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  1. Ron Strider

    MA: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Joint In Harvard Square

    The first medical marijuana dispensary ever to hit Harvard Square has officially opened its doors. Healthy Pharms Inc., a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary, opened for business within The Red House restaurant at 98 Winthrop St. Saturday. The shop will be open daily from noon to...
  2. Ron Strider

    NJ: How Will Legalizing Marijuana Impact Police Work

    New Jersey's law enforcement sector will face significant changes in 2018 if the governor-elect makes good on his campaign promise to legalize marijuana within his first 100 days in office. Proponents say legalizing marijuana will increase tax revenue and decrease crime. For local police...
  3. Ron Strider

    Vermont Lawmakers Expected To Resume Marijuana Debate

    Vermont lawmakers are expecting to resume the debate about whether the state should become the first in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana through an act of a legislative body in the opening days of the 2018 legislative session, which begins Wednesday. A revised...
  4. Ron Strider

    South Africa: Debate Rages After Cannabis Oil Bust

    A raging debate over the legalization of cannabis — particularly cannabis oil — came to the fore over the past two weeks since the arrest of a Port Elizabeth man who was allegedly producing the oil. Vocal social media users called for the unbanning of cannabis oil, with many saying police...
  5. Ron Strider

    UK: Cannabis Gran Sprinkles Drug On Cheese & Toast And Calls For It To Be Legalized

    A grandmother who sprinkles cannabis over her cheese on toast to help cope with excruciating symptoms has called for it to be legalized. Sue Cox has been battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS) since 2014 but says the only thing that has ever helped ease her discomfort is the illegal drug. The...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Regulating Cannabis? Just Think Of A Complicated Layer Cake

    If you listen to the federal government, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, illegal and on par with heroin, LSD, peyote and MDMA, better known as ecstasy. In California, however, voters legalized the weed in November 2016 with the passage of Proposition 64, setting up a collision of sorts...
  7. Ron Strider

    Australia: Queensland Entrepreneurs Sowing The Seeds For The Newest Superfood

    Despite hemp only recently being legalized for human consumption in Australia, it is already being promoted as the newest superfood to hit the local markets. Hemp — a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species — has been grown in Australia for two decades as an industrial product, but last...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Medical Marijuana Users Flock To Dispensaries Ahead Of New Pot Regulations

    The countdown to cannabis legalization is underway in California and Harborside in Oakland is seeing a rush of customers before new regulations go into effect. There was a line outside the dispensary on Friday afternoon. Andrew De Angelo, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer for Harborside...
  9. Ron Strider

    MI: Medical Marijuana On Benton Harbor Agenda Tuesday

    Benton Harbor city commissioners approved licenses for up to 25 medical marijuana facilities in the city last week, but it's still not a done deal, and at least two commissioners want to know why. "We should be collecting money right now from applicants," City Commissioner Juanita Henry said...
  10. Ron Strider

    Trying To Fly With Weed In California Probably Won't Get You Arrested

    Starting New Year's Day, the sale of marijuana for recreational use will be permitted in California, the country's most populous state. What does that mean for air travelers who try to bring small amounts of marijuana with them? That is a conundrum for the state's airports, which are...
  11. Ron Strider

    TN: Fundraising Campaign Underway For Medical Marijuana Film

    A Middle Tennessee local filmmaker launched a campaign in hopes of funding a documentary about a man who "reinvented" himself as a blueberry farmer after facing a felony conviction for growing cannabis and providing it to others for medicinal use. The "all or nothing" project, according to...
  12. Ron Strider

    CA: With Clock Ticking Down To Legalization, Marijuana Becomes A Suburban Affair

    All that's left of the onions at the Wheeler Farms shed here is the smell. The only crop around it is the field of discarded shopping bags flagged to the thorns of desert weeds. For cannabis power couple Lisa and Bob Selan, though, this drive-by plot of high desert in suburban Antelope Valley...
  13. Ron Strider

    PA: Patients Must Choose - Medical Marijuana Or Gun Ownership

    The town drunk can buy firearms. So can someone who has been involuntarily placed in a mental hospital for a short stay. But anyone who wants to treat their Crohn's disease with medical marijuana is forbidden from owning a gun. Pennsylvania is preparing to roll out a statewide program in...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Valley Cities Ready To Capitalize On Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

    Much of Coalinga's history is tied to the oil wells of Western Fresno County, but now the city's new cash cow could be cannabis. "Amazingly enough that you say that. We're still refining oil here in Coalinga right," said Coalinga Mayor Nathan Vosburg. He says two companies have already...
  15. Ron Strider

    California Law Enforcement Readies For New Marijuana Laws

    Licensed businesses around California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will be trying to make sure they adhere to a slew of new pot laws. Since no single agency has overarching responsibility, supporters and...
  16. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Launches In Maryland: What's It Mean For Ohio

    From the outside, the building is nondescript, your typical medical office nestled near an acupuncturist, a doctor's office and steps from a CVS pharmacy. From the inside, however, Bill Askinazi says he is watching medical miracles. An example: The 35-year-old man, toes on both feet...
  17. Ron Strider

    How Congress Unwittingly Turned The Nation's Capital Into The Wild West Of Marijuana

    It's not the promise of prompt delivery that has residents of Washington, D.C., spending fifty bucks for nondescript glass jars, nor is it the small jars themselves, which resemble something found on the bottom shelf of a Dollar Tree. It is the unmentioned "gift" which a local online upstart...
  18. Ron Strider

    MD: Montgomery County Leads State In Number Of Patients Who Can Buy Medical Cannabis

    After about one month of medical marijuana sales in Maryland, Montgomery County leads the state in the number of patients certified to buy the substance. A state database shows that as of Dec. 21, about 10,995 people in Maryland have gotten permission to shop at a medical cannabis dispensary...
  19. Ron Strider

    CA: Only One Business In Monterey County Ready For Recreational Cannabis In 2018

    You can buy recreational cannabis starting on Jan. 1, 2018, but finding a place to buy it will be difficult. As of Tuesday, the state of California had only issued 27 temporary licenses to dispensaries, and six of the licenses went to businesses on the Central Coast. Marijuana stores in...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: Meet A Company Profiting From Cannabis Without Touching A Plant

    There's more to the cannabis industry than just the plants themselves. It's a lesson made crystal clear by Kush Bottles Inc. (KSHB) , a small-cap, Santa Ana, California-based company carving out a name for itself in a market that's just getting started. The company was founded in 2010 to...
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