The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back — is this the year Congress legalizes the crop?

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 11:54 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff These are times of cautious but rising optimism for supporters of industrial hemp. Since 1970, all forms of Cannabis sativa L., including hemp, have been classified as a Schedule I drug…

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This Kansas gov candidate backs medical marijuana, gun rights — BTW he’s 16

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 12:12 pm • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 12:15 pm By The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — He won’t even be able to vote, but a 16-year-old Wichita high school student says he’s serious about his bid to run for governor of Kansas. Jack Bergerson has filed…

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This economist has a strategy to kill the marijuana black market

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 11:44 am • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 11:44 am By Jeffrey Miron, Denver Post Guest Commentary Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has recently introduced legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level. His bill will no doubt inspire the standard criticisms, one of which is that legalization…

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Does branded marijuana merch attract teens? This California bill sponsor thinks so

Published: Jul 18, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Jul 18, 2017, 10:54 am By Will Houston, The Cannifornian To promote their brand and their award-winning marijuana strain “Zkittlez,” The Dookie Brothers from southern Humboldt County could be seen handing out T-shirts at The Humboldt County Cup in Redway in January…

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Will this be the year Congress expands veterans’ access to medical marijuana?

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 3:21 pm • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 5:30 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday amended must-pass legislation to add language expanding access to medical marijuana for military veterans. Again. The Veterans Equal Access Amendment to the 2018 Military…

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Hello, what’s this? Big bags of weed found by freeway litter cleanup crew

Published: Jul 11, 2017, 6:34 pm • Updated: Jul 11, 2017, 6:34 pm By Andy Nguyen, Los Angeles Times Fifteen pounds of marijuana were found in plastic bags on the side of a freeway in La Crescenta during a litter cleanup this weekend, authorities said. Two organizations were doing their…

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