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  1. Ron Strider

    Eastern Maine Town to Consider Marijuana Ban

    An eastern Maine town is proposing to prohibit marijuana retail stores and pot social clubs. The town of Surry is set to hold a public hearing Sept. 20 to discuss the ordinance. A special town meeting is scheduled for Oct. 2. Maine voters last year approved legalizing the possession, sale...
  2. Ron Strider

    NV: Will Las Vegas Be "Amsterdam On Steroids"? Door Opens For Pot Lounges

    What happens in Vegas will still stay in Vegas — but perhaps no longer behind closed doors, at least when it comes to pot. Earlier this week, Nevada's Legislative Counsel Bureau gave the green light for marijuana to be permitted in public places, as long as patrons are of legal age. Citing a...
  3. Ron Strider

    Gardeners Tackle First Recreational Marijuana Season

    As the first legal grow season for recreational marijuana in Massachusetts draws to a close, newly initiated home growers are coming away with a shared understanding. Cannabis is complicated. “I’m a little disappointed. I thought it was going to be a little easier,” Cambridge resident Mary...
  4. Ron Strider

    NV: Marijuana Lounges In Clark County A Complicated Matter

    Could the nation’s first legal and licensed marijuana lounge end up in Southern Nevada? The short answer? Yes, technically. The long answer? It’s complicated. “There’s no rush,” Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said Friday. The Nevada Legislature’s lawyers threw a curveball to...
  5. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Idaho: A Timeline

    1915: Utah makes marijuana illegal. It's the second state in the nation (California was first) and the first one bordering Idaho to do so. 1923: Nevada, Oregon and Washington pass laws making marijuana illegal. 1927: Idaho passes a law making marijuana illegal. Nebraska, Kansas and...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Stockton Approves First Medical Marijuana Cultivation Site

    The Stockton Planning Commission has voted to allow the city's first medical marijuana cultivation site. An 11,000 square-foot warehouse on Navy Drive was permitted for use as an indoor nursery capable of producing 1,700 pounds of cannabis annually. Doug Chloupek obtained the permit saying...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Medical Professionals Brace For Cannabis

    A group of about 30 law enforcement, medical, and treatment professionals met behind closed doors Wednesday at Cottage Hospital to brace for the full legalization of cannabis. Three months before recreational marijuana becomes widely available, Santa Barbara medical professionals are...
  8. Ron Strider

    VA: Congressman Goodlatte Visits Valley Hemp Field, Pushes For Legalization

    Members of the community came together Friday for a "Field Day" on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley to learn more about industrial hemp. The Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition and James Madison University co-sponsored the event, based at a hemp field at an undisclosed location in the Valley...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: Alberta NDP To Release Cannabis Plan Within Weeks

    Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says she's not expecting "complete consensus" as Alberta prepares to release its plan for legal cannabis in a matter of weeks. As the federal Liberal government prepares to legalize the recreational use of marijuana on July 1 of 2o18, it falls to the provinces...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: Fortuna To Hold Cannabis Ordinance Workshop

    Cannabis is of concern in Fortuna and council will soon hold a workshop considering changes to the city's current marijuana prohibition. On Monday the Friendly City invites the public to review a draft of city ordinance changes, along with of county marijuana ordinance amendments. Staff...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: Cape's Pro-Pot Advocates Keep Close Watch On Cannabis Commission

    Cape Cod's advocates for legalized marijuana are keeping a close watch on the state's new Cannabis Control Commission as it begins to hold public meetings. Richard Elrick, a former Barnstable town councilor and a leader of the local effort to pass Question 4 on last November's ballot, says it...
  12. Ron Strider

    Kidnapped Marijuana Store Employee Found Dead

    The body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith has been found, according to reports from KHQ. Smith and his car were taken from the parking lot of Lucid Marijuana on First Street in Cheney on Sunday. The suspects in the case have been identified as Donovan Culps and his niece...
  13. Ron Strider

    Great News For Marijuana Proponents: National Teen Use Rates Are At A 15-Year Low

    Few industries have been able to put up growth numbers like the legal marijuana industry over the past couple of years. Though estimates vary, most analysts estimate the legal weed industry can grow by 25% to 35% annually between 2016 and 2021. GreenWave Advisors is calling for perhaps the...
  14. Ron Strider

    New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect

    New Hampshire just became the 22nd state in the U.S. to eliminate the possibility of spending time behind bars for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Earlier this year, lawmakers passed, and Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed, a bill to decriminalize cannabis in the Granite State. The...
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