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Michigan approves medical marijuana testing labs - Cannabis News
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The Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board approved licenses for two testing facilities on Thursday, putting the last piece into the puzzle that will unlock the medical pot market in the state.
Ohio Is Having Trouble Finding Producers for Cannabis Edibles Market - Cannabis News
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It appears Ohio is having some difficulty scrounging up enough reputable cannabis companies to produce a variety of pot products for the state’s medical marijuana program.
'Historic' day for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania as 'flower' goes on sale - Cannabis News
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“Dry leaf” marijuana went on sale Wednesday morning at 16 dispensaries across the state. Additional dispensaries will begin stocking it over the next week.
Israel: Cannabis legalization bill clears first hurdle
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state in 2012 resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of people sentenced for marijuana-related felonies, according to an analysis conducted for public radio by the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council.
Has the U.S. reached a ‘tipping point’ in marijuana legalization? - Cannabis News
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Research suggests that as neighboring states, provinces, or countries adopt a policy, the pressure for adoption increases among lagging jurisdictions.
New York Health Department recommends marijuana legalization, says benefits outweigh risks - Cannabis News
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The New York State Health Department is high on the prospects of legal marijuana.
Hawaii: New law will allow reciprocity for medical marijuana patients from other states - Cannabis News
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A new law will soon bring major enhancements to Hawaii's medical marijuana program. Starting next year, medical marijuana patients from the continental United States will be able to buy medical cannabis at Hawaii dispensaries.
US Attorney Will Limit Marijuana Enforcement in Massachusetts - Cannabis News
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Andrew Lelling reiterated Tuesday that fighting the opioid addiction scourge remains his priority because it's still claiming thousands of lives in the commonwealth each year.
FDA Rejects Petition To Further Restrict Marijuana - Cannabis News
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a request from an anti-legalization group to place marijuana and its derivatives on a list of restricted substances that are not "generally recognized as safe and effective."
Children exposed to second-hand marijuana smoke may experience viral respiratory infections
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.
Vermont State Police prepares troopers for marijuana legalization - Cannabis News
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Like it or not, starting July 1st people in Vermont will be able to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
Virginia receives 49 applications for the state's first 5 medical cannabis licenses - Cannabis News
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Virginia has received 49 applications from medical-cannabis companies hoping to be among the first to set up shop in the state, giving officials plenty of options as they prepare to hand out five licenses this summer.
Is Texas ready to decriminalize marijuana? The answer might be found at the Republican convention - Cannabis News
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For the first time, the party has allowed advocates in favor of decriminalizing marijuana possession to have a booth in the convention hall.
Puff, Puffed, Passed: The Progress Towards Legal Weed in all 50 States - Cannabis News
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Seven years ago medical marijuana was legal in only 17 states and the District of Columbia; recreational marijuana was legal in zero states and zero Districts of Columbia. Today, medical marijuana programs are on the books in 29 states, and the nine best states allow for some degree of recreational use.
New York City: Manhattan DA to stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases - Cannabis News
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Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced Tuesday that his office would no longer prosecute any low-level marijuana offenses, including smoking in public.
Pittsburgh mayor 'fully' supports legalizing recreational marijuana - Cannabis News
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he's been reluctant in the past to support legalizing marijuana for recreational use because of the stigma attached to it and because he had more important city business to address.