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Indiana Legislature to Commence MMJ Study

Legislators in the state of Indiana are primed to begin their study of whether their state should create a medical marijuana program, decriminalize marijuana in general, or make other cannabis-related changes to existing state law. According to a report in … Continue reading

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Canada MMJ Appeal Scheduled for November

The highest court in Ontario, Canada will be reviewing a landmark decision, come November, which speaks to Canada’s unstable MMJ program and the way production and/or possession of marijuana will be treated there. Why November? Well, two months ago there … Continue reading

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Nebraska MJ Activists Ready To Court Petitioners

Pro-pot activists in Nebraska have formed the Nebraska Proposition 19 Cannabis Initiative which aims to put a proposed amendment to the state Constitution on the ballot in November, 2012. Last Friday, they announced that they’re ready to begin gathering the … Continue reading

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Montana Cannabis Industry Association Suing to Block Anti-dispensary Law

Attorney James Goetz, working on behalf of the Montana Cannabis Industry Association argued last Monday that a new state law that implements strict verifications of patient conditions and eliminates all sales of medical marijuana is unconstitutional and should be blocked. … Continue reading

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Banks Backing Off MMJ Business Opps

The Chicago Tribune reported late last week about a new element in the struggle to make medical marijuana easily accessible to those who need it: the banking industry. Specifically, because of pressure from federal authorities, many banks and credit card … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislature Considers Using MMJ Program as Source of Funds

The state of Oregon, in order to help boost the budget, has decided to double the annual fee for registering for a medical marijuana card from $100 to $200 and tap the fund that money goes into in order to … Continue reading

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Oregon Next Federal Anti-Pot Target

Watch out, Oregon, you’re the next target in the federal government’s new crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries. Federal and state officials issued a warning to the owners of such businesses last Friday, reminding them that selling marijuana for any purpose, … Continue reading

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Vermont Governor Signs Dispensary Bill into Law

It’s official. Earlier today, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed the bill that allows the creation of up to four medical marijuana dispensaries in his state, into law. The bill had passed the legislature earlier this year, despite opposition from some … Continue reading

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UK’s NHS Refuses Licensed Cannabis Meds

Here in the U.S.A., we’re concerned about the way the Federal government seems to be going back on their promise not to prosecute individual users of medical marijuana in those states where such usage has been decriminalized. We are not … Continue reading

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Montana Halts Issuance of MMJ Cards

The Missoulian, out of Montana, is reporting this week that while the state Health Department there is still receiving applications, it hasn’t issued any new medical marijuana cards since May 13th, which was the day before a strict new MMJ … Continue reading

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