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Cannabis Ointments for Pain

INLANDER.COM – Here in Washington, where medical cannabis programs gained approval from voters nearly 20 years ago, the notion that cannabis has healing properties isn’t necessarily a tough sell with the public. But in our present-day recreational market, the high-end strains, concentrates, oils and other …

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Marijuana Industry Offers Break to Entice Minorities

MYFOXSPOKANE.COM – Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most heavily policed neighborhoods and found a quarter ounce of marijuana. After the 2007 raid, Shavers couldn’t leave the …

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Marijuana Users, Beware of the US Border

MACLEANS.CA –  While on a trip to Washington state this past February, Vancouver residents Timo Hengge and his wife shared a joint before heading up the Space Needle in Seattle. The couple didn’t break any laws while there—it’s perfectly legal for those 21 and older to …

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Clark County Cannabis Market Booming

COLUMBIAN.COM – It’s been three years since Clark County’s first cannabis businesses appeared, and this corner of Southwest Washington has grown into the fifth largest cannabis market in the state, according to sales and excise taxes collected. What started out as a chaotic industry with …

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Marijuana Booths May Be Coming to California

SFIST.COM – County fairs in America are known for some pretty outrageous ingestibles, from Fried Twinkies to Fried Jellybeans to Fried White Castle Burgers on a Stick. But those who wish to fry their brains at a California county fair may soon be able to …

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Legal Marijuana Production Blooms on Vancouver Island

CBC.CA – A security pass, a protective white suit and a tolerance for the smell of marijuana are all requirements before stepping foot inside the tightly controlled United Greeneries production facility. The licensed producer has been growing medical cannabis in a building just outside Duncan, B.C. for about a year. But …

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California Merges Medical and Recreational Marijuana Licensing

ABOVETHELAW.COM – Remember those 200-plus pages of medical cannabis regulation the State of California issued at the end of April? You can pretty much toss those out the door for cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Last week, in a huge step forward for marijuana …

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Exposing Hidden Owners and Keeping Cartels and Illicit Money Out

SEATTLETIMES.COM – Vela, a uniquely designed Seattle pot store, opened last year with fanfare and sophistication. Snoop Dogg dropped in on Vela’s opening weekend for a fundraiser benefiting the University of Washington Cannabis Law and Policy Project. The store then hosted a speaker series featuring …

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