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Tribe's recreational, medicinal marijuana operation suspended – Marijuana News

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Council president Tony Reider, right, and council treasurer Ryan Kills A Hundred. Image: Barry Amundson, Forum News Service

FLANDREAU, S. D. – A recreational and medicinal marijuana resort planned for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in southeast South Dakota has been put on hold.

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Willie Nelson’s Crusade to Stop Big Pot

Willie Nelson at Coachella, 2007, Photo: Paul Familetti via Wikimedia Commons
 
He’s been a vocal advocate of marijuana legalization for more than half a century, but the musician/songwriter/activist has watched the last few years unfold with a combination of joy and dread.
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Weed for Warriors pushes marijuana therapy for veterans at Phoenix Cannabis Expo

Veteran Jose Martinez, who lost three limbs in Afghanistan, found relief to his pain with medical marijuana. Image: Shanna Hogan, Phoenix New Times
 
As part of its work, the group collects donations of cannabis and makes it accessible to veterans who cannot afford it. 
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Cannabis clubs in Colorado: This city could set path for social pot use

Sign for Englewood, Colorado. Image: Xnatedawgx via Wikimedia Commons
John Aguilar ~ Denver Post ~
 
Englewood liquor licensing authority floats proposed ordinance allowing social pot use at cannabis clubs.
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In U.S., 58% Back Legal Marijuana Use

Marijuana joint. Image: Torben Hansen via Wikimedia Commons

Jeffrey M. Jones ~ Gallup.com ~

PRINCETON, N.J. -- A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup's 46-year trend.

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Pot Legalization Effort in US Heartland Takes Many Paths

Michael McGovern, a representative from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, wears a sticker during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. AP Photo/John Minchillo
Julie Carr Smyth ~ Associated Press ~
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?
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Anchorage woman offers free marijuana trade to fight spice synthetic drug epidemic

Spice synthetic marijuana. Image: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via Wikimedia Commons
Travis Khachatoorian ~ KTUU.com ~
 
ANCHORAGE – While many health officials are mulling over the best way to tackle the spice epidemic in Anchorage, one resident says handing out free marijuana may be the answer.
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U.S. government is stifling medical marijuana research, major think tank declares

Cannabis buds at a Denver facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
In a strongly-worded new report out Tuesday, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal government to eliminate roadblocks to medical marijuana research in the U.S.
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Marijuana use more than doubles in just 12 years

Young woman smoking a joint. Image: Ashton via Wikimedia Commons
 
The number of adults using marijuana more than doubled in recent years, according to new research culling data from two massive surveys.
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Legal cannabis industry veteran: We're just getting started

Christian Hageseth at the National Cannabis Summit in Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Veteran cannabis entrepreneur Christian Hageseth says the legal cannabis industry is rapidly evolving and on the verge of explosive growth.
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Poll: Majority of Texans support Marijuana Policy Reform

Texas Map Flag. Image via Wikimedia Commons
 
AUSTIN, Texas – Seventy-four percent of Texas adults say the maximum punishment for being caught with pot should be changed from a criminal penalty to a ticket or fine, according to a new poll conducted by The Texas Lyceum.
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Choose cannabis for wellness, not intoxication: the DeAngelo Manifesto

Book cover via KALW
 
A manifesto, by definition, is not usually easy reading, which is why Steve DeAngelo has combined his eight-point program with scientific and historical details, interspersed with stories about his life.
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Michigan marijuana legalization group, at half way point in petition drive, dives deep into data - Cannabis News

The logo for the Michigan Cannabis Coalition, one of two groups seeking to put a marijuana legalization proposal on the Michigan ballot in 2016. Image via MLive.com

Jonathan Oosting ~ MLive.com ~

LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Cannabis Coalition still isn't saying much about its investors, but it's learning a lot about supporters who are signing its petition to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. 

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The next 11 states that will legalize marijuana

2001 The Space Odyssey Marijuana March May 5, 2001 New Orleans. Image: Bart Everson via Wikimedia Commons
 
Compared to 1969, when only 12% supported legalizing pot, the majority of Americans today support legalizing recreational use of the drug.
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Petitioners urge voters to put pot on the ballot in Missouri

ALS survivor says marijuana saved her, fights to legalize it

Demand soaring at lone marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts

Customers waited for the first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts to open in Salem, on June 24. Image: Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Kay Lazar ~ The Boston Globe ~

Facility in Salem reports 1,500 patients in 2 months.

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Denver activists put public pot use ballot measure on hold

16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Image: Pcharles via Wikimedia Common
Keith Coffman ~ Reuters ~
 
Supporters of a Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana use at bars and other establishments have pulled the measure after city leaders and business groups agreed to discuss a compromise, the pro-pot group said on Thursday.
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From Alabama to California: Family moves to obtain medical marijuana

Does the legal marijuana industry have a race problem?