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Republican reefer reactionaries: Meet America’s worst 8 governors on marijuana reform

All eight of these Republican governors earned a big fat "F" from NORML.



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How these 8 GOP governors oppose just and sensible marijuana policy

The nation’s most venerable marijuana legalization group, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), has just issued its 2020 Gubernatorial Scorecard grading the nation’s governors on their level of… Related Stories Trump cronies who …



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More aggressive tax collections from unlicensed pot sellers recommended in Mass.

The attorney general and cannabis regulators don’t think that Massachusetts needs new criminal penalties for violations of the state’s marijuana laws, but the offices recommended three ways the Legislature could clarify the law and crack down on the illicit m…



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Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk problem, explained

Bloomberg was synonymous with stop and frisk. Now he’s trying to run away from it.



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New Hampshire House approves marijuana legalization bill

A bill to legalize the personal use, cultivation, and gifting of marijuana in New Hampshire is one step closer to becoming law.



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CBD Underpins Medical Cannabis' Vast Expansion

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The legal cannabis industry continues to expand around the world with major contribution to the market coming from continuous legislative victories in North America and Europe. In particular, legalization of medical can…



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Legalization vs. Decriminalization: What Cannabis Growing Suppliers Need to Know

The legal environment of the US cannabis growing market – which the Freedonia Group forecasts will expand 12% annually through 2023 – can be difficult to gauge, as almost daily new promises are made and old ones are retracted. A key area of confusion is the d…



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Legalization vs. Decriminalization: What Cannabis Growing Suppliers Need to Know

CLEVELAND, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The legal environment of the US cannabis growing market – which the Freedonia Group forecasts will expand 12% annually through 2023 – can be difficult to gauge, as almost daily new promises are made and old ones are re…



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State Highlights: Advocates, Audit Fault Ability Of Georgia Agencies To Oversee Mental Health, Senior Care; Massachusetts Bill Aims To Improve ‘Profoundly Broken’ Mental Health System

Media outlets report on news from Georgia, Massachusetts, California, Texas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, District of Columbia, Nebraska, Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.



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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/20

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!



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The Committee on Cannabis Law supports legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults, but provided a list of recommendations for any forthcoming legislation.



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Sex work backers call for decriminalization

State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-East Elmhurst), speaking to dozens of people last Thursday at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights on a town hall on legalizing cannabis and decriminalizing prostitution, said the goal is to make “all of our neighbors …



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Golden Gate University Course Offers View into Growing Cannabis Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Gate University is offering one of the first university-level courses in California to give students a view into the burgeoning cannabis industry, exploring it through the lens of business owners, employees,…



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Virginia: Both Chambers Pass Decriminalization Legislation

"Long overdue progress is finally being made in the General Assembly thanks to many years of dedicated advocacy by Virginia NORML members."



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Virginia is poised to decriminalize marijuana

Virginia will be the 27th state to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.



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Ready to Lobby?

With the 2020 legislative session underway, NORML chapters across the country are organizing lobby days to advocate for sensible reform policies in their state.



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Governors Across U.S. Step Up Push To Legalize Marijuana In Their States

A growing number of governors are using State of the State addresses and budget proposals to press lawmakers to take action on cannabis issues.



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Where Do These 9 Presidential Candidates Stand on Legalizing Marijuana?

Purchase, use, or invest in cannabis? Then here's all the info you need to know about where the top candidates stand on pot.



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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/20

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Members of the Las Cruces, New Mexico City Council approved a resolution supporting statewide marijuana legalization, as the legislature considers proposals to regulate the substance in the …




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What's in that CBD? Maybe not what you think.

The Enquirer recently had eight CBD products tested to see if they matched what the label claimed. The results might surprise you.



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What's in that CBD? Maybe not what you think.

The Enquirer recently had eight CBD products tested to see if they matched what the label claimed. The results might surprise you.



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5 Full-Spectrum CBD Oils to Buy in 2020

Instead of simply looking for the best CBD oil, there are three types of CBD extracts you can buy. Isolate, broad-spectrum and full-spectrum are all options—the main difference between these products is the amount of THC in each.



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CBD for dogs: The 20 best CBD dog products to buy this year

CBD's purported ability to alleviate symptoms like pain, inflammation, and anxiety doesn't just apply to humans. Dogs, too, suffer from these ailments.



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Best CBD Capsules for Pain

CBD is a versatile organic product. You can use it in several ways to manage various health complications. One of the most common forms of this compound is CBD capsules. These are products that look like OTC or prescription capsules but they still contain CBD…



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Scientific Breakthroughs Help Establish CBD as a Medical Alternative

LONDON, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the cannabis industry continues its evolution, competition among companies is becoming more and more ferocious. Over the past year, cannabidiol-based (CBD) products have swiftly emerged thanks to various successful leg…



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Best CBD Oils in the UK

CBD oil is sweeping the nation, with 11% of people claiming to have already tried it. Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD oil contains cannabidiol (CBD) and other hemp compounds, minus the THC responsible for the ‘high’ many people associate with cannabis. F…



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CBD's Touted Therapeutic Benefits Help Loosen Regulatory Constraints

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Most regions that have approved medical cannabis typically see doctors prescribe CBD-based medications to their patients. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a derivative of the hemp plant, yet is unlike its counterpart, THC, which…



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Buy And Hold With Jeff Mascio, CEO Cannabis One (Podcast Transcript)

Jeff Mascio is CEO of Cannabis One Holdings. Jeff has worked at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch as well as a fund manager, and was President of Meridian Capital Advisors.We discuss being in a capital intensive industry using a franchise business model and the …



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How CBD Nanoemulsion Could Highly Optimize Quickly Growing CBD-Infused Products

PALM BEACH, Florida, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A decade ago, almost nobody had heard of CBD aside from a handful of researchers. Today it's a different story. The expanding CBD market is estimated to grow at an explosive rate – from $5 billion in 2019 to …



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MPX International Corporation (MPXOF) CEO Scott Boyes on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript



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Best CBD Oil for Anxiety: Benefits and Top Brands for 2020

Thousands of people use CBD oil to fight stress and anxiety. If you’re looking for the best CBD oil to ease your symptoms, then this guide is for you.



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5 Best CBD Oil Brands That Worth Money

CBD continues to gain popularity across the globe as more people learn about its promising benefits such as reducing arthritis pain and migraines. Today, it is available in oil, topical, and edible forms. Nonetheless, there is a lot of controversy surrounding…



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The CBD lip balm benefits dermatologists want you to know about

It's a lip-healing superstar.



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Hemp Extract vs. CBD Oil

If you haven’t heard of CBD oil by this point, where have you been? Unheard of only a few years, CBD oil is now one of the fastest-growing consumer products in the country and has already ballooned into a multibillion-dollar national industry. It’s great that…



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'She was a zombie' - off label CBD transforms epileptic two-year-old

Hollie MacCullaich has been given hope for the future thanks to an off label CBD treatment.



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Best CBD Oil for Anxiety, Depression and Stress

CBD oil has grown in popularity because of its effectiveness in the fight against depression, stress and anxiety.



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Vaping-associated lung injury--VALI facts, assumptions and opportunities: review of the present situation

More than 1400 respiratory cases have been linked to vaping at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the most prestigious epidemiological organisation in the world. So far, 33 patients succumbed to vaping-associated lung injury (VALI), a…




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Latest Louisiana news, sports, business and entertainment at 1:20 a.m. CST

Latest Louisiana news, sports, business and entertainment at 1:20 a.m. CST



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Louisiana licenses issued allowing farmers to grow hemp

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana started handing out its first licenses to farmers to grow industrial hemp this month, after lawmakers legalized the crop in a bid to start a new agricultural industry in the state.



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House again passes marijuana legalization bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has again voted to legalize recreational marijuana, this time without trying to establish a regulated commercial market for it.



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Bank on It: The SAFE Banking Act Won't Pass in 2020

A popular cannabis banking reform measure looks destined to die in the Senate.



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Republican reefer reactionaries: Meet America’s worst 8 governors on marijuana reform

All eight of these Republican governors earned a big fat "F" from NORML.



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Redistrict law approved by voters at risk, supporters say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters of a voter-approved independent redistricting effort say Republican lawmakers are ready to dismantle the measure aimed at combating gerrymandering.



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HEXO Stock Drops Following Analyst Downgrade

The marijuana company's shares dipped by 2% after Jefferies hit it with an underperform rating.



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Governors Across U.S. Step Up Push To Legalize Marijuana In Their States

State legislatures across the U.S. have convened for new sessions over the past month, and a growing number of governors are taking steps to push lawmakers to include legalizing marijuana as part of their 2020 agendas. At least 10 governors have gone so far a…



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More aggressive tax collections from unlicensed pot sellers recommended in Mass.

The attorney general and cannabis regulators don’t think that Massachusetts needs new criminal penalties for violations of the state’s marijuana laws, but the offices recommended three ways the Legislature could clarify the law and crack down on the illicit m…



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Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk problem, explained

Bloomberg was synonymous with stop and frisk. Now he’s trying to run away from it.