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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?

Adventures of a Pot Pioneer

Steve DeAngelo at a protest in Oakland, California. Image: Glenn Halog/Flickr

The author of the Cannabis Manifesto dishes on racist drug laws, hemp jewelry, and California's weed-fueled world domination.

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Milestone: 80,000 Patients and Caregivers

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Arizona has reached a marijuana-legalization milestone, with more than 80,000 people now qualified to legally possess, grow, or sell pot for medicinal purposes.
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Canadian university to offer course on growing and selling cannabis

A 14-week online course offered by a B.C. university will teach students how to produce and distribute marijuana legally under new Canadian rules. Image via CBC.

With only 25 licensed distributors in Canada, teacher Tegan Adams says education a must for industry.

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Medical marijuana laws taking root across the South

Beverly Love, who suffers from lupus and multiple sclerosis, uses CBD oil to ease her pain. (Photo: Shawn Weismiller via AL.com)
Quint Forgey ~ News21 via Al.com ~
 
Only recently, as the marijuana movement sweeps through statehouses, have previously forgotten and failed laws become political tinder for a new debate in the South.
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Public comment sought in shaping marijuana regulations in Alaska

Demonstrators outside Alaska Marijuana Control Board meeting. Image via KTVA.com
 
ANCHORAGE – Outside of Monday’s Marijuana Control Board meeting in Anchorage, people held signs that said things like: “respect the vote,” “cannabis is not spice,” and “support small growers.”
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The most pernicious marijuana myth, debunked

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A new study is raising hackles about pot-laced edibles. The statistics really aren't as alarming as they seem.
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Hundreds Of Colorado Veterans Line Up For Free Marijuana In Show Of Protest

Recreational Marijuana Available At Oregon Dispensaries In October

Oregon State Flag
 
SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.
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Medical Marijuana Group Sends 100,000 Petitions To Florida Election Officials

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The group trying to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is making headway in getting the initiative on the ballot.
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N.Y. medical marijuana wannabes line up training for workers

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Claire Hughes ~ Times Union ~
New York companies looking to legally produce medical marijuana and keep within new state regulations are partnering with professional trainers, to teach employees how to properly cultivate the plant.
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California Cannabis Legalization Campaigns Gearing Up

Sow The Seeds of Victory. Image Courtesy: East Bay Express
 
California cannabis activists announced on Thursday that they will soon file a state ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in 2016.
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California City Creates Innovation Zone for Marijuana

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The city of Arcata has created what is believed to be the nation’s first-ever land use designation specifically meant to promote and regulate the production of marijuana and cannabis-related products.
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