Medical Marijuana Seen By Some As Successor To Steel In Western Pennsylvania – Cannabis News

BRADDOCK (KDKA) — When the steel jobs left the Mon Valley, towns like Braddock fell into decline. Mayor John Fetterman believes that marijuana may help turn things around. 

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New Mexico Tribe Puts Up Land for $160M Medicinal Greenhouse – Cannabis News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana.

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Why Kyle Kushman Swears by Veganic Cannabis Grow Methods – Cannabis News

Cannabis cultivator Kyle Kushman, winner of 13 Cannabis Cup titles for his Strawberry Cough strain, advocates growing veganic versus just organic.

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Maine’s ‘Clean’ Medical Marijuana: ‘Organic’ in Disguise – Cannabis News

If growers could not use the organic label, they would use another.

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First look: Illinois marijuana plant marks 1st year – Cannabis News

The Delavan facility is working on hundreds of genetic strains, and plants are harvested about five times each year.

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First look: Illinois marijuana plant marks 1st year – Cannabis News

The Delavan facility is working on hundreds of genetic strains, and plants are harvested about five times each year.

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Florida approves 5 nurseries to grow medical marijuana – Marijuana News

Jose “Joche” Smith, chief executive at Costa Farms, in a shade house containing thousands of indoor plants in May 2011. Image: Daniel Bock for the Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE - Five Florida nurseries, including two from Miami-Dade County, were selected Monday to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale of the non-euphoric strains to treat patients with seizure disorders and cancer by June of next year.

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Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana – Marijuana News

A youth smokes marijuana cigarettes using a papaya during a rally in support of legalizing marijuana in Medellin, Colombia, May 2013. AP Photo, Luis Benavides

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs.

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Germany mulls state cannabis body for pain relief

Germany flag map. Image: David Liuzzo via Wikimedia Commons

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Germany's government has plans to set up a pharmaceutical agency to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a media report. Such a step could make the drug more accessible to ill people.

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