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Berlin Researchers Hope to Recruit 25,000 Marijuana Consumers for Massive Study

A research initiative is hoping to get approval for a study that would require recruiting 25,000 marijuana consumers in Berlin. According to The Local, the group called the Research Initiative on Cannabis Consumption is hoping to get an application for a new study approved so that they can analyze the “consequences of cannabis for psychologically …

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New York Committee Votes Unanimously to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD

A key legislative committee in New York has voted to add post traumatic stress disorder to the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. Assembly Bill 7006 was passed yesterday by the Assembly Health Committee with a unanimous 26 to 0 vote. The proposal is sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 36 Assemblymembers (30 Democrats …

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Legal Marijuana Sales Exceeded $45 Million on April 20 (4/20)

There was over $45 million in legal marijuana sold on April 20 (4/20), the unofficial cannabis holiday, according to a new report. MJ Freeway, a leading provider of seed-to-sale tracking for the cannabis industry, reports that cannabis retail sales for April 20 exceeded $45 million, a 20% increase compared to the 2016 holiday. Prior to 4/20, …

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Nevada Hemp Legalization Bill Passed Unanimously by Senate

Nevada’s Senate has unanimously voted to legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. The Senate passed Senate Bill 396 with a unanimous 20 to 0 vote, with one member absent. This send it to the House of Representatives, where passage would put it to the desk of Governor Brian Sandoval for consideration. Existing Nevada …

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Denver City Council Passes Ordinance to Allow Marijuana Outlets to Stay Open Longer

An ordinance extending the hours marijuana businesses can remain open has been passed by Denver’s full City Council. The council approved the ordinance with an 11 to 2 vote. The new law allows marijuana retail outlets to stay open an additional three hours. Starting May 1st, such outlets must be closed by 10pm; under current …

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Nevada Senate Votes to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition

A bill to allow those with opioid addiction to legally possess and use medical marijuana – along with some other changes – has been passed by Nevada’s full Senate. Nevada Senate Bill 374 was given approval yesterday by the state’s Senate with a 12 to 9 vote, sending it to the House of Representatives for …

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Massachusetts Supreme Court Throws Out Over 21,000 Drug Convictions

In the largest dismissal of convictions in U.S. history, Massachusetts has thrown out more than 21,000 drug convictions linked to a former state chemist who admitted to faking test results. The convictions were overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Court several years after former chemist Annie Dookhan admitted to faking test results in 2013. The court …

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Americans for Tax Reform Endorses Allowing Legal Marijuana Businesses to Take Tax Deductions

Americans for Tax Reform, one of the largest conservative groups in the country, has sent a letter to lawmakers urging a change in federal tax laws in regards to marijuana. Congressman Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Congressman Blumenauer (R-Ore.) have introduced House Resolution 1810, the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017, which would remove the inequities …

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Measure to Regulate Marijuana Edibles Same as Other Foods Passes Washington Legislature

Legislation requiring the state to regulate marijuana-infused food products (edibles) the same as other foods has been passed by Washington’s full legislature. House Bill 1462 has been sent to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration after passage in both the House of Representatives and Senate. The measure would require “the department of agriculture to regulate marijuana-infused …

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WA Bill to Legalize Marijuana Sharing and Allow Producers to Sell Plants to Patients Passes Legislature

An omnibus bill making several positive changes to Washington’s marijuana law has been passed by the state’s full legislature. Senate Bill 5131 was sent to Governor Jay Inslee on Sunday after being approved by both the House (48 to 0) and Senate (74 to 24). The proposal would make several alterations to the state’s marijuana …

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