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  1. Ron Strider

    A Snag For Legal Marijuana In New Jersey? New Assembly Speaker Won't Commit

    Minutes after being chosen Monday as the next speaker of the New Jersey Assembly, Craig Coughlin declined to commit to a key goal of Gov. elect and fellow Democrat Phil Murphy: legalizing marijuana. Coughlin, D-Middlesex, said during a news conference that he has "not indicated" whether or...
  2. Ron Strider

    Hemp Bill In General Assembly To Allow Legal Growth In Illinois

    A hemp bill is in the General Assembly. It would allow marijuana to grow legally in the state and could mark a major shift for growers if approved. Some say this addresses a lack of marijuana regulations. According to the Hemp Business Journal, hemp products have increased 30 percent to...
  3. Ron Strider

    PTSD Still Not Added To NY's Medical Marijuana Program

    The legislative session in Albany officially ended last week and medical marijuana advocacy groups are wondering where one of the laws that was passed stands. The bill would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions allowed to be treated with medical marijuana. That bill...
  4. Ron Strider

    Whoopi Goldberg Throws Support For Medical Marijuana For Menstrual Cramps In New York

    Whoopi Goldberg says New York should allow medical marijuana to be used to treat extreme menstrual cramps – period. The actress and co-host of "The View" issued a statement Tuesday urging legislators and Gov. Cuomo to get behind a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan)...
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    WI: Assembly Rejects Dem Amendment On Medical Marijuana

    The state Assembly shot down a Dem amendment to a CBD oil bill that would've set up a process for letting people obtain medical marijuana. The bill would shield from state prosecution those who possess the cannabidiol marijuana extract, which is used to treat seizures. Rep. Chris Taylor...
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    AK: Getting The Green Light - Mat-Su Pot Ready To Go

    Palmer – The Mat-Su Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance regulating local marijuana businesses with a conditional-use permit. The ordinance included two amendments that will immediately impact local marijuana businesses. The biggest immediate impacts, borough-wide, are...
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    AK: In Local Marijuana Regulations, Borough Looks To State

    The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is mulling over recommendations from the Borough Marijuana Task Force about what marijuana cultivation and business should look like on the island. At a special work session Thursday night, Borough Manager Michael Powers said staff was seeking guidance on...
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    AK: Marijuana Fees Could Fund Sitka Student Travel

    During their regular meeting Tuesday night, the Sitka Assembly approved — on first reading — a dedicated fund for student activity travel using marijuana fees. See ordinance here: Ord 2016-39 The ordinance, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Eisenbeisz and Deputy Mayor Matthew Hunter...
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    36 watt led grow light

    I bought a Roleadro 36w LED Grow Light Bulb on amazon. I would recommend this for people interested in grow lights but not quite ready to invest in a larger assembly, as well as anyone interested in a small grow light.Since it plugs directly into a standard socket, no extra assembly or setup is...
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    AK: Cannabis Cafes Permitted In Borough With No Extra Zoning Requirements

    Fairbanks - An attempt to put extra zoning requirements on cannabis cafes failed before the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly on Thursday. The proposal to require a public hearing for a marijuana store looking to offer on-site consumption was rejected in a 5-4 vote. "It's more...
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    AK: Petersburg Assembly Considers Revenue From Proposed Pot Tax

    A proposed tax on marijuana and marijuana products advanced in second reading Monday before the Petersburg borough assembly. However, the assembly voted to change the wording for future use of the proceeds of such a tax. f voters approve commercial marijuana sales in the borough in next...
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    AK: Compromise Reached Over Anchorage Assemblyman's Participation In Marijuana Votes

    The Anchorage Assembly voted Tuesday night that Assembly member Patrick Flynn can participate in most types of votes on licenses for pot businesses - but not commercial grow operations, since he himself is an investor in one. The Assembly narrowly ruled in July that Flynn should sit out all...
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    AK: Marijuana Entrepreneurs Ask Assembly To Put Off Vote On Marijuana Ban Petition

    Kenai Peninsula marijuana entrepreneurs want the chance to operate for a year before voters decide whether those outside the cities should be allowed to operate. A citizen initiative asking voters whether commercial marijuana businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities should...
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    AK: Kenai Marijuana Operations In Hands Of The Assembly

    A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned outside city limits in the Kenai Peninsula Borough is now in the hands of the Borough Assembly. The petition has received sufficient signatures to be certified. Now the Assembly has two options - they...
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    AK: Hold Put On Cannabis Cafes Outside Of City

    Fairbanks - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly put a three-month moratorium on cannabis cafes in the unincorporated borough Thursday. The move came as a new ordinance was introduced that laid out zoning rules for cannabis cafes boroughwide. Under the proposed new zoning rules...
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    AK: Marijuana Ban Petition Won't Be On October Ballot

    A citizen initiative seeking to ask voters whether commercial marijuana is legal in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities is a no-go. The borough clerk's office finished verifying the signatures Friday and found the petition came up short. The petitioners were 62 signatures shy of...
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    Ketchikan Assembly Postpones Vote On Retail Marijuana Tax, Sales Tax Cap Measures

    After lengthy discussion Monday, two tax items on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda each were postponed: an increase to the sales tax cap and a tax on retail marijuana. The retail pot tax discussion is an item that carried over from the second meeting in July. During that...
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    AK: Vote Delayed On Cannabis Cafe Ban

    Fairbanks - The assembly postponed its vote on a ban of marijuana consumption facilities after the regular meeting Thursday ran long - seven hours long. The measure will come up again at the Aug. 11 meeting under unfinished business, according to John Davies, presiding officer of the...
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    AK: Vote Delayed On Cannabis Cafe Ban

    Fairbanks - The assembly postponed its vote on a ban of marijuana consumption facilities after the regular meeting Thursday ran long - seven hours long. The measure will come up again at the Aug. 11 meeting under unfinished business, according to John Davies, presiding officer of the...
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    AK: Assembly Unanimous On October Marijuana Vote

    The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously passed three ordinances in their final reading dealing with marijuana at its meeting Monday. One prohibited the smoking of marijuana at a properly licensed marijuana retail establishment and one added fines for violating marijuana regulations. The...