Maine Lawmakers Pass Bill to Implement Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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Maine Lawmakers Pass Bill to Implement Marijuana Legalization Initiative | Marijuana Policy Project

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult use. The Senate on Thursday passed LD 243 unanimously “under the hammer,” without debate or a roll call vote, sending it to Gov. Paul […]

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Kentucky Lawmakers Eye THC Content of State’s Industrial Hemp

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Kentucky Lawmakers Eye THC Content of State’s Industrial Hemp | HWN

FRANKFORT, KY — Industrial hemp legally grown in Kentucky is not considered marijuana. It has only a fraction of THC—or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound—found in marijuana. And state regulators aim to keep it that way. Around 100 pounds of industrial hemp grown under Kentucky’s three-year old Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program were destroyed just three […]

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Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor

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Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor | TJ Baker

OLYMPIA, WA — Lawmakers in Washington state have sent a comprehensive marijuana reform bill to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee (D), making several changes to the state’s cannabis regulation policies. The bi-partisan Senate Bill 5131 was sponsored by Sens. Anna Rivers [R] Steven Conway [D], and received overwhelming support in both chambers of the legislature. […]

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Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD | TJ Baker

DENVER, CO — Lawmakers in the Colorado legislature have passed a measure to add post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in the state. The measure, Senate Bill 17, will now be sent to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper for final approval.  It was approved Previous […]

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation | Marijuana Policy Project

Measures filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and create a federal regulatory process for states that choose to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for adult use Additional bills filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would eliminate many of the collateral consequences […]

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Indiana: American Legion Calls on Lawmakers to Permit Medical Marijuana Access

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Indiana: American Legion Calls on Lawmakers to Permit Medical Marijuana Access | NORML

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The American Legion of Indiana passed a resolution on Sunday calling on state lawmakers to permit veterans’ access to marijuana as a therapeutic remedy. The resolution acknowledges that legalizing cannabis access will reduce opioid addiction and overdose deaths, and urges members of the Indiana General Assembly to “amend state legislation to remove restrictions […]

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Start Push to Legalize Marijuana

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Start Push to Legalize Marijuana | Jared Moffat

PROVIDENCE, RI — As the Massachusetts government prepares to implement an initiative to regulate and tax marijuana that was approved by voters in November, lawmakers in Rhode Island are poised to introduce similar legislation. State Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Cranston) and State Rep. Scott Slater (D-Providence) will discuss the proposal at a news conference at the Rhode Island […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Delay Start of Legal Marijuana Sales

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Delay Start of Legal Marijuana Sales | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Lawmakers in Massachusetts wasted no time in meddling with a referendum passed by voters in November to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, passing legislation Wednesday to delay the start of a retail cannabis market by several months. Home cultivation and personal possession of marijuana by adults 21 or older became legal on December […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Changes to Marijuana Legalization Law

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Changes to Marijuana Legalization Law | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — For over a decade, lawmakers in Massachusetts have balked at the opportunity to legalize marijuana, passing over their chance to craft their own version of a law on Beacon Hill. But now that voters have approved a citizen-written referendum to make marijuana legal in the Bay State, some lawmakers are saying the voter approved […]

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Lawmakers Propose Bill To Allow Hemp Production

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How’s this for #news: #Italian #gelato shop Perleco makes a gelato using shelled #hemp seeds. This is prompting other local #food stores to offer #cannabis #pizzas and #liquors! Full article onn #cnn: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/01/foodanddrink/cannabi
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Lawmakers Propose Bill To Allow Hemp Production
Hemp production is already going on in 28 other states. It's used to make everything from building materials, car parts, to food. Lawmakers are looking to add Alabama to the list but an uphill battle will be to change the perception of what hemp …
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Oregon, Washington Trying Again On Hemp Legalization
Hemp produces oil seed and fiber that processors turn into a wide range of goods from clothing and food to body care products. Several hemp advocates testified Tuesday in separate public hearings in Salem and Olympia that the plant can even be used in …
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Growing hemp in Otero County
Chavez is the owner/operator of Diamond A Farms, which is working with Whole Hemp, the processor of the crop. Other companies do the formulation for the final products. Frank Milenski was working with Diamond A last year, overseeing the farming. Chavez …
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