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NC bill seeks legalization of medical marijuana

North Carolina bill seeks legalization of medical marijuana

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina legislators are back at it again trying to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. This would be the second step North Carolina has made into using the cannabis plant...
New York Medical Marijuana Billboard

Syracuse billboard a sign medical pot going mainstream in NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A new type of medical practice has sprouted up in the Syracuse area that's promoting something most doctors cannot give patients – pot. A Fayetteville doctor has launched MedMarijuana Consultants, a practice...
Ohio Medical Marijuana signed into law

Gov. Kasich signs Ohio’s medical marijuana bill into law

A bill authorizing physicians to prescribe marijuana derivatives to treat a host of health conditions was signed into law this afternoon by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.The second-term Republican had expressed support for the concept,...
Arkansas Marijuana Proposal

Arkansas attorney general again rejects marijuana proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment by Mary Berry of Summit to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.Berry's proposal seeks to legalize the cultivation,...
rolling a marijuana joint

DC Bans Private Marijuana Clubs, Making Legalization Even Murkier

The District’s cannabis legalization, already perhaps the most convoluted local drug-reform policy anywhere in the United States, became even more contorted Tuesday when the DC Council voted to ban the creation of private clubs for marijuana consumption. The...
Willie Nelson Pot Patent

Patent No. 6,630,507: Why the U.S. government holds a patent on cannabis plant compounds

It may not have quite the same ring to it as a certain seven-digit phone number made famous by a 1980s pop hit, but 6,630,507 has become internet-famous since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration opted...
Microsoft enters the Cannabis Industry

Microsoft makes bold move into marijuana biz

SAN FRANCISCO — As watershed industry moments go, this one could be defining.Microsoft is welcoming marijuana compliance company Kind Financial onto its Azure Government cloud platform, marking a legitimizing first for the legal cannabis business while positioning the...
Canna Clinic Raided

Toronto police raid Canna Clinic marijuana dispensaries

In a series of mid-morning raids Thursday, police shut down marijuana dispensaries operated in Toronto by B.C.-based Canna Clinic. All seven of the company’s storefront locations in Toronto were raided, as well as five residences,...
Hope Net Dispensary in San Francisco

California bill would allow landlords to ban marijuana for renters

With legalization looming on the horizon, California lawmakers are already grappling over how to treat marijuana in a state with some of the strictest tobacco regulations in the country.A new bill from Assemblyman Jim...
Nashville Decriminalizes Marijuana

Nashville Metro Council approves marijuana decriminalization bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Metro Council on Tuesday passed a major change to marijuana ordinances. Tuesday night Metro Council approved the third vote to cut punishment for small pot possession. The vote was 35 yes,...