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Governor of Florida Pushing to Lift Ban on Smokeable Marijuana

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the state legislature Thursday to repeal the ban on smokeable cannabis from the state’s medical marijuana statute. At a press conference in Winter Park, Florida, DeSantis said that the ban is not in line with the will of the voters. “What the Florida Legislature...

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What to Make of Netflix's Controversial 'Murder Mountain?'

Garrett Rodriguez, a young San Diego man, moved to Humboldt County in December 2012 to work on a marijuana grow-operation, in the Emerald Triangle — a region in northern California where, interspersed with the old redwood forest that blankets the area, an estimated 80 percent of America's black-mar...

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Beer Makers, Thirsty for Growth, Push Into Cannabis Market

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends. For years, the industry’s largest players have struggled with stagnating markets and shifting consumer tastes. Anheuser-...

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California Rule Will Allow Marijuana Deliveries in All Areas

LOS ANGELES — California endorsed a rule Jan. 16, 2019, that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial cannabis sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will cr...

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Vancouverites Mobilize in Solidarity with Land Protectors

CANNABIS CULTURE – On Tuesday January 8, thousands of people gathered in the streets of Vancouver to demonstrate communal opposition to actions taken by the RCMP, Superior Courts and Federal Government imposing pipelines on unceded First Nations land. The group, mobilized in support of Wet’suwet’en...

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Why I Went on Tucker Carlson Last Night to Defend Legalization

I don’t consider Fox News to be a credible source of information. And I find Tucker Carlson to be an abhorrent race-baiting fear-monger. I know what I’m getting myself into by lying down with these dogs. I’ve been on Fox News before. So I had to weigh the pros and cons carefully before confirming...

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Florida Governor Wants to End Ban on Smokable Cannabis

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the Legislature’s implementation of a medical marijuana law and said Thursday that if they don’t fix it quickly, he’ll take matters into his own hands. DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March that will end a ban on smokable med...

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Oklahoma posts nearly $1M in medical marijuana sales in December

Oklahoma retailers sold nearly $1 million worth of medical cannabis in December, which are strong numbers for a relatively new market with limited product availability and few open dispensaries. Oklahoma voters approved a medical marijuana state question in June, and the industry has taken off quick...

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Bills to Decriminalize and Legalize Marijuana in Virginia Rejected

One week after Virginia lawmakers kicked off the first legislative sessions of 2019 with a pair of bills to legalize and decriminalize cannabis, the lawmaker who introduced them is admitting defeat. Virginia Delegate Stephen Heretick, a Democrat representing the state’s 79th District, called Wednes...

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Emotions Run High in Minnesota Debate on Cannabis Legalization

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol on Wednesday on whether Minnesota should legalize recreational marijuana, with cannabis supporters heckling opponents of legalization during a news conference that ended in a shouting match. “The current science doe...

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Killed by Virginia Lawmakers

Two Virginia bills that would have legalized marijuana in the state were killed by a legislative committee on Wednesday. The House of Delegates Courts of Justice Committee also shot down several measures that would have decriminalized cannabis by 5-3 votes, according to media reports. Del. Steve He...