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Kansas holds children of Colorado veteran who uses medical marijuana – Marijuana News

Raymond Schwab, an honorably discharged veteran, moved to Colorado last year to get treated for post-traumatic stress and chronic pain with medical marijuana. He didn't expect Kansas would take his children in return.

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Utah Mom With Rare, Painful Disease Advocates Marijuana Legalization: 'Any Politician Who Has a Heart Should Get Behind this Effort' – Marijuana News

The Stanger Family. Image courtesy Mike and Enedina Stanger via People.com

Enedina Stanger and her husband recently moved with their girls to Colorado, where marijuana is legal, rather than risk possible arrest and losing custody of their children.

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First all-female-owned medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas opening at 420 Sahara Ave. – Marijuana News

Brenda Gunsallus, co-owner of Sahara Wellness in Las Vegas.  Video Image: KTNV.com

Four women are opening the first all-female-owned medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas.

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Legalized marijuana gaining support in Tennessee – Marijuana News

Tennessee Cannabis Coalition. Image: WKRN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (WKRN) – Supporters of legal marijuana hope to spur action on an issue they say has broad support in Tennessee.

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Pet owners excited about pot research potential – Marijuana News

Jerry and Lisa Miller pose with their dog Dinah, who suffers through cluster seizures about once a month. Image: Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat

Lisa Miller believes pot may be the cure for the tremors that regularly overtake her dog Dinah.

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2016 Will Be Marijuana's Big Year – Marijuana News

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2015 was a pretty amazing year for progress in the legalization of marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia legalized recreational marijuana, many states decriminalized it and several more states approved medical marijuana.

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DEA Takes 'Baby Step' on CBD, Eliciting Optimism and Outrage – Marijuana News

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The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday it’s making research into the non-intoxicating cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) easier, but advocates for legal access to what appears an effective treatment for epilepsy say the change doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015 – Marijuana News

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In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.

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Volunteers in Denver give away free pot to the homeless on Christmas Eve – Marijuana News

Volunteers in Denver give away free pot to the homeless on Christmas Eve, to raise awareness about homelessness. Image: Denver7 reporter Jennifer Kovaleski

DENVER - A local nonprofit hit the streets of Downtown Denver on Christmas Eve and gave away a thousand free, pre-rolled marijuana joints to the homeless and anyone else who wanted one. "Merry Christmas and a puff puff, New Year's," said one woman who accepted a joint.

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At Emerald Cup cannabis fair, mellow moments for legalized pot – Marijuana News

Becca Marston, a sales rep for Utopia Farms, hands out free samples of cannabis-infused macaroons to Blake Almira, 21, right, and a friend. Image: Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times

Forget prize piglets, pie-eating contests and sheep-shearing demonstrations. This fair is dedicated to showcasing the very best marijuana grown in California, and by extension, the world.

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Oregon Warm Springs tribe approves pot sales project – Marijuana News

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs stand in line Thursday, Dec. 17, waiting to vote on a cannabis cultivation referendum. Image via Jefferson Public Radio

PORTLAND — Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in Central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation.

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In New Era for Marijuana, New York Smokers Get Bolder – Marijuana News

Public pot smokers at different locations in NYC. Image: Hilary Swift for The New York Times

It wafts down the pavement, an unmistakable odor more Haight-Ashbury than New York — the tang of marijuana smoke in the city’s streets.

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Montana recreational weed initiative blazing forward – Marijuana News

Medical marijuana at a Bozeman facility in 2014. Image: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The state has issued official signature petitions for a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize, regulate and tax the sale of marijuana.

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A ‘Budding’ Industry: Asian Americans for Cannabis Education – Marijuana News

AACE Co-Founder Opehlia Chong carrying a marijuana plant. Image: Natalie Embrey, Stock Pot Images, LLC via NBCNews.com

When Tiffany Wu first entered the cannabis industry in March, she noticed that Asian Americans involved in the industry were few and far between — a trend the 28-year-old says was made even more apparent after she attended the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo one of the nation's largest cannabis trade shows attracting thousands of advocates and industry professionals, in Las Vegas in November.

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Online Commercial Released to Legalize Pot in Missouri – Marijuana News

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Show-Me Cannabis, the group pushing for legalization of pot, hopes an online commercial campaign will drum up support for medical marijuana.

The goal is to get a medicinal marijuana measure on the November 2016 ballot.

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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Petitioners Prepping to Circulate – Marijuana News

Nearly 13,500 signatures are needed for medical marijuana in North Dakota to be up for vote and Ray Morgan has no doubt they'll get there.

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Omaha Tribe interested in pursuing growing, selling of marijuana to boost economy – Marijuana News

About an hour and half north of the metro, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into Iowa's Monona County.

"We need jobs," Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation.

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Wisconsin Families Make The Case For Marijuana Oil At State Capitol – Marijuana News

A drop of cannabis oil. Image: Ryan Bushby via Wikimedia Commons

Families desperate to get access to a medicinal oil derived from marijuana urged legislators to legalize it at a tearful hearing Tuesday.

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Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business – Marijuana News

Consultant Jonathan Hunt checks seedlings growing in the marijuana growing facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in September. AP Photo: Jay Pickthorn

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.

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Chicago’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Its Doors – Marijuana News

The ribbon is cut on Dispensary 33, Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Image: Lisa Fielding, CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Dispensary 33, officially opened its doors today at the corner of Clark and Argyle in what was once a pizza place.

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