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In Illinois, medical marijuana finds a growing acceptance – Cannabis News

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A certified pharmacist and leading medical marijuana advocate sees consumer demand expanding at his suburban Chicago dispensary.

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Cannabis and politics: One expert’s view as the clock winds down to the November elections – Cannabis News

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With around four months to go ahead of the November elections, observers of America’s marijuana legalization movement are closely watching the legal and political maneuvering underway on both the state and national level.

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Some U.S. lawmakers call on DEA to remove barriers to medical marijuana research – Cannabis News

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A group of U.S. lawmakers is calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of remove federal barriers on medical marijuana research and to ease new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives.

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Large law office pivots towards the legal cannabis industry – Cannabis News

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A Florida-based firm is opening three new offices in cities where cannabis is an emerging industry, and it has plans to open more.

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A new approach to the marijuana magazine? - Cannabis News

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The Denver-based Sensi Media Group is launching pro-cannabis publications that focus on local issues, trends and lifestyles, with the goal of shifting the national focus away from marijuana’s outlaw past.

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Industrial hemp and wellness products: the next big market?

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How a former cosmetics industry executive is looking to break new ground with a new line of hemp-derived products.

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Hemp’s diverse uses and huge economic potential on display at northern Colorado expo – Marijuana News

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The expo comes as hemp advocates say the current Industrial Hemp Farming Act could be the most important jobs bill that Congress sees this session.

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The legalities of hemp: Navigating the constantly-changing rules and regulations

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A recent law seminar on industrial hemp underscores the industry’s challenges and opportunities.

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Getting past the stereotypes: Helping to update the image and message of legal cannabis – Marijuana News

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How good communications from your cannabis business can help advance the national dialogue on marijuana legalization.

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Maximizing cannabis: Scientists shift from the lab to the legal marijuana industry

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A new company, founded by a group of microbiologists, underscores some of the new ideas and products coming out of the legal cannabis sector.

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Keeping cannabis safe, with a safe designed for the cannabis industry - Marijuana News

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As the legal pot industry grows, so do concerns over the security of cannabis products, as well as on-site cash, company employees and customers.

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How does the death of Justice Scalia affect pending marijuana cases?

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Scalia’s passing could bring a halt to the Supreme Court’s consideration of any major cannabis-related rulings, at least for now.

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Cannabis compliance: a painstaking but essential part of the legal industry’s growth

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As the legal marijuana movement grows so does the need for compliance professionals, who can assist those businesses in staying out of regulatory trouble.

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The legal marijuana industry scrambles to keep up with changing tax agendas

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Experts say legal cannabis companies have to keep meticulous records if they don’t want to run afoul of federal, state and community tax officials.

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Cannabis retailers are looking to cash in on the holiday cheer

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Businesses linked to the legal marijuana industry are seeing strong consumer interest during the year-end holiday shopping season.

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As the cannabis industry expands, more growers are looking to greenhouses - Marijuana News

A 30,000-square foot GGS greenhouse range under construction in Arizona for medical marijuana production. Image: GGS Structures Inc.

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The legalization of marijuana is not only taking the cannabis industry out of the shadows; it’s also moving it outdoors and into the sunshine.

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Six cannabis industry leaders say what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving 2015 - Marijuana News

What does the legal marijuana industry have to be grateful for, as it celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday and looks ahead to 2016?

Evan Nison, president of NisonCo, a New Jersey-based public relations firm, recently asked some cannabis business leaders to comment on that subject. Here are their thoughts:

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Growing numbers of veterans demand access to cannabis for medical treatment - Marijuana News

Hundreds of veterans attended the first-ever Grow for Vets free cannabis giveaway on Memorial Day, 2014, in Denver Colorado. Image: Grow for Vets U.S.A.

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On Wednesday November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the U.S., American military veterans from the Weed For Warriors Project will end their national awareness tour by emptying bags of empty pill bottles at the gates of the White House. 

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Uprooting the cannabis industry’s lighting technology

An Errba COAS™ (Cannabis Optimal Absorption Spectrum) LED panel. Image via Errba Spectrum

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LED lamps, while still controversial, are being touted by some cannabis entrepreneurs as a low-energy, environmentally-friendly way to control the industry’s costs.

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Get ready for Halloween with pumpkin pie-flavored cannabis

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The Arizona-based creator of Juicy Rips says his products show how open the legal marijuana industry and its consumers are to innovation.
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