Pro-marijuana group ResponsibleOhio dead, founder says, won't press ballot issue in 2016 – Marijuana News

Ohio lawmakers announce the formation of a task force to study medical marijuana. Image: Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The co-founder of the group behind Ohio's failed marijuana initiative said Thursday that ResponsibleOhio is dead and the state legislature is the best route to legalize marijuana for medical use.

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First all-female-owned medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas opening at 420 Sahara Ave. – Marijuana News

Brenda Gunsallus, co-owner of Sahara Wellness in Las Vegas.  Video Image: KTNV.com

Four women are opening the first all-female-owned medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas.

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Loosened US pot laws have sent Mexican weed prices plunging – Marijuana News

A marijuana farm in western Mexico. Image: Deborah Bonello via PRI.org

It's a tough time to be a Mexican pot farmer. The price of marijuana has been plummeting partly because of the loosening of laws in parts of the US — encouraging growth of more high-end pot in America.

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Mass. Politicians plan to regulate recreational pot if voters OK in November – Marijuana News

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Massachusetts voters are expected to spark up a new legalized recreational marijuana industry this year, and state lawmakers are preparing for a regulation process that could be anything but mellow.

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Mass. Politicians plan to regulate recreational pot if voters OK in November – Marijuana News

Massachusetts state flag. Image: Alexius Horatius via Wikimedia Commons

Massachusetts voters are expected to spark up a new legalized recreational marijuana industry this year, and state lawmakers are preparing for a regulation process that could be anything but mellow.

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Oregon Warm Springs tribe approves pot sales project – Marijuana News

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs stand in line Thursday, Dec. 17, waiting to vote on a cannabis cultivation referendum. Image via Jefferson Public Radio

PORTLAND — Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in Central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation.

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Cannabis retailers are looking to cash in on the holiday cheer

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Businesses linked to the legal marijuana industry are seeing strong consumer interest during the year-end holiday shopping season.

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Marijuana Breathalyzer Under Development To Nab Drivers Taking the 'High' Road – Marijuana News

The second-generation prototype of the portable marijuana field breath tester. Image: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network

Washington State University researchers are developing a hand-held device that police officers can use to detect THC in breath. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.

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Instagram Won’t Stop Deleting Cannabis Dispensaries’ Accounts – Marijuana News

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Small businesses depend on cheap advertising. From word of mouth to social media, cannabis dispensaries all over Oregon use Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show their products and interact with customers and patients.

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Mile-high city just got higher: Denver’s first cannabis-friendly B&B – Marijuana News

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When Colorado legalised cannabis possession in 2014, the anticipated ‘Green Rush’ of dope tourists didn’t quite happen. But the first stoners’ B&B in Denver is now leading the way.

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Mexican president opposes marijuana legalization – Marijuana News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit at United Nations headquarters. AP Photo: Seth Wenig.

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he opposes any eventual legalization of marijuana, five days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use.

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Tribe's recreational, medicinal marijuana operation suspended – Marijuana News

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Council president Tony Reider, right, and council treasurer Ryan Kills A Hundred. Image: Barry Amundson, Forum News Service

FLANDREAU, S. D. – A recreational and medicinal marijuana resort planned for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in southeast South Dakota has been put on hold.

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Start Monday - Marijuana News

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CHICAGO -- More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time Monday, according to the state official overseeing the pilot program.

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Marijuana vote in Ohio difficult to predict

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The television commercials, direct-mail ads, endorsements and debates are over: It’s time to decide whether marijuana will be legal in Ohio.
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D.C. Condo Built to Include Marijuana Grow Closet

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Mark Segraves and Maddi Pariser ~ NBCWashington.com ~

A townhouse in the Park View neighborhood of D.C. has a wet bar, wine fridge and a high-tech grow closet for marijuana.
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In U.S., 58% Back Legal Marijuana Use

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Jeffrey M. Jones ~ Gallup.com ~

PRINCETON, N.J. -- A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup's 46-year trend.

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The South says no to marijuana but yes to hemp

A tractor cuts a small plot of hemp at a University of Kentucky research plot near Lexington. Image: Dylan Lovan, Associated Press via Washingtonpost.com
 
Tobacco isn’t the reliable cash crop it once was. And that has hundreds of other farmers across the South revisiting a plant from deep in the region’s past: industrial hemp.
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The marijuana banking dilemma

Mark Goldfogel with The Fourth Corner Credit Union speaks at the National Cannabis Summit. Image: WeedWorthy.com
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Denver’s Fourth Corner Credit Union launched last year as an answer to the legal marijuana industry’s inability to access financial institutions. But the Fed had other plans.
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Pot warehouse possible for Maryland Eastern Shore

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Jeremy Cox, The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times ~ via USAToday.com ~
 
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Somerset County could soon be home to one of Maryland's first medical marijuana facilities.
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Why you need a workplace marijuana policy

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Kathleen Burke ~ MarketWatch ~
 
 If you’re a small-business owner and marijuana has been legalized in your state, should you care?
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