January 2016

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Yarygin A bill that would legalize marijuana and allow for regulated marijuana commerce is advancing.  Senate Bill 137 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 4-1 vote. The bill allows for marijuana to be sold in stores, but bans home cultivation. Only licensed commercial grows in safe, secure locations will be allowed. [image:1 […]

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University of Hawaii hemp research station in Waimanalo Related Coverage Lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday to expand industrial hemp operations in Hawaii. The measure, HB2555, supports a public-private partnership to consider the benefits of industrial hemp to our state’s economy. The measure has been cosigned by over 30 members in the House of Representatives. A […]

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IMAGE: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is the only peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoids system. Led by Editor-in-Chief…view more Credit: ©Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, January 21, 2016–Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research the new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann […]

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Photo via Sisters of the Valley on Instagram Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act into law, requiring local jurisdictions to develop their own marijuana regulations by March 1, 2016, or relinquish authority to the state government. As a result, as many as 19 cities around the state […]

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By John Hanna, The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas Senate committee wasn’t ready Tuesday to endorse a narrow medical marijuana proposal, even though its members approved a measure for reducing criminal penalties for first- and second-time pot possession. The Republican-dominated Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee showed its uneasiness by splitting apart the contents […]

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Illegal in the United States for nearly 80 years, marijuana accounted for 8.2 million arrests nationwide between 2001 and 2010. Despite the decades old federal ban, the country’s attitude toward marijuana has been changing. While only 12% of Americans supported legalizing pot in 1969, 58% of Americans supported an end to marijuana prohibition in 2013. […]

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West Virginia HB2807 would legalize industrial hemp for commercial production and distribution in the state, nullifying in practice the federal prohibition on the same. The bill must pass in the House Agriculture Natural Resources Committee to receive a full House vote. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill. 1. Call the House […]

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IMAGE: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is the only peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoids system. Led by Editor-in-Chief…view more Credit: ©Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, January 21, 2016–Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research the new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann […]

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Photo via Sisters of the Valley on Instagram Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act into law, requiring local jurisdictions to develop their own marijuana regulations by March 1, 2016, or relinquish authority to the state government. As a result, as many as 19 cities around the state […]

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By Brendan Farrington, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical use of marijuana will be back on the ballot in November and organizers said Wednesday that growing public support and a larger voter turnout in a presidential election year should help pass the measure that narrowly failed in 2014. The […]

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By Associated Press and Cannabist Staff Reports MONTPELIER, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee have announced legislation “to cautiously and deliberately” legalize recreational marijuana in Vermont. Sen. Richard Sears, a Democrat, said Tuesday that the bill would remove the civil penalties for possession of an ounce or less […]

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West Virginia HB2807 would legalize industrial hemp for commercial production and distribution in the state, nullifying in practice the federal prohibition on the same. The bill must pass in the House Agriculture Natural Resources Committee to receive a full House vote. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill. 1. Call the House […]

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IMAGE: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is the only peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoids system. Led by Editor-in-Chief…view more Credit: ©Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, January 21, 2016–Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research the new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann […]

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Photo via Sisters of the Valley on Instagram Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act into law, requiring local jurisdictions to develop their own marijuana regulations by March 1, 2016, or relinquish authority to the state government. As a result, as many as 19 cities around the state […]

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