District Court Ruling Jeopardizes Nevada ‘Early Start’ Cannabis Plans

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Carson City, Nevada District Judge James Wilson has issued a temporary injunction barring the state from issuing recreational cannabis licenses to existing medical dispensaries, ruling that the ballot measure approved by voters dictates that licensed alcohol distributors have the exclusive rights to distribute cannabis for 18 months, the Associated Press reports. Wilson said in his […]
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New York Senate Passes Bill Allowing MMJ for PTSD, Moves to Gov.

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A cannabis worker plucks a leaf from the stem of a fully grow commercial-grade marijuana plant.New York’s Republican-controlled Senate has approved a bill adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s medical cannabis qualifying condition list, the NY Daily News reports. The measure, which passed 50-13, now moves to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Rick Azzopardi, spokesperson for the governor, indicated that Cuomo would review the legislation. The measure was […]
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Why Are the Feds Trying to Recreate the Black Market?

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It’s either pure stubbornness, ignorance, corruption or officials in Washington D.C. really want to recreate the black market. Our politicians can’t have it both ways. It’s 2017 and not just 75+% of America but the world recognizes the health, psychological, medicinal and recreational benefits of cannabis. World governments and law enforcement recognize that legalizing cannabis not […]
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PNC Bank Drops MPP Accounts

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PNC Bank is closing the accounts of the Marijuana Policy Project after an audit revealed that the organization received funding from a company that ‘touches the plant,’ according to a Washington Post report. MPP is not involved in cannabis cultivation or processing. Nick Field, MPP’s chief operating officer indicated that a PNC Bank representative told […]
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Florida Gov. Signs Industrial Hemp Bill

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A hemp plant located on a pilot hemp plot.Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed the Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects bill, allowing hemp-growing plans by the University of Florida and Florida A&M to move forward, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. The universities plan to partner with private companies to conduct and pay for the research, which must be registered with the state Department of Agriculture […]
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Names of Pennsylvania MMJ Cultivators Announced

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Peering through an indoor cannabis grow operation's lower canopy.The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced the 12 companies awarded cultivation and processing permits for medical cannabis. Under the state rules, two licenses were available in the state which was broken into six regions. Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania LLC, and Franklin Labs, LLC were chosen for the Southeast Region licenses; Terrapin Investment Fund 1 […]
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