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The U.S. Postal Service has warned newspapers that it is a felony to mail material that includes marijuana advertising.

The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association forwarded the recent federal advisory to its 100 or so members this week.

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A bill that would allow for stronger varieties of pot as medical marijuana in Florida unanimously cleared its second Senate review panel.

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Maurice Ellis (left) and Richard Ramdial, owners of Sun Spice Seasonings Company Limited/IgadI Jamaica Limited. Image: Ricardo Makyn via The Gleaner

With Jamaica in advanced stages of preparation for the possible legalisation of ganja, some forward thinking entrepreneurs are getting ready for the financial opportunities that will arise.

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A 30,000-square foot GGS greenhouse range under construction in Arizona for medical marijuana production. Image: GGS Structures Inc.

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The legalization of marijuana is not only taking the cannabis industry out of the shadows; it’s also moving it outdoors and into the sunshine.

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BOSTON — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts said they submitted more than enough signatures Tuesday to the secretary of state's office to keep alive their hopes of putting the proposal before voters next year.

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ST. PAUL -- Severe pain soon will be a reason Minnesotans may use medical marijuana, something supporters say will reduce the need for powerful and often-dangerous prescription medicines.

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Nearly 13,500 signatures are needed for medical marijuana in North Dakota to be up for vote and Ray Morgan has no doubt they'll get there.

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With the cannabis industry booming in states like Colorado, Washington and California, it may be surprising that a new startup has decided to take root in Philadelphia.

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It’s possible that there has been no greater contributor to the cultural shift currently occurring around cannabis use in North America than the growing understanding of its medical applications.

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Show-Me Cannabis, the group pushing for legalization of pot, hopes an online commercial campaign will drum up support for medical marijuana.

The goal is to get a medicinal marijuana measure on the November 2016 ballot.

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Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health hopes to study and measure the effects of cannabis while driving using this driving simulator. Image: Chris So, Toronto Star

Dr. Robert Mann at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is trying to determine the relationship between marijuana consumption and driving ability, using a “state of the art” simulator.

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Canadian company CannTrust has developed a pot pod for single-serve coffee makers. Image: CannTrust via CBC News

Pop a pot pod into your Keurig machine to get a medicinal dose with your java.

There may soon be a new use for your Keurig coffee maker — brewing pot.

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About an hour and half north of the metro, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into Iowa's Monona County.

"We need jobs," Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation.

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Ajoya is a new marijuana dispensary in Louisville, CO. Its interior space offers a new retail experience for customers. Image: Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post

When marijuana first became legal, design was the last thing on the mind of retailers.

They just wanted their stores open in a hurry so they could start turning all that bud into bucks.

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FAIRBANKS — Alaska is on track to be the first state in the nation to allow for the consumption of marijuana in retail stores in which it is purchased.

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Marijuana eradication program patch.  Image: Fred Repp via Washington Post

The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year.

The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal.

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Dozens line up in bitter cold weather outside The Grass Station in Denver, ahead of the store’s Black Friday sales. Image: WeedWorthy.com

Not to be outdone by much larger national retailers, Denver’s cannabis merchants are rolling out Black Friday deals of their own.

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