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More professional women are taking the lead in the legal cannabis industry

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Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy
 
A growing number of women, especially those with degrees in STEM fields, are finding unique opportunities in the legal marijuana sector.
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The Politics of Legal Marijuana

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Bruce Kennedy  ~  WeedWorthy ~
 
Taylor West, Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, talks about how much the American political landscape has changed when it comes to lawmakers and their perceptions of legal marijuana
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MMDR - Medical Marijuana Desk Reference, 1st Ed. Now on Sale

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The Medical Marijuana Desk Reference is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the scientific research of Cannabis species for medical treatment by Alicia K. Wilbur, PHD
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Medical Use of Marijuana Does Not Increase Youths' Use, Study Finds

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Marijuana use did not increase among teenagers in the states in which medical marijuana has become legal, researchers reported Monday.
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America now has a marijuana resort

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While $420 seems like a more appropriate price, starting at $395 per person per night, marijuana smokers can treat themselves to a cannabis-filled Colorado vacation.
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Desperate Parents Of Autistic Children Trying Cannabis Despite Lack Of Studies

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Parents of severely autistic children are turning to medical marijuana for relief.
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Abbott signs bill to legalize medical cannabis for epilepsy

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Monday legalizing medical cannabis for epilepsy. The new law gives epilepsy patients access to low doses of cannabis oil.
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House Votes In Favor Of Medical Marijuana Protections

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WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reauthorize an amendment that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal interference in states where the drug is legal, siding with a majority of Americans who say that medical marijuana is an issue best left to the states.
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The "Cannabis Effect" on Denver's housing market

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Denver's housing market is on fire.
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How Washington Could Become Even More Marijuana-Friendly

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As a resident of Washington state, I've witnessed some big changes over the past decade -- but perhaps none bigger than the legalization of marijuana on a recreation basis.
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Texas Governor Abbott to sign limited medical marijuana bill into law

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (Attorney General) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to sign a bill into law Monday that recognizes the medical benefits of marijuana.
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Here's how big the legal pot business will be by 2020

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Legal marijuana is already big business in America. Colorado alone sold more than $700 million worth of legal weed in 2014, its first full-year of legal recreational and medical sales.
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New Denver hotel allows marijuana use

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DENVER — In LoDo, the Nativ Hotel is set to open. Thursday through Saturday there will be a series of functions to welcome the boutique hotel that allows marijuana use.
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Marijuana Prices Drop 5%

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Marijuana prices are actually measured nationwide, although it seems odd that numbers for what is an illegal substance in many states could be tracked.
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What will 2016 bring for the cannabis legalization movement?

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Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Nevada-based investor and marijuana advocate Leslie Bocskor believes the campaign towards national legalization of adult cannabis has already been set in motion
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Legal Marijuana Business 2015: Accurate Testing For Potency Lacking In Cannabis Industry, But May Be On Its Way

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CHICAGO -- Everything from antacids to frozen veggies has a label detailing nutritional values and active ingredients, but when it comes to cannabis that information has been sorely lacking.
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Cannabis Companies Mirror Corporate America For Women

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The quickly growing cannabis industry looks just like the rest of corporate America.
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First Church of Cannabis could test RFRA

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Courts ultimately might have to decide whether practices amount to sincere religion
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Here's what might happen to marijuana prices if it were legalized across the US

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Over the last two decades marijuana has practically been an unstoppable force.
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Marijuana Legalization 2015: Women Are Making Their Mark On The Cannabis Industry

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CHICAGO -- Six months after graduating from college, Julie Berliner had to make a life-changing decision: pursue a career as an elementary school teacher or take a chance on the budding marijuana industry in Colorado.
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