uphill climb in legislative session's final two weeks

Article by Matthew Hamilton, timesunion Advocates for the legalization of marijuana were at the state Capitol on Monday to plead with state lawmakers not to let their hopes for the creation of a recreational market go up in smoke for yet another year. Lawmakers and advocates are backing legislation that would regulate and tax an industry that would be open ...

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Australia: Cannabis Rules Loosened After Senate Gangs Up On Government

Australia: Cannabis Rules Loosened After Senate Gangs Up On Government

Article by Adam Gartrell, The Sydney Morning Herald Terminally ill patients will get faster access to medicinal marijuana and be able to import their own personal supply after the Greens teamed up with Labor and One Nation to deliver a shock Senate vote to kill off government restrictions. The Senate vote means terminally ill patients with a doctor’s prescription will be ...

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Calls For Open International Cannabis Trade

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Calls For Open International Cannabis Trade “Cannabis has to be integrated into NAFTA. It has to have the trade potential of moving without barriers, without taxes and limits, only complying with the law, the consumer and his health.”

Article by Chris Moore, Merry Jane Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called for open international cannabis trade in his keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association this week. In his thirty-minute speech, Fox said he believed that Mexico and Canada could become the world leaders in both medical and recreational marijuana exports. To this end, he called for cannabis trade ...

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Jeff Sessions Personally Asked Congress to Let Him Prosecute Medical-Marijuana Providers

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical-marijuana providers

Article by Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical-marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states “from implementing their own State laws ...

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Grandmother Who Lost Her Home Because Her Son Sold Marijuana Wins Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case

Grandmother Who Lost Her Home Because Her Son Sold Marijuana Wins Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case

Article by Nick Sibilla, Forbes Without ever being charged with a crime, a West Philadelphia grandmother had her home and her car confiscated because her son sold less than $200 worth of marijuana. Elizabeth Young, now 72, is just one of thousands of victims of civil forfeiture, which allows police and prosecutors to confiscate property, even if the owner has not ...

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Boulder’s Stashlogix, Maker of Pot Carrying Cases, Under Fire as Feds Confiscate Product

Boulder's Stashlogix, maker of pot carrying cases, under fire as feds confiscate product

Article by Shay Castle, Daily Camera Federal officials have seized 1,000 bags from Boulder-based Stashlogix after identifying the product — lockable, odor-blocking containers used to store marijuana or other medications — as drug paraphernalia. Company officials said the decision will cost them tens of thousands of dollars and force them to bring manufacturing into the U.S. to avoid customs. Customs ...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary has Made a Cannabis-Infused PIZZA for Patients in Boston

Medical marijuana dispensary has made a cannabis-infused PIZZA for patients in Boston Ermont Inc has created a weed-infused personal-sized cheese pizza for $38 The Quincy, Mass., medical marijuana dispensary launched it three weeks ago The pizza has 125mg of THC - the psychoactive compound in marijuana The high comes from the tomato sauce which has a THC distillate

Article by Cheyenne Roundtree, Daily Mail A medical marijuana dispensary has made a cannabis-infused pizza for patients who don’t want to smoke the drug. The six-inch pie, which costs $38, was designed by Ermont Inc, a large marijuana business in Quincy, on the outskirts of Boston. It is topped with a potent tomato sauce, infused with 125mg of THC distillate, ...

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Older Women and Medical Marijuana: a New Growth Industry

RYAN YOUNG / THE NEW YORK TIMES Lyn Kusher, the founder of Ma Kush’s Natural, which sells soaps, lotions, balms and edible cannabis treats, in San Diego, Feb. 1, 2017. Inspired partly by their own use of the drug for pain relief, or by caring for others who use it for their own aches, some older women see viable business opportunities in the marijuana industry and view their work as therapeutic for their customers.

Article by Abby Ellin, New York Times via Las Vegas Sun Jeanine Moss never expected to get into the cannabis industry. But that was before her hip-replacement surgery. Moss, 62, of Marina Del Ray, California, had quit her job as a marketing consultant before she had her hip done in 2014. As she left the hospital, her doctors handed her ...

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$100 Million US Pot Windfall: Colorado’s Weed Boom will Fund Schools and Fight Opioid Addiction

$100 million pot windfall Colorado's weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction

Article by Keegan Hamilton, Vice News The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations, and a new treatment program to combat the opioid crisis. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed a budget bill that dictates how money from the state’s ...

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