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From Alabama to California: Family moves to obtain medical marijuana

Does the legal marijuana industry have a race problem?

Adventures of a Pot Pioneer

Steve DeAngelo at a protest in Oakland, California. Image: Glenn Halog/Flickr

The author of the Cannabis Manifesto dishes on racist drug laws, hemp jewelry, and California's weed-fueled world domination.

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Milestone: 80,000 Patients and Caregivers

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Arizona has reached a marijuana-legalization milestone, with more than 80,000 people now qualified to legally possess, grow, or sell pot for medicinal purposes.
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Canadian university to offer course on growing and selling cannabis

A 14-week online course offered by a B.C. university will teach students how to produce and distribute marijuana legally under new Canadian rules. Image via CBC.

With only 25 licensed distributors in Canada, teacher Tegan Adams says education a must for industry.

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Medical marijuana laws taking root across the South

Beverly Love, who suffers from lupus and multiple sclerosis, uses CBD oil to ease her pain. (Photo: Shawn Weismiller via AL.com)
Quint Forgey ~ News21 via Al.com ~
 
Only recently, as the marijuana movement sweeps through statehouses, have previously forgotten and failed laws become political tinder for a new debate in the South.
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Public comment sought in shaping marijuana regulations in Alaska

Demonstrators outside Alaska Marijuana Control Board meeting. Image via KTVA.com
 
ANCHORAGE – Outside of Monday’s Marijuana Control Board meeting in Anchorage, people held signs that said things like: “respect the vote,” “cannabis is not spice,” and “support small growers.”
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The most pernicious marijuana myth, debunked

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A new study is raising hackles about pot-laced edibles. The statistics really aren't as alarming as they seem.
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Hundreds Of Colorado Veterans Line Up For Free Marijuana In Show Of Protest

Recreational Marijuana Available At Oregon Dispensaries In October

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SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.
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Medical Marijuana Group Sends 100,000 Petitions To Florida Election Officials

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The group trying to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is making headway in getting the initiative on the ballot.
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N.Y. medical marijuana wannabes line up training for workers

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Claire Hughes ~ Times Union ~
New York companies looking to legally produce medical marijuana and keep within new state regulations are partnering with professional trainers, to teach employees how to properly cultivate the plant.
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California Cannabis Legalization Campaigns Gearing Up

Sow The Seeds of Victory. Image Courtesy: East Bay Express
 
California cannabis activists announced on Thursday that they will soon file a state ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in 2016.
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California City Creates Innovation Zone for Marijuana

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The city of Arcata has created what is believed to be the nation’s first-ever land use designation specifically meant to promote and regulate the production of marijuana and cannabis-related products.
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Here are the states most likely to legalize marijuana next

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Matt Levin ~ Houston Chronicle ~
 
Four states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana in the past few years. Polls indicate that other states will soon blaze a trail of legalization throughout the U.S.
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Research by Stanford law students offers roadmap for California on legalizing marijuana

Stanford Law School students prepare for a presentation on California marijuana policy options at the RAND Corp. office in Santa Monica, California, in May.  Photo:  Stanford Law School

Clifton B. Parker ~ Stanford University ~

Stanford law students offer an analysis on how California could most effectively implement marijuana legalization for recreational use if voters approve ballot measures on the issue in 2016.
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Cannabis growers and dispensaries form the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois

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Joseph Edwards ~ WREX ~
 
The group says its goal is to serve as a credible voice and valued resource for the Illinois cannabis industry.
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Church of Cannabis suit raises religious liberty issues

Bill Levin poses in the sanctuary at The First Church of Cannabis. (Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star file photo)
Stephanie Wang and Michael Anthony Adams ~ IndyStar.com ~

Legal experts question whether church can overcome hurdles in challenging Indiana's marijuana laws.

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Money a key factor in race to legalize marijuana in Michigan

The group MILegalize launched its signature gathering efforts at a rally in front of the state Capitol last week. Credit Jake Neher / MPRN
 
The race is on to legalize marijuana in Michigan in 2016.
At least three groups are working to put the question in front of voters. But money will play a big role in deciding which of those groups actually makes the ballot.
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Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Using Hemp for Home-Building

Matt A.V. Chaban ~ New York Times ~
 
A former Wall Street analyst believes hemp-based building materials can transform both agriculture and construction throughout New York.
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