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  1. Ron Strider

    SC: Sleepy Smoker Gets Surprise Wake-Up Call From Deputies

    A local man was cited for marijuana possession early Monday morning after deputies found him asleep behind the wheel of his parked and running car, according to a Sheriff's Office report released Tuesday. A pair of deputies was patrolling a parking lot in Okatie when they noticed a...
  2. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Finds a Surprising New Promised Land

    With medical marijuana now approved in more than half of the United States, the movement seems destined to keep picking up momentum. It's a dream for anyone – producer, distributor, investor – who stands to make a buck in the industry, thanks to the sheer size of the potential market, estimated...
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    AK: Marijuana Tax Revenue Grows Again

    Tax collections top $3.7 million since sales began Alaska is continuing to make more money from marijuana, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue. The state collected $723,757 in taxes from marijuana farms in September, according to excise tax director Kelly...
  4. Ron Strider

    Baton Rouge Officer Arrested After Submitting False Report In Marijuana Investigation

    A Baton Rouge police officer was arrested Thursday after submitting a false police report to her supervisor, BRPD spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said. An internal investigation found that Michelle Patterson, 28, responded to a call last month about a woman with marijuana in her possession...
  5. Ron Strider

    Could Africa Be On The Verge Of A Marijuana Race

    Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a U.N. survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal...
  6. Ron Strider

    The Enlightened State Of Colorado

    By the time the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, ensuring women the right to vote, Colorado women had already been voting for over 25 years. Colorado voters were the first to grant women suffrage (Wyoming was the first territory, but by a legislative act). Colorado...
  7. Ron Strider

    McDonald's Favorite Fast Food Joint Among Marijuana Users In Legal States

    A Big Mac appears to be the munchie of choice for those who bought marijuana legally, according to a new marketing study. Some 43 percent who bought legal marijuana chose McDonald's as their go-to joint, according to the New-York-based Green Market Report and the Houston-based Consumer...
  8. Ron Strider

    Teen Marijuana Use Falls To 20-Year Low, Defying Legalization Opponents' Predictions

    In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in 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...
  9. Ron Strider

    OH: Man Charged 143 Lbs Of Marijuana, 300 Grams Of Hashish Found During Traffic Stop

    A 52-year-old California man is facing charges after State Highway Patrol troopers recovered 143 pounds of marijuana and 300 grams of hashish, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol. Leo Charkins is charged in the incident that happened during a traffic stop Wednesday on the Ohio...
  10. Ron Strider

    CO: Louisville's Balfour Senior Living To Hold Cannabis Talks Amid Growing Interest

    For many baby boomers – a generation exposed to the transitory zap of an annealing, collective spirit steeped in '60s psychedelia – a reintroduction of wide-scale marijuana use in the modern age has struck a relatively familiar chord. So says Charlotte Peyton, vice president of business...
  11. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Use In Medicine Legalized In Poland

    Polish President Andrzej Duda signed the law previously approved by the Sejm on Friday, according to which medication containing marijuana can be purchased at pharmacies on prescription, reports RMF24. "According to the new rules, patients should have simplified access to marijuana to treat...
  12. Ron Strider

    PA: 'Largest Ever' Marijuana Grow Operation In A State Forest Uncovered

    About 1,000 marijuana plants were found growing in the Tuscarora State Forest in Mifflin County last month, according to a report from the Public Opinion in Chambersburg. "Bureau of Forestry officials believe the pot growing operation is the largest ever uncovered in a Pennsylvania state...
  13. Ron Strider

    Recreational Use Is Now Law In Nevada As Weed Makes For Strange Bedfellows

    The movement to legalize marijuana notched a new victory with Nevada becoming the latest state to make recreational weed legal as of Saturday. At least half of U.S. states have legalized pot for either recreational or medical purposes. With polls showing record high support for legal...
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    Hemp Is Set To Overtake The Production Of Tobacco In Kentucky

    The production of hemp is continually increasing within the southeastern state of Kentucky, where production originated. Following decades of prohibition, hemp is now becoming a common agricultural commodity throughout America. Hemp is not a recreational drug but in fact a variety of Cannabis...
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    FL: St. Augustine Beach To Tackle Marijuana Regulations

    As Amendment 2 goes into effect, St. Augustine Beach officials plan to consider crafting their own regulations on medical marijuana. Beach commissioners are expected to discuss tonight, at a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, whether the city should regulate where medical marijuana...
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    CA: Veterans Want The Option To Use Medical Marijuana For Mental Illnesses

    Veterans dealing with trauma and stress have a variety of treatment options available to them, but despite its legality in some states–and some say, its superior effectiveness–marijuana is not one of those options. Fred* deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division in 2008...
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    The Trend Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but I have not made a public statement about it until right this very second," Pelosi, who represents the district that serves San Francisco...
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    Inside Big Pharma's Fight To Block Recreational Marijuana

    Marijuana legalization will unleash misery on Arizona, according to a wave of television ads that started rolling out across the state last month. Replete with ominous music, the advertisements feature lawmakers and teachers who paint a bleak future for Arizona's children if voters approve...
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    Millennials, Democrats Favor Legalizing Marijuana, According To Research

    Boston - More than half of American adults favor legalizing marijuana, according to data published earlier this month by Pew Research. Half of the states in the nation already have some kind of legalized pot and residents of nine states will be voting on measures to establish or expand legalized...
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    7 Talking Points For Supporters Of Cannabis Decriminalization In Norfolk And Virginia

    This week Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick broke open the conversation about marijuana decriminalization in Virginia. The City of Norfolk will study the issue, possibly leading to adding marijuana decriminalization to the legislative package it sends to the General Assembly this year...