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Medical marijuana growers can apply in New York
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Joseph Spector ~ PressConnects ~   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.
Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour
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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.
Cannabis Industry Happy To See DEA's Leonhart Go, But New AG Lynch Is No Friend
U.S. News
Debra Borchardt ~ Forbes ~   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.
Medical marijuana now legal in Georgia
U.S. News
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.
High Times editor - Colorado cannabis industry is an economic miracle
U.S. News
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.
To the Bitter End ~ The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized Last
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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.
Why marijuana legalization is not like gay marriage
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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.
North Dakota Takes Bold Step Forward On Commercial Hemp Industry, Tells Feds To Stay Out
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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.
After legalization, marijuana events fighting for a foothold in Portland
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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.
Willie Nelson will launch own brand of weed, chain of marijuana stores in US
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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.
Thousands show up for marijuana seed share in DC
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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.
For pioneer, hemp pays
U.S. News
Tobie Baker ~ The Durango Herald ~   An attentive audience of more than 50 local farmers and residents quizzed America’s first modern-day industrial hemp farmer at the Four States Ag Expo.
Bill to Allow Industrial Hemp Cultivation Passes in New Mexico
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Thomas H. Clarke ~  The Daily Chronic ~   SANTA FE, NM – Lawmakers in New Mexico have given final approval on a bill to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp, sending the measure to the desk of Governor Susana Martinez.
From Casinos To Cannabis - Indian Tribes Eye Pot Profits
U.S. News
Jacob Sullum ~ Forbes ~   Last December the Justice Department gave a yellow light to marijuana legalization on tribal land, saying it would treat reservations like states in deciding how to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.
Majority Continues to Support Pot Legalization in U.S.
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Lydia Saad ~ Gallup   PRINCETON, N.J. - A slim majority of Americans, 51%, favor legalizing the use of marijuana - similar to the 50% who supported it in 2011 and 2012, but down from a reading of 58% last year.
Senators set to unveil bill allowing medical marijuana legalization
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Luke Brinker ~ Salon   Bipartisan trio wants to end federal obstacles to legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes

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