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    IL: Rauner Gets New Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    House lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana across Illinois, meaning people caught with small amounts of marijuana would be fined instead of receiving jail time. The legislation incorporates changes the Republican governor suggested when he used...
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    3 States Plan To Adopt Or Expand Medical Marijuana Programs

    It was significant when the first Deep South state offered a prescription pot program, despite its very strict limits. But now Louisiana is considering expanding access, as is Pennsylvania, while Ohio takes its first step on legalizing medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is already legal in...
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    Florida Medical Marijuana Bill Awaits Scott's Signature

    One of the biggest laws to pass through the Florida legislature this year revolved around medical marijuana, and even though the bill passed with wide support from both chambers and is waiting to be signed off by Gov. Rick Scott, not everyone in the Sunshine State is happy with the state's newly...
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    Six Times Arizona Lawmakers Targeted Medical Marijuana

    Arizona voters approved the state's medical-marijuana program in 2010, and ever since lawmakers have sought to change it. From plans to legalize it for recreational use to banning it on university campuses, the Legislature has made debating medical-marijuana a nearly annual tradition. Here is a...
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    Pennsylvania Needs Industrial Hemp Legislation Now

    "The time to enact legislation that will allow our farmers to cultivate industrial hemp is right now." That was the last line in my op-ed for the former Sunday News (an LNP predecessor) way back in 2000; it was headlined "Putting the hemp back in Hempfield." One might ask, "Are we any closer...
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    CA: MATH To Hear Presentation On New State Medical Marijuana Legislation

    The Middletown Area Town Hall is set to get an update on new medical marijuana legislation and its potential impacts on the community. MATH will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Middletown Community Center, 21256 Washington St. Meetings are open to the community. At the January...
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    'This Is The Missing Piece': Australian MMJ Legislation To Be Tested In Parliament

    The Turnbull government will embark on the journey toward the 'missing piece' of medical marijuana legislation today by introducing a bill expected to pass 'easily'. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the landmark legislation that would allow for Australian doctors and patients to...
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    D.C. Council Committee Approves Language For Permanent Cannabis Club Ban

    At a D.C. Council session on Wednesday–one that many advocates didn't see coming until shortly before it occurred due to a lack of public notice–the Committee on the Judiciary approved draft language of a permanent ban on "cannabis clubs" that would bar people from consuming marijuana in private...
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    Florida: John Wood Files Legislation To Give More Patients Medical Marijuana Options

    More patients could be allowed to use medical marijuana under recently filed legislation in the Florida Legislature. On Thursday, Rep. John Wood, a Winter Haven Republican, filed legislation, HB 1183, that could expand medical marijuana options beyond a narrow category of patients, including...
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    Florida: John Wood Files Legislation To Give More Patients Medical Marijuana Options

    More patients could be allowed to use medical marijuana under recently filed legislation in the Florida Legislature. On Thursday, Rep. John Wood, a Winter Haven Republican, filed legislation, HB 1183, that could expand medical marijuana options beyond a narrow category of patients, including...
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    Michigan: Police Propose Changes To Medical Dispensary Bill, End Of Caregiver Model

    Michigan law enforcement officials are not fully backing plans to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system, but unlike last year, they aren't standing in the way of proposed legislation. "While law enforcement cannot support any legislation that by definition is illegal under federal law...
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    Michigan: Police Propose Changes To Medical Dispensary Bill, End Of Caregiver Model

    Michigan law enforcement officials are not fully backing plans to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system, but unlike last year, they aren't standing in the way of proposed legislation. "While law enforcement cannot support any legislation that by definition is illegal under federal law...
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    Stars, Stripes, And Hemp Fly Over The United States Capitol

    A plant the federal law says is a Schedule I controlled substance was used to make the U.S. flag that will fly over the Capitol on Veterans Day. Industrial hemp could be a boon for small farmers, say proponents, including the U.S. veteran who grew the hemp used to make the flag. An American...
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    Assembly Bills 34 and 266 California Marijuana Legislation

    A LETTER TO A LAWYER Dear Bruce, I understand the de facto stance of NORML regarding AB 34, but I am concerned that the legislative body is rushing to regulate as result of fear trickling down from the fed memo. These regulations are going to rape small business, even the seemingly...
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    Hemp for Victory

    Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by February 17, 2013, the White House will review it and respond...
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    Medical marijuana bill goes to the house for consideration

    Publish Date: March 7, 2012 Source: West Hawaii Today Author: John Burnett Link: Medical marijuana bill goes to the House for consideration | West Hawaii Today, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL GOES TO THE HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION By JOHN BURNETT Tribune-Herald staff writer...
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    Hawaii: Bill Takes Aim at Medical Pot

    Publish Date: February 12, 2012 Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald (Hilo, HI) Author: John Burnett Link: Bill takes aim at medical pot | Hawaii Tribune Herald US HI: BILL TAKES AIM AT MEDICAL POT By JOHN BURNETT Tribune-Herald staff writer A bill to tighten the state's medical...
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    HB26oo testimony needed by 2pm Monday February 13

    Aloha Big Island ASA members... HB 2600 has been scheduled for its next hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee. We will need testimony by Monday at 2:05pm (the hearing is Tuesday February 14th at 2:05pm). This is another attempt by law enforcement to shut down the medical...
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    Hemp food legislation in Australia

    Hemp seed is one of the richest natural sources of essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9). They also contain up to 35% protein. The protein from hemp seeds contain all of the 20 know amino acids. Hemp seeds come from industrial low THC hemp plants. They do not contain THC. Hemp food is a huge...
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