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Mass. veterans want to expand marijuana access to help curb opioid crisis - Cannabis News
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As the state’s opioid epidemic claims the lives of veterans at three times the rate of other Massachusetts residents, some former members of the armed services are turning to marijuana as an alternative to addictive painkillers — only to find the drug isn’t easily available for them.
4/21 Organizers Want to Reclaim Cannabis From Corporations - Cannabis News
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On April 21, a coalition of justice and reform-minded organizations are launching what they’re calling the 421 For All campaign with a fundraiser designed to spotlight the ongoing need for comprehensive cannabis reform, especially in those states that have legalized but have yet to fulfill promises of “righting the wrongs of the drug war.”
These 90 Pro Athletes Are Taking Their Cannabis Activism From The U.S. To Canada - Cannabis News
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Athletes For CARE -- or A4C for short -- was created by former professional athletes seeking to promote education, research and compassion around cannabis, hemp and other therapeutic alternatives for athletes and the general public.
Michigan: Biggest Hash Bash ever in Ann Arbor - Cannabis News
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It was easily the biggest, smokiest Ann Arbor Hash Bash anyone has ever seen.
Military Veterans Organizations Press Congress On Medical Marijuana Research - Cannabis News
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U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about the need to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research into medical marijuana’s benefits.
Drug laws have historically been racist. Marijuana activists are helping minority dealers go legal - Cannabis News
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Lawmakers and legalization advocates across the country are demanding not just cannabis legalization, but remedies to address decades of demonstrably racist policing.
YouTube’s ‘Pot Scientist’ Fired for Answering Burning Questions - Cannabis News
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Most cannabis-legal states don’t shield cannabis-consuming employees from anti-marijuana regulations at their office.
Advocates rally at state Capitol to change Kentucky's marijuana laws
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Advocates filled the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort on Wednesday saying the time is now for a change in Kentucky's marijuana laws.
This rejected Super Bowl ad highlights America’s complicated relationship with marijuana - Cannabis News
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The Acreage Super Bowl ad does not promote the company’s products, nor does it try to sell any sort of cannabis. Instead, it focuses on how medical marijuana can be used to treat sickness.
Pot website offers free medical marijuana to government workers amid shutdown - Cannabis News
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Another business is joining those aiming to ease the pain of the partial government shutdown for federal workers — a marijuana marketplace says it’s giving away free weed.
Veterans look to Congress for legal cannabis - Cannabis News
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“They can drag this out for years and years if they want to. But we’ll take it to the Supreme Court if we have to, and we’re not going away.”
Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis - Cannabis News
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The U.S.'s 50 state governors just got their annual report cards from a leading national marijuana legalization organization, and -- for the first time -- over half of them got passing grades.
Aboard the 'canna crawl' bus, Maryland marijuana patients find community, resources - Cannabis News
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The bus tour was like a pub crawl, but meant for the state’s cannabis patients to tour and shop at different dispensaries.
“A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis” Is a Rookie Manual For Navigating the World of Weed - Cannabis News
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"Most of the cannabis industry is geared toward men, both sales and advice, and cannabis can relieve many conditions that men don’t experience."
Another New Jersey college jumps into the marijuana industry as legal weed looms - Cannabis News
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As New Jersey inches toward legalizing adult-use weed, a state university has launched a group aimed at helping lawmakers and towns grapple with the implications of marijuana legalization.
"I don't do this for fun." Patients are hopeful Texas will expand access to medical cannabis - Cannabis News
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The Texas Legislature is about to kick off its first session since three licensed marijuana dispensaries opened in the state, providing cannabis products for hundreds of patients. Now advocates are hopeful that lawmakers are ready to dramatically expand that program to thousands more Texans who stand to benefit.

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