September 2016

EXPAND In May 2014, Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss placed a slightly controversial item on that month’s agenda. He wanted to investigate how the medical marijuana industry might affect agriculture in the county.  At the time, fellow Commissioner Javier Souto wasn’t thrilled.  “This is an item that’s causing a lot of arguments in our society. I think […]

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(Rachel Orr/Washington Post illustration; iStock) This is a pivotal year for American drug policy. More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize recreational use, while voters in four more will weigh in on whether to allow medical marijuana. The outcome of these initiatives could set […]

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John Swanson, Michael Whitney Two men have been indicted on 169 counts in an alleged synthetic cannabinoid enterprise that operated in the Denver area and across state lines and which authorities say included the manufacture, distribution and sale of laced herbal cigarettes. Michael Jamal Whitney, 35, and John Palmer Swanson, 33, are accused of a litany […]

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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE. Photo by Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty US News Mexican President Disputes Trump’s Wall ClaimsDonald Trump has repeatedly promised to build “a great wall” along the US-Mexico border and insisted Mexico will pay for it, “100 percent.” But on Wednesday, Trump said he […]

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A marijuana-infused lotion is expected to go on sale in New Jersey within about a week. It will be the first cannabis product beyond raw buds and flowers available to registered medical marijuana patients in the state. The development comes three years after medical marijuana dispensaries began seeking state approval to manufacture a variety of […]

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