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Medical cannabis expo draws crowds to Rock Island, Illinois – Cannabis News

Nature's Treatment of Illinois, a licensed cannabis retail shop in Milan, hosted the first-ever event of its kind here, which drew about 200 people to The Stern Center.

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Oregon dispensaries sell close to $60 million in recreational pot over first five months this year – Cannabis News

Nearly $60 million worth of recreational marijuana was sold in Oregon during the first five months of taxed sales, according to estimated figures released Wednesday by the state.

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In Colorado, first-ever marijuana tax scholarships awarded to 25 Pueblo students – Cannabis News

Pueblo County has set aside around $750,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors, and all of that funding came from marijuana excise taxes.

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Minnesota is in the hemp business again – Cannabis News

For the first time in generations, Minnesota farmers are planting hemp.

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Meet Veteran and Cannabis Entrepreneur Tanganyika Daniel – Cannabis News

How a military vet turned her skills set into a cannabis-infused skincare business.

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Petition asks DEA to quit treating industrial hemp like marijuana – Cannabis News

A Portland attorney and a Southern Oregon environmentalist are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to take industrial hemp off the federal government’s list of controlled substances.

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Cannabis expo in NYC showcases booming marijuana business – Cannabis News

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Marijuana is becoming big business. As more states legalize it for medical and even recreational use, companies are looking to cash in.

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Senator: Smoking Hemp To Get High Akin To ‘Smoking Cotton From A T-Shirt’ – Cannabis News

Sen. Ron Wyden maintains that there is a big difference between hemp and weed.

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Hemp Week 2016: End America’s Hemp Prohibition by Busting Myths – Cannabis News

Hemp history week began on June 6, and one hemp businessman and activist is driving across the country for the second phase of his Hemp Road Trip, to show America the power of industrial hemp.

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Growing hemp is a patriotic thing to do – Cannabis News

Outdated policy is clearly hurting our farmers as the hemp market grows and American consumers rely upon imports from countries such as China and Canada.

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Hemp seeds distributed to West Virginia growers – Cannabis News

VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) — Hemp seeds are being distributed to approved growers in West Virginia for a research project on the crop.

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Ohio marijuana legalization report touts job creation, examines claims from both sides of debate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A task force commissioned by ResponsibleOhio to study the effects of its marijuana legalization plan released its findings here Thursday morning but did not endorse the group's proposed constitutional amendment.
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What marijuana really does to your brain

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Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health
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Kansas marijuana bill hits roadblock in state Senate

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Associated Press ~ Lawrence Journal-World ~
TOPEKA — A bill that would ease many of Kansas' marijuana laws has stalled in the Senate and likely won't be considered again this year.
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Georgia families emotional after MMJ order on cannabis oil signed by gov

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Bill Hendrick ~ The Cannabist
Deal said he wants to be "very careful" to make sure that no more Georgians have to move to Colorado for treatment, and those still there can come home.
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