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Veterans group ratchets up pressure on White House and Congress to support medical marijuana research - Cannabis News

The American Legion wants the federal government to focus on cannabis as potential treatment for PTSD and other ailments.

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Mr. Steves Goes to Washington, to Talk Drug Policy - Cannabis News

PBS travel guru Rick Steves appeared in front of Congress to tell Jeff Sessions his idea of pot users is wrong – and the Senate is moving on it.

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Is 2018 the year for medical marijuana? Odds are better in Missouri than Kansas - Cannabis News

Christine Gordon is battling the Kansas Legislature for access to medical marijuana for her 6-year-old daughter, Autumn, who has a form of epilepsy that leaves her with persistent seizures that have not responded to traditional medicines.

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Rick Steves Urges Vermont to 'Take the Next Step' in Weed Legalization - Cannabis News

If you're only familiar with his travel show, "Rick Steves' Europe," you might not guess that the mild-mannered PBS personality is one of America's most prominent advocates for marijuana legalization.

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Cannabis industry leaders: Marijuana businesses can redefine Corporate Social Responsibility - Cannabis News

CSR can boost the cannabis sector’s image and bottom line, industry leaders said during a keynote panel at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show in Denver.

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Military veterans defy Jeff Sessions, fight for medical marijuana to kick opioid addiction - Cannabis News

"We see cannabis not as a gateway drug. We see it as an exit path off opiates."

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Ohio awards $1 million contract for medical marijuana help line - Cannabis News

State regulators awarded a $1 million, three-year contract this week to a New Jersey-based company to operate a toll-free help line for patients, caregivers and doctors accessing Ohio's new medical marijuana program. 

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Cannabis Activism in Pot-Hostile States: Kansas and Oklahoma Are Fighting the Good Fight - Cannabis News

Legalization advocates in 420-unfriendly states like Kansas and Oklahoma have many hurdles to overcome, but they want the outside world to know they haven’t given up the fight.

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Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72 - Cannabis News

Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.

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Connecticut: Cannabis Basic Training Embraces Future Business Opportunities - Cannabis News

Connecticut cannabis activists believe that legalization of recreational cannabis isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

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California's pot world sees 'reefer madness' in Sessions' assault on legal marijuana - Cannabis News

“Jeff Sessions is an old dinosaur with old ideas,” said one dispensary customer. “We have a younger, newer, more educated population who will vote that out. It won’t last."

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Inside the first-ever Aspen High Summit, a meeting of music and marijuana masterminds - Cannabis News

Good music and good cannabis can really make me feel the same way," said keynote speaker Steve DeAngelo, "they both activate the brain-heart connection, they stimulate each other and put one in touch with the other.”

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Bill Nye: Marijuana’s Federal Status ‘Not Based In Science’ - Cannabis News

One of the world’s most famous scientists says that the U.S. government’s classification of marijuana has absolutely nothing to do with science.

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Cleveland School of Cannabis gets state approval - Cannabis News

The Cleveland School of Cannabis says it received approval from the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools this week.

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NFL: Derrick Morgan Wears Cannabis-Themed Cleats During Sunday Game To Raise Awareness - Cannabis News

If you were watching Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans, you may have noticed a particularly green set of cleats on Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan.

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TV travel guide Rick Steves speaks out for legal marijuana in Illinois - Cannabis News

TV travel guide Rick Steves is best-known for his mild-mannered jaunts across Europe, but he traveled to Chicago to speak out Tuesday on a favorite side project: legalizing marijuana.

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Cheech and Chong help make Maine town councilor’s video of cannabis calming a boy’s seizure go viral - Cannabis News

The comic duo Cheech and Chong, who rose to fame in the 1970s and 80s with routines centered around smoking marijuana, shared an apparent Facebook post by a Standish town councilor advocating for the medicinal use of the drug.

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Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD - Cannabis News

The increase has come amid increasingly visible advocacy from veterans’ groups.

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Across State Lines: One Medical Cannabis Refugee’s Journey to Colorado and Back - Cannabis News

Medical cannabis ultimately led him on a journey from Maryland to Colorado and back again, giving him a unique perspective on the dramatic differences in state MMJ programs.

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New York governor signs bill to allow medical marijuana for PTSD - Cannabis News

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

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