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US MA: High ambitions: Pot Advocacy Group To Attempt To Build

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 15 Dec 2017 - JOINT Beantown Greentown is trying to build a 100-foot-long joint this weekend at a marijuana expo event in Worcester. This is a practice run. Keith Laham and his friends have been practicing for the past few months.
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US MD: Kratom: An Old Plant Sparks A New Challenge

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
Baltimore Sun, 16 Dec 2017 - When Anne Arundel police seized 158 grams of kratom, a plant from Southeast Asia used medicinally for centuries, it was the first time it was seized in a county investigation, according to police. Officers arrested Michaela Elizabeth Gran, 21, and Chase Seven Gran, 23, both of Glen Burnie, on Tuesday after they said the two were found with small amounts of narcotics as well as the 158 grams of kratom. Its seizure caused some confusion, as the drug is legal in Maryland and can be bought for $1 for a pill-sized capsule in local smoke shops. That, and how many people have ever heard of kratom?
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US PA: Organ Donations From Fatal Drug Overdoses Double

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Philadelphia Daily News, 16 Dec 2017 - LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Charles Grugan's drug addiction took a toll on his family. They tried to help him, but on Oct. 12, 2011, Grugan 33, overdosed on heroin. He never recovered. While on life support in a regional hospital, doctors approached his family and showed them his driver's license.
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CN ON: Colby 'Neutral' On Cannabis Store

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
The Chatham Daily News, 15 Dec 2017 - Medical officer of health expects regulations will evolve Chatham-Kent's medical officer of health is remaining neutral on a provincially operated cannabis store slated to open next year. However, Dr. David Colby admits he's intrigued by how it might play out in the communities that were announced as part of the first phase.
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A marijuana salve won best in show at a cannabis convention this weekend - The Boston Globe

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The Boston Globe

A marijuana salve won best in show at a cannabis convention this weekend
The Boston Globe
A marijuana-infused topical salve won the most coveted prize this weekend at the first-ever Harvest Cup, a marijuana-centric convention in Worcester that featured a competitive competition among the best cannabis home-growers. The prize for best ...
Massachusetts marijuana aficionados roll 100-foot-long jointThe Telegram
Boston-Area Marijuana Advocates Build 100-Foot-Long JointCBS Los Angeles
Marijuana Advocates Build 100-Foot-Long Joint In WorcesterCBS Boston / WBZ

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Strathcona County addresses cannabis production facilities, plans to amend land-use bylaw - Globalnews.ca

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Globalnews.ca

Strathcona County addresses cannabis production facilities, plans to amend land-use bylaw
Globalnews.ca
The property would host a number of things: outdoor crops, industrial hemp companion gardens, cattle, sheep, as well as cannabis. “Putting this type of an agriculture business on industrial land just doesn't make sense for us,” Barr said. “The county ...

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Fears about cannabis abuse grow in Hong Kong after police seizures rise more than 200 per cent - South China Morning Post

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 15:06

South China Morning Post

Fears about cannabis abuse grow in Hong Kong after police seizures rise more than 200 per cent
South China Morning Post
The amount of cannabis seized by Hong Kong police increased 238 per cent in the first 10 months of this year, sparking fears about a growing trend of abuse in the city. One in seven of the Hongkongers arrested for possession in that period was aged 20 ...
Youth warned on false online information promoting cannabis useEJ Insight

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Law on marijuana should be eased - Khmer Times

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 14:44

Khmer Times

Law on marijuana should be eased
Khmer Times
In a long overdue move, the Thai government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces in northern Thailand. The decision to allow hemp in 15 districts of six designated provinces ...

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Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot. - Washington Post

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 14:30

Washington Post

Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot.
Washington Post
LOS ANGELES — Yirtuamlak Hailu Derege came to California a decade ago with dreams of making it big in the entertainment business. But shortly after arriving, he was arrested and convicted of selling marijuana, a felony that has made it difficult for ...
Experts Worry About California's Contaminated CannabisCBS Sacramento

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Cannabis regulators busy rolling out the rules for legal pot - New Haven Register

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Cannabis regulators busy rolling out the rules for legal pot
New Haven Register
BOSTON (AP) — From "cannabis cafes" to "craft cooperatives," regulators have been laying out a vision for what a potential multibillion dollar recreational marijuana industry might look like when retail sales begin next year in Massachusetts. The ...
California considers 'green banking' as it transitions to fully legal pot ...Los Angeles Times
California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot SalesTIME
California Issues First Round of Cannabis LicensesLeafly
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CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows ... - Boing Boing

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 09:17

Boing Boing

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows ...
Boing Boing
The World Health Organization's new report on cannabidiol (CBD) found that the compound (which does not produce any kind of high -- and may actually counteract the psychoactive properties of THC) is not addictive, has no potential for abuse, and shows ...
Medical cannabis is safe, says WHO | Inquirer NewsInquirer.net

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Under-the-Radar REITs: Data Centers to Cannabis Farms - Forbes - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 08:07

Forbes

Under-the-Radar REITs: Data Centers to Cannabis Farms - Forbes
Forbes
Investors seeking higher dividend yields may find them in surprising structures: medical marijuana property, data farms, digital billboards and college housing. They're part of the top tax-advantaged real estate investment trust (REIT) portfolios ...

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OH: Cresco breaks ground for medical marijuana facillity * The Yellow Springs News

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:50
ysnews.com (US) Just two weeks ago Cresco was one of 12 businesses in the state awarded a license for the large scale cultivation of medical marijuana. (Sun Dec 17 18:50:13 2017 PST)
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OH: New book: 'Home Is the Prime Meridian' * The Yellow Springs News

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ysnews.com (US) Marijuana grower ready to move ahead b State approves Cresco Labs ... (Sun Dec 17 18:50:13 2017 PST)
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OH: Cresco to break ground on cultivation facility * The Yellow Springs News

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:50
ysnews.com (US) Cresco Labs will break ground on the site of its upcoming medical marijuana cultivation facility on Dec. 14. (Sun Dec 17 18:50:13 2017 PST)
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OH: Marijuana grower ready to move ahead -- State approves Cresco Labs * The Yellow Springs News

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:50
ysnews.com (US) The approval means that by next spring Yellow Springs will likely have a medical marijuana cultivating business on the western edge of the village. (Sun Dec 17 18:50:13 2017 PST)
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OH: Company to break ground for marijuana site in western Ohio - Wilmington News Journal

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:49
wnewsj.com (US) The CEO of Chicago-based Cresco Labs is expected to take part Thursday morning along with Yellow Springs officials and medical marijuana advocates at the site of the planned cultivation facility. (Sun Dec 17 18:49:06 2017 PST)
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OH: Youngstown news, Syndication

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:47
vindy.com Marijuana joint stretches 100 feet in Massac... ... (Sun Dec 17 18:47:50 2017 PST)
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OH: Youngstown news, Marijuana joint stretches 100 feet in Massachusetts

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:47
vindy.com Marijuana joint stretches 100 feet in Massachusetts The effort was led by Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group Beantown Greentown during an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday. (Sun Dec 17 18:47:50 2017 PST)
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Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:40
shortnorth.com It was set to begin at 4:20 p.m. at Circus Bar. Several NORML members and eight more people were on the fenced-off patio smoking cigarettes. We want people to have places they can go to and feel comfortable. This is our getaway. Mister Revercomb mentioned that as we were speaking. Changelis who is president of the US Marijuana Party. Shawn Dunagan from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition were all speaking at a hug... (Sun Dec 17 18:40:02 2017 PST)
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