Thursday May 28th, 2015
 
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For Summer Readers Curious About Marijuana, A New Crop Of Marijuana Publications - Forbes.com
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USA - Ross Kaminsky : "I don’t smoke pot and I warn my young children away from it. But the genie of marijuana legalization is not going back into the bottle, nor should it in a free society. All jokes aside, Colorado is leading the way in understanding both the benefits and perils of legal pot and of its regulatory framework. Other states, rather than stamping their feet and running to the feds, should watch this laboratory of democracy and learn from our success and our temporary failures."
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The Insane Marijuana War : Indonesia - Two men will be executed for possession of large amounts of Marijuana. - TheJakartaPost.com 
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Solid gold 2,400-year-old Marijuana Bongs used by royal family, dug up in Russia - express.co.uk
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Rolling Stone : Legal Pot, Marriage Equality Making Americans More Socially Liberal
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USA - Pennsylvania Governor Wolf's marijuana decriminalization could save Pennsylvania millions. Wolf said the criminalization of marijuana rips families apart. - philly.com 
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Hemp - Canada - BC - A space to start a business. The Cumberland Hemp Company also uses the kitchen to make gelato. One of the products is Hempscream, a non-dairy frozen dessert with hemp and coconut milk. - Comox Valley Record 
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Wednesday May 27th, 2015
 
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Canada to see a 40 per cent increase in cancer patients by 2030: Canadian Cancer Society report. - Huffington Post
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Marijuana.Ca comment : We will soon be adding new information to Marijuana.Ca that sheds some light on the potential that Marijuana may have for some Cancer patients. Including information related it's potential anti nauseau, pain relief and appetite stimulation properties.

As well, additional information will be added to Marijuana.Ca related to the following subject:
from the American Cancer Society (ACS): " More recently, scientists reported that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD slow growth and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in laboratory dishes. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer."
> American Cancer Society web link


USA - A new federally funded study: Marijuana and its effect on veterans with PTSD - chicagonow.com
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Some things that scientists know about marijuana - mprnews.org 
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Beautiful Pot Brownie. - wbur.org
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Germany marijuana legalization push revives debate over drug policy - washingtontimes.com
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USA - Will the New DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) Chief Go Easy on Pot? - the daily beast  
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Hemp - New Swedish facility can process Hemp into nanocrystalline cellulose. This high-value nanomaterial cam be used to manufacture a wide range of uniquely enhanced products like pharmaceuticals, bone replacement, tooth repair, paper, high strength fibres and more. - pulpandpapercanada.com 
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Tuesday May 26th, 2015
 
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Canada - Conservative attack ad against Trudeau supports Marijuana Prohibition which criminalizes Canadians for Marijuana use. - huffingtonpost.ca
"So, what are his policies?" an older man asks. "Legalizing marijuana," another man replies. "Is that the biggest problem we have to solve?"
Marijuana.Ca comment : It's an important issue amongst many important issues. Marijuana use should Not be a crime. It's also an industry worth 10 billion dollars a year or more, and it is Not taxed. Legalize it for Adult Use.  
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USA / Canada. Michigan marijuana legalization drive poised to clear a procedural step. Michigan borders Canada. Bingo. TimesUnion.com
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USA - Hearing set on using marijuana for autism. Lisa Smith says her son’s behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was given daily oral doses of oil extracted from marijuana. - lansingstatejournal.com 
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Canada - Canadian Cannabis Clinics opening London Ontario location in June - TheLonder.Ca
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Marijuana Legalization 2015: Women Are Making Their Mark On The Marijuana Industry - ibtimes.com
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USA - This Lawyer Wants Hillary to Loosen Up on Pot. Hillary Clinton heads to the Sunshine State this week but could get some shade from one of the state’s most prominent donors because of her views on marijuana. - thedailybeast.com  
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Hemp - USA - New Mexico - If we're growing pot, why not grow hemp? - currentargus.com
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Monday May 25th, 2015
 
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USA - Parent's delight after Addyson Benton, epileptic three-year-old, makes dramatic improvements using Marijuana. From 1,000's of seizures a day, to 3. - mirror.co.uk 
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New York Times : An Important Victory for Medical Marijuana at the Federal Level!
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USA - Marijuana Legalization 2015: Pot Industry Sales May Hit $30 to $50 Billion By 2019. ibtimes.com
"Since I've given up pain meds I ride a push bike, I get in the water and try and swim."
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USA - Veteran’s PTSD led to marijuana, arrest and a lucky break. Jared Hunter faced 5 years in prison. But last week, he accepted a new offer. It requires him to pay court costs and costs of prosecution, amounting to less than $1,000. His record will show not a conviction, but a withhold of adjudication — essentially, a judicial get-out-of-jail-free card that leaves his civil rights intact. The next person in the same situation may end up in jail for 5 years. - seattletimes.com
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USA - Jeff Mizanskey could be freed from jail by the summer. Governor issues pardon. Mr. Mizanskey has been serving a life sentence in Missouri for non-violent, marijuana only offenses. - TheWeedBlog.com
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Sungrown Marijuana. A Brighter Future for Marijuana Growing. - Vancouver Sun 
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Hemp - USA - Pennsylvania considers industrial hemp cultivation - phillyvoice.com
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Friday May 22nd, 2015
 
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USA - In an Historic Vote, Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment. - DrugPolicy.Org
First Time Senate Has Voted on Marijuana Law Reform.
Amendment Would Allow Veteran Affairs Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Their Patients in States Where It’s Legal. The bill is certain to pass on the Senate floor.
Marijuana.Ca comment : This is a Very Significant Victory at the Federal Level in the USA for Medical Marijuana Access. It will have significant ramifications in the US, that in time, will reverberate into Canada. This is part of the overall collapse of the Medical and Recreational Marijuana Prohibition in the US and Canada. The rest of 2015 and 2016 are going to be very interesting and important times!  
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Canada - Marijuana oil showing promising results for Summerland toddler, Kyla Williams. Results are remarkable, says her grandmother, Elaine Nuessler. Kyla was suffering 100's of seizures a day. Now, no more pharmaceuticals, and she's Down to 10 seizures a day, and sometimes none at all. - GlobalNews.Ca
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Pot kills crippling pain. Cancer-suffering medical marijuana user Paul Lawrence says. - abc.net.au
Cancer-sufferer Paul Lawrence says he survives crippling daily pain with medical marijuana, including a breakfast marijuana smoothie, joints and hash oil throughout the day. The 52-year-old from Wollongong underwent a world-first operation in 2010 to remove a chordoma, a rare spinal tumour, the size of a football. At the time he was given just months to live and told there was a high likelihood he would die during surgery. It left him bedridden, and about nine months ago he switched to medical marijuana. "After about a month of not taking the medications it was like a fog started to clear, and I just looked back at what I'd not been doing for the last four years and thought 'this is ridiculous'," he said.
"Since I've given up pain meds I ride a push bike, I get in the water and try and swim."
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Canada - BC - Nelson - Time to tax legal marijuana. Not only should medical marijuana be available in Nelson, but all adult use should be legal, taxed and regulated. Marijuana prohibition is indefensible. Neighboring US states have legalized marijuana; Ottawa can no longer claim Canada must uphold marijuana prohibition in order to maintain good US relations. Consider the experience of Canada’s southern neighbour. - NelsonStar.com
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USA - Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill - Chicagotribune.com 
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Pets/Animals - Press Release - One of North America's foremost holistic veterinarians and a world expert on cannabis and its medicinal benefits for pets is joining True Leaf Medicine International's advisory board, the company announced today. Dr. Robert Silver of Boulder, Colorado, will provide True Leaf with knowledge and guidance as it develops cannabinoid-based therapies for animal and pet health. 
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Hemp - USA - Hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds - johnsoncitypress.com
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Thursday May 21st, 2015
 
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USA - Parents of 3 year old, Addyson Benton, Say Medicinal Marijuana Helped severely reduce Daughter's Seizures. - abcnews.go.com
Tests showed she was having over 1000 seizures a day. In consultation with doctors in Colorado, Heather Benton said, they tried a few marijuana-derived products and found that a patch that they put on Addyson's ankle each morning reduced her seizures. On Monday, Benton only counted three visible seizures all day.
"Six hours after we put it on her, she lit up," Benton said. "She stared mimicking hand gestures, talking, mimicking words on TV," Benton said. "I was just blown away," Benton added. "I never thought we would be here." 
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Canada - Press Release - Bedrocan Receives Expanded Health Canada Production License. Capacity Increases with 12 Additional Growing Rooms Approved at Domestic Production Facility.
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USA - Michigan - There has been No ‘zombie apocalypse’ after pot legalized. State Rep. Brandon Dillon says there is a good case for making pot legal. - woodtv.com
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Canada - Ottawa marijuana vapour lounge to reopen as early as Friday, says owner - MetroNews.Ca
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USA - Pioneer Pot States Did The Right Thing, Polls Show. Support for legalized marijuana seems to be growing in Colorado and Washington state, which became the first U.S. states to regulate the weed for recreational use two years ago. - HuffingtonPost.com
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Looks Good Enough To Smoke or Eat: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment. - NPR.ORG
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Hemp - USA - Hemp History Week coming up. Events taking place from June 1st -7th, 2015
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Wednesday May 20th, 2015
 
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Canada - Allan Rock, president of U of Ottawa and former Federal Health Minister that initiated the Federal Medical Marijuana Program, involved in medical marijuana business. - metronews.ca
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Medical marijuana changes life for Texas girl, Alexi Bortell. - kgns.tv
The results from medical marijuana are remarkable for Alexis. Seizures have gone from once a day in Texas to once a month in Colorado.
"We're not seeing symptom reduction," Dean Bortell said. "We're seeing symptom elimination."
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USA - Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Supports Decriminalizing Marijuana and may be receptive to Legalizing it for Adult Use - dailycaller.com
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Colorado passes bill to allow Young patients to possess medicinal marijuana on school grounds. Jack Splitt, a 14-year-old suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dystonia is one of them. - durangoherald.com
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Marijuana Investors Growing Faster Than The Deals. A trend that Leighton has noticed amongst his investors are that they tend to be in the 45-60 age group, are already successful businessmen and aren’t squeamish when it comes to investing in this area. - forbes.com
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Oh God, Mom and Dad, You and Your Medical Marijuana Are So Embarrassing! Last night’s episode of True Life was titled “My Parents Love Their Weed.” What else do you possibly need to know? - gawker.com
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Hemp - Surrounded by hemp: Plan to use Colorado crop for building insulation. There are 159 registered Colorado hemp growers who have filed to plant 2,648 acres this year, according to the state Department of Agriculture. - TheCannabist.Co
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Tuesday May 19th, 2015
 
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Canada - Justin Trudeau commits to Regulating Marijuana for Adult Use, early on in his term, if he's elected in the upcoming federal election. - Straight.com 
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National Geographic - USA - Will Marijuana for Sick Kids Get the Federal Government to Rethink Marijuana Laws?

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Canada - USA - Deep in the weeds: How Colorado is dealing with legalized marijuana - Globe and Mail
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Marijuana Prohibition Is a Moral Scandal Built on a Mountain of Lies.
Why the war on weed is unscientific, unconstitutional, and unjust. - Reason.com

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USA - Bud and Breakfast Lets You Search for Marijuana-Friendly Lodging - psfk.com
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Brazil to Allow the Import of CBD Hemp Oil Products from the U.S. - leafly.com
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Hemp - Small steps with super foods can make an impact. Incorporating super foods like hemp and chia seeds and goji berries is also an option. - camrosecanadian.com
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Happy Long weekend.
Next update is Tuesday May 19.
Friday May 15th, 2015
 
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Canada - Pro Legalization. Ken Melamed, Federal Green Candidate from BC, supports Marijuana Legalization for Adult Use - squamishchief.com 
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Forbes - Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional, And Unjust. - Jacob Sullum
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Jamaica hoping to be world leader in medical marijuana - jamaica-gleaner.com
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Canada - Tweed Marijuana’s physician outreach is a shrewd move, says M Partners - cantechletter.com
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Colorado is the next Silicon Valley: Why the legalized marijuana industry is flourishing.
Legalized pot is worth $3 billion across 23 states, and that number will only grow with drug reform legislation.
- Salon.com 
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Canada - BC - Video: Tantalus Labs' 115,000 square foot medical marijuana greenhouse under construction. Sun grown marijuana - theprovince.com
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Hemp - Living the high life: posh London postcode welcomes the UK's first Hemp/ Low THC Cannabis pharmacy. - express.co.uk
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Thursday May 14th, 2015
 
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Canada - B.C. college of physicians warned new rules for medicinal marijuana could spark legal challenge.
Lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, said the implications could be national. “It’s quite likely something that puts the entire Health Canada program of using physicians as gatekeepers to the lawful possession of cannabis into peril,” he explained.
- Straight.com
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Canada - Marijuana for PTSD rejected by Erin O'Toole, Conservative Veterans Affairs Minister. Mr. O'Toole ignores the experiences of many veterans. - cbc.ca
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Medical marijuana 420 Clinic opens in Calgary. - GlobalNews.Ca
The 420 Clinic is not a dispensary, and no marijuana will be kept on site.  Instead, the clinic will help patients navigate new federal rules around how medical marijuana can be accessed.
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USA - 9-month-old Penelope McCall has been taking prescription medications to treat her Infantile Spasms her entire life, but now the McCall family is seeing a difference with an all-natural remedy, Marijuana Oil that does Not get her high. It has Low THC and high levels of CBD - wcyb.com
Marijuana.Ca comment - There is an incredible video at this link with an interview with Penelope's Mom, Ellen.

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Meet Colorado’s Pot Smokers. Danielle Levitt photographed more than 25 people smoking marijuana. - time.com
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Canada - Toronto - Interview with Damian Abraham about Marijuana. Abraham is the lead singer of Fucked Up. - Torontoist.com
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Hemp - Kentucky CBD: Back to the Future with Industrial Hemp - sfgate.com
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Wednesday May 13th, 2015
 
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Canada - Toronto - Joe Fiorito calls for Legalization. "Legalize the stuff, but find a useful way to measure its potency, especially when it comes to edibles." He also writes about two of his medicinal experiences. TheStar.com
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Canada -  Video of Dr. Mark Ware. Montreal's McGill University launches first medical marijuana registry. - cbc.ca

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USA - War veteran, PTSD and Medical Marijuana: Vet, Jared Hunter, who uses marijuana for his PTSD faces possible imprisonment. - orlandoweekly.com
For his military service: Hunter earned an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal. His military career ended when he was granted an honorable discharge with a medical disability of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. 
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Canada - Medical marijuana ads on Vancouver radio prompt national agencies to pass to the left - TheProvince.com
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How to Get Hired as a Grower in the Medical Marijuana Industry - leafly.com
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USA - Marijuana Prices - All 50 States Ranked By The Cost Of Weed. Oregon is the least expensive. - forbes.com
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Hemp - USA - Milford woman sells a range of hemp oil products. Body lotions, shampoos, lip balms, chocolates, cooking oils and protein mixes. - stamfordadvocate.com
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Tuesday May 12th, 2015
 
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Canada - Quebec - Medical Marijuana registry in Quebec called world's first. - cbc.ca
Registry allows doctors and users of medical marijuana to help look for safety signals, explore effectivness.
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Canada - Press Release - Three licensed producers provide funding for launch of Quebec medicinal cannabis registry. Bedrocan, Tweed and Mettrum
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Canada - PTSD hospital admissions in Ontario double in 5 years. Study estimates more than 22,000 people in eastern Ontario suffer from PTSD. - cbc.ca
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USA - The legalization of marijuana in Michigan - michronicleonline.com
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Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis. People are in jail because of the Marijuana War. - ladybug.com
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Canada - BC - Father from Surrey, David Hutchinson, wants to see changes in medical marijuana laws. David lost his daughter, Beth, to brain cancer, is echoing an Ontario father’s calls for changes to this country’s medical marijuana laws. - cknw.com
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Hemp - Canada. Manitoba Harvest says plant a vital part of 'right-fat' diet. - winnipegsun.com
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Monday May 11th, 2015
 
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Canada - Ontario - Parents in Thornhill treating 3 month old epileptic girl with marijuana oil want treatment to be legal. Video & article. - HuffingtonPost.Ca

Gwenevere Repetski turns three next month and she is finally able to crawl, a milestone her parents thought they would never see. Gwen was a young child, having seizures, and couldn’t smoke or vapourize medical marijuana, so her father, Alex Repetski, learned how to make marijuana oil in his kitchen. He then sent the oil to a lab for testing before giving it to his daughter three times a day.

She hasn’t had a seizure since, Alex Repetski says.
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Canada - B.C. municipalities seek National Support on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries debate. - Globe and Mail
Lower Mainland municipalities want the support of other Canadian jurisdictions as they push for a national debate on the regulation of marijuana dispensaries.
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USA - Former Veterans Affairs Doctor, Deborah Gilman, MD: Congress Should End Medical Marijuana Gag Order On Veteran Affairs Doctors - TheWeedBlog.com
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Canada - Costco Lifestyle Magazine has Marijuana Legalization Poll and articles - CostcoConnection.Ca
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USA - Here’s how big the legal pot business will be by 2020: $13.4 billion in sales. 12,128 stores. 212,000 employees + Legal Recreational Marijuana for Adults in 18 states. - finance.yahoo.com
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What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana for Pets - time.com
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Hemp - First large-scale hemp processing plant begins in Colorado. Fort Lupton pilot plant extracts pulp and sugars from Hemp. - thedenverchannel.com
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Friday May 8th, 2015
 
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Canada - Toronto - Medical Marijuana storefront dispensary opens in downtown Toronto.
> Cannawide.Ca has opened a dispensary on Kensington Avenue in Kensington Market.
This is part of the wave of change. Licensed Producers should be allowed to sell their Medicinal Marijuana thru various kinds of brick and mortar locations, including dispensaries and pharmacies.

- Marijuana.Ca

Canada - BC - Now the city of Victoria is planning to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. - cheknews.ca
"In six months, Victoria’s growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries may face annual fees worth tens of thousands of dollars for the right to do business in the city. City council asked staff to come up with regulations similar to those Vancouver is considering."
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Canada - BC - Metro Vancouver Mayors consider whether to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. They are carefully watching what is happening in Vancouver. Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver, New Westminster and Squamish. - Straight.com
“When Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana, I think the dam was broken,” he explained. “There no longer is respect for laws against marijuana. That means there has to be a form of regulation.” Derek Corrigan, Burnaby Mayor
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USA - 16 year old Genny Barbour, Battling Epilepsy, Fights for the Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School - people.com
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Welcome to Pot Shabbat. - forward.com
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Canada - BC - Rules become much more restrictive for doctors who prescribe medical marijuana in BC. Dana Larsen said the college's restrictive standards may spur willing doctors to refuse to issue a formal authorization for cannabis from a licensed producer – which copies the paperwork to Health Canada – but instead provide a note to take to a dispensary. - tricitynews.com
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Hemp - Delicious. Crepes with Hemp seeds. And the benefits of hempseeds for stress relief. - onegreenplanet.org
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Breaking news:
Medical Marijuana storefront dispensary opens in downtown Toronto.
> Cannawide.Ca has opened a dispensary on Kensington Avenue in Kensington Market. 

Thursday May 7th, 2015
 
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Canada - Want Nova Scotia's economy to grow? Legalize pot - thecoast.ca
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Canada - Ottawa - New Ottawa Medical Marijuana clinic to open in May, MDs on site. Part of Canadian Cannabis Clinics. - ottawa citizen
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‘Legalize it across the board!’.
Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and how marijuana is the only thing that can help ease his pain.
“Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!’” - The Daily Beast
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Canada - Tilray donates $10,000 for Heritage Days - nanaimodailynews.com
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Leafly's Visual Quality Guide to Selecting Marijuana - leafly.com
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Canada - BC - No smoking this medical marijuana. Unlike other dispensaries, no dried marijuana bud will be available for sale. - castanet.net
The Flower of Life Compassion Club is offering medicated edibles, including cannabis-infused teas and locally sourced cannabis-infused honey. In another section, they have glycerin and coconut oil tinctures and concentrated cannabis oils, and finally a line of skin care products – also infused with medical quality cannabis.
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Hemp - Kentucky Hemp Production to Grow Exponentially in 2015
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Wednesday May 6th, 2015
 
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Canada - 93 medical marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver identified by CBC. - cbc.ca
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USA - Marijuana Industry to Create $10 Billion+ Economic Impact in 2015, $30 Billion By 2019. - mjbizdaily.com
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Canada - Quebec - Bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Quebec hospitals - cjad.com
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Willie Nelson: I Got Stoned on the Roof of the White House - newsmax.com
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USA - Colorado - Inside a very beautiful Marijuana Dispensary. Does Silverpeak Apothecary point to how high-quality marijuana will be sold as it's legalized across the U.S. of A.? - psfk.com
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How to Get Hired to Work in the Medical Marijuana Industry Part 2: Getting Hired as a Budtender. - leafly.com
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Hemp - Press Release - ZaZZZ Shows Off at Kentucky Industrial Hemp Event
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Tuesday May 5th, 2015
 
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Canada - How to Choose a Licensed Producer of Medical Marijuana in Canada - Leafly.com
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Canada - Map: The definitive guide to Vancouver's medicinal marijuana dispensaries - Straight.com
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USA - Canada - The End of The War on Marijuana and The Emergence of The Venture-Backed Marijuana Industry - Tech Crunch
Video Interview and article. With Brendan Kennedy of Privateer and Geoff Lewis of the Founders Fund
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Canada - Halifax - ‘Stop arresting patients’: Rally calls for end to marijuana prohibition. - TheChronicleHerald.ca
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USA - California - Modesto dad, Jason David, develops marijuana oil, credits it for saving son's life. Jayden's Juice treats 8-year-old's Dravet Syndrome - kcra.com
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Welcome to the Bud & Breakfast - the world's only marijuana themed hotel chain - dailymail.co.uk
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Hemp - Press Release - Canna-Pet(R) MaxCBD Dog Biscuits Added to Product Lineup and Available Now
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Monday May 4th, 2015
 
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Canada - Toronto - Video and Article. Bill Blair, former Toronto Chief of Police, explains his Pro Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Position. - GlobalNews.Ca
His position is clear, wise and compelling. Starts around 1 minute in. (Wait for 1 ad to finish)

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Canada - Toronto - Global Marijuana March draws huge crowd.
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Canada - Vancouver - Thursday May 7 Lift Cannabis Forum aims to bring marijuana industry leaders together in Vancouver. - straight.com
Dieter MacPherson, Brent Zettl, Jonathan Page and Mark Haden. Moderated by Hillary Black.
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Canada - Allard case. B.C. medical marijuana case wraps up in Federal Court. Judge reserves decision; both sides wait for a resolution to the standoff - Vancouver Sun
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USA - Federal - House rejects proposal to let Veteran Affairs doctors recommend medical marijuana to veterans. 210 votes for, 213 votes against. Next time, we win. - TheHill.com
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USA - New England states racing to legalize recreational pot. Five state legislatures are working on legalization bills, and two states could put the question to voters.
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Hemp - Here’s Why Hemp Should be Your New Favorite Plant - care2.com
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Friday May 1st, 2015
 
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Canada - Lawyers submit final arguments in important Allard Medical Marijuana case. - Vancouver Observer
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Canada - Medical Marijuana sellers need legal supply chain. Lack of standards leaves question of quality unanswered. - Vancouver Sun
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Canada - Toronto - Q & A with Camille Salter, co-owner of The Vapour Social, a Toronto pot lounge. - MetroNews.Ca
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What Are Medical Marijuana Topicals and How Do They Work? - Leafly
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Marijuana's magic bean men. The outlaw botanists who designed the marijuana Americans smoke and the money they didn't make doing it. - America.aljazeera.com
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New Jersey school bans disabled girl from taking her medicine: marijuana - nj.com
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Hemp - 7 best, healthiest salad ingredients/ Hemp seeds. - TheSpec.com 
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Thursday April 30th, 2015
 
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Canada - B.C. Health Minister, Terry Lake, supports Vancouver’s plan to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries - Globe and Mail
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Canada - Toronto - Global Marijuana March is this Saturday May 2. Starts noon on the north lawn at Queen's Park.
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Canada - Vancouver Medical Marijuana dispensaries reveal how much they're selling and where it's all coming from - Straight.com
"If each of Vancouver’s more than 80 dispensaries sells between one and three pounds of cannabis per day—an amount a half-dozen operators told the Straight can serve as a rough average—the question of where it all comes from is a big one. That means Vancouver’s marijuana shops collectively move 80 to 240 pounds of product every 24 hours, which dwarfs what’s sold across the entire country through Health Canada’s official mail-order system. Statistics provided by the federal government show that as of February 2015, Ottawa’s 25 authorized producers sell an average of 44 pounds per day."
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USA - Colorado Governor: Pot is ‘not as vexing as we thought it was going to be’ - The Cannabist
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Italy - The Italian army grows Medical Marijuana that will be for sale. - bbc.com
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USA - GreenRush Company Wants To Be The GrubHub, Not The Uber, Of Pot Delivery - Tech Crunch
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Hemp - Press Release - Naturally Splendid Secures Industrial Hemp Supply Until End of 2016
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Wednesday April 29th, 2015
 
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Canada - Vancouver city council ignores Ottawa's warning and sends rules for medical marijuana sales to a public hearing. After that, regulation has strong support from council and is likely to occur. - Straight.com
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Canada - High on their own supply: How Ottawa plays cheap politics with medical pot - iPolitics.Ca
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Canada - Vancouver marijuana dispensaries selling pot illegally, say licensed growers. - cbc.ca
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USA - California - Start planning now for legal pot, says Scott Wiener, San Francisco government supervisor. - sfbay.ca
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Press Release - Canada - Aurora Cannabis Commences Flowering of 2400 Medicinal Cannabis Plants Consisting of 7 Strains
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The Cannabis Film Festival: A Feast For the Eyes, the Soul, and the Cannabis Movement - Leafly.com
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Hemp - USA - 4 Best Reasons to Legalize Hemp - ecowatch.com
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Tuesday April 28th, 2015
 
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Canada - B.C. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, challenges Health Minister Rona Ambrose's reasons against medical marijuana dispensaries - cbc.ca
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Canada - Federal pot policy too outdated. - 24hrs.ca
Some common sense is needed on the medicinal marijuana business that is growing wild in Vancouver – not a dose of reefer madness. Unfortunately, the federal Conservative government demands an ideological approach that ignores reality while trying to score political points with its right-wing base.
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Canada - Former Toronto Police Chief, Bill Blair's Pro Marijuana Regulation stance at odds with other chief's previous position decided at their national convention. - TorontoSun.com
“I think legalization, as long it’s coupled with regulation, is the way forward,” Bill Blair.
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USA - Even Fox News Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization
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Canada - Medical marijuana rules from College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. worrisome to some doctors. - cbc.ca
Kelowna physician Kevin Kanerva is worried the new rules will be too restrictive and would exclude many of his patients.
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USA - Father of Alabama teen with autism wants medical marijuana opponents to reconsider - al.com
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Hemp - The Trials And Tribulations Of Hemp In America - TheFrisky.com
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Monday April 27th, 2015
 
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Canada's health minister, Rona Ambrose, says medical marijuana dispensaries normalize marijuana use. Federal government wants City of Vancouver to shut down them down. - cbc.ca
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Canada - Vancouver Health Officials support city's plan to regulate Medical Marijuana businesses - vancouversun.com
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Canada - Former Police Chief of Toronto, Bill Blair, supports Marijuana Legalization for Adult use. He will run as a Liberal in the upcoming Federal Election if he wins the riding nomination. - metronews.ca
“I think legalization, as long it’s coupled with regulation, is the way forward,” Bill Blair.
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Baby Boomers Increasingly support Legalizing Marijuana. - HuffingtonPost.com
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Canada - USA - Michigan Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization By A Slim Margin. Michigan borders Ontario. - TheWeedBlog.com
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USA - Ending the war on Marijuana. Michele Leonhart, Hardliner DEA chief’s exit could lead to reconsidering pot as Schedule 1 substance - registerguard.com
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Hemp - Press Release - Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods Chooses 100 Per Cent Green Energy With Bullfrog Power for All of its Facilities
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Senate Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin has died.
Respect.
Mr. Nolin supported Marijuana Legalization and was one of the Senators that wrote the Senate Report that recommended Legalizing Marijuana.
He was a Progressive Conservative. - GlobalNews.Ca
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Friday April 24th, 2015
 
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Canada - City of Vancouver medical marijuana dispensary regulations under fire in letter from Federal health minister Rona Ambrose. Dispensaries are not a 'grey zone', letter states, 'they are illegal' - cbc.ca
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Canada - Lawyer Kirk Tousaw has very serious concerns about the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons' approach to medical marijuana - straight.com
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Ireland to consider decriminalising marijuana - independent.co.uk 
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Canada - Quebec - Gatineau’s Hydropothecary, a licensed producer,is growing to meet medical marijuana demand - MetroNews.Ca
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USA - Medical marijuana battle: Father fights for custody of son - fox17online.com
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The Case for Legalizing Medical Marijuana for Kids. Cannabidiol comes from marijuana plants. It doesn’t cause highs but it may treat life-threatening epilepsy. It should be Legal. - NationalJournal.com 
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Hemp - 5 Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil. - Truth in Aging
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Thursday April 23rd, 2015
 
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Canada - Vancouver to become the first city in Canada to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. The city's marijuana-industry leaders greet the city's proposed dispensary regulations with optimism, but are critical of the proposed $30,000 licensing fee. There's talk about some of these dispensaries opening locations in Toronto. - straight.com
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Canada - Ontario - Caledon's about to get its first medical marijuana clinic. Is it time we legalized pot entirely? - Danielle Marr - Caledon Enterprise 
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USA - A Future Republican President Could Shut Down The American Marijuana Industry. - Forbes.com
The election of a conservative Republican as President could roll back the gains made in the legalization of marijuana. 
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Panel Recommends Medical Pot For ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Ulcerative Colitis in Connecticut - courant.com 
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USA - Sophia is a gifted, seven-year-old girl who enjoys singing. But there’s something that separates her from other children: she has intractable epilepsy, meaning there’s no pharmaceutical cure for her seizures. Medical Marijuana might be very helpful for her, but she can't get it. Article and Video - HuffingtonPost.com
> more


USA - Marijuana Sales Forecasted To Be Over $13 Billion by 2020 - High Times
The Marijuana industry is the fastest growing business sector in the United States, according to a recent report by market researchers IBISWorld.
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Hemp - The Hemp Health Facts That Might Surprise You. It's rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It's high in fiber. It's a protein powerhouse. - popsugar.com
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Wednesday April 22nd, 2015
 
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Pot is a hot issue. Must get exposure during the upcoming federal election, says Olympic medallist Ross Rebagliati. He’s convinced that educating citizens about the health benefits of marijuana will make it so mainstream that Legalization is Inevitable. - GlobalNews.Ca
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Marijuana has become mainstream. - nymag.com
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Canada - Medical marijuana patients struggle to access pot under federal rules: study - CTV news
Many medical marijuana patients in Canada are struggling to buy legal marijuana under current laws and are reluctantly turning to the black market, a University of British Columbia study has found. "People don't want to be breaking the law to get the medicine they need, so patients have expressed a lot of stress and anxiety around potentially having to do that," Rielle Capler
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USA - The potential of pot: from legalising to monetising. - Financial times
ArcView predicts sales will reach $10.8 billion by 2019 as more states end prohibition.
“It’s the first time anyone in our lifetime is seeing a $40-50 billion industry transition from illicit to legal.” - Brendan Kennedy
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The Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana. Video. MMJ Bioscience CEO Andreas Gedeon discusses the health benefits of medical marijuana with Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat - bloomberg.com
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Marijuana Ice Cream Is A Thing: Cannabis Creamery In Sausalito Serving Up Ice Cream with THC - ibtimes.com
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Hemp - The Body Shop's hemp soap on a rope. - TheBodyShop.Ca
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Tuesday April 21st, 2015
 
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Canada - 1 in 10 Canadians smoked marijuana last week: Forum poll
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Canada - 15,000 people attended The Annual 4/20 marijuana event in Vancouver. Rally adopts a political tone. - Globe and Mail
"This is going to be the first real election where marijuana policy is a significant election issue." - Dana Larsen
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USA - The Future is NowDenver Police Department tweet on twitter : "We see you rollin, but we ain't hatin’.. HAHA… Seriously though, #Denver, please remember to #ConsumeResponsibly this 4/20 weekend."
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Jamaica - Medical - University of the West Indies plants legal Marijuana, to establish Cannabis Research Institute - Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
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Cannabis Science - hplusmagazine.com
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Rebranding Pot: How Squares Are Sparking The Next Massive Industry - Fast Company
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Hemp - Bella Gelateria injects hemp into new gelato to celebrate Marijuana Day - Straight.com
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4/20 - Monday April 20th, 2015
 
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Happy 420!
Links to rallys in Canada
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Links to rallys - Worldwide
> click here 

420 Vancouver - ‘Really beautiful’ marijuana smoke-out expected to draw at least 20,000 in downtown Vancouver - TheProvince.com
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USA - Marijuana Legalization 2015: Meet The 20 Most Influential People. - ibtimes.com
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Multiple Sclerosis. Susan Gilchrist once took nine different medications to ease the chronic pain and fatigue of her multiple sclerosis. Gilchrist, 32, is now off all those drugs, finding more relief, she says, than she has in more than a decade, now that she uses just one alternative drug: medical marijuana.
"it's definitely been a Godsend for me." Susan Gilchrist
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USA - California - Seniors fired up about curative powers of marijuana - SFChronicle.com
Doug Stiles hadn’t partaken in years until he moved to Rossmoor about four years ago. Then he started rubbing a cannabis-infused topical solution into his wife’s knees to help with her arthritis. Four months later, she was moving more easily. Now Stiles takes cannabis-infused drops at night to soothe his anxiety and help him sleep.
> more

WeedMaps Donates 2 million dollars Towards Marijuana Legalization In California. - sfgate.com
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Hemp - Trends in Hemp: Is Hemp the Next “Superfood” Superstar? 
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Friday April 17th, 2015
 
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USA - Doctor Sanjay Gupta : We should Legalize Medical Marijuana. We should do it nationally. And, we should do it Now. - TheCannabist.Co
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420 is this Monday!
> links to rallys in Canada


Canada - Nova Scotia - New Sydney veterans' drop-in centre to focus on Marijuana therapy. Centre funded by Fredericton-based Marijuana for Trauma Inc. - cbc.ca
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USA - Medical marijuana is now legal in the State of Georgia. It allows both children and adults as being eligible for treatment and requires that the oil contain no more than 5 percent THC, the high-inducing chemical associated with recreational marijuana use. - ajc.com 
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Canada - Mandatory minimum sentences are unjust. The mandatory minimum sentence for a person growing six marijuana plants is six months in jail. Michael T. Mulligan - TimesColonist.com
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USA - Is America ready for marijuana moguls?
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Hemp - Splurge: hemp hearts. Add it to poutine. Because salad is already healthy. - thestar.com 
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Thursday April 16th, 2015
 
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Yes! Ganja. Jamaica’s looser marijuana laws went into full effect on Thursday April 15th, 2015! Rastafarian adults may now use Marijuana for Sacramental purposes for the first time since the spiritual movement was founded in the 1930s. Medicinal use now allowed. Now a $5 ticketable offence for recreational use. And Jamaicans can now grow up to 5 plants in their homes, as that is considered Medicinal. - TheCannabist.Co
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Marijuana.Ca comment : This is very good news. A significant step in the right direction. Respect to Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and others.

President Obama Comes Around, States Full Support Of Medical Marijuana. Interview to be aired this Sunday on CNN. - TheCannabist.Co
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USA - 3 former police officers smoke pot on camera! Trailer. Full version to be released on 420. - Cut.com


USA - State of Tennessee set to legalise medical use of marijuana oil to treat child seizures. High CBD, Low THC. - TheGuardian.com 
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Canada - BC - Medical marijuana is a growth industry, says Tamara Duggan of Kimberley. Duggan and her husband, Rod, were at Kimberley City Council on Monday evening, informing Council of their plans to open Tamarack Dispensaries, purveyors of high quality medicinal cannabis products, in Kimberley. - DailyBulletin.Ca
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USA - Federal judge declines to remove pot from Schedule I. Judge Kimberly Mueller said she was initially prepared to rule that marijuana should not be a Schedule 1 drug but then decided it was up to Congress to change the law. - TheCannabist.Co
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Hemp - USA - Hemp, like its cousin, making inroads to legalization - taosnews.com 
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Wednesday April 15th, 2015
 
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How Marijuana helped shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers. - Washington Post
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USA - ‘Colorado cannabis industry is an economic miracle’ - Dan Skye. High Times editor - TheCannabist.Co
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Canada - Clayton Goodwin, Veteran Turned Medicinal Pot Activist, Seeks Meeting With Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole after having been denied access to him. - HuffingtonPost.ca 
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Canada - Ontario - Guelph - Medical marijuana clinic to set up in Caledon East – with open house on 4/20 - InsideHalton.com 
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CNN TV series. High Profits. A young couple with a dream seek to build the world's first legal marijuana empire

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USA - From Georgia to Colorado: My Medical Cannabis Journey. My pain condition started when I was 17, consisting of debilitating and extremely painful headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, nausea, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. I was in the hospital for three months.On my own, I discovered that cannabis was far more effective at managing my pain condition than anything else. - LadyBud.com 
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Hemp - USA - Local Dr. Pepper distributor makes deal with hemp company 
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Tuesday April 14th, 2015
 
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UK - Marijuana helped me walk again, says wheelchair-bound Derby granddad who has MS. - Derby Telegraph
A wheelchair-bound grandfather suffering from multiple sclerosis said he could walk when he took cannabis. Tony Withers took the drug for a period of time after hearing it could help people with the disease. He was supplied the drug by a woman who was eventually warned by police to stop or face prosecution. The 71-year-old, who is confined to a wheelchair, ate several cannabis cakes and after taking them, in time, he could walk.
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Canada - Student challenges schools on medical marijuana. A student who was banned from using pot while at school is not done fighting the decision. "I'm not any different than any other person who has been prescribed any other drug," Michael Wileniec said.
- The Star Phoenix
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Press Release - Canada - Patient Access to Medical Cannabis is the Focus for 420. Licensed producer CannTrust to donate 25 per cent of its proceeds to patient advocacy groups in an effort to eliminate the stigma of medical cannabis use  
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Press Release - Canada - Toronto - Ross' Gold™ Announces 'Meet and Greet With Ross Rebagliati' Contest Coinciding With Launch of Glassware Line
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5 Marijuana recipes that'll make you wanna move to Colorado or Washington - The Weekender
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'Eaze' pot delivery service raises $10 million, including an investment from Snoop Dogg’s venture firm - qz.com
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Hemp - Press Release - Hemp Milk. Temple Turmeric Twists Traditional Flavors with Two Decadent New Offerings 
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Monday April 13th, 2015
 
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Canada - Canadians have fewer legal medical marijuana options than Americans. - Globe and Mail
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Smoking Marijuana for 50 Years, and Turning Out Just Fine. Catherine Hiller, author of "Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir" - New York Times
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Israeli study finds cannabis delays cancer development. 50 varieties of Israeli cannabis and its effects on 200 different cancer cells are being studied by scientists - i24news.TV 
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The Business of Pot - Time.com
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USA - Susan Squibb the Cannabis Maven. She is operations Director at Steep Hill Halent of Colorado. Steep Hill Halent is a cannabis analytical testing company, founded in Oakland, California in 2008. - Lady Bud
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Canada - video and article - Gatineau firm newest player in medical marijuana production. Hydropothecary is licensed to grow the plants; now it's hoping within weeks to get the green light from Health Canada to start selling it. The facility is on an 80-acre farm along the Outaouais River in Gatineau. - CTV News
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Hemp - American hemp: Colorado biotech firm ramps up processing plans. Fort Lupton's PureVision Technology wants to process hemp stalks for consumer-product manufacturing and plans large-scale biorefinery in Oregon. - The Cannabist 
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Friday April 10th, 2015
 
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USA - Washington State -  ‘My family is safer, healthier because Marijuana is regulated, legal’ - Bruce Barcott - via TheCannabist.Co
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Obama in Jamaica - Rastafarian man asks President Obama about Marijuana Legalization. Obama does not foresee Congress changing the law on a national basis.He says that States that are legal could spur on a national debate. - news.yahoo.com
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Canada - Niagara - Prescription pot. Zita Brown says when she inhales the vapours of medical marijuana, the pain that has racked her body for more than half her life subsides. She can sleep through the night. Finally.She was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder, Brown said she’s been on every medication for pain imaginable, including morphine and percocet. She went to a branch of Canadian Cannabis Clinics. - stcatharinesstandard.ca 
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Canada - Marijuana and Autism. It’s unfortunate for Phoenix’s volunteer Karl, being charged with possession for intent of trafficking, for doing what the Stanley brothers are being accoladed for in Colorado. - pqbnews.com
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USA - DC - Amsterdam Falafel Restaurant Pot-Pairing Menu Matches Your Favorite Strain Of Marijuana With The Perfect Sandwich - bustle.com
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The Other Marijuana Boom. Ancillary businesses. Legal, marketing, security and more. - HuffingtonPost.com
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Hemp - Herbs for Health - Super foods part two. Hemp Hearts (shelled hemp seeds) – are one of nature’s perfect foods. - mywestman.ca    
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Thursday April 9th, 2015
 
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Canada - Harper keeps hard line on Marijuana despite regional trends - Ottawa Citizen
“We are opposed to decriminalization because dangerous and addictive drugs tear families apart, promote criminal behaviour and destroy lives,” Rob Nicol, the prime minister’s director of communications, said in a written statement.

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Canada - BC - Nanaimo - Tilray, medical marijuana producer, generated $48.1 million in economic output and fostered 395 jobs during their construction and operation phase last year. It currently employs 140 people. It's expected their new 250,000 square foot expansion will generate $20 million in tax revenue a year for all three levels of government. - cbc.ca
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Chile - Santiago - Medical Marijuana: First harvest slated for 200 cancer patients. - The Cannabist 
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Pfizer, Eli Lilly And Other Pharmaceutical Companies Used To Sell Medical Marijuana in the early 1900's. - Forbes.com
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Jamaica - Dr Albert Lue: Medical Marijuana, the Way to Go - Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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USA - Moms advocate for Medical Marijuana Oil - ktvb.com
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Hemp - USA - Colorado expo offers hemp products, but no viable seeds or plants allowed. - The Cannabist.co    
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Wednesday April 8th, 2015
 
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Canada - Alberta - Legalize Marijuana. Letter to the Editor - James Bodie. - sherwoodparknews.com 
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USA - Is President Obama discovering the political benefits of Marijuana? On ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live last month, Obama, 53, who long ago acknowledged smoking pot in his youth but never glorified it, joked easily about relating to Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the 1982 film classic featuring the stoned surfer character, Jeff Spicoli, saying, "I lived it, man, I didn't just see it." - President Barack Obama - Bloomberg.com
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Canada - BC - Tilray Medical Marijuana Company Announces Record Marijuana Harvest - nanaimobusinessnews.ca 
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USA - New York State - Niagara County Greenhouse Aims To Be One Of NY's 1st Medical Marijuana Grow Operations. H2Gro Greenhouses currently sell 5 million pounds of tomatoes per year. They plant to switch to growing Medical Marijuana. They currently have more than 500,000 square feet of growing space. - twcnews.com 
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USA - 3rd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference Takes Place In Washington, DC - MedicalJane.com
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Chile - Chilean city of Santiago harvests medical marijuana in pilot program aimed to help cancer patients. - startribune.com
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Hemp - USA - Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie: U.S. should legalize industrial hemp. - cincinnati.com    
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Tuesday April 7th, 2015
 
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Science Shows Marijuana Can Help Kill Tumors, USA Federal Government Admits. - ThinkProgress.Org 
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 Travel - Discover Himalaya’s Outlawed Marijuana Fields - Time Magazine
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Canada - BC - Dr. Ian Mitchell. Many of Kamloops’ chronic pain patients have likely already met Dr. Ian Mitchell during one of his shifts in Royal Inland Hospital’s emergency room. Mitchell is a consultant with the Realeaf Wellness Centre, which opened in Kamloops in February and aims to connect patients with medical-marijuana producers across the country. - kamloopsthisweek.com 
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USA - Why The Next President May Have To Support Marijuana Legalization. If presidential candidates want the backing of three major swing states in 2016, they may have to support the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. - ThinkProgress.Org
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USA - Seattle marijuana investment firm Privateer closes $75M round to build global marijuana brands - geekwire.com
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USA - Poll: 84% support medical marijuana in Florida and 55% support marijuana for recreational use. Quinnipiac University poll. Wesh.com
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Hemp - USA - Colorado - Hemp returns to center stage as pot rules change; expo opens. - santacruzsentinel.com   
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Monday April 6th, 2015
 
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Canada - Edmonton - “It was unbelievable, the clinical evolution with the marijuana,”. Four year old, Keyaan, has Dravet Syndrome, a condition that his mother says is alleviated through the use of Medical Marijuana.Monique Guillamot found what appears to be a life-saving cure for her four-year-old son, but the government says he can’t have it. A doctor in Luxembourg prescribed hemp oil in August 2013. Three days after starting, three of Keyaan’s seizure types stopped. As treatment continued he began to speak more, could go to school longer, and stopped drooling. - Edmonton Sun 
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 USA - Mathew Young, 45, Army veteran with PTSD. He uses medical marijuana: "It calms the whirlwind that swarms through my head.". - baynews9.com
"I've suffered somewhere around 30 concussions (and) shrapnel wounds from roadside bombs," said Young, who fought in Iraq. The deeper wounds, Young said, were losing close friends — including his best friend. "There isn't another person alive that I will ever be that close to again," Young said. The scars of war left Young with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Parents : let children with seizures take medical marijuana. Even though her daughter's Darvet syndrome is on the mild side, Dana Haddox-Wright has seen cases in Colorado, where marijuana is legal, that have drastically reduced or stopped the the seizures. - NewsTime.com
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Canada - Ontario - Pot-friendly ‘420 lounge’ coming to downtown Guelph - TheRecord.com
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USA - Michigan - State rep announces bill to Legalize Marijuana at Hash Bash, in Ann Arbor. - mlive.com
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Jobs - Marijuana trimmers use tiny scissors but eye big careers. - TheStarPhoenix.com
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Hemp - Vermont's next big thing? - benningtonbanner.com   
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Thursday April 2nd, 2015
 
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Obama Commutes Sentence of Francis Darrel, a Prisoner Serving Life in Prison for Marijuana growing. He will be released in July 2015. 21 others had their sentences commuted. - EastBayExpress.com 
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 Canada - Ontario - Canadian Cannabis Clinics set to open location in Etobicoke. Pain most-common health complaint among patients, clinic reports. No fee to use their services. - insidetoronto.com 
> more


USA - 'We Live in a Marijuana Culture' - Talib Kweli. Talking about Pot Legalization in Rolling Stone Interview - RollingStone.com
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Medical cannabis can aid those with arthritis (Editor's Inbox) - globegazette.com
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Here Comes Italy: Marijuana Legalization Effort Gears Up in Italian Parliament. - thedailychronic.net
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USA - Illinois now has approved 2,000 medical marijuana patients. 19,500 have applied. - theherald-news.com
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Hemp - Press Release - Hemp, Inc. to Sponsor New Earth Events in Continuing Its Commitment to Corporate Consciousness   
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Wednesday April 1st, 2015
 
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Canada - BC - Kamloops - 76-year-old Canadian Grandfather on a pension, gets mandatory six-month jail term for growing 150 small pot plants.
Donald Clarkson, 76, who started a grow-op to augment his small pension has been given a mandatory six-month term in prison. “My pension wasn’t big enough,” Clarkson told Justice Dev Dley on Monday, March 30. “That’s the only reason I did it.” Crown and defence lawyers made a joint submission for the six-month jail term — the minimum sentence after the Conservative government toughened Canada's drug laws.
 - kamloopsthisweek.com

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Marijuana.Ca comment - The mandatory minimum sentencing law in Canada for Marijuana growing is an awful and harmful law. As few as six plants could qualify the person convicted, for a mandatory minimum sentence of 6 months in jail. Legalization for Adult Recreational Use use is the most sensible way forward. 

World Cannabis Week Heads to Denver for Third Year - tech.co
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USA - About a dozen parents and medical marijuana activists gathered in the nation’s capital Monday to share horror stories and advice on how to shield families from authorities who wield the power to take away their children. usnews.com
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Australia - Time for Change on Medical Marijuana Issue? - heraldscotland.com
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USA - Vermont - Joseph McSherry: The benefits of marijuana legalization. - vtdigger.org
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USA - Inside A Marijuana Chocolate Factory: Production Lines Are Going Seven Days A Week. - Forbes.com
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Hemp - Is Hemp the Next ‘Superfood’ Superstar?  - naturalproductsinsider.com   
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Canada - Quebec - Hydropothecary set to launch medical marijuana facility that will ship pot across the country.
Sebastien St-Louis and Adam Miron, both 31, are brothers-in-law and co-founders of the Hydropothecary -- a facility that will soon distribute medical marijuana throughout Canada.
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Food Banks Canada - Canada Org
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Art

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