Montel Williams: Former NSA officer, talk show host turns cannabis entrepreneur

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 8:21 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Eighteen years ago, television celebrity Montel Williams couldn’t have imagined he’d one day be standing in a sleek Santa Ana dispensary chatting with fans about his new line of cannabis products.…

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Other Roots: World-wise Inge Fryklund on dogged quest to end destructive drug war

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am By Joanne Ostrow, Special To The Cannabist Editor’s note: In our Other Roots series, we share the stories of the underrepresented individuals in and around the marijuana movement — women, ethnic minorities and others whose voices aren’t…

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Senators Renew Protections for Medical Marijuana

by TWB – The Weed Blog https://www.theweedblog.com Great news for marijuana patients and entrepreneurs came down from the nation’s capital this week as the Senate Appropriations Committee voted for language in the federal budget to prevent the Department of Justice from meddling in matters of medical marijuana users and providers.…

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Maryland’s top court hears case on medical marijuana growers’ dispute

Published: Jul 27, 2017, 5:20 pm • Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 5:20 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Companies in the final running for licenses to grow medical marijuana should be able to defend their multimillion-dollar investments against a legal challenge over how those finalists were…

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Toronto Transit Commission Implements Random Drug Testing

Toronto Transit Commission Implements Random Drug Testing In light of the positive news surrounding legalization in Canada, some are concerned about its impact on employment especially on safety-sensitive jobs. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) just got approval to conduct random drug and alcohol testing on 10,000 of their employees including…

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Senate committee, rejecting request from Sessions, keeps protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Jul 27, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 1:56 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference, despite a written request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year that they…

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