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Texans Head To Colorado For Medical Marijuana Therapy
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Mark Reagan ~ San Antonio Current ~   People with a variety of medical ailments are leaving Texas for treatment in Colorado.
Chile moves toward cannabis decriminalization
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World News
Reuters ~   Chile took a step forward in decriminalizing the use of cannabis on Tuesday after the lower house of Congress approved by a wide margin a bill that seeks to change the law in the South American country.
The greatest herb of all
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Entertainment
Natalie McDonald ~ PhillyVoice.com ~ Here’s what happens when you combine cannabis and a drag queen with an outspoken marijuana activist.
Colorado pot shops sponsoring cleanup program on state highways
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Business & Finance
Web Staff ~ KWGN ~   DENVER — Colorado’s booming marijuana industry is getting around a ban on some advertising by sponsoring some sections of Colorado highways with new signs.
Feinstein facing pressure over marijuana reform
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Politics
Tim Devaney ~ The Hill ~   Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is facing pressure to back reforms to marijuana laws from advocates in her home state.
Cannabis growers and dispensaries form the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois
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Activism
Joseph Edwards ~ WREX ~   The group says its goal is to serve as a credible voice and valued resource for the Illinois cannabis industry.
Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Using Hemp for Home-Building
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Activism
Matt A.V. Chaban ~ New York Times ~   A former Wall Street analyst believes hemp-based building materials can transform both agriculture and construction throughout New York.
Ohio marijuana law petition signatures confirmed
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Law & Crime
Tim Rearden ~ Newsnet5.com ~   The initiative, which would expunge criminal records for past cannabis convictions if marijuana becomes legal, received the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters.
Fewer crimes, more revenue as medical marijuana industry stabilizes in Colorado Springs
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Law & Crime
Kassondra Cloos ~ Colorado Springs Gazette ~   As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared.
How to sell marijuana (legally) in Mass.
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Business & Finance
Allison Manning ~ Boston.com ~   You may have a passion for the product, but getting the go-ahead to start growing and selling marijuana in Massachusetts can be a long, expensive and difficult path.
Cannabis in Kansas: An Up-Hill Battle
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Jessi Rae ~ WeedWorthy ~   Despite changes in other states when it comes to marijuana legalization, the political and cultural landscape in Kansas makes local analysts doubt whether similar progress can take place there.
Datone Jones suspension arises from marijuana possession
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Sports
Mike Florio ~ NBC Sports ~   As expected, the one-game suspension imposed on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones came from a violation of the law relating to a banned recreational substance.
PTSD And Cannabis -- Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works?
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Medical News
Joel Warner ~ International Business Times ~ Following years of bureaucratic hurdles, the first Food and Drug Administration-approved, randomized controlled trial on cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is set to begin this summer.
After a year, legal marijuana earns $70 million in new taxes for Washington
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Business & Finance
Associated Press  ~   A year after legalization, cannabis tax revenues in the state have topped expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
Cannabis myths: Kentucky senator speaks out
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Politics
Brad Bowman ~ The State Journal ~   Democratic Sen. Perry Clark spoke at the Mensa Annual Gathering in Louisville on Wednesday in an effort to clear the smoke about myths surrounding cannabis. Clark was one of several presenters invited to the four-day Mensa event at the Galt House.
Money a key factor in race to legalize marijuana in Michigan
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 Jake Neher ~ Michigan Radio ~   The race is on to legalize marijuana in Michigan in 2016. At least three groups are working to put the question in front of voters. But money will play a big role in deciding which of those groups actually makes the ballot.
The Senate's experiment with cannabis
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Darren Samuelsohn ~ Politico ~   Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot.
Marijuana-growing spikes Denver electric demand, challenges clean-power plan
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Business & Finance
Bruce Finley ~ Denver Post ~   Metro Denver’s surging legal marijuana industry means surging energy usage in the region.

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