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Indiana: Hemp Legalization Bill Approved 90 to 0 by House of Representatives

Legislation to legalize hemp cultivation in Indiana has been approved unanimously (90 to 0) by the state’s House of Representatives. House Bill 1137, filed by Representative Jim Lucas, “Authorizes the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to establish an agricultural pilot program to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products.” …

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San Francisco District Attorney to Expunge Over 3,000 Marijuana Charges

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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has announced that he will retroactively apply California’s new marijuana legalization law to past criminal charges. The move will lead to the expungement (removal from criminal records) of more than 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions dating back to 1975. This will be one of the largest batch of expungements in …

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Report: Marijuana Industry Job Postings Increased by 445% in 2017

According to data compiled by ZipRecruiter, the total number of marijuana industry job posts increased by 445% in 2017, compared to an increase of just 18% one year prior. “In 2016 alone, nine states made marijuana (either medical or recreational) legal”, states a ZipRecruiter report. “Shortly after, the number of cannabis industry job posts rose dramatically.” According …

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Marijauna Decrim Bill Filed in Alabama Senate

Legislation that would significantly alter Alabama’s marijuana laws has been filed in the state’s Senate. Senate Bill 251 was filed this week by Senator Dick Brewbaker. Under current law, the possession of any amount of marijuana for personal use is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. This bill “would also create the crime of possession …

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Indiana House Votes Unanimously (93 to 0) to Legalize CBD Oil

Indiana’s House of Representatives has voted unanimously to approve legislation that would legalize cannabidiol (CBD) oil. cbd2Indiana’s House approved House Bill 1214 with a unanimous 93 to 0 vote. The measure now moves to the state’s Senate, where a similar measure was recently passed by its initial committee. If passed by the Senate, the proposal would be sent …

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Marijuana Company Donates One Million Meals To Californians In Need

Bloom Farms, one of California’s leading marijuana manufacturers and distributors, donated its one millionth meal to the state’s nonprofit food banks in January, 2018, CEO Michael Ray announced this week. “From the start, we wanted to build a business that contributed to the communities we live and work in on many levels,” Ray said.  “Donating …

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Study: Long-Term Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk for Adverse Lung Function, May Reduce Emphysema Risk

The long-term use of marijuana isn’t associated with a decrease in lung function, and may reduce the risk of emphysema, according to a new study published by the journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. For the study, researchers examined the relationship between the long-term use of marijuana and lung health in 2,300 patients ages 40 to 80. “This …

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Pennsylvania Senate Committee Votes Unanimously on Resolution Urging Feds to Remove Marijuana from Schedule 1

A Senate committee in Pennsylvania has approved a resolution calling for a change in federal marijuana laws. Pennsylvania’s Senate State Government Committee has voted unanimously (9 to 0, with one absence) to approve Senate Resolution 258, which is “A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana as …

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Study: Tokyo Has Most Expensive Marijuana in the World, Quito (Ecuador) Has Cheapest

A new study – the 2018 Cannabis Price Index – has revealed the cost of marijuana in 120 cities around the world, and calculates how much tax revenue a city could gain from legalization. For the study, Seedo (an automatic cultivator device) began first by selecting 120 cities across the world, including locations where cannabis is …

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Maryland Bill Would Extend Marijuana Decriminalization from 10 Grams to One Ounce

A legislative proposal filed in Maryland’s Senate would nearly triple the amount of marijuana allowed under a decriminalization law passed in 2014. According to the fiscal note for Senate Bill 127; “This bill increases the amount of marijuana below which possession is a civil offense from 10 grams to one ounce and makes conforming changes.” …

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