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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:36:27 -0700

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US FL: Politicians May Have Changed Their Tune, But The Public's

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 19 Apr 2018 - Politicians may have changed their tune, but the public's feelings on marijuana seem set in stone - Sun Sentinel Given that former House Speaker John Boehner is now working for a marijuana investment company and that threats by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on legal recreational marijuana were nixed by President Donald Trump, we asked readers whether any of them have changed their minds recently on marijuana legalization like some elected officials seem to have.



US FL: Oped: Doobie-Ous choice: Americans Ignore Marijuana-Impaired

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 19 Apr 2018 - Marijuana beer is the latest trend in South Florida's brewing industry, but the cannabis terpenes oil used in the brews needs to be tested and approved. Breweries in the area are planning to host 420-themed parties. Marijuana beer is the latest trend in South Florida's brewing industry, but the cannabis terpenes oil used in the brews needs to be tested and approved. Breweries in the area are planning to host 420-themed parties.



US: Democratic Leader Announces New Acceptance Of Marijuana

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 20 Apr 2018 - WASHINGTON -- The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he'll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal list of controlled substances - in effect decriminalizing its use.



US MO: Editorial: Missouri Lawmakers Should Support Proposal To

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 20 Apr 2018 - MARIJUANA State Rep. Jim Neely's bill that would legalize medical marijuana in a smokeless form for Missourians with terminal illnesses has been criticized as too restrictive and narrow. But the measure could jump-start the push to make Missouri the 30th state to allow medical marijuana.



US MA: Region's Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Oxford

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 19 Apr 2018 - OXFORD - The brand-new computers, minimalist modern decor and iPad check-in seem more akin to an Apple Store. But the security guard and the very slight sickly-sweet smell upon entering reveal the true nature of the new business on Main Street: It's the region's second marijuana dispensary and it celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. Curaleaf operates a dispensary in Hanover and a state-of-the-art grow facility in Webster. It plans to open a third dispensary in Provincetown at the end of the summer. It opened its roughly 2,000-square-foot dispensary in Oxford on Saturday and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning.



US PA: Israeli Marijuana Giant Partners With Pa. Medical Grower

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 19 Apr 2018 - A Pennsylvania marijuana producer is partnering with an Israeli cannabis pioneer to cultivate and sell proprietary strains of the plant in the Keystone State. Ilera Healthcare operates a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Waterfall, Fulton County. Ilera plans to open its first state-permitted dispensary in Plymouth Meeting on May 4.



US NM: Marijuana Debate Stirs Up Governor's Race In New Mexico

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 19 Apr 2018 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca on Thursday called for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program and for legalization of recreational use, saying the poverty-stricken state is missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenues and jobs that could be spurred by the industry. Apodaca released his plan solidifying his position as a supporter of legalization as the race for governor heats up.



US: Americans Reflect On Pros, Cons Of Legal Pot Ahead Of 420

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 19 Apr 2018 - America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year.



US MO Supporters Pushing For Missouri To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 17 Apr 2018 - Rep. Jim Neely has seen firsthand how a terminal illness like cancer ravages the body. His own daughter died from cancer three years ago. With a background in health care working as a physician and managing a hospice agency, Neely, R-Cameron, knows the importance of patients receiving comfort.