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  1. Ron Strider

    Michigan Starts Accepting Applications For Medical Marijuana Businesses

    The state on Friday started accepting applications for the state's new, regulated medical marijuana facilities. An estimate from the House Fiscal Agency pegs the industry as growing to more than $800 million. Signs directed people to the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation if they wanted...
  2. Ron Strider

    Bureau Of Cannabis Control To Hold Public Licensing Workshop In Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Sacramento on October 17. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The...
  3. Ron Strider

    Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshop in Los Angeles

    The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Los Angeles on October 12. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The Bureau will be...
  4. Ron Strider

    Feds Authorized Montana Woman's Hemp Farm, But Now They're Killing It

    Despite her hemp farm being legal in the state of Montana and licensed through the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the federal government is denying Kim Phillips access to water for her crops. Her plants are dying. Phillips' farm is authorized through a program included in the 2014 Farm Bill...
  5. Ron Strider

    WV: DHHR In Early Stages Of Medical Marijuana Planning

    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is "in the preliminary stage" of developing a plan for implementation of West Virginia's medical marijuana law, according to state officials, and has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information...
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    California Seeks Citizens For Marijuana Advisory Committee

    The state of California is looking for residents who want to help shape regulations and recommendations for medical and recreational marijuana use. The Cannabis Advisory Committee will report to the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. It will work on developing regulations that protect...
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    DE: Cannabis Bureau Lobbies For Legalization In Light Of State Budget Shortcomings

    The effort to legalize marijuana in the First State continued Thursday in Dover, with Cannabis Bureau of Delaware's citizen's lobby day. Members of the bureau, along with dozens of supportive citizens, flooded Legislative Hall the morning of January 19, 2017, with one goal in mind: acquire a...
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    The Man Behind The Marijuana Ban

    If you look for the roots of America's ban on cannabis, you'll find nearly all roads lead to a man named Harry Anslinger. He was the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which laid the ground work for the modern-day DEA, and the first architect of the war on drugs. Anslinger...
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    Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Applauds Enactment Of Industrial Hemp Bill

    Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is pleased that legislation allowing agriculture-related universities in Pennsylvania to grow and research products associated with industrial hemp under the supervision of the state Department of Agriculture has been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. The...
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    Facing State Rejection, Marijuana Petitioner Promises Lawsuit

    The state of Michigan has dealt a setback to a group trying to put recreational marijuana on the November ballot. The Bureau of Elections has ruled that some of the more than 354,000 signatures the group has collected don't count. Campaign organizers are considering a lawsuit against the state...
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    CA: Bureau Of Medical Marijuana Regulation Visits Arcata

    On Wednesday, Chief Lori Ajax of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation visited the 'D' Street Neighborhood center in Arcata. The bureau is on a listening tour as an effort to get feedback from local community members. The room was almost filled to capacity with people that wanted to...
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    Jerry Brown Selects California's First Medical Marijuana Chief

    California has found its czar for medical marijuana. On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Lori Ajax, currently the chief deputy director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, to the newly-created post overseeing the Bureau of Medical Marijuana...
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    Oregon: Pot Growers Can't Use Federal Water

    Another snag for industry, law prohibits use of water from reclamation projects for marijuana. It's no wonder that marijuana growers gravitate to the Tumalo Irrigation District and other small water districts in Central Oregon. Their water rights have only loose ties to the U.S. Bureau of...