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Vermont Governor Vetoes Marijuana Legalization Bill

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have legalized marijuana for adults in the state, but offered a path forward for the legislation if state lawmakers make a handful of changes to the bill. “I think we need to …

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Oregon Winemakers Add Marijuana to Their Harvest

INC.COM – Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers. Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: …

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Can Marijuana Treat Drug Addiction?

CNN.COM – Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance. A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level of drug use among people who are unable or simply unwilling to stop. What should naturally …

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Moses Lake Farm First in Washington to Plant Hemp

CAPITALPRESS.COM – A Grant County farmer has planted 75 irrigated acres of hemp, becoming the first Washington grower to try a crop that remains a federally controlled substance, but can be cultivated under state supervision. Shane Palmer, whose family farms about 3,000 acres near Moses …

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Canada Tests Lower Age for Pot

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the …

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Hiring Challenges in States Where Marijuana is Legal

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some weeks this year, 90 percent of applicants would …

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Washington State Law Paves Way for Organic Marijuana

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Washington Governor Jay Inslee on May 16th signed a bill that paves the way for the state to create what is believed to be the first system in the United States to certify marijuana as organic. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Senator …

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Fridge-Sized Device That Grows Marijuana

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – A Los Angeles entrepreneur could make a lot of green with his new invention: A refrigerator-sized device that grows pot. Yoni Ofir says his Leaf machine is made for people who have no clue how to cultivate marijuana. “We wanted to create something …

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