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Melissa Etheridge: 'Cannabis Is Going to Save the World'

Melissa Etheridge: 'Cannabis Is Going to Save the World'

A report from the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in L.A. by Noelle Skodzinski I'm just back in the office after attending the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (CWCBE) in Los Angeles—and an extended visit in California—which wrapped up Friday, Sept. 18, after two full days of educational programming and an exposition featuring approximately 60 exhibitors. The show kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 16, …

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Union Negotiates First Oregon Cannabis Worker Contract

As the Oct. 1 launch of recreational marijuana sales nears, one labor union is looking to organize cannabis workers in Oregon. United Food & Commercial Workers Local 555 recently negotiated a three-year contract on behalf of employees at a Portland dispensary and hopes to broker similar deals across the state as the cannabis industry takes off, said Jeff Anderson, Local …

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N.J. Inspectors Find Pesticides At Medical Marijuana Dispenary

TRENTON — State health inspectors have cited the state's largest medical marijuana dispensary after finding pesticides at its Woodbridge facility, although no traces of the bug-killing substance was detected in the medicine, a state health spokeswoman confirmed. New Jersey's medical marijuana program bars dispensaries from using pesticides on its cannabis crops. Garden State Dispensary owner Michael Weisser said inspectors found …

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New Jersey To Get Fourth Medical Marijuana Facility

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The state Department of Health has given the green light to an alternative treatment center that will become New Jersey’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary when it opens in October. Health department officials issued the permit after a final inspection was conducted at Compassionate Sciences Inc. in Bellmawr. The approval was announced Monday. NJ.com reports Compassionate Sciences …

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Snoop Dogg Launches Marijuana Media Platform "Merry Jane"

Snoop Dogg, world-renowned entertainment icon and unofficial representative of all things weed, has been investing in tech products and platforms for the past year or so, with a particular focus on the cannabis industry. But today, Snoop is entering the tech sphere in a whole new way, with the launch of his very own platform called Merry Jane. At its …

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Gillibrand Presses for Changes to Federal Marijuana Laws

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke Monday at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s fall business summit in Manhattan, pressing the case for her legislation that would change federal marijuana laws. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect State Act would amend the federal controlled substance law to allow states to set their own policy and reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II …

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Mass. Court Bans Police Stops Solely For Suspected Marijuana

In a decision hailed by civil rights advocates and supporters of marijuana legalization, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that police cannot stop motorists solely because they suspect the vehicle’s occupants are in possession of the drug. The Supreme Judicial Court based its 5-2 ruling largely on a measure that voters approved in 2008 that reduced possession of an ounce …

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Florida Teen's Death Sparks New Legislation

Naomi Pomerance loved music and dance. And judging by the 500 people who turned out for her funeral, the 16-year-old Wellington girl was herself much beloved. Naomi was killed March 28 when the Honda Rukus scooter on which she was a passenger ran a red light and T-boned a Toyota 4Runner, according to a police report. "I've lost half of …

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