Mississippi Supreme Court overturns man’s six year marijuana possession sentence

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 11:02 am By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court is reversing a marijuana possession conviction, saying a car passenger didn’t actually possess the drug. The court on Thursday overturned the 2012 conviction of Marvin Carver…

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California cannabis growers reeling from “most financially trying, stressful year ever”

Published: Oct 12, 2017, 2:53 pm • Updated: Oct 12, 2017, 6:55 pm By Carole Brodsky, For The Cannifornian “This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out…

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How This 12 Year Old Epileptic Girl May Get Pot Legalized Nationally

How This 12 Year Old Epileptic Girl May Get Pot Legalized Nationally, and Soon. As Rolling Stone reported, Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old girl from Texas with epilepsy, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that banning the transport of medical cannabis across state lines violates her constitutional rights as an epileptic…

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You’re Paying $3.6 Billion In Taxes Each Year To Criminalize Cannabis

You’re Paying $ 3.6 Billion In Taxes Each Year To Criminalize Cannabis Trump is making it difficult to monitor drug-related offenses, but decriminalization is the answer Despite the fact that 20% of the country has access to legal cannabis, more people were still arrested for cannabis possession than all other…

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With exactly one year to go, many details of Ohio medical marijuana program still up in air

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 9:05 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 9:32 am By Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch In exactly one year, Ohioans with qualifying health conditions are, by law, supposed to be able to buy medical marijuana. But will they? “Absolutely,” said Ohio Commerce Director Jacqueline T. Williams,…

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Arizona county assessor: Cannabusinesses evading up to $1.5 million in taxes per year

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 8:37 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona’s most populous county is cracking down on medical-marijuana dispensaries and growth operations that aren’t paying property taxes on their business equipment. Medical-marijuana businesses are evading as much as $ 1.5…

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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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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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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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