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  1. Ron Strider

    Examining Medical Marijuana In West Virginia

    Medical marijuana is on its way to West Virginia, although it will be more than two years before it arrives and doctors may start prescribing it for patients. A bill legalizing the use of medical cannibis has been signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice, but the drug won't be available to users...
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    High Hopes: Canada Moves Ahead With Cannabis Legalization

    On April 13, 2017, the Liberal Party of Canada fulfilled a 2015 campaign promise, tabling long-awaited legislation to end Canada's prohibition on cannabis. The proposed Cannabis Act would make Canada the first G7 country to legalize and regulate cannabis for recreational use, sale and...
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    Former Nova Scotia Premier To Advise And Inform Clients On Cannabis Legislation

    Calgary — Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter has a new portfolio: legal marijuana. Dexter, who is vice-chairman of Global Public Affairs, will lead the firm's new branch, called cannabisCONNECT. He said legalized marijuana in Canada is probably still a year or more away. "My bet...
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    AU: Lucy Haslam - Grass Grows Under Bill For Medical Marijuana

    On the first anniversary of Australian Medicinal Cannabis legislation that was supposed to be the "missing link" for patients, I want to say that that could not be further from the truth. In fact, though it pains me to say it, it is coming very close to being an outright lie. Off the back...
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    GA: Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Get Early OKs

    Two bills concerning medical marijuana, including one that expands eligibility to people with HIV, moved forward last week in the state House and Senate. Rep. Allen Peake (photo), a Macon Republican, has championed medical marijuana legislation for several years and pushed for Haleigh's Hope...
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    NM: Legislation Aimed At Creating Jobs Through Industrial Hemp Research Passes

    Santa Fe ― Jan. 30, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 6, the Industrial Hemp Research Act, sponsored by Sen. Cisco McSorley. The legislation lays the foundation for the production of industrial hemp which would stimulate both the agricultural and manufacturing industries...
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    Ed Perlmutter On Jeff Sessions, The DEA And Pushing Marijuana Bills In Congress

    The world hasn't come to an end. U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter was told it would when Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana use in November 2012 and he started introducing legislation in Congress that would aid the industry as businesses began to struggle with banking problems...
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    The 2017 Effort To Legalize Marijuana Is Launched In RI

    They are back. The team that has been working to legalize marijuana is back pushing for legalization in Rhode Island and empowered after Massachusetts' voters passed a legalization ballot question in the 2016 election. Right after the adoption of legalization in the Commonwealth, Governor...
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    Canada: Trudeau Says Marijuana Law Stands Until New Legislation Is In Place

    Montreal – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the current law governing marijuana stands until new legislation is ratified. Cannabis activists opened six shops in Montreal on Thursday in defiance of the current law and said they are considering opening another in Trudeau"s riding in the city...
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    Mexican Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

    Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana on Tuesday after a national debate on narcotics policy in a country mired in brutal drug violence. In a major policy shift, President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed legalizing medical marijuana in April after his...
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    NJ: Cannabis Legalised On School Grounds In Board of Education Ruling

    Students will legally be allowed to take cannabis in school after a town's landmark legislation change. Schools in Ridgefield Park, a district in New Jersey, USA, will permit parents and guardians to administer medical marijuana to pupils while on school grounds, on a school bus or at...
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    Ireland: Dáil Expected To Pass Bill Legalising Medicinal Cannabis

    Legislation allowing for the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is expected to pass through the Dáil. A Bill proposed by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has secured the support of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour, the Social Democrats, the Green Party and his colleagues in the...
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    TX: San Antonio Marijuana Advocates Hopeful Of New State Legislation

    San Antonio - San Antonio marijuana advocates hope state legislation introduced Monday will pass after four states, including California and Nevada, legalized marijuana for recreational use during the 2016 election. Five marijuana items are on the table for the 85th Session. State Senator...
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    FL: Holmes Beach Holds On Medical Marijuana Legislation

    Holmes Beach commissioners have determined that enacting rules for marijuana use and distribution is premature. A medical marijuana amendment, up for a statewide vote Nov. 8, could cause problems for the city, if passed. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer encouraged commissioners to...
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    FL: Holmes Beach Holds On Medical Marijuana Legislation

    Holmes Beach commissioners have determined that enacting rules for marijuana use and distribution is premature. A medical marijuana amendment, up for a statewide vote Nov. 8, could cause problems for the city, if passed. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer encouraged commissioners to...
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    OH: Findlay Council OKs Medical Marijuana Moratorium

    Findlay City Council made sure to give its two-year moratorium on medical marijuana a final vote Tuesday, but tabled legislation that would continue funding for the Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County through the city's hotel/motel bed tax. Council voted 9-1 to enact a ban on...
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    OH: North Canton Talks Moratorium On Medical Marijuana

    North Canton City Council could become the first city in Stark County to halt medical marijuana. Council will introduce legislation tonight that would impose a six-month moratorium on granting permits or certificates of occupancy for any structure used for the "cultivation, processing or...
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    OH: North Canton Talks Moratorium On Medical Marijuana

    North Canton City Council could become the first city in Stark County to halt medical marijuana. Council will introduce legislation tonight that would impose a six-month moratorium on granting permits or certificates of occupancy for any structure used for the "cultivation, processing or...
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    Up in Smoke: Group Ends Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Drive

    Cincinnati: A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced that organizers decided with "a heavy heart" to halt collection of signatures to get on the November ballot in the aftermath of passage...
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    Up in Smoke: Group Ends Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Drive

    Cincinnati: A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced that organizers decided with "a heavy heart" to halt collection of signatures to get on the November ballot in the aftermath of passage...
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