• Study: Demand for marijuana higher than state officials estimated

    Study: Demand for marijuana higher than state officials estimated

    Legalizing marijuana may not change the habits of people like Tyler Whitmire, a student at Western Washington University in Bellingham. But figuring out how many people smoke pot has been one of the trickiest questions facing the bureaucrats setting up Washington’s new legal marijuana system. Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with their black
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  • Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

    Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

    When you think economic opportunity, do you think of a heavily regulated, highly-competitive consumer goods sector where prices are set to drop? No? Maybe we should dial back the excitement around the potential of the US marijuana industry. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the American states of Colorado and Washington last year, along
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  • State Supreme Court to hear medical-marijuana arguments

    State Supreme Court to hear medical-marijuana arguments

    Medical marijuana will be considered by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday in a hearing that could determine whether voters will decide the proposed state constitutional amendment next November. Question: If the amendment is approved, what would it do? Answer: It would allow doctors to prescribe pot under Florida law. It would require the Florida Department of
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  • Can Uruguay hash out a progressive model for cannabis reform?

    Can Uruguay hash out a progressive model for cannabis reform?

    If Uruguay’s cannabis policies succeed in curbing illegal drug trafficking and promoting responsible public use of the substance, other nations have no excuse not to experiment with alternative models of narcotics regulation. The small Latin American nation of Uruguay has taken the brave step of becoming the first country in the world to fully legalize
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  • Med marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

    Med marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposal to allow North Dakotans to use marijuana as medicine puts the Health Department in charge of vetting the business plans of dispensaries, checking home pot gardens and reviewing the drug’s labeling and potency. The citizen initiative gives doctors the option of deciding whether to prescribe marijuana as a remedy for pain and
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  • Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    People who engage in legal cannabis activities in Canada when pot becomes legal next month should not have to fear to cross the border into the United States says U.S. immigration lawyer Julie Kruger. Kruger was responding to a warning from a top official at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that anyone showing
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  • Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day

    Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day

    This year’s midterm elections are, by far, one of the most crucial in American history. Millions of voters will take to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, and ultimately determine the fate of the country moving forward. In addition to voting people into office, people across the country will also decide on hundreds of significant
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  • 2,500 Illinoisans Apply for Medical Marijuana Cards

    2,500 Illinoisans Apply for Medical Marijuana Cards

    Illinois health officials over the weekend said about 2,500 residents have applied for medical marijuana cards, even as the four-year pilot program remains stalled. About 1,600 of those applicants have received approval letters, Department of Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold told the Belleville News Democrat She could not say where the applicants live. A series of
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