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  1. Ron Strider

    New Jersey Mom Turns Marijuana Into Money

    "You've completely lost it now," was the reaction of Beth Stavola's husband when she decided to get into the medical marijuana business. But this dynamic businesswoman — a former executive with a Wall Street investment banking firm — illustrates the opportunities and challenges small-business...
  2. Ron Strider

    South Dakota: Argus Leader Reporter Subpoenaed In Tribal Marijuana Case

    Prosecutors plan to call a Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter as a witness in a trial related to a marijuana operation that the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe attempted to start, and the newspaper has objected. The attorney general's office has subpoenaed Dana Ferguson to testify in the upcoming...
  3. Ron Strider

    On Marijuana, Key NJ Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Make State More Like Colorado

    A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, following the lead of eight other states, was introduced in the state Senate Monday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari, who led a bipartisan group of lawmakers to Colorado in October to see how legalization...
  4. Ron Strider

    FL: Calls For Special Session Already Begin

    Almost from the moment the gavel fell on the regular legislative session Monday night, there were already calls for a special session. The regular session was grinding and filled with squabbling –- and ended three days late –- and some members wanted to do it all over again. Only not really...
  5. Ron Strider

    Florida Dispensary Says New Product Not Meant To Be Smoked

    A Florida medical marijuana dispensary says it is not violating state law by selling cannabis that could potentially be broken down and made into pot that can be smoked. Trulieve began selling its first whole-flower cannabis product earlier this week that is meant for vaping. The buds in the...
  6. Ron Strider

    Sessions' War On Drugs Has Medical Marijuana Advocates Worried

    A little-noticed document issued by President Donald Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in 29 states and the District that have broad public backing. In a "signing statement" that accompanied Trump's...
  7. Ron Strider

    UK: Carmichael - Regulating Cannabis Would Take It Out Of Criminals' Control

    Parliamentary candidate Alistair Carmichael has given his backing to the Lib Dems "pragmatic" plans to legalize cannabis if the party is elected. The policy was unveiled on Friday ahead of the publication of the party's full election manifesto. Mr Carmichael said it would take the cannabis...
  8. Ron Strider

    Alberta's Medical Cannabis Giant Will Be "Ready On Day One" Of recreational Market

    Alberta is poised to lead the way when it comes to establishing protocol for a recreational marijuana market, according to the medical marijuana giant Aurora Cannabis — which just happens to be based right here in Cremona. A recent study from Deloitte Private found in Canada, the potential...
  9. Ron Strider

    CO: Local Marijuana Businesses Still Planning For Growth, Despite Federal Concerns

    Colorado's marijuana industry, both recreational and medical, is growing, and has set new sales records in 10 consecutive months. But the end of the current boom may be dictated by the federal government. While more states are joining the trend toward legalizing marijuana for recreational...
  10. Ron Strider

    What Nova Scotia's Political Leaders Are Saying About Regulating Marijuana

    With a little more than a year to go before the federal deadline to legalize marijuana, the incoming provincial government will have to work quickly to implement new provincial pot laws. None of the three party leaders has a definite plan on how they want to regulate the drug, but say they...
  11. Ron Strider

    MI: Galien Township Board Votes 3-2 In Favor Of Local Marijuana Facilities

    The lack of a school, a bank or a grocery store in Galien doesn't mean that a lot of residents are ready to embrace new development in the form of medical marijuana facilities. Over 30 people attended the April 19 Galien Township Board meeting and several expressed opposition to embracing such...
  12. Ron Strider

    Iowa: Branstad Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Into Law

    Medical cannabis can be grown and sold in Iowa and can be used to treat more ailments under a program expansion signed into law Friday by Gov. Terry Branstad. The new law overhauls Iowa's three-year-old medical cannabis program, which critics contended was too restrictive because it provided...
  13. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Make Cannabis Legal For Terminally Ill: MP

    Medicinal cannabis would be legalized for Kiwis with a terminal illness or other debilitating condition under legislation being proposed by Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter. She's hoping for cross-party support for her member's bill which would require registered medical practitioners oversee...
  14. Ron Strider

    California Police Work To Detect Drugged Drivers

    Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users – a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana in the state. When legalization takes full effect next year...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: Investors Gather In Huntington Beach To Talk Taxes, Stocks And Marijuana

    Want proof that marijuana is going mainstream? Look no further than a wealth management conference that kicked off Thursday, May 11, at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach. Between discussions on tax strategies and building a real estate portfolio, experts offered tips on investing in cannabis real...
  16. Ron Strider

    Canada: Provinces See Efforts, Costs Of Ending Prohibition Through Different Lenses

    Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize recreational cannabis across Canada by next year. So far, however, the small province of New Brunswick has been taking the high road. Unlike...
  17. Ron Strider

    Utah: With Nevada's Move To Legalize, Recreational Marijuana Closer Than Ever

    Unwinding in Nevada may become a lot more interesting for some Utahns. Recreational marijuana dispensaries are popping up in the Silver State after voters there in 2016 approved the personal use of one ounce or less of marijuana by adults 21 and older. But Utahns who plan law-abiding cannabis...
  18. Ron Strider

    AZ: House Gives Preliminary Approval For Growing Hemp

    Arizona is on the verge of authorizing its farmers to start growing hemp. But how quickly fields of the relative of the better-known marijuana plant will start springing up around the state remains unclear. Without dissent the House gave preliminary approval Monday to SB 1337 which directs...
  19. Ron Strider

    TX: DPS Draws Fire On Medical Marijuana Licensing

    Shortly after the Texas Legislature authorized limited use of medical marijuana in 2015 to treat people with intractable epilepsy, the Department of Public Safety's chief financial officer projected the agency would need to license 12 dispensaries to meet the needs of some 150,000 people across...
  20. Ron Strider

    What Does Trump's Crackdown On Small-Time Illegal Drug Use Mean To NYC

    Under New York City law, possession or use of small amounts of marijuana results in a ticket from police. However, on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that enforcement of drug laws at the federal level will now be as harsh as possible. It's a reversal of Obama Administration...
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