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“A watershed 4/20.” U.S. cannabis market poised to hit $25B by 2025: report - Cannabis News

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is on track to hit $25 billion by 2025, according to the latest forecast from cannabis analytics firm New Frontier Data.

The research and data firm on Friday released revised industry sales projections, predicting that the $8.3 billion U.S. medical and recreational marijuana industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.7 percent, to an estimated $25 billion by 2025.

That $25 billion should be split equally between medical and recreational cannabis, New Frontier officials said.

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On 4/20, Sen. Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana - Cannabis News

Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.

Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes

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Bernie Sanders Backs Bill To Punish States With Harsh Marijuana Laws - Cannabis News

Several potential rival presidential candidates are teaming up on legislation to end the federal war on marijuana.

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is signing on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Many political observers expect that Booker and Sanders will compete for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), another rumored contender, is also a co-sponsor of the bill.

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WeedLife Social Network Partners with CannaMakeADifference to Bring Charity and Community Front and Center at Largest Free 420 Festival in the United States

Community engagement is a challenge for Cannabis Companies, but it happens and most don’t even know it occurs.

Denver (April 18th, 2018) – WeedLife.com, a cannabis social network in the rapidly expanding legal cannabis industry, is the presenting sponsor of the 2018 CannaMakeADifference Nonprofit Pavilion at the Mile High 420 Festival in Denver Colorado this Friday, April 20th. WeedLife.com is supporting the newly coordinated event this year which includes a focus on the cannabis culture’s connection to their communities.

“We’ve spent the past five years providing online cannabis consumers and businesses worldwide a social network they can connect, share and learn from one another on, so the industry can grow even faster.” says WeedLife.com co-founder Ken Tapp. “Our goal as the presenting sponsor of the charity pavilion at the 2018 Mile High 420 Festival in Denver Colorado is to shine a spotlight on the many people and charities this industry continues to support here in Colorado.”

WeedLife.com has teamed up with CannaMakeADifference.org in 2018, to help link Cannabis Companies with Nonprofits in Colorado, and throughout the United States, using the WeedLife.com social network to educate millions of online consumer and business users on how they can help the many charities in need that CannaMakeADifference supports.

“People assume cannabis companies give because of the tax write off. However, they cannot write off any donation due to the 280E law. If I want to know how much giving is going on in an industry, most of that data is widely found in IRS records due to tax writeoffs. However, with cannabis companies, that information is not public, yet we know cannabis companies are donating and volunteering in our communities. That needs to be public.” says Kevin J White, founder of CannaMakeADifference, a company dedicated to educating and connecting both cannabis companies and nonprofits. “We appreciate companies like WeedLife.com helping us to get the word out.”

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New bill would push VA to conduct more research into medical marijuana - Cannabis News

New legislation released Tuesday would dump the Department of Veterans Affairs’ excuse for not better researching the possible benefits of cannabis for suffering veterans, a move that could have wide-ranging ramifications for the nationwide legalization of medical marijuana.

The bill — dubbed the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 — has the support of the top Republican and Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and other key lawmakers.

It would not only clarify that VA has the authority to research cannabis, but require regular reports from department leaders on how seriously they are taking that responsibility.

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Athletes are Leading Cannabis Into the Mainstream - Cannabis News

Across the United States — and among former professional athletes, especially — people are telling stories of how cannabis curtailed their epileptic seizures, helped manage their chronic pain, and gave them their lives back.

The bottle stared at Cullen Jenkins for two weeks untouched on his nightstand, and he stared back at it.

“I thought I was going to be high,” Jenkins says. “I thought I was going to be just tripping the same things as weed. But it wasn’t anything like that. It’s more of a mellow, calming, smooth feeling. I felt pretty good.”

Within just two months of trying Fresh Farms CBD Oil, Jenkins is already a cannabis evangelist. This past NFL season was his first out of football. 

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Rohrabacher Pushes New Marijuana Bill In Wake of Trump Pledge - Cannabis News

One of Congress’s leading proponents of marijuana law reform — a key Trump ally — announced he will soon be filing new legislation in line with the president’s pledge to support changing federal cannabis laws.

“I am extremely happy that President Trump has made perfectly clear that he meant his campaign promise to respect state laws with regard to marijuana. Now there should be no question in Attorney General Sessions’ mind about the president’s intention,” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said in a press release.

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Meghan Markle's nephew developing special cannabis strain for royal wedding - Cannabis News

He's going to call it 'Markle’s Sparkle'.

Meghan Markle’s nephew has revealed that he’s currently developing a special strain of cannabis to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding.

Tyler Dooley, grows cannabis in Oregon USA – which has been legal in the American state since 2015 – and now he is in the process of creating a new potent hybrid named “Markle’s Sparkle.”

The son of Markle’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, Dooley boasts of his pride at being a “pioneer” in the marijuana business.

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Israel's Together gets Canadian deal for five tonnes of cannabis oil

Israel’s Together has agreed to sell 5 tonnes of cannabis oil to an unnamed Canadian company that will potentially bring revenue of hundreds of millions of shekels.

The Canadian company will buy from Together subsidiary Globus Pharma 50 tonnes of dried inflorescences of cannabis each year, which is equivalent to five tonnes of medical cannabis oil.

The two companies will also collaborate in the field of research and development and promoting technologies in the medical cannabis sector. They have estimated sales will amount to $3.17 to $4.7 per gram of inflorescence.

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Which States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot In 2018? - Cannabis News

The election is still a ways off, but one state has legalized pot already in 2018.

Vermont made history back in January by becoming the first state to ever pass a recreational cannabis law through the legislature – as opposed to putting it up for a popular vote.

And there are almost a dozen states that are slated to have cannabis legislation on the ballot in November.

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What we learned at the World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh - Cannabis News

The conference is part pharmaceutical trade show and part pow-wow for patient advocates and the industry’s legal advocates, as well.

At no point in American history has marijuana been this popular.

Poll after poll shows that public perceptions about the drug continue to soften while usage of the drug continues to rise.

More states are legalizing it outright or launching medical marijuana programs like the nascent one currently underway in Pennsylvania.

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Cynthia Nixon is Making Marijuana a Central Part of Her Campaign for New York Governor - Cannabis News

Actress Cynthia Nixon is challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in next fall's election, and it appears the Sex and the City star is making marijuana legalization a cornerstone of her campaign.

Earlier this week Nixon posted a video where she encouraged the state to legalize marijuana and made the issue her first policy plank of her campaign.

She specifically said she wanted to do so to fix racial inequalities caused by the War on Drugs.

Marijuana is one issue where Nixon can gain some traction on Cuomo.

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Celebs are jumping on the marijuana brand wagon - Cannabis News

"When a celebrity who doesn't fit the stereotype [of a pot smoker] gets into promoting cannabis, it expands the conceptual footprint that cannabis has in the minds of current and potential consumers."

It seems only natural that Tommy Chong, of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong, would have his own marijuana brand.

"I'm the most recognizable pot head, probably, in the world," Chong told CNNMoney.

Chong lends his name to Chong's Choice, a marijuana brand that's available in six states: Arizona, where medical marijuana is legal, along with California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, where recreational marijuana is legal, too. 

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Ex-Speaker John Boehner Joins Marijuana Firm’s Advisory Board - Cannabis News

“Over the last 10 or 15 years, the American people’s attitudes have changed dramatically,” he said in an interview. “I find myself in that same position.”

The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner.

The Republican former Speaker of the House has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states.

Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, could be considered a watershed event: Marijuana has gone mainstream.

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Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Job Category, Top Recruiting CEO Says - Cannabis News

The head of a leading firm that connects businesses with job seekers says that employment in the legal marijuana industry is growing faster than any other field.

"You know what the fastest-growing job category in the United States is?" ZipRecruiter.com co-founder and CEO Ian Siegel asked. "Marijuana."

And he should know. His company calls itself the "fastest growing employment marketplace" and claims to have "helped over 1 million businesses and 100 million job seekers find their next perfect match."

"Twenty-nine states have legalized marijuana. There's 445% job growth in job listings in the category year over year," he said at a conference hosted by U.S. News & World Report on Friday. 

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Maryland Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana Bill - Cannabis News

A measure to help improve diversity in Maryland's new medical marijuana industry received final approval by the General Assembly on Monday, as lawmakers worked toward a midnight deadline when the legislative session is scheduled to end.

Maryland lawmakers also will be working on measures designed to improve school safety and fight crime.

The medical marijuana measure increases the number of grower licenses from 15 to as many as 22.

Two licenses are set aside for two companies that sued over the licensing process and four more will be up for grabs.

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Michigan: 2018 Hash Bash marijuana rally draws thousands in Ann Arbor - Cannabis News

Gathered under clouds of weed smoke on the University of Michigan Diag, cannabis enthusiasts young and old passed joints and smoked bowls.

Thousands came out for the 47th annual Hash Bash marijuana rally in Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 7.

For two hours, the crowd cheered on speakers including politicians, professional athletes and leading marijuana legalization activists who issued a call for legalizing marijuana in Michigan.

Ann Arbor musician Laith Al-Saadi, who achieved fame as a finalist on NBC's "The Voice," played the national anthem on electric guitar to kick things off, after which speakers took the mic.

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School Nurses In Colorado Could Soon Administer Medical Marijuana To Students - Cannabis News

The Colorado legislature has advanced a bill that would allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana to students.

While students in Colorado are already permitted to use medicinal cannabis at school it must be administer by a legal guardian or parent.

The bill is named after student Quintin Lovato who, along with his mother Hannah, testified that the current regulations are disruptive to their daily lives. 

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Connecticut lawmakers advance marijuana legalization bill - Cannabis News

Connecticut lawmakers have advanced a recreational marijuana bill out of committee, setting up the state legislature to vote on legalizing the substance in the state for the first time.

The appropriations committee voted 27-24 in favor of the bill Thursday, advancing it to the full General Assembly, the Hartford Courant reported.

The bill would require the state to create a plan to legalize and regulate marijuana. The measure would also create programs for substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and awareness. 

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California cannabis company receives historic $1 million insurance payout following fire - Cannabis News

The payout was for crop damages that the grower suffered during the massive Thomas Fire.

It’s believed to be the largest insurance award ever given to a legal marijuana business.

Industry insiders also see the event as another indicator of how rapidly the legal cannabis industry has matured, and how much corporate America’s “take” on cannabis companies has changed.

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Here's What Was In The Cannabis Swag Bags At The 2018 Oscars - Cannabis News

The 90th Academy Awards was a historic moment for cannabis culture, as celebs were treated to marijuana swag bags backstage at the Oscars.

The cannabis freebies - which were provided by the artisanal cannabis distributor Flow Kana - included apparel, paraphernalia and, last but not least, cannabis.

Unsurprisingly, the giveaway was a huge hit with the lucky celebs who got swag bags, which were offered to presenters and performers like (but not necessarily including) Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Chappelle, Matthew McConaughey and other stars.

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Nearly half of New Jerseyans want legal recreational marijuana, new poll finds - Cannabis News

Nearly half of New Jerseyans want the state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana — while a slightly smaller number say Trenton should stay away from legalizing weed — as lawmakers consider a variety of proposals that would make it easier to use the drug in the Garden State.

According to a new poll by the Stockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, 49 percent of respondents backed legalizing recreational marijuana while 44 percent opposed such a move. Five percent of respondents were unsure.

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Puff, puff, buzz: survey says cannabis branding will be more important as consumer expectations rise - Cannabis News

“Branding of cannabis will be more important than ever. Up till now providers and growers have relied on logos and packaging, which are only the beginning in this category."

Looks matter to those shopping for sativas, indicas and hybrids: about 88% of them want to look out for cannabis brands with strong positioning and design that comes across as 'successful' and 'professional'.

This was one of a variety of findings from a recent survey conducted by Brand Keys, a research consultancy for brand engagement and customer loyalty. 

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How to Prep Your Home Cannabis Garden for the Outdoor Season - Cannabis News

It’s officially springtime, which means it’s time for cannabis cultivators to gear up for the outdoor growing season.

While large farms generally get a jumpstart in February and March, there’s still plenty of time to get started on your backyard grow.

You won’t be able to sow your seeds or plant your clones until after the last frost of the season, but this doesn’t mean you should wait to get started.

From preparing your garden and tools to popping seeds, a lot can be done before your plants go into the ground. 

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These 4 States Legalized Recreational Marijuana but Each Is Doing It (or Not) in Its Own Way - Cannabis News

If the Congress ever legalizes pot nationally, expect 50 unique versions of legalization.

In November 2016, four states approved the sale of recreational marijuana. Each has taken different paths to getting a regulated, legal marijuana retail system off the ground.

Or, in two cases, not quite off the ground yet. Here’s an update and overview on where the legal recreational marijuana business stands in each of those states: Nevada, California, Maine and Massachusetts.

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The 2018 Midterms and Marijuana: How Pot Change Will Change the Vote - Cannabis News

Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, these five politicians have thrown their support behind weed.

A hot-button topic for the 2018 midterm elections — set for November 6, now seven months away — looks to be repeat from previous elections, that of marijuana legalization by state.

Marijuana legalization is shaping up to be a talked-about issue again because support for the idea is higher than ever: In of January, a Pew Research poll found that 61 percent of Americans thought that the use of the substance should be legalized.

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New Mexico: Albuquerque City Council votes to decriminalize pot - Cannabis News

The Albuquerque City Council has voted to decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts and send the measure to the mayor for final approval.

The City Council’s vote Monday night came after lengthy testimony, mostly from citizens urging council members to approve the change to the local criminal code.

The proposal put forward by city council members Pat Davis and Isaac Benton would make it a citable offense — not a criminal one — to possess an ounce (28 grams) of pot and paraphernalia without a valid medical marijuana referral.

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Blue Moon's Creator is Making a Marijuana-Infused Beer - Cannabis News

Keith Villa, the man who created the recipe for the popular Blue Moon beer, has a new project: a marijuana-infused beer made by his new brewing company.

Instead of being brewed with alcohol, the beer will be infused with marijuana that is designed to mimic the effects of drinking a traditional beer.

For example, people who drink three of the marijuana-infused beers would, in theory, feel the same effect as if they had consumed three traditional beers.

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Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson - Cannabis News

One veterans organization called David Shulkin’s tenure at the VA, “a blunder that has caused harm to millions of veterans.”

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Trump ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin via tweet late Wednesday and announced that he would nominate for the position Dr. Ronny Jackson, 50, an active-duty rear admiral in the Navy who has served for the past three administrations as White House physician.

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Tennessee: House committee approves, advances medical cannabis legislation - Cannabis News

Over the objections of law enforcement and health officials, a second House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would legally allow some Tennesseans to use medical cannabis.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Crosby, would give those suffering from roughly a dozen maladies a legal defense if they are arrested and prosecuted for having cannabis, provided they have a doctor’s note prescribing the product.

The House Criminal Justice Committee advanced the legislation with a 9-2 vote.

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8 Cannabis Festivals That Changed the Game - Cannabis News

Cannabis events don’t always get the credit they deserve for the vital role they’ve played in ending prohibition and paving the way to a new era of social acceptability.

The non-violent political uprising that led to the end of communism in the former Czechoslovakia is known as the Velvet Revolution, because the small band of artists, agitators, and political organizers behind that successful push for freedom originally came together to listen to Velvet Underground records (banned under Soviet rule) and party.

So it was culture, not conflict, that took down an oppressive and corrupt political regime. This is something that came to mind when I stepped up to speak at the 2016 Cannafest in the Czech Republic.

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Even in Texas, hopeful cannabis entrepreneurs prep for legalization - Cannabis News

All across the country, cannabis enthusiasts are getting ready for the day that prohibition ends.

Entire industries are springing up around the fast-growing cannabis market. Even in Texas—which hasn’t legalized weed and doesn’t seem likely to in the near future—hopeful cannabis entrepreneurs are getting an early start.

They’re betting that their state—politically conservative as it is—will inevitably, at some point, experience a “green rush” like Colorado and California, reports the Dallas News. Peter Ricca, executive chairman of Ricca Chemical, serves as the perfect example. 

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Why some yoga classes are using pot in their practice - Cannabis News

'I can do it sober but it's just so much nicer this way.'

Class was supposed to start almost 20 minutes ago. Most of the yoga students are still socializing, sipping tea and taking a few last tokes of marijuana.

The group slowly makes their way to their mats, spread out in the centre of the Green Sprouts Cafe and Vapor Lounge.

The Barrie, Ont., cannabis lounge hosts cannabis yoga classes every Sunday. "We're always 15 minutes late," said cannabis yoga instructor Trina Wannamaker. She was busy toking up too.

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Sir Patrick Stewart Lends Support To UK Family Fighting For Medical Cannabis - Cannabis News

Just over a year ago, British actor Sir Patrick Stewart publicly discussed his use of medical cannabis for the very first time.

"I believe,” Stewart said, "this programme of research might result in benefits for people like myself as well as millions of others.”

True to his word, Sir Patrick is adding his star power to a good cause.

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The GreenState ultimate cannabis gardening guide 2018 - Cannabis News

Tuesday marked the vernal equinox and the first day of spring, which means now’s the time to start your legal cannabis garden.

One in five Americans lives in a legalization state, and all legalization states but Washington allow personal cannabis gardens.

Growing marijuana isn’t as easy as a shopping trip to the nursery for seeds, starts, potting soil and gloves, though.

Check out GreenState’s multi-part guide to getting your garden growing.

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Taking the high road: Denver uses pot tax revenue to pave roads - Cannabis News

Since the state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, many people ask the question, where does all the tax money go from pot sales? Denver provides one "concrete" answer.

"We've got more money this year and we're gonna pave more streets because of it," Nancy Kuhn, Denver Public Works spokesperson, said.

Kuhn says her department received an additional $1.2 million of marijuana tax revenue.

"With that money this year, we're going to be able to pave at least another 50 blocks of streets," Kuhn said.

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How Mainstream Is Marijuana? Cannabis Franchises Are Available in Colorado - Cannabis News

A successful marijuana dispensary in Colorado is now offering franchises to entrepreneurs who want into the cannabis business but are daunted by starting from scratch.

Much like you can become a fast food franchise owner, it’s now possible to own an outlet for ONE Cannabis.

"We hope to help people compliantly operate their business, without having to learn the expensive lessons of growing a cannabis dispensary,” Christian Hageseth, CEO on ONE Cannabis, said in a news release.

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Congressional Budget Deal Includes Medical Marijuana Protections - Cannabis News

Seeking to avert another government shutdown at midnight Friday, Congressional leaders struck a deal on a $1.3 trillion spending bill that would keep the federal government open through September.

That measure includes the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prevents the Department of Justice and its agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, from spending any money to undermine or interfere with state-legal medical cannabis programs.

Last year, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked the medical marijuana protections by refused to allow them to pass out of his House committee. Today’s deal effectively kills Sessions’ blocking maneuver, at least until the end of Sept. 2018.

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Chicago Voters Embrace Cannabis Legalization in a Big Way - Cannabis News

Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of cannabis in a nonbinding referendum.

The question for Cook County voters asked if Illinois should legalize “the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older.”

With nearly all precincts counted, the “yes” vote carried the day, with 63.3% of ballots cast in favor of legalization. 36.7% of voters were against the idea.

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New Poll: The Politics of Medical Marijuana Heats Up For 2018 - Cannabis News

November’s midterm elections are just around the corner and a new poll offers some timely advice for candidates running for the House or Senate – support medical marijuana as part of your platform in 2018.

On Monday, Politico’s Kevin Robillard reported that a new survey found 77 percent of likely 2018 voters had a favorable opinion of medical marijuana.

The survey revealed the topic of legalizing medical marijuana enjoys compelling bipartisan support.

Conducted by Fabrizio, Lee and Associates, the nationwide survey found only 15 percent of likely voters had a hostile opinion of medicinal cannabis. 

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Bath Soaks, Unsuspecting Stash Boxes, and More: Cannabis Product Picks for March 2018 - Cannabis News

It’s just about springtime, and by now, you’ve probably emerged from your winter hibernation cave looking for a warm, sunny spot to spark up.

This time of the year, I like to stock up on portable vape cartridges, which is why we’re sharing some premium extractors from the Pacific Northwest.

We also have some luxurious bath products and carb caps for cozy, rainy weekends full of dabs and kicking back.

There’s so much more to explore in Leafly’s full product catalog, so dig in and make the most of a sunny, stoney spring.

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Ex-NFL player Ricky Williams launches marijuana brand - Cannabis News

Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has launched his own marijuana brand.

The line called Real Wellness by Ricky Williams includes six products sold as salves, vape cartridges and tonics that contain “hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or a mix of both,” according to the company.

They also contain extracts such as arnica, lavender and turmeric.

Williams said it’s a dream come true to merge his interest in healing and plant medicines into a business.

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Alaska: House measure asks feds to respect state-approved pot businesses - Cannabis News

The Alaska House is asking the federal government not to interfere in state-authorized marijuana businesses.

The House voted 38-0 Monday to pass a nonbinding resolution asking the feds to respect Alaska’s authority to regulate marijuana use, production and distribution.

The resolution also urges the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a controlled substance.

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High Fashion: Five Must-Have Cannabis Products to Elevate Your Green Style Game - Cannabis News

A burgeoning group of Northwest-based companies are giving the formally taboo topic of marijuana a makeover.

Interior designer-turned-fashion maven April Pride of Van der Pop recently debuted a collection of stylish Italian leather stash bags thoughtfully lined with a waterproof zipper to conceal odors.

Pride and others like her are infusing their cannabis-forward offerings with a focus on design that, in some ways, has made the green industry more approachable. 

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Canada: Experimental pot lab sprouting cannabis-infused drinks, new edibles

“This is probably the most sophisticated cannabis lab in Canada,” said scientific adviser Ben Geiling.

Nestled inside Canopy Growth Corp.’s sprawling marijuana facility outside Ottawa is a laboratory where technicians in white lab coats and hair nets bustle about, pipetting fluids into glassware as machinery hums and coloured, three-dimensional graphs flash on nearby screens.

The lab is unlike any other in the 15,600-square-metre facility, a so-called dealers licence area, which allows the company to experiment with materials and products that are not otherwise legal in Canada — or even the rest of the facility.

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Colorado Congressman Invokes Tenth Amendment to Protect State Pot Programs in 2019 Federal Budget - Cannabis News

"Our constitutional framework has afforded the whole nation the chance to allow states to differ on many matters of public policy, including marijuana."

Representative Jared Polis has been trying to protect state-compliant cannabis businesses since long before United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded nine years' worth of federal pot protections in January.

With his latest attempt, Polis is hoping to attach an amendment to the federal government's 2019 fiscal budget.

The McClintock-Polis Amendment, sponsored by Polis and California Congressman Tom McClintock, would protect compliant licensed businesses and users in states where cannabis is legal from persecution by federal agencies funded by the United States Department of Justice, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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This Woman Created A Cannabis Marketplace For The Design-Minded Stoner - Cannabis News

Bettina Huang has been dreaming of creating a cannabis business before most people could even get their hands on the plant.

“I’ve just believed in the plant, and the industry, since high school,” Huang told HuffPost.

Huang is the founder of Say Hi, a highly edited online marketplace where consumers can find the types of sophisticated, design-minded cannabis products you can’t find in the locked glass closet of your local deli.

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Georgia lawmakers to Congress: ‘Get off your duffs’ on marijuana - Cannabis News

The Georgia House of Representatives is calling on the U.S. Congress to allow medical research of marijuana.

The House voted 158-5 on Thursday to pass a resolution asking Congress to take action so that marijuana can be studied, either by reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug or by passing a separate law.

Marijuana is currently considered a Schedule I drug with with no accepted medical use, according to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

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Maine’s first radio show on cannabis aims to entertain, and ‘meducate’ - Cannabis News

The show is a mix of pre-recorded and live segments, with about 20 minutes of talk spread over an hour – brought to you by the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine.

Maine is now home to a cannabis-themed radio show, an hourlong mix of music and talk that is co-hosted by a high-profile medical marijuana caregiver.

Dawson Julia, the owner of a medical marijuana shop in Unity, will tackle a different topic every week on the Cannabis Connection, which airs from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays on WFMX-107.9 The Mix.

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San Francisco Embraces Amsterdam-Style Marijuana Lounges - Cannabis News

San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations.

The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary's marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors.

"There's nothing like this in Jersey," said grinning Atlantic City resident Rick Thompson, getting high with his cousins in San Francisco.

In fact, there's nothing like the Barbary Coast lounge almost anywhere in the United States, a conundrum confronting many marijuana enthusiasts who find it increasingly easy to buy pot but harder to find legal places to smoke it.

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