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Maine lawmakers believe they can override governor's veto on marijuana bill

Lawmakers in Maine are confident they have the votes to override a likely veto by Gov. Paul LePage (R) on a bill legalizing recreational marijuana.

The state Senate on Tuesday passed the bill in a concurrence vote of 25-10; the House also approved it last week by a veto-proof margin.

Legislators in the House believe their bloc of support for the bill will hold if the governor follows through on his promise to use a veto, according to the Portland Press Herald. 

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Cannabis is set to be legalized in Antigua and Barbuda, PM announces

Antigua and Barbuda will allow the use of medical cannabis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced, in addition to decriminalising  the possession of small amounts of the drug

In explaining the move Mr Browne said that that the prohibition of cannabis was not prompted by the health or well-being of users, but to serve the 'racist, political and economic interests of the global powers at that time'.

The Prime Minister said  his government's plans to legalise cannabis for medicinal and 'other' uses.

Mr Browne went on to apologise to the Rastafarian community for the 'demonisation and brutalisation' that has been inflicted upon them by police and other government authorities because of prohibition. 

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Medical marijuana in Louisiana could be ready by fall 2018

Medical marijuana products could be available to Louisiana patients as early as September — 40 years after state lawmakers first approved marijuana for medical use.

Officials from Louisiana State University and Southern University — the stewards of the state crops to be processed into marijuana-based medicines — presented rough timelines and budgets to the joint House and Senate agriculture committee April 18, the same week the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy awarded competitive, potentially lucrative licenses to nine medical marijuana pharmacies that will cover the entire state.

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A tour of America's biggest legal weed factory

The $15 million facility will have 25,000 plants producing 10,000 pounds of marijuana a year.

Adam Bierman, the bullishly confident 36-year-old CEO of MedMen—the first American cannabis company to be valued at a billion dollars—thinks Donald Trump is very good for business.

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A shocking number of doctors on board with New York marijuana

Latest survey of NY physicians reveals widespread support for cannabis.

Doctors in New York overwhelmingly support medical marijuana, according to a recent survey. According to a study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 71 percent of NY physicians agree that cannabis should be a therapeutic option available to qualifying patients.

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'It is a blessing in disguise': Struggling farmers in Malta are selling land to cannabis growers

The farming industry has been in steady decline over recent years in Malta, but marijuana could offer a way for struggling farmers to start over, wriets Calvin Hughes.

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Colorado leads the hemp growing industry, but what does that mean?

In Colorado, our legal industry has produced a certain intellectual elitism when it comes to good weed. In other words, the state is crawling with cannabis snobs and marijuana know-it-alls.

Hemp, however, is another issue. Though marijuana’s cannabis cousin also enjoys protections in our state, most of us don’t know quite as much about this miracle plant, beyond the fact that hemp hearts are delicious and CBD from hemp is widespread. So, before you dig into the rest of this issue, here’s a quick explainer, brought to you through the expertise of Duane Sinning, assistant director of the Division of Plant Industry for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  

What is hemp? Can it get you high?

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California plans 'consumption lounges' for cannabis tourism

Four months after California become the ninth US stateto allow for recreational cannabis consumption, cities are viewing consumption lounges as a way to increase cannabis tourism.

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Californians are becoming more open about their use of marijuana

The recent debut of recreational marijuana sales in California appears to be making the state’s cannabis users more comfortable about openly discussing their lifestyle, says a large new survey by Eaze, a San Francisco company that markets legal weed online.

Eaze surveyed 4,852 of its customers on March 27-28, asking questions that focused on how willing people are to talk about their cannabis use with family, friends, co-workers, bosses, and anyone who’s following them on social media.

The company does not have comparative data that asks the same specific questions. But Eaze says the survey reflects the shifting attitudes it has been seeing, particularly since recreational sales began at licensed stores in California on January 1.

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Canada: No toking and driving until reliable roadside cannabis test available

68% of Manitobans polled agree with zero tolerance for driving with cannabis in system.

A majority of Manitobans support a zero-tolerance approach to policing drivers with even small traces of cannabis in their system, at least until scientists develop a reliable roadside test for cannabis impairment, a new poll suggests.

The Probe Research/Winnipeg Free Press poll asked Manitobans whether "it should be illegal to drive with even very small amounts of pot in your system."

Out of the 1,000 people polled, 68 per cent agreed — 51 per cent strongly and 17 per cent moderately agreed. Thirty-two per cent disagreed, 15 per cent of those strongly.

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