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Marijuana Legalization In Italy: Motion To Legalize Cannabis Receives Bi-Partisan Support

By  Philip Ross   Lawmakers in Italy have taken a bold stance on marijuana legalization, signing a motion Monday to legalize cannabis across the country, according to the ANSA news agency. The proposal, introduced by Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, was backed by 60 politicians, mostly from the ruling center-left Democratic Party but with some support from the right. Della […]

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Hemp Industrialization Equals Jobs for New Mexico

By SENATOR CISCO MCSORLEY (D-16-BERNALILLO)   I am pleased that my bill, Senate Bill 94 (SB 94), designed to help New Mexico lay the foundation for hemp industrialization, has passed the Senate and the first committee in the House of Representatives. The U.S. Congress recently legalized hemp for research purposes in last year’s agricultural bill.  SB […]

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Pot-smoking stockbroker has a steady supplier: the feds

TNS REGIONAL NEWS   The interior of Irvin Rosenfeld’s Toyota 4Runner reeks of marijuana. A tin stuffed with hundreds of joints lies in the trunk, and a bag full of them is stored in the door pocket. On a recent weekday, the 62-year-old stockbroker stopped at a red light and took a drag. His exhale […]

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Texas lawmakers introduce bills to legalize medical marijuana

By Michael Walsh   Texas lawmakers introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation Friday that would allow patients suffering from serious conditions — including cancer and seizure disorders — to access the plant with a doctor’s prescription. Rep. Marisa Márquez, D-El Paso, introduced House Bill 3785, and Sen. José Menéndez, D-San Antonio, introduced a companion bill in the Senate […]

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California Lawmakers Give Up On Marijuana DUIs — For Now

By Chris Roberts Legalization is still in California’s future, but marijuana is occupying state lawmakers’ minds in the present. About 20 bills that deal with cannabis in some regard were introduced in the Legislature before the deadline for new laws last month. These include the latest attempt at regulating the state’s billion-dollar marijuana industry, regulations […]

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How Medical Marijuana’s Chemicals May Protect Cells

By David Noonan Aleks Sennwald   Edward Maa did not plan to become a marijuana researcher. But a few years ago, when the neurologist and epilepsy specialist surveyed his patients about their use of alternative medicines, he discovered that more than a third had turned to marijuana to try to control their seizures. “I had […]

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Here’s What Marijuana Looks Like Under The Microscope (Photos)

Jordanna   Ever wonder what marijuana looks like up close and personal? Now you can see how cannabis appears to the scientists who study it, thanks to a new book called Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica by Ford McCann. The book features over 170 images of cannabis in […]

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First government-run recreational pot store opens in Skamania County

Katherine Cook, KGW News   The country’s first government-run recreational marijuana store opened in the Columbia River Gorge. The Cannabis Corner, opened Saturday in North Bonneville. The city’s mayor, Don Stevens, made the first purchase.   Full Article: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/03/07/government-run-pot-store-skamania-county/24559835/

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“Only the Best of Hemp” for Your…Gelato?

Regina Varolli   At SIGEP in Rimini, the world’s largest trade show for gelato, MEC3 premiered the new hemp flavor to the tunes of Bob Marley and record-breaking crowds of curious gelato (and pot?) lovers. Having sampled the flavor at SIGEP, I was surprised by its subtle yet unmistakable taste, more than just a novelty, […]

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Rep. Simpson files Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Read more: The Gilmer Mirror – Rep Simpson files Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition

AUSTIN — Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) on Monday filed House Bill 2165 (http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2165) to strike all references to marijuana offenses from the Texas statutes. This represents a comprehensive repeal of marijuana prohibition in Texas. “We can’t fix all of the past wrongs caused by prohibition, but at least we can stop perpetuating them,” said Representative […]

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