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Surprise Vote in Congress Decides to Protect Legal Cannabis States in the U.S.

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Since the beginning of 2018 there has been a cloud of uncertainty surrounding the legal cannabis industry in the United States. In January, Attorney General Jeff Session redacted the Cole Memorandum, an Obama era policy that withheld the federal government from interfering and prosecuting legal recreational and medical cannabis states....
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State Board Certifies Ohio Petition to Legalize Cannabis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state board has certified a petition for another proposed Ohio ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. The initiative would allow Ohioans age 21 or older to possess, grow, use, sell and share marijuana in the state. Supporters must gather at least 305,591 signatures. The petition language...
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Medical Marijuana Sparking Political Unrest in Argentina

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In March 2017, the Congress in Argentina approved medical cannabis laws for people suffering from ailments in the country. The new law was suppose to legalize the use of cannabis oil for those suffering from extreme cases of epilepsy which recognized the plant as a containing medicinal properties. Though these...
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Democrats are Favoring Marijuana Legislation to Encourage Voter Turnout

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Democratic leaders in the United States are starting to strongly support pro cannabis legislation in an attempt to encourage younger individuals to vote during future elections. Since only half of the individuals known as “millennials” (ages 18-29) chose not to vote in the recent November 2016 elections, its no surprise...
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Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Reappears in the Missouri Legislature

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Missouri senators advanced a bill Tuesday that would create a pilot program in the state to study the growth, cultivation, processing and marketing of industrial hemp in cooperation with Missouri’s Department of Agriculture. Members of the General Assembly have been working on pilot programs for the growth and research of...
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Trump Could Use U.S. Trade Agreements to Bully Canada’s Emerging Cannabis Industry

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Last month, (allegedly) following a call from U.S. President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a long-held plan to export Israeli medicinal cannabis. It was a troubling moment for Canada’s cannabis sector, as it signaled the possibility that he could try a similar direct or indirect tactic to...
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Portugal’s Largest Political Party Endorses Cannabis Legalization

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The Social Democratic Party (PSD), the largest party in the Portuguese Parliament, has endorsed the legal regulation of cannabis. At the PSD’s national conference on February 17, a majority of party members voted in favor of a motion for legally regulating the drug “from production to distribution to sale.” The...
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Nevada Topping $30M in Tax Revenue from Cannabis Sales

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Nevada’s cannabis industry is still in its infancy but in just six months the cannabis market has already raked in more than $30 million in tax revenue for the state. During this time, retailers in the state have sold more than $195 million in cannabis. The state charges a 15%...
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Massachusetts Cannabis State Laws

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They saw Massachusetts is ever so close to legalizing recreational marijuana. Since 2012 over 64% of Massachusetts population voted in favor for cannabis and that means the state’s legislature must compile. Possession: More Than 1 Ounce Misdemeanor – 6 months incarceration – $500 fine Second Offense Misdemeanor – 2 years...
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South Carolina Cannabis State Laws

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How close is South Carolina to legalizing?   Possession: 1 oz or less (first offense) Misdemeanor 30 Days Incarceration $200 fine Second Offense Misdemeanor 1-Year Incarceration $2,000 fine Selling/Trafficking: Less than 10 lbs – More than 10,000 lbs Felony 1-25 Years of Life Incarceration $5,000 – $50,000 fine To a...