Florida police arrest parents after teacher reports kid’s backpack smells of weed

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 8:03 am By The Associated Press HIALEAH, Fla. — A student’s backpack that smelled like marijuana led police in Florida to his house, where they found a small grow house run by his parents. Now, 41-year-old Rolando Naranjo and…

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Veteran sues police after SWAT team raided his legal Colorado marijuana grow

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 9:44 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 11:50 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A former special forces infantryman, who was awarded a Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain police SWAT team after…

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First Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary just opened after 17-year wait for patients

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 2:56 pm • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 5:32 pm By Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press HONOLULU — Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the…

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Patients, Especially Epileptics, Report Overall Good Health After Using Medical Cannabis

Patients, Especially Epileptics, Report Overall Good Health After Using Medical Cannabis In a research study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, medical cannabis patients reported “clinically meaningful” health outcomes than those who didn’t’ use the plant, according to an article on Medpage Today.…

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Sessions’ marijuana task force report gives him no ammo to go after legal states

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 3:40 pm By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the…

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Cannabis on the Colorado border: Trinidad sued after enacting pot club moratorium

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 7:57 am • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 12:05 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s cannabis industry may be centered in metro Denver, but there’s plenty of action around the state’s edges. Towns like Sedgwick, near Colorado’s northern border with Nebraska, have found new economic…

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Two years after voters reject weed, officials in a small Colorado town consider sales

Published: Jun 9, 2017, 9:50 am • Updated: Jun 9, 2017, 9:58 am By Tyler Silvy, Greeley Tribune With an eye toward multi-million dollar projects the town has kicked down the road, Milliken officials Thursday made their best pitch for pot during a community forum at the Milliken Police Department.…

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Georgia students file civil rights suit after physically invasive drug search

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 10:07 am • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 10:17 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Students at Worth County High School in Sylvester, Ga., have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their county sheriff after he ordered what the complaint describes as a school-wide drug…

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After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition

Published: Jun 6, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Jun 6, 2017, 8:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Post-traumatic stress disorder is now a qualifying condition for doctor-recommended medical marijuana in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed Senate Bill 17 into law. The bill opens the doors for…

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