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Marijuana Legalization

Support This University Of Rhode Island Cannabis Research Project

I received the following message today out of Rhode Island: Students at the University of Rhode Island, led by a former Providence Journal editor, are investigating the enforcement of Rhode Island’s marijuana decriminalization law. The project is examining how many marijuana citations are being issued and where they are being […]

Marijuana Business

Pennsylvania: First Medical Cannabis Grower/Processor To Begin Production

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Jefferson County location, making it the first facility to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. “Every day we hear from patients who are desperately waiting for medical marijuana to help […]

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Global Drug War

Trump’s Drug Czar Nominee Pulls His Name From Consideration

Oct 17, 2017 – A flurry of bad press following a 60 Minutes segment that aired Sunday on DEA prescription drug distribution enforcement problems has led to the withdrawal of Trump’s nominee to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Representative Tom Marino (R – PA) announced his […]

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Expert Ethan Russo Joins Center Of Excellence

International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) welcomes Ethan Russo, MD as the new Director of Research and Development. ICCI is the first-ever international Center of Excellence for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments located in the Czech Republic. ICCI identifies, coordinates, and supports global research priorities for the advancement […]

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Marijuana Events

Register For NCIA’s October Cannabis Caucus Events

I have attended multiple NCIA Quarterly Cannabis Caucus events in Portland, and they are always an amazing opportunity to learn and network with other members of the cannabis community. The next round of events are coming up. I encourage everyone to attend if they are able. Below is more information […]

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan Governor Makes Appointments To Marijuana Advisory Panel

Gov. Rick Snyder announced initial appointments to the Marihuana Advisory Panel established by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 17-member Panel was created to make recommendations to the Department and to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board concerning the administration, implementation, […]

Cannabis Activism

Seattle Hempfest: Supported By Weed The People

The gloom and doom weather has taken over again in the Pacific Northwest making it an excellent time to reflect on my last two days of Seattle Hempfest with my photographer friend Keoke Silvano, media passes, and a bunch of swag from our friend Brian from Legit  Canna Farms. I […]

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Cannabis Activism

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Lives But Needs Changes

“The OMMP is dead.” “Wrong. Long live the OMMP!” If you are a member of the Oregon cannabis community, you have most likely heard people say, or post on social media, that the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is dead. While some unnecessary laws and regulations have hurt the ability […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Efforts To Legalize Cannabis In Michigan Must Not Be In Vain

I received the following urgent message out of Michigan today: Thanks to supporters like you, a November 2018 ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol in Michigan is within reach! In fact, the campaign has already collected 90% of the total signatures necessary to make that happen. Victory is […]

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Marijuana Business

Michigan: Medical Marijuana Business Application Info Released By LARA

Just days ahead of her appearance at the MICBD Conference in Ann Arbor, the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has authorized the release of new information regarding the process of applying to become a medical marijuana business under Michigan’s new MMFLA licensing system. The Medical Marihuana […]