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Why The US Has Made A Complete Mess Of Partial Marijuana Legalization (So Far)
Jack Suntrup ~ St. Louis Post-Dispatch ~   A circuit judge has ruled that Missouri's so-called "Right to Farm" amendment doesn't allow farming pot.
California: Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms - Cannabis News
U.S. News
Jeremy B. White ~ The Sacramento Bee ~   California’s latest attempt to regulate medical marijuana advanced off the Assembly floor on a 50-5 vote Thursday.
Legal cannabis now supports 243,700 full-time American jobs - Cannabis News
Business & Finance
Thomas Mitchell ~ Westword ~   Congress voted on two amendments to a Department of Justice spending bill Wednesday that would protect marijuana businesses in states where they're legal, but only one of them passed.
What have we learned about the arguments for and against legalized Marijuana in the past 10 years?
Medical News
Jeff Mapes  ~ The Oregonian ~   Depending on who's talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they're anticipating boom times.
Missouri officials examine protections over medical marijuana information
Medical News
Bibi Patel ~ University Press ~   Revised recreational marijuana bill SB 1176, died in the Regulated Industries Committee
Cannabis stigma: Millennials caught in changing norms – Cannabis News
Kevin Litten ~ The Times-Picayune ~   Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday said he plans to sign legislation that would change the state's medical marijuana laws and soften penalties for marijuana offenders.
Obama Administration Set to Remove Barrier to Marijuana Research – Cannabis News
National Issues
Alex Dobuzinskis ~ Reuters ~   A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana's potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind.
State's medical-marijuana law clears legal hurdle
More Local Cannabis Dispensaries May Mean Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths
Medical News
Evan Bush ~ Seattle Times ~   A new proposal from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would give Seattle tighter control of marijuana businesses. It could shut down more than 50 medical dispensaries while the state goes about folding medical-marijuana businesses into the state’s recreational system.
France reports highly positive patient response to Medical Cannabis trial
Medical News
Emily Lane ~ The Times - Picayune ~   A proposal to soften Louisiana's harsh marijuana laws by reducing penalties for possession continues to gain steam in the Louisiana Legislature.
CDC issues best practices for fleet marijuana policies
Business & Finance
Rebecca Shabad ~ The Hill ~   The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a $77.6 billion funding bill for military construction and veterans benefits that includes an amendment allowing Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend the use of medical marijuana.
Ayr receives final license to sell adult-use cannabis in Watertown, the company’s second approved adult-use dispensary in Greater Boston
Business & Finance
Cassie Cope ~ The State ~   Because she has seizures every day and slams into the ground, 18-year-old Dixie Pace has worn a helmet since November.
Fly the Friendly Skies with Hemp – Cannabis News
Cannabis News
Karen Langley ~ Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau ~   HARRISBURG — With the legalization of medical marijuana now before the House, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday hosted supporters at the governor’s residence for what he described as “a chance to get the facts out.”
Iowa youth advocate seeks to launch Marijuana education campaign
Cannabis News
Pantagraph.com ~   CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates of Illinois' troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, when it expires, but the initiative faces an uncertain fate on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk.
Businesses envision a boom in CBD, the non-intoxicating oil from hemp - Cannabis News
CBD & Hemp
Lisa Riley Roche ~ KSL.Com ~   SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's open to legalizing marijuana in Utah for medical use.
Marijuana laws pose dilemma for Republican presidential hopefuls
Kurtis Lee ~ LA Times ~   New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's response in a recent radio interview to a question about legal marijuana was in keeping with his tough-on-crime persona.