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Georgia mother’s journey to the front lines of marijuana advocacy

By Adam Kincaid / For the AJC   Janea Cox, her husband Brian, their 7-year-old daughter Haleigh and their chocolate Lab Kala left their Forsyth home in December 2016 for their semi-annual trip to Colorado. They flew into Denver and made their way toward Colorado Springs in a rental car, squeezing the three of them, […]

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Cork Mum’s second epic walk to access cannabis for her sick child

BY ALISON BOUGH   Cork mum Vera Twomey has embarked on a second 155 mile walk from Cork to Dublin in a bid to get Health Minister Simon Harris to allow her daughter access medicinal cannabis. Vera’s seven-year-old daughter Ava Barry has a drug-resistant form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome which can cause her to have […]

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Senator Tick Segerblom Wants Cannabis Stores in Las Vegas by Summer

ED MURRIETA   Nevada voters passed adult-use legalization back in November. According to Question 2, the state’s retail market doesn’t have to open until 2018. But state Sen. Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas) wants to speed up the process. Earlier this week he introduced measures that would open up the state’s retail market by mid-2017, and […]

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Encourage Your Members of Congress to Join the Congressional Cannabis Caucus

By Johnny Green Will you support the first ever Congressional Cannabis Caucus?   Last year was the biggest year in the history of cannabis reform. The 2016 Election victories brought the total number of legal adult-use states to 8 (and Washington D.C.). The total number of states that have legalized cannabis for medical purposes is […]

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Gov. Kate Brown to Trump: Hands off Oregon legal pot biz

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press , KGW (Photo: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images)   Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says the federal government should leave the state’s legal marijuana industry alone. Brown says that if the Trump administration makes a move against legalized recreational marijuana, it would be going against its own goals such as […]

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Pacific Gas and Electric Says Cannabis Growers Are Now Eligible For Agricultural Rates

By EZRA DAVID ROMERO COURTESY OF BRETT LEBIN The start of the month marks the first time that cannabis growers in the state can receive agricultural energy rates from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Even though recreational marijuana can’t be sold in California until 2018 PG&E is now allowing current farmers growing cannabis for […]

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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman says she will defend the state’s Constitution and cannabis laws

By JESSE PAUL   Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman at the State Supreme Court Chambers at the Colorado State Judicial Building in Denver on Oct. 22, 2015. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said she has invited U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a  vocal marijuana opponent — and his staff to […]

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Washington – Olympia Senior Citizen Building First Hemp Insulated Tiny House

Pat Rasmussen, a senior citizen in Olympia, is building the first tiny house that uses hemp as insulation. Photo courtesy: Pat Rasmussen.   Senior citizen Pat Rasmussen is building the first industrial hemp insulated tiny house on a trailer in Washington State.  Right here in Olympia, Pat is showing other seniors how they can build their […]

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Congressman Tom Garrett seeks to legalize marijuana

  The congressman who represents most of Fauquier County on Monday introduced legislation that would decriminalize marijuana possession nationwide. “I have long believed justice that isn’t blind, isn’t justice,” freshman Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va./5th) said of his bill. “Statistics indicate that minor narcotics crimes disproportionately hurt areas of lower socio-economic status and what I find most troubling is […]

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Ag Commissioner Sees Opportunity in Hemp, Forestry

By ASHTON MARRA Commissioner Kent Leonhardt in 2016 speaking during a Senate floor session. CREDIT MARTIN VALENT / WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Each legislative session, the state’s Constitutional Officers, or the heads of government offices who are elected by the people, bring their priorities to lawmakers and ask for support for various legislative changes. This […]

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