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Weed etiquette: The Emily Post Institute talks social graces
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Culture & Arts
Katie Shapiro ~ The Cannabist ~   "Puff, puff, pass" and beyond. Talking marijuana manners with Lizzie Post and others in these weird, post-legalization times
Medical marijuana use in Pa. debated at governor's residence
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Politics
Karen Langley ~ Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau ~   HARRISBURG — With the legalization of medical marijuana now before the House, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday hosted supporters at the governor’s residence for what he described as “a chance to get the facts out.”
Colorado Marijuana Legalization 2015: Fighting The Black Market And The Everyday Challenges Of Selling Legal Weed
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Business & Finance
Dion Rabouin ~ International Business Times ~   DENVER -- It turns out selling weed is pretty hard. Contrary to popular belief, selling it legally, at least, isn’t all THC-infused lollipops and rainbows. Just ask David Schwartz.
Texas Just Approved A Limited Medical Marijuana Bill
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Medical News
Mark Reagan ~ San Antonio CURRENT ~   Medical marijuana could be legal in Texas, sort of.
Pot law firm endows marijuana law professorship at DU
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Law & Crime
Associated Press ~ 9 News ~   DENVER (AP) - A Colorado law firm specializing in marijuana law has endowed a professorship at the University of Denver.
Illinois marijuana industry pins hopes on skeptical governor
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Politics
Pantagraph.com ~   CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates of Illinois' troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, when it expires, but the initiative faces an uncertain fate on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk.
Tennessee NORML makes final push for decriminalizing marijuana
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Law & Crime
Stephanie Langston ~ WKRN ~    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It’s the final push for those that want to decriminalize marijuana in Nashville. Tennessee Norml, the group leading the efforts, still needs thousands of signatures to get their measure on the Metro general election ballot.
Legal Marijuana Cultivation Is Driving A Technology Revolution In Industrial Agriculture
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U.S. News
Maria Gallucci  ~ International Business Times ~   “Cannabis is spurring on an ag-tech revolution,” said Troy Dayton, CEO of ArcView Group, a cannabis-industry research firm in Oakland, California.
Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets
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Science
Hampton Sides ~ National Geographic ~   As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.
Marijuana K-cups and coffee pods are here
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Top Stories
Meena Thiruvengadam ~ Yahoo News ~   Making cannabis coffee is now as simple as inserting a pod and pushing a button.
Walk-in medical marijuana certification clinics now operating in Maine
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Activism
Miane Sun Journal ~   BANGOR, Maine — A health care company that operates walk-in clinics in five states that specialize in qualifying people to use medical marijuana recently expanded into Maine, with locations in Bangor, Augusta, Biddeford, and a fourth planned for Auburn.
Does Anybody Want $3 Billion in Cash From Pot Sales? Big Banks Say No, Thanks
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Business & Finance
Keri Geiger ~ Jesse Hamilton ~ Elizabeth Dexheimer ~ Bloomberg ~   The U.S. government has opened a new line of business for America’s biggest banks, and for once they don’t want it. Little wonder: it’s cash from legalized marijuana.
Gov. Herbert says he's considering legalizing medical marijuana
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Politics
Lisa Riley Roche ~ KSL.Com ~   SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's open to legalizing marijuana in Utah for medical use.
Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional And Unjust
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Science
Jacob Sullum ~ Forbes ~    Next Thursday I am scheduled to debate Robert White, co-author (with Bill Bennett) of Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America, on Glenn Beck’s radio show.
Police prepare for Oregon marijuana law to take effect
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Law & Crime
Bonnie Shelton ~ KTVB ~   ONTARIO, Ore. - Oregon's marijuana law is set to take effect on July 1, allowing for recreational sales and use of the drug for people 21 and older.
Meet Mr. Marijuana
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Activism
Joshua Miller ~ The Boston Globe ~   NORTHAMPTON — The response to Dick Evans at the State House was not warm.
Whole Hemp expanding in La Junta Colorado
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Top Stories
The Lamar Ledger ~   Project could mean up to 200 jobs within 24 months
What will marijuana tourism look like in Central Oregon?
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Travel
Ted Shorack ~ The Bulletin ~   The draw may be rooted in the same attraction to local craft breweries

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