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The group trying to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is making headway in getting the initiative on the ballot.

Tom Collins ~ NewsTribune.com ~
For state Conservation Police, finding nature lovers not only carrying cannabis but sometimes firing it up in plain sight is not unusual.

Entrepreneurs are trying to boost sales by steering pot toward the Whole Foods crowd.

New figures from the Danish National Institute of Public Health show that cannabis use is up among high school students while drinking is down.

The morning weekend anchor at Eugene's ABC affiliate says she was fired in late May after testing positive for marijuana.

Jennifer Bogdan ~ Providence Journal ~
The number of patients enrolled in the state's medical marijuana program has exploded in the past two and half years, more than doubling from 4,849 in 2013 to 11,620 today.

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Claire Hughes ~ Times Union ~
New York companies looking to legally produce medical marijuana and keep within new state regulations are partnering with professional trainers, to teach employees how to properly cultivate the plant.

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 16-14 on an amendment that would prevent federal funds from being used to prohibit or penalize financial institutions that provide services to marijuana businesses in states where it’s legal.

Jordan Schrader ~ The News Tribune ~
An overhaul of Washington State’s medical-marijuana system adds PTSD and traumatic brain injuries to the conditions a medical provider can cite in authorizing the drug.

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If public opinion is any indication, nationwide marijuana legalization might not be such a pipe dream after all.

A growing number of retirees are factoring in the legalization of pot when choosing where to spend their golden years.

A panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to guide the debate on the legalization of marijuana in California with an emphasis on limiting children’s access to cannabis, reducing illegal activity and tightly regulating the drug's growth and sales.

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Tom Weber ~ Minnesota Public Radio ~

A University of Minnesota plant biologist has identified a key gene that distinguishes hemp from marijuana.

It almost was, until it wasn’t: The first recreational marijuana TV ad ever got pulled from its slotted schedule last night amid legal concerns.

Despite a recent change regarding the use of cannabis oil for the sick, one state representative doubts Alabama will ever legalize recreational marijuana.

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Matt Levin ~ Houston Chronicle ~
Four states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana in the past few years. Polls indicate that other states will soon blaze a trail of legalization throughout the U.S.