Colorado proposes to build affordable housing with legal marijuana tax revenues

By ANTONIO PACHECO Colorado’s Governor recently proposed transfering revenues raised from taxing legal marijuana sales toward funding affordable housing programs. (Courtesy Wikimedia Images / X-Weinzar)   A new initiative by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper seeks to divert $16.3 million in tax revenue generated from the state’s legal marijuana trade toward creating permanently affordable housing units […]

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Legalizing Marijuana Has Reduced Opioid Overdoses by 25%

Brittney McNamara Photo: James Wojcik For the first time ever, heroin is more likely to kill us than guns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin deaths surpassed gun deaths in 2015, a harsh reminder of the growing public health crisis that is opioid addiction. Opioid use grew quickly in the U.S. outpacing doctors’ […]

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Tomorrow: Up to 10 Ounces of Cannabis for Massachusetts Residents

By Associated Press PHOTO BY BRETT LEVIN   Key portions of Massachusetts’ voter-approved recreational marijuana law were cleared to go into effect after the Governor’s Council on Wednesday certified the results of the Nov. 8 ballot question — though not without some contentious moments. It will become legal on Thursday for adults 21 and over […]

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Mexico Senate Votes 98 to 7 to Legalize Medical Cannabis

By Agence French-Presse   Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana on Tuesday after a national debate on narcotics policy in a country mired in brutal drug violence. In a major policy shift, President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed legalizing medical marijuana in April after his government organized forums to discuss changes to […]

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Chinese Tourists, Businesspeople Load up on Pot During Trips to North Korea

Photo courtesy of Yonhap News Chinese who visit North Korea on sightseeing or business trips are purchasing marijuana in large quantities in the Rason Special Economic Zone and selling it for a tidy profit back home where it is illegal, sources inside North Korea said. Because marijuana cultivation is legal in North Korea, selling yeoksam, […]

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Participants sought for 2017 industrial hemp pilot program

Nick Nelson, Agweek   Participants are being sought for the second year of North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s industrial hemp pilot program. “Industrial hemp may only be grown in North Dakota through the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s pilot program or by institutions of higher education,” North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “We are […]

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Eddy Lepp Donation Campaign

  Here is the link to Eddy’s gofundme campaign:  https://www.gofundme.com/reveddylepp  

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Irish toddler back home after medical cannabis becomes legal

By Lynne Kelleher   Two-year-old Tristan Cahalane flew home at the weekend from a year of treatment for his severe epilepsy in the U.S. after making history by becoming the first person to be legally allowed medical cannabis in Ireland. The little Cork boy suffers from a rare, severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, […]

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Eddy Lepp free after long prison term

By LISA M. KRIEGER   Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts is coming home to California on Wednesday afternoon, released from a Colorado prison into a profoundly changed world. Charles “Eddy” Lepp, a frail but outspoken 64-year-old Vietnam vet and ordained “Rastafarian” minister, was convicted in 2007 […]

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Ottawa takes steps to deregulate hemp farming

by Robert Arnason Canadian hemp growers and hemp seed processors have asked the federal government for years to simplify and remove regulations for hemp production. | File photo   The federal government is easing regulations for testing and cultivation of industrial hemp. Health Canada, in a Notice to Industry document, said it was eliminating testing […]

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