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History of Marijuana in Minnesota

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.

Head of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Voted No to Legalization

Head of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Voted No to Legalization

On Aug. 31, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission appointed Steven Hoffman as the new head of the state agency. According to WCVB, Hoffman, a former business executive, was selected by Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who was in charge of choosing a person to lead the Cannabis Control Commission.

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Utah medical cannabis legalization has taken a critical step forward. After earning the approval of state election officials last week, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition started gathering signatures to get medical cannabis on Utah’s ballot in 2018.

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition.

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota marijuana advocates can attest to the importance of checking your work for errors before submitting for final review. After months of collecting signatures to support a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure, the marijuana advocacy organization New Approach South Dakota might fall victim to a typo.

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette's Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain, migraine, anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

In 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population. So what will change for the medical industry since the legalization of marijuana? Prices.

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Patients, caregivers and advocates are hoping to keep HB 2107 alive by gathering at the Texas State Capitol. They are urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on the bill, which would patients suffering from more than 22 conditions including cancer, HIV, Crohn’s Disease and PTSD to use medicinal marijuana.

Activists Arrested at Smoke-In on United States Capitol Grounds

Activists Arrested at Smoke-In on United States Capitol Grounds

Calling upon the federal government to reschedule marijuana, activists with the group DC Marijuana Justice staged a smoke-in on United States Capitol grounds on April 24, 2017, and some were subsequently arrested by United States Capitol Police for possession.

Advocates Organize Smoke-In for April 20 on Steps of US Capitol

Advocates Organize Smoke-In for April 20 on Steps of US Capitol

On April 20, 2017, advocates for the legal marijuana industry plan on staging a mass smoke-in on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Set to coincide with the 4/20 holiday, the smoke-in is a response to the Trump Administration’s pledges of greater federal marijuana enforcement.

Is Money Influencing Some Florida Lawmakers to Limit the Market?

Is Money Influencing Some Florida Lawmakers to Limit the Market?

Some key lawmakers in Florida’s weed wars are already seeing the green from it, as money is being funneled into the pockets of the very people who are writing the rules on legal pot.

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Advocates Push Crucial Legislation to Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

ALBANY, New York, Feb. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, advocates and legislators held a press conference in Albany to demand reprieve for the harm that has been caused by arrests for low-level marijuana possession and mobilize for legislative solutions to keep New York families together.

NJ Patients beg treat pain with MMJ

NJ Patients Beg: Treat Pain With Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids

As Gov. Chris Christie travels the state on an aggressive campaign to end an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug overdoses, more than two dozen New Jersey citizens came to the capital city Wednesday to offer him a new strategy.

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Aims to Shape the Future of Cannabis Policy

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Aims to Shape Future of Cannabis Policy

On Feb. 16, 2017, the Congressional Cannabis Caucus held a press conference in Washington, D.C., to address the future of cannabis policy reform in the United States.

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Marijuana Advocates Hitting Trump’s Inauguration With 4,200 Joints

On Jan. 20, 2017, attendees of Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., may get free joints, or at least a contact high, at the presidential ceremony.

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Poll Finds Most Coloradans Upbeat About Legal Marijuana, Few Would Support Repeal

DENVER, Sept. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new poll finds Colorado voters are still upbeat about their decision to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use, and few would support repealing Amendment 64, the legalization initiative approved in November 2012.

Nebraskans

Nebraskans Abandon 2016 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Nebraska’s medical marijuana campaign has hit another major snag. On May 23, 2016, advocates pushing for medical marijuana in the state announced they would no longer be pursuing a 2016 ballot initiative due to prohibitive costs and not enough time.

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing to repeal a Higher Education Act provision that strips college financial aid from students with drug convictions.

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Patient Advocates Bring Medical Cannabis Issues to United Nations

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Steph Sherer, and Michael Krawitz, Executive Director, Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access will join organizations and patient advocates from across the globe at at the UN Headquarters to continue preparations for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016) on drug policy to be held April 19th-21st.

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Blumenauer Briefs US House on Needs of Legal Marijuana Industry

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer requested an end to marijuana prohibition during the morning hour portion that preceded the House’s regularly scheduled legislative session.

New Jersey

Hundreds Attend Marijuana Rally in New Jersey

On Oct. 17, 2015, hundreds of marijuana supporters gathered to participate in the East Coast Cannabis Coalition’s N.J. Cannabis Freedom Rally in Trenton, New Jersey. Supporters marched down State Street, followed by a rally outside of the statehouse.

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Marijuana Raid in Emerald Triangle Focuses on Environmental ‘Crimes’

Citing allegations of water theft and environmental damage including pesticide run-off, local authorities conducted a coordinated early morning marijuana raid in three adjacent California counties on Monday, June 22, 2015.


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