Image of a chart showing results for support to legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina
Max Hunt ~ Mountain Xpress
 
North Carolina could conceivably be one of the next states to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes, according to a report by higherperspective.com.

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Chris Kilham ~ MEDICINE HUNTER
 
With legalization of recreational cannabis now in three states and the District of Columbia, and with medical marijuana laws passed in 23 states, there are going to be more impaired people everywhere, including on the road. So what will happen to drivers after cannabis confections, smoked joints or bong hits?

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Jacqueline Keeler ~ Indian Country Today
 
On Saturday, February 28 some 75 tribal leaders from across the country met to discuss forming the first “Tribal Cannabis Association” at the Tulalip Resort Casino on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington State.

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Arit John ~ Bloomberg
 
State Representative David Simpson says God made cannabis, and the government doesn’t need to fix that.

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Christopher Ingraham ~ The Washington Post
 
For the first time, the General Social Survey - a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research - shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana.

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JAMES HIGDON ~ Politico
 
How the Kentucky senator picked a fight with the DEA and became one of Washington’s top drug policy reformers.

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state Rep. John Forbes ~ The Des Moines Register
 
Industrial hemp is enjoying a huge resurgence of interest on the part of industry, farmers, nutritionists and green consumers. Could it be in the mix for Iowa agriculture?

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Niraj Chokshi ~ The Washington Post
 
Texas Republican Rep. David Simpson wants to end marijuana prohibition.

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As cannabis becomes big business, magazines, newspapers, and television stations have begun attempting to lure cannabis providers to pay for advertising space to promote their product. As you would probably expect, the laws permitting cannabis advertising are murky at best.

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Allen Scott ~ Coin Telegraph
 
A major milestone was achieved February 26, 2015 when Washington DC officially legalized cannabis for recreational use. Could this historic move in America’s capital also bolster the chances for another disruptive industry, namely cryptocurrencies?

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Trevor Hughes ~ USA Today
 
SPOKANE, Wash. — Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the "Kettle Falls Five" that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use.

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Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy
 
Positive economic and political factors make analysts wonder if the stars lining up in favor of the cannabis industry

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Geordon Omand ~ The Canadian Press
 
VANCOUVER - The free-for-all era of Canada's commercial medical marijuana industry is over as a new crop of growers try to woo scarce investment dollars in an increasingly competitive business, observers say.

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Medical News Today
 
Researchers at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University have identified nonwhite, low-income women aged over 50 as most likely to perceive regularly using cannabis as a risky activity, with women nearly twice as likely to perceive a risk compared with men.

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Nicole Arce ~ Tech Times
 
Colorado has released its first annual report on the status of the marijuana market a year after legalization in the state. It shows a growing industry that has sold nearly 75 tons of cannabis flower and almost 50 million units of pot edibles.

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Jim Dallke ~ Chicago Inno
 
As marijuana laws across the United States begin to change, a host of startups have emerged in what is now one of America's fastest-growing industries: cannabis production.

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Lots of people attended a cannabis conference in DC over the weekend. WUSA

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Gov. Gary Johnson
Nick Givas ~ The Daily Caller
Gov. Gary Johnson spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, taking part in a debate over the merits of drug legalization.

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