Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair

Petitioners urge voters to put pot on the ballot in Missouri

When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

Pug dog and cookie. Image: Brandon2 via Wikimedia Commons
Angus Chen ~ NPR.org ~
 
The Pet Poison Helpline, a 24-hour pet poison control center, has seen a fourfold increase in calls concerning pets experiencing marijuana intoxication over the past three years.
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Denver activists put public pot use ballot measure on hold

16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Image: Pcharles via Wikimedia Common
Keith Coffman ~ Reuters ~
 
Supporters of a Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana use at bars and other establishments have pulled the measure after city leaders and business groups agreed to discuss a compromise, the pro-pot group said on Thursday.
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Kirsten Gillibrand Set To Be The First Ever Sitting Senator To Address Cannabis Industry Conference

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY) speaks at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
 
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is set to become the first ever sitting senator to give a keynote speech for a cannabis industry conference later in September, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
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The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

Grow room at a Denver facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
Technology will play a huge role in the cannabis industry’s future legitimacy.
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Advocates in Denver, Home to Legal Marijuana, Seek Public Place to Smoke

Bud & Breakfast, in Denver, is one of a handful of marijuana-friendly accommodations across Colorado.  Image: Theo Stroomer for The New York Times
 
DENVER — Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much.
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Marijuana legalization a 'terrible idea,' says GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich

Ohio Gov. and Presidential Candidate John Kasich addresses the media on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. (Danielle Duval | MLive.com)

Jonathan Oosting ~ MLive.com ~

LANSING, MI — Marijuana legalization is a "terrible idea," according to Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose home state will see a pot proposal on the ballot this fall.
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First legal medical marijuana pills go on sale in Europe

Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears

Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC Campus. Image: Sroalf via Wikimedia Commons
 
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.
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Amid the stock market volatility, turn to the stability of the marijuana market

Stock trading on the New York Curb Association market, around 1916. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Burke ~ Marketwatch.com ~

With the recent stock market volatility, it’s difficult to know which industries will weather the storm. However, there’s one potential way to stay in the green.
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Can Chicago Have a Thriving Marijuana Startup Scene? One Expert Weighs In.

The One Battle That Marijuana Users May Not Win

Nurturing Start-ups in the Legal Cannabis Industry

Attendees at the kick-off of CanopyBoulder's fall boot camp. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Firms like CanopyBoulder are helping new, marijuana-related firms to not only survive the crucial first years in business, but to hopefully thrive as they grow and evolve.
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Cannabis Seizures Plummet

A multi-agency team supporting Operation Trident, a large-scale marijuana eradication and reclamation mission, in 2010. Image: U.S. Army National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
 
As America's multibillion dollar cannabis industry continues to expand, the nation's drug cops are seizing less weed.
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Michigan rejects use of medical marijuana for autism

Lisa Smith of Van Buren Township, whose son Noah, 6, is autistic, asked Michigan to add autism to the conditions that qualify for medicinal pot. Image: Ed White, Associated Press
Bill Laitner ~ Detroit Free Press ~

Medical marijuana was OK’d by Michigan voters with a 63% yes vote in 2008, yet implementation is always controversial.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana: What's The Difference?

Hemp Plants. Image: Jungbim via Wikimedia Commons
 
Canadian researchers unraveled the genetic structure of 81 different marijuana and 43 hemp samples, in an attempt to test long-held assumptions about cannabis.
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From Alabama to California: Family moves to obtain medical marijuana

Marijuana Industry Growth in Denver Sparks Warehouse Space Crunch

Cannabis grow operation in a Denver warehouse. Image: WeedWorthy.com

“It’s all just getting snatched up by these marijuana people.”

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