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    :thumb:hi and my name is bigred i thankful for the 420 magazine i live the mountain state of west virginia its not legal here yet i hope soon though i do smoke when i can find some but i try to grow when i can i am still learning the rope i enjoy rock music like football iam 6 ft tall and on a...
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    Reform Marijuana Laws In Virginia, For Our Veterans

    As a disabled veteran, my choice to utilize the medicine that works for me makes me a criminal in Virginia. My children, wife, and friends do not want that, nor do I. That is why I have been battling state and federal governments since 2013 on marijuana policy reform. As a sailor stationed...
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    Three Reasons For Ending Marijuana Prohibition In Hampton Roads

    Although the period in American History commonly known as prohibition lasted only 13 years, Marijuana has been criminally prohibited in the United States since passage of the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. 2017 will mark 80 years of marijuana's illegality. So much has changed since 1937, most...
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    Decriminalize Marijuana In Norfolk And Virginia

    On a recent September day, 86 people were being held at the Norfolk City Jail on marijuana charges, according to Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe. "The daily cost to house an inmate in NCJ is $59.69," he said. "(The) daily cost to house 86 inmates is $5,133, or $1,873,000 annually." Almost two...
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    Virginia Could Soon Have Medical Marijuana

    Medical marijuana could be coming to Virginia in 2017 if Gov.Terry McAuliffe has it his way. The governor shared his support for medical marijuana during an interview with WTOP radio Wednesday and said he'd like to legalize a statewide cannabis program for medical patients, but didn't think...
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    WV: Medical Marijuana A Weapon Against Debt, Opioid Abuse

    West Virginia is the opioid overdose capital of the country. Just last month, there were 26 overdoses in a single four-hour span in Huntington. While all 26 people survived, it seems more to the credit of health professionals and state legislators who in June made the lifesaving antidote...
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    WV: Medical Marijuana A Weapon Against Debt, Opioid Abuse

    West Virginia is the opioid overdose capital of the country. Just last month, there were 26 overdoses in a single four-hour span in Huntington. While all 26 people survived, it seems more to the credit of health professionals and state legislators who in June made the lifesaving antidote...
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    West Virginia's New Opportunity

    Right after the 4th of July, I spent a week in Denver where marijuana is legal. The case that brought me to Denver involved real estate in an old working class neighborhood that population pressure is causing to be "gentrified." What I found most compelling is that legalized pot is the reason...
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    Virginia Tech Participates In State-Wide Research Project On Cultivating Hemp

    Over a year after the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill allowing certain institutions to grow hemp, seeds finally went into the ground this summer at Virginia Tech. Virginia House Bill 699 authorized the creation of the Industrial Hemp Research Program and set criteria for growing hemp...
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    WV: Legalization Of Marijuana Seems To Have Plenty Of Positives

    This state possibly could reap nearly $200 million in new taxes - and save $17 million currently spent on police prosecutions - if marijuana were legalized, an in-depth study by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy concludes. Further, allowing safe pot could reduce the state's...
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    VA: The Buzz Over Hemp

    We're tromping across a farm in the Whitethorne section of Montgomery County. Out past the sheep pasture, past the grain bins, past the corn field ... whoa, wait, is that a field of marijuana? Are they really growing cannabis here, right out in the open? No. And yes. This is hemp. It sure...
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    7 Talking Points For Supporters Of Cannabis Decriminalization In Norfolk And Virginia

    This week Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick broke open the conversation about marijuana decriminalization in Virginia. The City of Norfolk will study the issue, possibly leading to adding marijuana decriminalization to the legislative package it sends to the General Assembly this year...
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    Legalizing Marijuana Could Earn West Virginia Millions

    Charlestown, WV - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy released a report Thursday that examined the amount of money and the benefits West Virginia could receive if the state legalized marijuana. According to the report, if marijuana is legalized and taxed at a rate of 25% of its...
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    Growing Industrial Hemp In Virginia - First Test Plots Planted

    The hemp plant is one of the oldest, cultivated crops on the planet, dating back at least 8 centuries. But it's illegal to grow hemp in the United States, where it is classified as a schedule one drug, because it's a relative of the marijuana plant. Now for the first time in more than a century...
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    VA: Analyst Briefs VDACS Board On Hemp

    A senior policy analyst briefed the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services last week about the progress of research on industrial hemp in Virginia. Erin Williams, senior policy analyst with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, recapped the first growing...
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    Could Hemp Grow Back To Aid Sustainability Efforts?

    As America continues to loosen its strict stance on marijuana laws, hemp is making a comeback. You've probably seen hemp products at any of the various hippie-friendly shops and bazaars. But the plant's usefulness extends beyond crafts, jewelry and stoner supplies. West Virginia is...
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    Hemp History Event Focuses On Plant's Potential

    Gordonsville - The Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition hosted its first Virginia Hemp History Day at the Vanguard Ranch on Sunday in hopes of educating the public on the often misunderstood plant and to push for more widespread use of hemp in products. The free event was open to the public and...
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    Local Delegates Sponsor Marijuana Bill

    Wheeling - Two Northern Panhandle delegates - one Democrat and one Republican - have joined in sponsoring a bill that would decriminalize certain marijuana use in West Virginia by people 21 and older and generate at least $40 million in annual tax revenue for the state. Democrat Shawn Fluharty...
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    Local Delegates Sponsor Marijuana Bill

    Wheeling - Two Northern Panhandle delegates - one Democrat and one Republican - have joined in sponsoring a bill that would decriminalize certain marijuana use in West Virginia by people 21 and older and generate at least $40 million in annual tax revenue for the state. Democrat Shawn Fluharty...
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    Cannabis Industry Could Move West Virginia Ahead Of The Country

    There is much to be said about the mountain state, though if we look for West Virginia in national headlines, more bad than good comes to light. Sure the state has its share of problems, but most of them can be fixed by introducing new industry in the region, offering more jobs. What better...
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