California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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West Virginia medical marijuana bill gets House OK; here’s what’s ahead

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 3:20 pm • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 3:53 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week. The bills approved 76-24 by the House…

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This major Alaskan city is straggling behind as other cities charge ahead with pot shop openings

Published: Dec 7, 2016, 8:50 am • Updated: Dec 7, 2016, 8:50 am By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Marijuana shops have started to open up for business in Fairbanks, Juneau and Valdez, but Anchorage is still weeks away from having its first open pot retailer. Enlighten Alaska co-owner…

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‘There’s a long road ahead’: Lawmakers consider taxes on Montana medical marijuana

Published: Nov 30, 2016, 9:04 am • Updated: Nov 30, 2016, 9:05 am By The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Lawmakers will be asked to consider placing a tax on the sale of Montana medical marijuana. Related: Desperate Montana medical marijuana patients seek immediate re-opening of dispensaries Gov. Steve Bullock…

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How to harvest cannabis: Planning ahead is critical for success

Published: Nov 18, 2016, 6:59 am • Updated: Nov 18, 2016, 6:59 am By Jorge Cervantes, The Cannabist staff Renowned grower Jorge Cervantes will answer readers’ questions and give advice on all things related to the cannabis plant. Got a question for Jorge? Email him at jorge@marijuanagrowing.com. Editor’s Note: Laws…

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Gallup poll: Approval of marijuana legalization highest in history ahead of 2016 election

Published: Oct 19, 2016, 11:40 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2016, 11:44 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 60 percent of American adults now say that marijuana should be legal, the highest level of support in nearly a half-century of polling on…

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Over 1,000 Leaders Worldwide Call For End To Drug War Ahead Of UN Special Session

On the eve of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, world leaders and activists have signed a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to set the stage “for real reform of global drug control policy.” The unprecedented list of…

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