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The Washington Post | November 28
 Marylanders are days away from being able to legally buy medical marijuana


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Rachel Siegel and Fenit Nirappil
As they filed through the sleek waiting room of Rise Silver Spring, prospective patients the old, the young, the sick and the curious came upon deep glass cases that looked like theyd been designed for a high-end jewelry store. Soon those cases will be stocked with medicinal pot grown and processed in Maryland. The light-filled storefront on Fenton Street is among the first cannabis dispensaries set to open in Maryland, nearly five years after state lawmakers legalized marijuana for medical use. Within the next week, Rise is scheduled to begin selling a variety of cann....
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The Cannabist | NOV 27, 2017 | NILES, Mich.
 Michigan police face questions about using experimental saliva drug test at DUI stops
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Marijuana Policy Project | November 27th, 2017
 New York Poll Shows 62 Support for Legalization


A new poll shows that 62 percent of New York voters support making marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. Only 28 percent are opposed. The poll, conducted by Emerson College and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation and the Drug Policy Alliance, is available here. The poll also found that voters were far more supportive of legalizing and taxing marijuana than other options for addressing the states budget deficit. Sixty percent of respondents supported legalizing and taxing marijuana to help address New Yorks budget deficit, with 28 percent opposed. Bet....
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The New York Times | NOV. 19, 2017 | BOSTON
 Some Massachusetts Towns Going to Pot, After All
NORML | November 8, 2017 | Athens, Ohio
 Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana


The Athens Cannabis Ordinance better known as TACO to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent. In November 2016, four Ohio municipalities Newark, Logan, Roseville, and Bellaire passed similar depenalization ballot measures. Under Ohio state law, minor marijuana possession offenses are classified as a minor misdemeanor, punishable by a fine, but no jail time or criminal record. Voters overwhelmingly approved of TACO because the c....
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Marijuana Business Daily | November 1, 2017
 Focus on marijuanas future, not the future of your MJ company: Q&A with marketing guru George Blankenship


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The Weed Blog | 10/27/2017 | SALT LAKE CITY
Members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints support legalizing medical marijuana.The high percentage of Mormons that support medical marijuana came as a surprise.
 Utah Voters Support Legalization


The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah conducted a poll and found that 75 percent of those surveyed are supporters of some type of pot legalization. The poll also showed that 93 percent of Democrats are in favor of legalization with a surprising 65 percent of Republicans also for legalization. Advocates from the Utah Patients Coalition have introduced a ballot initiative for 2018 that would permit medical marijuana for patients suffering from illnesses including autism, Alzheimers, PTSD, multiple sclerosis and cancer. At least 10 hearings for the publ....
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Salt Lake Tribune | 10/24/2017
 Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana
David Cromar, center, holds his son Holden, 10, who suffers from epilepsy, while standing with other patients, caregivers and supporters during the Utah Patients Coalition news conference Monday, June 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City. A group of activists and Utah residents with chronic conditions launched a ballot initiative to ask voters next year to pass a broad medical marijuana law.
David Cromar, center, holds his son Holden, 10, who suffers from epilepsy, while standing with other patients, caregivers and supporters during the Utah Patients Coalition news conference Monday, June 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City. A group of activists and Utah residents with chronic conditions launched a ballot initiative to ask voters next year to pass a broad medical marijuana law.
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NORML | October 12, 2017
 Congressman Earl Blumenauer: Medical Cannabis Is Safer Than Opioids
Congressman Earl Blumenauer D-OR speaking at a NORML Conference
Congressman Earl Blumenauer D-OR speaking at a NORML Conference
Justin Strekal
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The Denver Post | 11/13/2014
 Colorado hands out $975,000 in pot funds to schools for health workers


Yesenia Robles
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The Denver Post | MAY 19, 2015
 Bernie Sanders: Will the senator legalize cannabis if elected president?


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The Weed Blog | February 10, 2015
 Missouri Governor To Review Mans Life Sentence For Marijuana


Johnny Green
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The Weed Blog | August 31, 2015
 Earl Blumenauer To Speak At The Women Grow Portland Chapter September Event


Johnny Green
Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited, states a WADA document titled Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, 2018 Prohibited List. WADA is however banning synthetic cannabinoids such as K2 and spice. Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted from cannabis plants may also contain varying concentrations of THC, which remains a prohibited substance, the document notes. Given that CBD is allowed but THC isnt, athletes hoping to use the substance without failing a drug test will need to make sure they use CBD derived from hemp, or ....
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NORML | February 3, 2015
 Study: History Of Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Cancer Risk - See more at: http://blog.norml.org/2015/02/03/study-history-of-cannabis-use-associated-with-reduced-cancer-risk/#sthash.l5f7MehB.dpuf


Paul Armentano
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The Weed Blog | June 11, 2015
 Action Alert: Help Protect Medical Marijuana


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