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The Weed Life Network for Cannabis Officially Launches On-line and Already Finds Pent-Up Demand for Its Services
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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 ~   Founded by a venture capital firm, The Weed Life Network brings together consumers and businesses drawn to the rapidly-growing legal marijuana sector
Marijuana activists ramp up legalization efforts in N.J.
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Steve Wood, South Jersey Courier-Post ~   A group of pro-cannabis activists plan to march to the State House in Trenton on Saturday, to speak out and smoke out.
Medical Marijuana Bill Defeated in Utah Senate
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Politics
William Sumner ~ MJI News ~   Senate Bill 259, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Utah, has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate. 
Legal Marijuana Growers Are Moving From Warehouse To Greenhouse, And Technology Firms Are Capitalizing On The Shift
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Maria Gallucci ~ International Business Times ~   During the past two decades, the Ambient Water Corp. has used its clean-water technology in everything from fracking operations in shale-rich states to household drinking supplies in the Middle East. Now, the company is expanding its reach to a new but rapidly growing sector: legal marijuana.
Nosh Pit - Interest in cannabis cuisine reaches new high
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Entertainment
Chris Macias ~ Sacramento Bee ~   Marijuana. It’s what’s for dinner.
First marijuana legalization ballot measure set for 2016, advocates say
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Niraj Chokshi ~ The Washington Post ~   Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016.
Marijuana companies are getting a makeover
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Business & Finance
Ellen Chang ~ Main Street   The walls of Kind Love in Denver are covered with professional artwork from local artists while the marble countertops and Italian leather couches are reminiscent of spending the day in a spa.
Texas lawmakers introduce bills to legalize medical marijuana
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Law & Crime
Michael Walsh ~ Yahoo News    Texas lawmakers introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation Friday that would allow patients suffering from serious conditions - including cancer and seizure disorders - to access the plant with a doctor's prescription.
Opinion - Global illicit drug economy is adapting to pot legalization
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World News
Jason Tama ~ Denver Post Guest Commentary ~   With multiple state marijuana initiatives winning voter approval in the 2014 midterm elections, legalization proponents are already hard at work in states like California, where passage of a comprehensive initiative in 2016 could provide the policy “legitimacy” reformers are seeking.
Massachusetts lawmakers move to end marijuana war
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Law & Crime
David Downs ~ Smell The Truth ~   Lawmakers in Boston introduced a bill this week to strike the word “marijuana” from much of its criminal code, and regulate and tax the botanical with a system similar to alcohol.
$620 Million Reasons to Legalize Hemp
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Lorraine Chow ~ EcoWatch   Hemp truly is a cash crop.
Watch Biased Cannabis Science and Media in Action
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Science
David Downs ~ East Bay Express ~   In February we detailed how cannabis research is institutionally biased and broadly misinterpreted by the media. Today we get an illustration of that vicious cycle.
Missouri House Committee Approves Bill To Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify Federal Ban, with a 10-1 Vote
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Tenth Amedndment Center   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Mar. 12, 2015) – By a 10-1 vote yesterday, a Missouri state House committee approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.
From Casinos To Cannabis - Indian Tribes Eye Pot Profits
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U.S. News
Jacob Sullum ~ Forbes ~   Last December the Justice Department gave a yellow light to marijuana legalization on tribal land, saying it would treat reservations like states in deciding how to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.
Michigan marijuana legalization advocates confirm plans for 2016 ballot proposal
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Jonathan Oosting ~ Michigan Live ~   LANSING, MI -- Michigan marijuana advocates have confirmed plans to launch a petition drive later this year and hope to put a legalization proposal on the statewide ballot in 2016.
Majority Continues to Support Pot Legalization in U.S.
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U.S. News
Lydia Saad ~ Gallup   PRINCETON, N.J. - A slim majority of Americans, 51%, favor legalizing the use of marijuana - similar to the 50% who supported it in 2011 and 2012, but down from a reading of 58% last year.
Marijuana Legalization In Ohio Could Raise $554M In Taxes By 2020, Advocacy Group Says
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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times ~   Legal weed in Ohio could raise more than $550 million in tax revenue for the state by 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the advocacy group ResponsibleOhio, the organization behind a proposed November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use.
Cannabis, neuroscience and TV: A ~ joint ~ enterprise
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The Guardian ~   What’s it like to turn your science into 90 minutes of TV? The researchers involved in Channel 4’s Drugs Live share their experience

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