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Hot off the press cannabis, marijuana, cbd and hemp news from around the world on the WeedWorthy News Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke Brinker ~ Salon   Bipartisan trio wants to end federal obstacles to legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes
state Rep. John Forbes ~ The Des Moines Register   Industrial hemp is enjoying a huge resurgence of interest on the part of industry, farmers, nutritionists and green consumers. Could it be in the mix for Iowa agriculture?
Allen Scott ~ Coin Telegraph   A major milestone was achieved February 26, 2015 when Washington DC officially legalized cannabis for recreational use. Could this historic move in America’s capital also bolster the chances for another disruptive industry, namely cryptocurrencies?