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Marijuana Oil Bill Passes Kentucky Senate

Lawmakers appear ready to make marijuana oil legal in Kentucky, after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would make the controversial extract available to treat children with uncontrollable seizures. House leaders say they expect the measure to pass that chamber as well. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Julie Denton, would […]

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S. Carolina – Senate panel forwards medical marijuana bill

Senate panel forwards medical marijuana extract bill March 13, 2014 by Tom Hayes A South Carolina Senate subcommittee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow the clinical testing of cannabidiol oil (CBD), which is derived from the marijuana plant. The oil has been used to treat severe forms of epilepsy, but is illegal in South Carolina. The bill by Sen. Tom Davis, […]

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Colo. poll: 57 percent say legal pot OK

A majority of Coloradans believe marijuana use should be legal, marking growing support since the 2012 ballot measure and two months after its legalization in the state in January. Fifty-seven percent of Colorado voters think marijuana use should be legal, while only 35 percent think it should be illegal, according to a poll published Wednesday by Public […]

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Federal inaction spells bad news for marijuana business

FORTUNE — The extremely slow pace at which the federal government is moving toward its inevitable legalization of marijuana is creating two major problems, one short-term and one long-term. In the short term, an industry that most Americans want to see legitimized is severely hampered by the fact that what it does is a still […]

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Medical marijuana users can grow at home, for now

A Federal Court judge in Vancouver has granted a last-minute reprieve for medical marijuana users who say they need to be able to grow their own pot at home. On Friday morning, the judge granted an injunction allowing those who have a personal production licence to grow medical marijuana to continue for now, pending the outcome of […]

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Marijuana industry finds unlikely new allies in conservatives

WASHINGTON — Hoping to get pot legalized in Nevada, an investment firm specializing in the fast-growing marijuana industry invited the ballot initiative’s backers to pitch 150 financiers at a Las Vegas symposium. Within 10 minutes, they raised $150,000. Political contributors are not the only ones taking notice of the new realities of the marijuana business, […]

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Calif. Sen. Feinstein: “I oppose marijuana legalization because I worry about stoned drivers”

Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Associated Press she opposes marijuana legalization in her state partly because she worries about stoned drivers. “The risk of people using marijuana and driving is very substantial,” she said. A.P. helped Feinstein make her case by citing “a possible example”: The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal weekend collision […]

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Marijuana Legalization is Coming to California, But What Path Will it Take?

With four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four sets of reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The initials and names are confusing, but the core question is, which one or ones will voters get to vote on? The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative (CCHI) has been gathering signatures […]

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5 Knuckleheads Causing Legalization Blocks

The roots of hypocrisy: the deterioration of common sense in American politics…taxation with moronic representation…welcome to Pres. Obama’s marijuana problem. Recently at a White House correspondent’s dinner, Pres. Obama commented on the rapidly changing landscape of today’s media, noting:  “You can’t keep up with it. I mean, I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in […]

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Big Pot Rising: On Capitol Hill, a Full-Time Marijuana Lobbyist Makes his Rounds

It took Michael Correia more than a week after getting his new job to tell his parents he was a marijuana lobbyist. “I just got a job lobbying for a small-business trade association that focuses on taxes and banking issues,” he told them four months ago, after being hired by the National Cannabis Industry Association. […]

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