Google and Facebook won’t advertise marijuana, even where it’s legal

As the cannabis industry grows, generating an estimated $ 10 billion in annual sales, states are increasingly approving medical marijuana programs and passing adult-use laws. But for marketing agencies, marijuana dispensaries and cannabis brands, advertising the pot brings its own hurdles. Online platforms with prime advertising space like Facebook and…

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Jeff Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases

Published: Mar 10, 2018, 10:01 am • Updated: Mar 10, 2018, 10:06 am By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot…

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Georgia medical marijuana advocate Rep. Allen Peake won’t run for re-election

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — One of the Georgia legislature’s chief advocates for medical marijuana says he will not run for re-election this year. Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon said in a news release Thursday…

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Cops seized $22 million in marijuana cash from a Miami hydroponics shop owner. He won’t lose it all

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 1:51 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 1:52 pm By David Ovalle, Miami Herald MIAMI — The Miami Lakes man found with $ 22 million in suspected marijuana cash stuffed in orange buckets inside his house pleaded guilty Wednesday — but he won’t be losing all…

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VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:05 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 3:22 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing…

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Op-ed: New Hampshire’s gov won’t sign marijuana bill. And that’s a good thing

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 2:28 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 2:28 pm By The Portsmouth Herald Editorial Board The following editorial was published in the The (Portsmouth) Herald, Jan. 12, 2017: You’ve got to wonder what members of the New Hampshire House were smoking on Tuesday when they voted…

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Why Cannabis Decriminalization Failed and Why Legalization Won’t Fail Now

Why Decriminalization Failed in the Past, and Why Legalization Won’t I recently read a New York Times article that spoke about decriminalization efforts that occurred in the 1970’s all over the country, and how it failed. The general gist of the article speaks about how activists eventually managed to get…

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Arkansas VA says they won’t prescribe, pay for medical marijuana

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the…

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