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Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:48 -0700

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US KY: Former Sheriff Who Was Approved To Grow Hemp Arrested On

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 08 Sep 2017 - He was licensed to grow hemp in Kentucky. Police say they found marijuana instead. Kentucky officials are reviewing a case that could result in a former sheriff being kicked out of the state's pilot program to grow industrial hemp after he was charged with cultivating marijuana.



US PA: Gov. Wolf: Crackdown On Medical Marijuana Will 'Force More

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 07 Sep 2017 - Federal interference with Pennsylvania's medical-marijuana program would "force more suffering on some of our most vulnerable constituents," Gov. Wolf said in a letter to Rep. Charlie Dent (R., Pa.), who serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Wolf is alarmed that Congress could eliminate a provision in an appropriations bill that for four years has prohibited federal agencies from cracking down on the implementation of state-approved medical-cannabis programs.



US PA: OPED: Auditor General DePasquale: Legalize Marijuana In Pa. To

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 07 Sep 2017 - With Pennsylvania teetering on the edge of another budget cliff, it is immensely clear to me that we must get creative in finding long-term revenue solutions to prevent total financial collapse. Last month, as a short-term fix to the state's cash-flow woes, I cosigned a $750 million loan from Treasury's Short Term Investment Pool. That loan cost the state $141,000 in interest.



US TX: Medical Marijuana To Start Growing In South Texas

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 08 Sep 2017 - Any day now, medical marijuana will legally start to grow in the state of Texas. It will be planted, grown and processed on a 10-acre parcel of land in Schulenburg, a small community east of San Antonio, now that the company that owns the property -- Cansortium Texas -- has received the state's first license to do so.



US KY: Former Jackson County Sheriff Arrested On Marijuana

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Sep 2017 - Former Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman was involved in a marijuana-growing operation and possessed enough anabolic steroids to indicate he was trafficking in the drug, Kentucky State Police have charged. A detective for the state police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations unit for the eastern half of the state arrested Peyman at his farm south of McKee Wednesday at 4:44 p.m. after serving a search warrant, according to the citation.



US: Opioid Use Responsible For 20 Percent Of Drop In American Men

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Morning Call, 07 Sep 2017 - Opioid use by American men may account for one-fifth of the decline in their participation in the U.S. labor force, according to a study by Princeton University economist Alan Krueger. "The opioid crisis and depressed labor-force participation are now intertwined in many parts of the U.S.," Krueger, who was chief economist at the Treasury Department in the Obama administration, wrote in the study released Thursday at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington.



US: Teen Marijuana Use Falls To 20-Year Low, Defying Legalization

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 07 Sep 2017 - In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-oldsA dropped to their lowest level inA more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last year, 6.5 percent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That represents a statistically significant drop from 2014,A when the nation's first recreational marijuana shops opened in Washington state and Colorado.



US: OPED: My Fellow Conservatives Should Protect Medical Marijuana

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 06 Sep 2017 - Not long ago, a supporter of mine visiting from California dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our conversation discussing the Republican agenda. Finally, I drew a breath and asked him about an issue I feared might divide us: the liberalization of our marijuana laws, specifically medical marijuana reform, on which for years I had been leading the charge. What did he think about that controversial position?



US CA: Olivia Newton-John Cannabis Treatment: She Uses Marijuana In

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 03 Sep 2017 - Singer Olivia Newton-John has used medicinal marijuana during her battle with breast cancer and plans to promote the drug this week to raise money for her wellness and research center. "I will do what I can to encourage it. It's an important part of treatment, and it should be available," Newton-John, who announced a second battle with breast cancer in May, told News Corp. Australia.