Justin Trudeau has been getting mixed reviews over his party’s plan to legalize marijuana nationwide. In particular, reform advocates are frustrated that the law wouldn’t grant amnesty to individuals who were convicted of marijuana-related offenses pre-legalization. That complaint took on a new life Monday after the Canadian prime minister admitted that his father used political […]

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The mayor of Philadelphia says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don’t have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend, according to The Associated Press. Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, said Saturday’s raid at a warehouse hosting a pot-smoking party might have been “overkill.” Police arrested 22 people […]

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It’s officially “go” time for the Florida Legislature to finally reach an agreement over the future of medical marijuana in Florida. On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Senate’s proposal to regulate medical cannabis, green-lighting the bill with only one “no” vote, from Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. The bill now heads to the […]

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Two Texas parents are sharing their story of using marijuana to treat their 17-year-old daughter’s severe autism, prompting more discussion about legalization of medical marijuana in Texas. (Courtesy Mark Zutler) …read more at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Texas-House-panel-mulls-protection-for-users-of-11097588.php

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When Stephani Scruggs tried to speak at a Senate committee meeting on medical marijuana last week, her husband suffered an epileptic seizure and was taken away in a wheelchair. This week, she was his voice at final committee hearings on bills to regulate medical marijuana to implement a constitutional amendment passed in November. Scruggs thanked […]

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The mayor of Philadelphia said Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don’t have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend. Saturday’s raid at a warehouse hosting a pot-smoking party might have been “overkill,” said Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney. Police arrested 22 people and seized more than 50 pounds of […]

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By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the new law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill. A legislative committee created to review and potentially make revisions in the voter-approved measure plans […]

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IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 25, 2017) – Cannabis Science, Inc. ( OTC PINK : CBIS ), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, is pleased to announce updates to its 2017 Gala. The venue has been narrowed down to a short list in Beverly Hills/Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California with a […]

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From the outside, it looks like any other nondescript, brick-built church. But its stained glass panels, instead of biblical images, are adorned with a colorful fresco of planets–with wide, cartoonish grins–and stars. Welcome to Denver’s International Church of Cannabis, which had its grand opening last Thursday, on the unofficial weed holiday known as “4/20.” In a city where smoking marijuana […]

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AUGUSTA — Medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers are quietly lobbying state lawmakers to allow them to sell pot to recreational users before retail cannabis stores open in Maine next year. Later this legislative session, lawmakers are likely to consider bills that could give segments of Maine’s well-established medical marijuana industry a potentially lucrative toehold in […]

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Two Texas parents are sharing their story of using marijuana to treat their 17-year-old daughter’s severe autism, prompting more discussion about legalization of medical marijuana in Texas. (Courtesy Mark Zutler) …read more at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Texas-House-panel-mulls-protection-for-users-of-11097588.php

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers were a vote away Monday from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors. The bill endorsed by the Montana House attempts to regulate the medical marijuana industry after voters last November approved lifting restrictions that severely limited distribution of the drug. […]

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