North Dakota state employees will be discouraged from using medical marijuana

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 2:58 pm By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Medical marijuana is on the minds of county leaders as they gather in Bismarck for their annual conference. Local government representatives gathered for their first session on Monday to discuss…

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Russian state media says Morgan Freeman’s marijuana use behind his critique of Putin

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 12:36 pm By Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post Morgan Freeman’s honey-kissed baritone has sound-tracked dozens of documentaries and public announcements in the Oscar-winner’s long Hollywood career. But the 80-year-old star’s tenure in the business probably failed to prep him…

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N.J. Democrats hope legalizing marijuana will boost state finances

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 8:00 am • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 8:00 am By Elise Young, Bloomberg New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming…

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Group determines Washington state youth cannabis use hasn’t increased

Published: Sep 5, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Sep 5, 2017, 8:42 am By The Associated Press SEATTLE — Analysis by a group of Washington state marijuana experts has found that youth use of marijuana, and cannabis-abuse treatment did not increase after the state’s legalization of marijuana for adults. The…

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A hold-out Dixie state has set up a panel to consider medical marijuana

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 8:49 am • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 8:49 am By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Legislative leaders are setting up a special committee to examine whether medical marijuana should be legalized in Tennessee. WKRN-TV reports that the panel appointed by House Speaker Beth Harwell of…

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In Colorado’s words: How the state is prioritizing marijuana issues

Published: Aug 25, 2017, 11:48 am • Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 11:49 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado was the last of the four legal marijuana states to reply to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ July 24 letters questioning each state’s respective regulatory regimes, however the response from the…

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Anchorage Assembly asks state to allow marijuana consumption in retail stores

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 7:40 am By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News July 12 — ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s…

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See you at the fair: Expect more cannabis displays at state fairs starting next year

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 3:01 pm • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 3:01 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff In another sign of how quickly cannabis is becoming Americana, the plant may have soon have a tent at your local county fair alongside prize vegetables and livestock. A growing number…

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This state finally has a medical marijuana dispensary — but shelves are empty

Published: Jul 6, 2017, 2:09 pm • Updated: Jul 6, 2017, 2:09 pm By The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Maryland regulators have allowed the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open its doors immediately even though the drug will not be available for months. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland…

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