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Illinois 'dry' town site of new medical marijuana farm
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.
Nevada's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open Friday in Sparks
Landon Miller ~ KTVN.com ~ Despite two years of delays, the state’s first MMJ dispensary is ready to open its doors.
Nearly half of United States has tried marijuana: Poll
Michael Walsh ~ Yahoo! Politics ~ If public opinion is any indication, nationwide marijuana legalization might not be such a pipe dream after all.
Michael Dresser ~ Washington Post ~ A proposal to build a medical marijuana production plant could provide a local economic boost to the region.
Jessica Bartlett ~ Boston Business Journal ~ The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street.
Mark Demsky ~ Fox40.com ~ In California this week, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors revised its water code to declare marijuana cultivation a form of water waste.
Stacy Cowley ~ New York Times ~ Exhibitors at cannabis expo in New York City 'play the game' when it comes to displaying their wares
Brigette Namata ~ KHON2 ~ Medical marijuana is a multibillion dollar industry and hundreds of hungry entrepreneurs are ready to make it a reality in Hawaii.
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.
Robert Higgs ~ Cleveland.Com ~ 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.
Zachariah Hughes ~ Alaska Public Media ~ 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.
Phil Rogers ~ NBC Chicago ~ 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
Maria Gallucci ~ International Business Times ~ “Cannabis is spurring on an ag-tech revolution,” said Troy Dayton, CEO of ArcView Group, a cannabis-industry research firm in Oakland, California.
Luke Runyon ~ KUNC Greeley ~ 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.
Hub staff report ~ Johns Hopkins University ~ They urge states to heed lessons from alcohol, tobacco industries
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.
Trevor Hughes ~ USA Today ~ 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.