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Ohio marijuana legalization issue's potential to reach into workplace stirs business concerns
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Robert Higgs ~ Cleveland.Com ~   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Language in a proposal to amend Ohio's constitution and legalize sale, use and possession of marijuana in the state has employers antsy over the impact it could have, despite a legal analysis that says they will retain strong workplace control.
Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature
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Politics
Jeff Mapes  ~ The Oregonian ~   Depending on who's talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they're anticipating boom times.
Delaware House decriminalizes marijuana possession
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Law & Crime
Jonathan Starkey ~ USA Today ~   WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware House lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would treat simple marijuana possession and personal use by adults like a traffic violation, replacing criminal penalties with civil fines.
Abbott signs bill to legalize medical cannabis for epilepsy
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Associated Press ~ KHOU ~   AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Monday legalizing medical cannabis for epilepsy. The new law gives epilepsy patients access to low doses of cannabis oil.
Green Business: Alaska's First Cannabis Career Fair Held in Anchorage
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Business & Finance
Zachariah Hughes ~ Alaska Public Media ~   This weekend, Alaska saw its first-ever job fair for careers in commercial cannabis, offering a glimpse of how the semi-legal marijuana industry is taking tentative steps towards professionalism and profits.
Cannabis cavemen: Did our ancestors smoke weed back in the Stoned Age?
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Jasper Hamill ~ Mirror ~   Scientists have discovered a tribe of modern-day hunter gatherers smoked cannabis to ward off parasites - suggesting ancient humans may also have had a taste for the high life.
Lawmakers brace for marijuana vote-a-rama
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Tim Devaney ~ The Hill ~   Lawmakers are prepping for what could turn into a marijuana vote-a-rama Wednesday, sources say.
Medical Marijuana Patient Protests After House Raided, Vibrator Allegedly Confiscated
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Law & Crime
Christy Strawser ~ CBS Detroit ~   ST. CLAIR COUNTY (CBS Detroit) With her four teenagers inside, Ginnifer Hency’s house was raided by officers who suspected she was using and selling marijuana.
"CHARLOTTE'S WEB" MARIJUANA MAY FINALLY GET TO FLORIDA PATIENTS IN 2016
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Kyle Munzenrieder ~ Miami New Times ~   Almost a year ago, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Charlotte’s Web bill into law, legalizing a non-euphoric strain of marijuana for medical use in Florida.
Texas Governor Abbott to sign limited medical marijuana bill into law
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Matt McGovern ~ KGNS-TV ~   AUSTIN, TEXAS (Attorney General) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to sign a bill into law Monday that recognizes the medical benefits of marijuana.
Boston's Mayor could lead fight against legal marijuana
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Joshua Miller ~ The Boston Globe ~   With a major battle in the making over marijuana legalization next year, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, a recovering alcoholic and a passionate advocate for those struggling with drug addiction, is emerging as the most likely face of the opposition.
Medical Marijuana Feeds Familiar Hopes of Renewal Around New York State
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Anemona Hartocollis ~ The New York Times ~   WALLKILL,N.Y. - Don Crawford comes from a long line of Orange County farmers. Though he no longer tends dairy cows, he still cuts hay for the thriving equestrian industry, and cringes at the creep of the suburbs.
Doctors' unease puts Minnesota medical marijuana patients in a bind
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Kyle Potter ~ Associated Press ~   ST. PAUL, Minn. - Sarah Wellington thought she had everything squared away to register for Minnesota's medical marijuana program.
How Washington Could Become Even More Marijuana-Friendly
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Sean Williams ~ The Motley Fool ~   As a resident of Washington state, I've witnessed some big changes over the past decade -- but perhaps none bigger than the legalization of marijuana on a recreation basis.
Update: Third Time's A Charm? Second Attempt at Recreational Marijuana Bill Dies in Florida House
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Politics
Bibi Patel ~ University Press ~   Revised recreational marijuana bill SB 1176, died in the Regulated Industries Committee
Marijuana Prices Drop 5%
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Douglas A. McIntyre ~ 247WALLST ~   Marijuana prices are actually measured nationwide, although it seems odd that numbers for what is an illegal substance in many states could be tracked.
Sea Cliff company secures marijuana production facility
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Ken Schachter ~ Newsday ~   A Sea Cliff company competing to win a New York State medical marijuana license and open a dispensary on Long Island Friday announced it has secured a manufacturing facility upstate.
As Marijuana Rules Take Shape, A Focus on Local Control
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Zachariah Hughes ~ Alaska Public Media ~   The state has a year until it begins issuing licenses for businesses selling recreational marijuana. Between now and then, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Board is home to a new body developing regulations: the Marijuana Control Board.

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