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Forget bingo, tea dances and seaside trips. Residents from a chain of Seattle retirement homes are going on Pot for Beginners tours to learn about – and buy – cannabis in the city, where it’s now legal.

Hawaii Dispensaries
 
Medical marijuana is a multibillion dollar industry and hundreds of hungry entrepreneurs are ready to make it a reality in Hawaii.

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DENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.

Weed Women
Becky Schlikerman ~ Chicago Sun Times
 
It’s an industry, they say, that’s too new to have a glass ceiling. And for many women, that’s a good reason to get into the booming legal marijuana business.

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The cannabis industry may be thrilled that the Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Michelle Leonhart is stepping down, but with the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General it may not matter.

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Lee Shearer ~ OnlineAthens.com ~

A University of Georgia graduate student used crowdsourcing to take a look at marijuana prices across the country.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Language in a proposal to amend Ohio's constitution and legalize sale, use and possession of marijuana in the state has employers antsy over the impact it could have, despite a legal analysis that says they will retain strong workplace control.

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Chris Shaw ~ FOX 5 ~
 
ATLANTA - Few bills that Governor Nathan Deal signs into law bring the amount of people or appreciation, or emotion that the bill he signed Thursday did.

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Lawmakers are prepping for what could turn into a marijuana vote-a-rama Wednesday, sources say.

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Ricardo Baca ~ The Cannabist ~
 
High Times magazine’s New York-rooted editor-in-chief Dan Skye has spent plenty of time in Colorado researching and photographing the state’s medical and recreational systems, but his current, pre-Cannabis Cup trip to the state has been uncommonly eye-opening.

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Michael Dresser ~ Washington Post ~
 
A proposal to build a medical marijuana production plant could provide a local economic boost to the region.

Alaska
 
The state has a year until it begins issuing licenses for businesses selling recreational marijuana. Between now and then, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Board is home to a new body developing regulations: the Marijuana Control Board.

GAVEL MARIJUANA
Phillip Smith ~ Alternet ~ 
 
We know the end is coming, but pot prohibition is going to have to be undone state by state. Here are the ones least likely to jump on the bandwagon.

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The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street.

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The exhibit halls of the Chicago Hilton and Towers were packed with vendors offering a glimpse of the world as it’s about to become in Illinois, from lemonade to honey to krispie treats

African American Drug War
Malcolm Harris ~ Aljazeera America
 
Four decades after Richard Nixon declared drugs “public enemy No. 1 in the United States,” the tide has turned on marijuana legalization.

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Becky Schlikerman ~ Chicago Sun-Times ~
 
If you want a bottle of booze in downstate Albion, you have to drive out of town.
But the Edwards County town of less than 2,000 residents is the site of a huge medical marijuana farm.

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“Cannabis is spurring on an ag-tech revolution,” said Troy Dayton, CEO of ArcView Group, a cannabis-industry research firm in Oakland, California.

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Nick Wing ~ Huffington Post
 
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) signed a bill into law on March 27th, 2015 that lays the groundwork for a commercial hemp industry and explicitly cuts the federal government out of the state's licensing process.

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Landon Miller ~ KTVN.com ~
 
Despite two years of delays, the state’s first MMJ dispensary is ready to open its doors.

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Following months of wrangling, the Colorado Department of Agriculture has secured a permit from federal drug enforcement officials to import industrial hemp seed from foreign countries.

Oregon Rec
Jamie Hale ~ The Oregonian ~
 
People ambled through the Oregon Hemp Convention on Friday, casually inspecting colorful glass bongs and trying samples of rice crispy treats and chocolates, chatting with vendors about growing marijuana plants at home and extracting cannabis oil safely.

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If public opinion is any indication, nationwide marijuana legalization might not be such a pipe dream after all.

Willie Nelson Lites Up
MELISSA CHAN ~ New York Dailey News ~
 
Country music legend Willie Nelson is launching his own brand of weed and a chain of marijuana stores across the country.

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Eric Hartley ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal
 
After spending months in limbo, waiting for the state to hash out rules for testing medical marijuana, laboratories might be able to get to work soon.

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By MyFoxDC.com Web Producer ~
 
Two seed shares are being held this week in D.C. in an effort to help residents grow pot inside their homes.

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Exhibitors at  cannabis expo in New York City 'play the game' when it comes to displaying their wares

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ALBANY – The state Department of Health announced Monday it is accepting applications from businesses interested in becoming registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York.