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House Republicans say no to allowing federal studies of medical marijuana

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Medical marijuana is now sold in nearly half of all states, and even one red state has legalized it for recreational use. Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamoring for access to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Loosening pot laws polls better in three swing states than any 2016 presidential candidate.

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Oregonians Can Now Fly With Recreational Marijuana — As Long As They’re Traveling Within The State

The friendly skies over Oregon just got a bit friendlier to residents who don’t want to leave their weed at home: Airport officials at Portland International Airport said travelers can now legally board planes with up to an ounce of marijuana — for in-state flights only, of course.

Officials point out that Transportation Security Administration is not focused on finding marijuana, but instead would rather expend energy keeping up with security and safety issues, reports UPI.

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Marijuana Banking Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Five lawmakers from three states lit up the U.S. Senate in Washington by introducing the first-ever marijuana banking bill.

The bipartisan bill would give state-compliant cannabis businesses access to the banking system by protecting financial institutions against prosecution or asset forfeiture for providing services to those businesses.

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Monster Pot Raid on Tribal Territory in Modoc County; Feds Allege Connection With Canadian Tobacco Giant

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Marijuana sales: Washington state versus British Columbia

Pot shops: Washington state versus B.C.

One year after Washington state legalized the sale of marijuana, B.C. remains bound by Canadian drug laws that consider pot sales, except to about 40,000 authorized medical users, illegal.

This status quo is being challenged, not just by marijuana activists, but also by municipalities, which are grappling with ways to handle consequences of pot prohibition, including illegal grow-ops, gang violence and organized crime.

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UK: Ex-soldier grew cannabis to cope with Iraq and Afghanistan War horrors

An ex-soldier who set up a cannabis factory at his Birmingham home to help him cope with his horrific war experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq has escaped a jail sentence.

Police had initially gone to the 28 year-old’s address in Ewell Road, Erdington, following a report of a burglary, discovered 32 plants, at various stages of maturity, being grown in an upstairs room.

Paul Prentice had also illegally by-passed the electricity supply.

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Poland's first Medical Marijuana study - the majority of Poles are in favor

Medical Marijuana. Two-thirds of respondents want medical marijuana allowed in Poland - the results of a special survey carried out on behalf of PBS Radio TOK FM, Wyborcza.pl and the Foundation Step By Step. This is the first such study in our country.

In the survey, 42 percent. of respondents said they use marijuana or products derived therefrom in Polish medicine and should be allowed, but only in accordance with medical indications. Another 26 per cent consider that such treatment should be available without restriction.

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Almost 240 kilos of marijuana seized at a vehicle checkpoint

Lujan - She is carrying 392 loaves of drugs in burlap bags in the back of a utility. The driver, a Uruguayan of 39 years, was arrested.

Nearly 240 kilos of marijuana that were hidden inside a utilitarian truck were seized during a traffic stop in Luján.

The procedure, in which the arrest of the driver of the vehicle was conducted by staff of the Community Prevention Command (CPC) Lujan on Route 5 to the junction with Calle Duarte was achieved.

According to sources, it all started when police intercepted the passage of a van Fiat Fiorino.
When the troops began to look inside the van, the driver tried to escape, but was arrested.

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7 Answers About Health Canada's New Medical Marijuana Rules

CANNABIS CULTURE - Health Canada has changed medical marijuana regulations to allow the production and distribution of marijuana oil and fresh bud. Find out what the new rules actually mean for patients.

1) I heard Health Canada just legalized cannabis cooking oil. What’s going on?

As a result of a recent Supreme Court decision, Health Canada has just announced that they will be allowing licensed medical marijuana producers (LPs) to also apply for a license to sell fresh, uncured cannabis buds, and cannabis-infused oils. However, LPs cannot sell extracts like hash, resin oil or shatter, or infused food products.

2) Why fresh cannabis buds? Won’t those just go moldy during shipping to patients?

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Bernie Sanders Connects War on Drugs to Unemployment

Over the course of his two-month-old campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has argued that he is the candidate for voters who don’t think Hillary Clinton is progressive enough. On issues from regulating Wall Street to campaign finance reform to civil liberties and war, Sanders has positioned himself to the left of the former secretary of state.

And now he seems to be flirting with the idea of using marijuana reform — which polling shows Democrats overwhelmingly support — as another way to appeal to voters who want to bring big changes to America.

“Maybe it’s time we began to rethink the so-called ‘war on drugs,'” Sanders said during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine on Monday.

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