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  1. Ron Strider

    After Several Steps Forward In 2017, Here's What's Next For Texas Marijuana Policy

    One of the biggest positive steps for marijuana reform in Texas in 2017 happened here in Dallas. On Dec. 1, the city began issuing citations, rather than making arrests, for possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Those busted are still subject to the same penalties as they were before...
  2. Ron Strider

    More Than 20 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Maryland Approved, Drug Supply Low

    Medical marijuana regulators approved 12 new dispensaries to open in the state on Thursday, more than doubling the number of businesses allowed to sell the drug. But they cautioned the supply is still low, and it may be hard to buy marijuana until at least March. "Product is limited,"...
  3. Ron Strider

    Army Issuing More Waivers For Recruits Who Used Marijuana

    Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem. As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth – as long as they realize they can't do so again in the military. The number of waivers granted by...
  4. Ron Strider

    The Two Marijuana Stocks That Turned A Profit In Their Most Recent Quarter

    In case you haven't noticed, the marijuana industry has many investors seeing green. The average pot stock valued in excess of $200 million in market cap has seen its share price double or triple over the trailing year. What's behind this move? Look no further than the notable change in the...
  5. Ron Strider

    NV: Legalization A Boon To More Than Just Marijuana Markets

    Legalization of marijuana in eight states -– including Nevada – in last year's election has opened the floodgates for pot businesses to make money. That's according to more than a dozen business owners whose products are both directly marketed at buyers in the pot sector, and in similar...
  6. Ron Strider

    UK: Seven Bin Bags Stuffed Full Of Cannabis Found At Side Of Road In North Yorkshire

    Seven bin bags packed full of cannabis were discovered lying at the side of the road by council workers. The surprising haul was found in North Yorkshire early on Sunday morning, the BBC reported. Local Harrogate police officer, PC Amanda Hanusch-Moore, tweeted a picture of the drug stash...
  7. Ron Strider

    CO: Investigators Find Nearly 200 Pounds Of Marijuana At Illegal Pot Grow

    Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested five men over the past year in connection with a drug investigation that began with social media posts about illegal activity. The latest development in the case came Sunday, when Domingo Gonzalez, 54, of Berthoud was arrested after a...
  8. Ron Strider

    Decriminalize Marijuana In Virginia; Legalization Inevitable

    Did you know that Virginia had the nation's first marijuana law? That's right, back in 1623, planters were required to grow it because it was needed for ropes and sails. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were among those growing the non-psychoactive strain of hemp (Reportedly, they may...
  9. Ron Strider

    Dallas' Cite-And-Release Marijuana Program Doesn't Go Far Enough

    Last month, the Dallas County district attorney charged more than 400 individuals with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana each. That means well over 400 people could have remained in the community but were instead arrested and put into jail. Some surely lost jobs, others surely had...
  10. Ron Strider

    CO: Cannabis Potency Numbers Can Be Misleading

    Your parents are right: Weed is stronger than it used to be. A 2015 report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) titled "Marijuana Equivalency in Portion and Dosage" lists the average potency of flower in Colorado at 17.1 percent and concentrates at 62.1...
  11. Ron Strider

    Study: Marijuana Consumers Spend More Than $100 Per Month On Legal Pot

    Officials who say recreational marijuana can help close budget holes may be on to something. The average consumer of legal recreational marijuana spends $111.05 per month on marijuana products, according to a new LendEDU poll of 1,000 consumers. Of them, 27.6 percent of respondents said they...
  12. Ron Strider

    GA: Ordinance To Lessen Penalties For Marijuana Passes Unanimously

    Atlanta City Council unanimously passed legislation that would reduce the penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana on Monday afternoon. Councilman Kwanza Hall introduced the legislation last month. The current law allows for a penalty of up to $1,000 and up to six...
  13. Ron Strider

    AZ: American Accused Of Smuggling Marijuana Into The U.S.

    An American citizen from Arizona is accused of trying to smuggle more than one hundred pounds of marijuana into the United States. Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped the 43-year-old man from Tucson at an immigration checkpoint near Whetstone, Arizona. Authorities found...
  14. Ron Strider

    AZ: Heber Man Busted With 30 Mason Jars Of Marijuana

    A 60-year-old county man with a medical marijuana card is facing charges of illegal marijuana sales, illegal production of marijuana, and operating a butane hash oil lab without a license. Thomas Schuster was hit with those charges Sept. 6 when Navajo County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes...
  15. Ron Strider

    CO: Looking At Cannabis As Art

    Got pot? Colorado does: The state was one of the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But the botanical genus Cannabis is more than bongs and brownies. Viewed as a plant, not a drug, it intrigues the artistic eye with its fronds, veins and flowers. That's the premise of "Cannabis: A...
  16. Ron Strider

    CA: Insanely High Percentage of Medical Marijuana Tested Positive for Mold Recently

    The marijuana industry in the United States is still in its infancy, and companies are learning how to ensure the industry is both profitable and safe. In California, for instance, there's a lack of regulation and testing of marijuana products grown in the state, and that can result in consumers...
  17. Ron Strider

    Pennsylvania's Once Vast Hemp Harvest Reemerges From The Weeds

    On 14 plots scattered across Pennsylvania this year, farmers reintroduced what was once a dominant cash crop to the state: industrial hemp, the straight-laced, non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana. Not one of the growers had any prior experience cultivating the plant, which grows...
  18. Ron Strider

    PA: Hemp A Crowd Pleaser At Ag Progress Days

    Terry Skelton, a beef farmer in Erie County, was curious about adding hemp to his grazing rotation. "I would like to rotational graze the hemp, to see if that would be a way to put fat on my animals – a feasible way to build fat on my animals," he said. There is quite a bit farmers don't...
  19. Ron Strider

    4 Reasons Weed Is Medically Awesome For People Over 45

    You're never too old for weed – at least, that's according to a new study that shows seniors are the fastest growing marijuana consumers. Published by researchers from the New York University School of Medicine and Columbia University, the study looked at a 2016 survey on drug use, and found...
  20. Ron Strider

    AZ: Agents Seize More Than 1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana East Of Douglas

    Border Patrol agents seized more than $500,000 worth of marijuana after a vehicle pursuit east of Douglas on Sunday night, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Agents started to pursue the suspicious vehicle after it was spotted by another agent operating surveillance technology...
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