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National Veteran Groups Join Indiana MMJ Push | Ganjapreneur

National Veteran Groups Join Indiana MMJ Push | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Veteran groups have joined the efforts of Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis and the upswell of support could be enough to force a legislative vote.
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Jim McAlpine: Crushing the 'Lazy Stoner' Stereotype with Cannabis Athletics | Ganjapreneur

Jim McAlpine: Crushing the 'Lazy Stoner' Stereotype with Cannabis Athletics | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
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Calaveras County, CA Measure Could Let Residents Vote to Ban Commercial Cultivation | Ganjapreneur

Calaveras County, CA Measure Could Let Residents Vote to Ban Commercial Cultivation | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Voters could have the opportunity to decide on banning commercial cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County, CA after a petition to do so was approved.
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CannaRoyalty to Acquire Stake in Canadian Cannabis Testing Lab | Ganjapreneur

CannaRoyalty to Acquire Stake in Canadian Cannabis Testing Lab | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Canada's CannaRoyalty Corp. announced plans to acquire a equity interest in cannabis testing specialists Anandia Laboratories Inc. in a $4 million deal.
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Report: CA dispensaries illegally selling adult-use cannabis - Marijuana Business Daily

Report: CA dispensaries illegally selling adult-use cannabis - Marijuana Business Daily | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Some California dispensaries are skirting the law and selling recreational cannabis to non-medical customers, according to the Orange County Register. The newspaper reports that since voters legalized adult use last November, dozens of retail outlets throughout the state are allowing customers to purchase cannabis with little more than a driver’s license – versus a doctor’s recommendation, which California’s medical marijuana law has long required. The stores are deeming themselves “Proposition 64 friendly,” according to the Register. However, the regulations for California’s recreational cannabis market have not been issued and no retail marijuana store
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Outgoing VT Gov. Pardons Nearly 200 People Convicted of Cannabis Crimes | Ganjapreneur

Outgoing VT Gov. Pardons Nearly 200 People Convicted of Cannabis Crimes | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Outgoing Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin pardoned 192 people formerly convicted of nonviolent cannabis offenses on Tuesday, bringing his pardon total to 208.
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Things MMJ Activists Should Watch for in Florida | Ganjapreneur

Things MMJ Activists Should Watch for in Florida | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
After a long battle, Florida passed a real medical cannabis bill in November. As per the state's constitution, Amendment 2 took effect on January 3, 2017.
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Senators Urge FinCEN to Allow Bank Access to Legal Canna-businesses | Ganjapreneur

Senators Urge FinCEN to Allow Bank Access to Legal Canna-businesses | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators wrote the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network urging the agency to explicitly allow banks to serve cannabis companies.
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Former UFC Champion Frank Shamrock Launches Educational Cannabis Talk-Show | Ganjapreneur

Former UFC Champion Frank Shamrock Launches Educational Cannabis Talk-Show | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it

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Texas cop gives teen ultimatum: Do pushups or get cited for pot

A Texas cop gave a teen the option of being cited for pot possession or doing 200 pushups after the boy was caught smoking pot outside a movie theater.
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Veterans Affairs sends envelope that outs medical marijuana users

Veterans Affairs sends envelope that outs medical marijuana users | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
The letter signed by Veterans Affairs Canada arrived in a Medavie Blue Cross envelope that had "RE: Cannabis for Medical Purposes" visible in bold letters.
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Construction on Americann MMJ Facility in Mass. Set for March | Ganjapreneur

Construction on Americann MMJ Facility in Mass. Set for March | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Construction on a 1 million-square-foot canna-business park in Freetown, Massachusetts operated by Americann is slated to begin in March.
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Doctors testing cannabis-laced chewing gum to cure IBS

Doctors testing cannabis-laced chewing gum to cure IBS | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Doctors have struggled to find an effective treatment for the condition, which affects around 3.5 million Americans a year. But Dutch researchers believe a cannabis-laced gum made in the US will work.
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Jim McAlpine: Crushing the 'Lazy Stoner' Stereotype with Cannabis Athletics | Ganjapreneur

Jim McAlpine: Crushing the 'Lazy Stoner' Stereotype with Cannabis Athletics | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
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Vireo Health First NY Company Approved for MMJ Delivery | Ganjapreneur

Vireo Health First NY Company Approved for MMJ Delivery | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
New York’s Vireo Health has received approval from the state Department of Health to launch a medical cannabis home delivery program - first in the state.
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Sessions Vague on Cannabis Questions During First Day of Confirmation Hearings | Ganjapreneur

Sessions Vague on Cannabis Questions During First Day of Confirmation Hearings | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions was evasive when asked about how he would approach legalized cannabis during his confirmation hearing.
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Maryland medical marijuana businesses form trade group - Marijuana Business Daily

Maryland medical marijuana businesses form trade group - Marijuana Business Daily | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
In Maryland, 20 growing and processing license winners have formed a trade association tasked with improving patient access and slashing bureaucratic red tape. The Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association (MedCan) is made up 20 firms: Seven of them won both growing and processing licenses, seven won only processing licenses and six won only cultivation licenses, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The association is the latest entry in the growing field of trade groups in the cannabis industry. MedCan has hired lobbying firm Manis, Canning & Associates to work with state lawmakers and regulators o
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First Marijuana Bill Already Introduced In New Congress

First Marijuana Bill Already Introduced In New Congress | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
If the just-concluded 114th Congress is any indication, there are likely to be a huge number of bills introduced in the new 115th Congress aimed at reforming
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Alaska Collects First Cannabis Taxes | Ganjapreneur

Alaska Collects First Cannabis Taxes | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Alaska’s legal cannabis market earned $750,851.59 from Oct 29., the day the first store opened, to Dec. 9. Seven growers paid $81,100 in taxes to the state.
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Federal Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Use Remains Unchanged Following Legalization - MPP Blog

Federal Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Use Remains Unchanged Following Legalization - MPP Blog | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
The federal government quietly published new national survey data in December that shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado and Washington — the first two states to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use — decreased more than the national average in 2014-2015. Fewer teens in the two states are reportedly using marijuana than in 2012-2013, … Continue reading Federal Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Use Remains Unchanged Following Legalization
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Study: Cannabis dispensaries not properly training workers - Marijuana Business Daily

Study: Cannabis dispensaries not properly training workers - Marijuana Business Daily | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
A new study shows that cannabis dispensaries are not properly training workers, and staff members had doled out incorrect advice to medical marijuana patients. Researchers found that only 55% of the 55 dispensary workers they surveyed received any kind of formal training for their jobs, according to LiveScience. And only 20% had been trained on the health benefits of cannabis. The study surveyed workers in Colorado, California, Arizona, Oregon, the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine. The researchers included both medical and nonmedical dispensary staffers. The researchers found that some recommendations were wron
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Contention continues: Anti-marijuana group pushes to delay Maine’s new law

Campaigners who opposed referendum to make marijuana legal in Maine now calling for a moratorium on implementation of legalization, until at least mid-2018.
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Milestone time: Puerto Rico medical marijuana dispensaries officially open

Puerto Rico medical marijuana dispensaries have begun operation for the first time in the U.S. territory to kick off 2017.
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Mike Yoell: Putting Police Experience to Work in Cannabis | Ganjapreneur

Mike Yoell: Putting Police Experience to Work in Cannabis | Ganjapreneur | Marijuana, Cannabis, Longevity, Legacy | Scoop.it
Mike Yoell is a managing partner for Core Security Solutions, a San Francisco-based company offering dispensaries an extensive suite of security services.
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