Hawaii medical marijuana dispensaries finally get green light to grow

Published: Jan 26, 2017, 10:08 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2017, 10:08 am By The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii has announced it will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to begin growing pot as early as Feb. 1, which comes after several months of delays. One of the holdups has been…

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Slow-moving Maryland medical marijuana program finally becoming a reality

Published: Dec 27, 2016, 6:52 am • Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 6:52 am By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post Maryland medical marijuana could finally become a reality next year, one of the states slowest to make the drug available for purchase after legalizing sales. In 2016, regulators awarded long-awaited licenses…

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Finally decided: Maine has legalized recreational marijuana in uber-close vote

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 2:28 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 3:48 pm By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Maine residents have voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in their state. The final results on the referendum were tabulated on Thursday. The count took nearly two…

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Congress Finally Approves Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana

Congress approved bills this week that would finally allow Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to military veterans. Under current laws, VA doctors are not authorized to talk about medical marijuana with their patients. As a result, veterans have had to rely strictly on pharmaceutical prescriptions to treat…

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Federal Judge Finally Lifts Injunction Against Native American Hemp Farmer

If you are not familiar with the story of Alex White Plume and the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s thwarted efforts to cultivate hemp in the 2000’s, you should be. The Oglala Sioux Tribe is a sovereign nation according to the United States government, at least on paper. I say at least on paper,…

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Michigan Senate To Finally Give Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bills A Hearing, Sort Of

Senator Jones, the legislature’s leader in receiving campaign contributions from the medical marijuana industry, has finally authorized the hearing of a trio of medical marijuana bills in the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee. Well, he sort of granted them a hearing. A notice for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday,…

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California To Finally Regulate Medical Marijuana Industry, For Better Or Worse

Late yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law that will result in California’s medical marijuana industry being regulated at the state level for the first time since California legalized medical marijuana in 1996. It’s a bittersweet victory. On one hand, California’s industry has needed statewide regulations for a…

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