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Focus: Medical marijuana continues to be source of litigation

There has been one constant since the Ontario Court of Appeal struck down the prohibition against possession of marijuana for medical reasons in 2000: the subsequent rules imposed by the federal government have been subject to repeated court challenges. Litigation around medical marijuana has heated up ever since the government changed the rules aound who can produce and supply it. Photo: Gordon Swanson/Shutterstock The courts have found the regulations that govern medical marijuana to be invalid on more than one occasion and there are two current proceedings before the courts that could again require the federal government to go back to the drawing board.

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Illinois Training event helps job seekers in medicinal marijuana industry

A thick line of people formed inside a Doubletree hotel Saturday afternoon, all of them waiting to learn if they had earned the distinction of certified budtender, one of many titles for a person who works behind the counter at a medicinal marijuana dispensary.

Hemp Staff, a Florida-based company that aims to educate, certify and assist jobseekers in the medicinal marijuana industry, hosted two sold-out budtender training and certification sessions Saturday morning and afternoon at the hotel in Rosemont.

Though marijuana is still illegal under federal law, a state pilot program that took effect last year has allowed for up to 21 cultivation centers and 60dispensaries to grow and sell medicinal marijuana in Illinois.

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After legalization, marijuana events fighting for a foothold in Portland

People ambled through the Oregon Hemp Convention on Friday, casually inspecting colorful glass bongs and trying samples of rice crispy treats and chocolates, chatting with vendors about growing marijuana plants at home and extracting cannabis oil safely.

Our more relaxed attitude toward marijuana is nothing new, but this was all still a bit surreal.

But as Oregon eases into recreational marijuana, bigger festivals and conventions like this weekend's event should become the norm, popping up throughout the year at venues in and around Portland.

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RedeCan Pharm’s Newest Canadian LP Greenhouse Approved For Sale

Ontario-based RedeCan Pharm was announced as the newest, fully licensed to sell producer under the MMPR on March 25th. The family-run operation, located in the Niagara region, is approximately 15,000 square feet of “primarily hydroponic” greenhouse production space and has 30 years of agricultural experience.

RedeCan becomes the 17th Licensed Producer fully-authorized to sell medical marijuana in Canada under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation after being approved to produce (grow) in June 2014.

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DuBe Hemp Energy Shot Expanding Across States

American Seed & Oil Company Brings DuBe Hemp Energy Shot to Three More States - Colorado, New Hampshire and Vermont

DALLAS, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Algae International Group, Inc. (OTC: ALGA), through its operating subsidiary American Seed & Oil Company, today announced an expansion of the previously announced  distribution agreement of the DuBe Hemp Energy Shot in Texas and Kentucky.  American Seed & Oil will now be selling the DuBe Hemp Energy Shot in Colorado,New Hampshire and Vermont.

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The 5 Biggest Obstacles Facing Medical Marijuana

For those who want to see marijuana legalized for recreational adult use, medical purposes, or perhaps both, the past couple of years have truly been groundbreaking.

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The Cannabis Patch Production Begins in Aspen

Ganjaprenuer Josh Meacham can finally say he’s found a sweet spot to make his pot patches.

Meacham began production this week of the cannabis-infused patches at his lablike facility below the now-defunct Johnny McGuire’s Deli at 730 E. Cooper Ave.

RX Green is the name of the startup company with just a handful of employees. And it’s been awhile in the making.

At one time, Meacham had planned to manufacture the patches at the old Poppies Bistro Cafe building at 834 W. Hallam St., but that deal fell through, leading him to find a spot in the Buckhorn Arms building.

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Marijuana bust leads to millions in cash and plants, a whole lot of smiley mugshot photos

  • Photos By Colorado Department of Law 

    Lindsay Geinert is one of 32 subjects arrested as part of a multi-million dollar marijuana bust in Colorado. Authorities say the operation supplied drugs to Texas and other states. Along with the arrests, $1.5 million in cash, 4,600 pounds of pot and 2,000 plants were seized.

  • Everett Grove is one of 32 subjects arrested as part of a multi-million dollar marijuana bust in Colorado. Authorities say the operation supplied drugs to Texas and other states. Along with the arrests, $1.5 million in cash, 4,600 pounds of pot and 2,000 plants were seized.

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Diego Pellicer Faces Subpoena

Federal investigators have subpoenaed Diego Pellicer Worldwide, a newly public company whose marijuana-related business barely exists. Also, Starbucks rises to No. 2 in U.S. restaurant sales, topping Subway.

The Top 5 Things You Don’t Want to Say when introducing a new public company might be:

No. 5. We’ve received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney.

No. 4. We’ve only got one real paying customer.

No. 3. We’re not sure when we can actually collect any money from that customer.

No. 2. We’re lending money to keep that customer running.

No. 1. We’re not sure what the U.S. Attorney wants, but in the worst-case scenario, our officers could be imprisoned and our investors hosed.

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Marijuana Legalization: Colorado Will Defend Pot Bill Against Lawsuit From Oklahoma And ...

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced Friday that the state will defend its legalization of marijuana for sale medicinally and recreationally against a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma. Friday was the final day for Colorado to respond to the lawsuit, which alleged its voter-backed legalization initiative, Amendment 64, has sent a wave of uncontrolled cannabis across the two states’ borders since becoming law in 2012.

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