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  1. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Law May Be Drifting Into Monetary Haze

    Prior to passage of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, politicians and advocates spoke with compassion about how it would provide alternative care to the sick and infirm. Now altruism could be taking a backseat to capitalism. As the Heath Department tries to get the industry started...
  2. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania Senator's Medical Marijuana Moonlighting Role

    Pennsylvania's 17-month-old Medical Marijuana Act prohibits elected and appointed public officials from having a financial stake in the burgeoning industry or working directly or indirectly for a cannabis company while serving in state government. Yet that did not prevent state Sen. Daylin...
  3. Ron Strider

    SC: Officials Finalizing Application Process For Farmers To Grow Industrial Hemp

    Though South Carolina has cleared the way, when farmers can begin growing industrial hemp is still being worked out. State officials soon hope to enable farmers to apply to be part of a pilot program, in line with a 2014 federal farm bill, that allows them to grow, process and sell hemp...
  4. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania Sen. Daylin Leach Talks Marijuana Legalization: Prohibition Is Cruel

    Sen. Daylin Leach (D—Montgomery, Penn.) recently acquired notoriety after engaging in a social media standoff with President Donald Trump. But, this active lawmaker can't be reduced to a simple beef with the president; Leach is an activist, a defender of the cannabis legalization cause...
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    WV: Industrial Hemp Group Starts Go Fund Me Campaign

    West Virginia is looking for its next niche crop. The West Virginia Hemp Industries Association (WVHIA) believes this niche crop is industrial hemp. The WVHIA has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to support industrial hemp as the state’s new niche crop, said J. Morgan Leach, of...
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    Arizona House Panel OKs Keeping Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Rural Areas

    Phoenix – State lawmakers are moving to keep medical marijuana dispensaries in the rural areas of the state. On a 5-4 vote Monday, the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs approved legislation which says that those who were the first to open marijuana stores following...
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    West Virginia Farmers Work Toward Hemp Revival

    Parkersburg - The half-acre plot of fledgling plants along a hillside at Cedar Lane Farm puts into perspective the return of hemp to West Virginia soil - a resistance-riddled movement struggling to rise out of infancy. Owner Dave Hawkins arrives with a few signs to post around the plot...
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    Hemp Seeds Being Distributed To West Virginia Growers

    Vienna, W.Va. AP - Hemp seeds are being distributed to approved growers in West Virginia for a research project on the crop. State officials say it took two years to create rules governing the project. Applicants must pass background checks before being licensed to participate. The planting of...
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    Wolf And Officials Tout Benefits Of New Medical Marijuana Law

    Gov. Tom Wolf, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17th Dist., and state Rep. Tim Briggs, D-149th Dist., joined about a dozen advocates of the medical marijuana bill Wolf recently signed into law in King of Prussia Tuesday to tout the new legislation and promise its swift implementation. The law...
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    PA: The Lawmakers Who Wouldn't Give Up On Medical Marijuana

    Few victories are sweeter than those that have been a long time coming. Three area lawmakers can attest to that fact. State Sens. Mike Folmer and Daylin Leach and state Rep. Jim Cox played critical roles in the passage of the new medical marijuana law. After years of debate spanning two...