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North Dakota changes law to help veterans get medical marijuana - Cannabis News
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Veterans in North Dakota can now get medical marijuana, without a doctor's recommendation.
Pennsylvania: Police marijuana training reveals ‘huge disconnect’ - Cannabis News
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“Stop thinking about rolling joints. You’ve got to start thinking about vaping, extracts and oils,” said Craig Amos, a state-certified drug recognition expert.
North Dakota quietly decriminalized marijuana - Cannabis News
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North Dakota quietly decriminalized marijuana earlier this month, making it the 25th state to do so.
Majority Of State Attorneys General Tell Congress To Pass Marijuana Banking Bill - Cannabis News
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The top law enforcement officials from 38 U.S. states and territories are calling on Congress to pass legislation to increase marijuana businesses’ access to banks.
Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana - Cannabis News
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year.
Lawmakers Want Legal Protections For Universities That Research Marijuana - Cannabis News
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is asking House leadership to protect universities that conduct research on marijuana from being penalized under federal law.
Michigan County says no to drug tests for employees suspected to be high on marijuana - Cannabis News
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The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted down a proposal to add the word “marijuana” to its drug testing policy, that would have allowed drug testing of employees suspected of being high on the plant, which recently became legal in Michigan.
Can you own a hemp strain? The sticky difference between names and trademarks ~ Cannabis News
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A common misconception about trademarks is that they are “names” that one can own after submitting an application for one.
Marijuana testing for job applicants to end in New York City - Cannabis News
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Many employers in New York City could no longer require job applicants to be tested for marijuana use under legislation approved this week.
Maine on track to launch recreational marijuana market this year, says state’s pot czar - Cannabis News
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Residents can now grow cannabis for recreational use at home, but still have no way to legally buy or sell it.
FDA schedules public hearing on cannabis - Cannabis News
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to hold a public hearing on May 31 in Maryland to explore issues around products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD).
Guam Legalizes Recreational Use of Marijuana - Cannabis News
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The U.S. territory of Guam legalized the adult use of marijuana on Thursday when Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero signed the contentious recreational cannabis bill into law.
Medical marijuana sales made legal in Georgia but obstacles remain - Cannabis News
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Medical marijuana sales are coming to Georgia eventually, but a bill that lawmakers passed late Tuesday contains substantial hurdles before the state’s 8,400 registered patients can buy the drug.
Managing Medical Marijuana in the Workplace - Cannabis News
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With a majority of states in the country enacting medical marijuana laws, cannabis in the workplace has become a hot button issue for business owners seeking to fashion appropriate workplace regulations for lawful cannabis users.
Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police - Cannabis News
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It’s an unanticipated hiccup for the rapidly growing hemp industry, which relies on interstate trucking to transport hemp from farms to processing labs that extract the compound cannabidiol, or CBD, from the raw plant material.
Hemp About To Be Removed From Texas’ Controlled Substances List - Cannabis News
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The state of Texas is taking a big step toward legitimizing the use of CBD oils. It’s removing hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances on April 5.

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