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New Cannabis Price Index Allows Consumers to Compare Rates Online

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In the midst of a quickly growing cannabis industry, two entrepreneurs have taken the business of cannabis to a new level; a stock-market style cannabis price index. Launched in February by creators Joseph Slotin and Matthew Hudson, the new online Cannabis Price Index is comprised of data, such as in-store listings, compiled from legal outlets; …

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Hemp Bill Passes Through WA Committee Unanimously

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Washington State HB 1888 was passed through committee today with a unanimous 8-0 vote. The bipartisan measure, sponsored by 5 Republicans and a Democrat, would add legal safeguards to ensure hemp’s legality in Washington, including raising the 0.3% THC standard set by Initiative 502 to 1% THC, which is more closely aligned with what the …

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Maryland Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Legalize Marijuana

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Maryland lawmakers will soon be discussing legislation introduced today by State Delegate Curt Anderson. The measure would legalize the possession and home-growing of a limited amount of cannabis, and would direct the state to license and regulate the substance for legal retail sales. The measure would allow for the purchase and possession of up to …

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Zero Tolerance THC Driving Policy Introduced in California

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Ignoring science and any valid reasoning, proponents of per se DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) laws for marijuana – a primary goal of our Drug Czar – have taken their fight to California, on the crooked wings of State Senator Lou Correa. Senator Correa is a Democrat from Santa Ana, and this week …

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Bill to Clear Marijuana Misdemeanors in Washington Passes Committee

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As expected, Washington State’s House Committee on Public Safety voted this morning to approve House Bill 1661, moving it towards a full House vote. The bill would allow those convicted of a cannabis possession misdemeanor – up to 40 grams for those 18 and older – to have it removed from their record. The committee …

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WA Legislation To Clear Cannabis Misdemeanors Expected To Pass Out Of Committee

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This afternoon lawmakers from Washington State’s House Committee on Public Safety held a public hearing to discuss a handful of measures, including House Bill 1661, which would allow the hundreds of thousands of people who have been convicted of a cannabis possession misdemeanor in Washington State to have it removed from their record. The bill …

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Oregon College Offers New Course On Hemp

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This month Oregon State University will begin registration for a new course offered this coming spring: WSE 266 – the study of hemp. The 3-credit course will examine the historical and political contexts of hemp, as well as growing, and industrial applications. “It’s an up and coming crop in the United States and we are …

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Legalization Bill To Be Filed In Maine

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Tomorrow at noon, legalization advocates and state lawmakers will hold a press conference in Maine to introduce legislation that would legalize cannabis in the state. The measure, being referred to as “An Act to Tax and Regulate Marijuana”, would legalize cannabis for adults in a similar fashion to alcohol, and is planned to be based …

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