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Hot off the press cannabis, marijuana, cbd and hemp news from around the world on the WeedWorthy News Network.
Kirk Johnson ~ New York Times ~   As it prepares to begin retail marijuana sales next month, Oregon is blazing a profoundly new trail, legal experts and marijuana business people said, to rethink cannabis-related violations.
Shira Schoenberg ~ MassLive.com ~ BOSTON - When Cristina Barbuto of Brewster took a job with a marketing firm, she told the company that she used medical marijuana to treat symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Whit Richardson ~ Portland Press Herald ~   A Passamaquoddy leader says a letter of intent with a Colorado consultant is about hemp production, but that could change, and legal gray areas abound.
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~   DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day.
Jack Healy ~ New York Times ~   DENVER — Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much.
Sean Williams ~ The Motley Fool ~   The issue of medical marijuana and zero-tolerance workplace policies remains a major obstacle for cannabis advocates.
Chris Roberts ~ SFWeekly.com ~   As America's multibillion dollar cannabis industry continues to expand, the nation's drug cops are seizing less weed.
Kristen Wyatt – Associated Press ~   DENVER (AP) -- Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators.
Patrick McGreevy ~ Los Angeles Times ~   Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law a measure allowing steep civil fines against marijuana farms that damage the environment by dumping wastewater and chemicals, removing trees and killing wild animals.
Christopher Ingraham ~ Washington Post ~   It's official: the U.S. government's top drug cop has acknowledged that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin.
Tom Collins ~ NewsTribune.com ~   For state Conservation Police, finding nature lovers not only carrying cannabis but sometimes firing it up in plain sight is not unusual.
Natalie Schachar ~ Los Angeles Times ~   Fifteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, the state plans to begin licensing pot dispensaries.
FOX 12 Staff ~ KPTV.com   ~   The airport is allowing travelers to board with the legal amount of marijuana on flights that take off and land within Oregon's borders.
Tim Rearden ~ Newsnet5.com ~   The initiative, which would expunge criminal records for past cannabis convictions if marijuana becomes legal, received the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters.
Kassondra Cloos ~ Colorado Springs Gazette ~   As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared.
Douglas Hanks ~ Miami Herald ~   Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering — by issuing a civil citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal system.