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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is guaranteeing that the 2018 Farm Bill will include his industrial hemp legalization provision after the Senate and House reach a compromise—ideally by the end of the year. “If there’s a Farm Bill, it’ll be in there, I guarantee that,” he told reporters on Friday. McConnell said he’s visited […]

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Missouri voters approved medical marijuana by passing Amendment 2 in Tuesday’s election, so smoke ’em if you got ’em, right? Wrong. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will spend months developing rules before the first medical marijuana card is even applied for, much less granted. It will take even longer before anyone can […]

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CLOSE Gov.-elect Whitmer talks possible clemency for marijuana convictions Detroit Free Press An attendant weighs marijuana at the Far West Holistic Center dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Michigan voters have made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters passed a ballot measure Tuesday that will allow people 21 […]

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Two companies received the first Massachusetts retail licenses: New England Treatment Access has a retail license in Northampton, in the same building as its medical marijuana dispensary at 118 Conz Street. NETA have products that include flowers, edibles, creams and suppositories, according to the Associated Press. “The medical-use operation is located on the left side […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio officials say it could be a leafy green Christmas for some medical marijuana patients as small amounts of cannabis become available for sale before the end of the year. The Columbus Dispatch reports a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Commerce says the state’s first harvested marijuana plants should be processed, […]

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Utah voters reportedly cast their ballots in favor legalizing medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Utah voters reportedly cast their ballots in favor legalizing medical marijuana. As of a vote count on Friday, the proposal to allow for legalized pot for medical-related purposes maintained a lead, bringing Utah in alignment with more than 30 other […]

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When the curtain closes on 2018, chances are that one of the biggest news events of the year will be Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis. Following nine decades of prohibition, years of promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and many months of debate in Canada’s Senate, the Cannabis Act, which went into effect on Oct. […]

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