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Feb

Marijuana Legalization: Bill Would Make Pot Legal Nationwide, Place Federal Tax On It

Marijuana legalization may soon spread nationwide with two Congressmen trying to strip the drug of its Schedule 1 classification and instead regulate the drug the same way as alcohol. Representatives Jared Polis of Colorado and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon are pushing for a bill that would repeal marijuana prohibition nationwide while also providing an opportunity for the cannabis industry to grow nationwide. Polis wants the federal government to treat marijuana the way it does alcohol — and even named his bill the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act.” The bill would set parameters for the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to create regulations for the sale of marijuana nationwide. A second bill would set a federal tax for marijuana.

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Feb

Recreational marijuana use bill offered in Pennsylvania Senate

Two Pennsylvania state senators have offered a bill that would legalize the possession and recreational use of of marijuana in the Keystone State.

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27
Feb

Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms.

"I was able to eat again; I could deal with the pain and not have to be completely removed from social situations," the San Diego resident told The Huffington Post. "It helped me alleviate my problems without all the complications."

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27
Feb

Farm-to-table marijuana startup launches with posh Berkeley party

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Courtnie Ross (22) orders a drink at a Great Gatsby-themed party hosted by Flow Kana in the Berkeley hills on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Flow Kana is a San Francisco-based startup that hopes to give consumers a "farm-to-table" experience for "connoisseur grade" cannabis.

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Courtnie Ross (22) orders a drink at a Great Gatsby-themed party...

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Feb

Rand Paul calls Jeb Bush a hypocrite over marijuana use

Senator Rand Paul (left), Republican of Kentucky, criticized former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s stance on medical marijuana, after revelations of Bush’s former recreational marijuana use came to light.

Globe Staff  February 27, 2015

Rand Paul defended his calling Jeb Bush a hypocrite during an interview with Katie Couric on Wednesday, citing Bush’s confession that he smoked marijuana while at Phillips Academy in Andover.

“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush told the Globe in an interview earlier this year. “It was pretty common.”

Fri
27
Feb

Colorado bill to register marijuana caregivers passes committee

A state Senate committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would require medical marijuana caregivers to register and allows state agencies to share enough information to ensure pot grown for medicine isn't sold illegally.

While pot sold for recreational use has been subject to a battery of tests and regulations since it became legal last year, medical marijuana has gone relatively unregulated, requiring only that caregivers be at least 18 years old and have "significant responsibility" for the care of a licensed medical marijuana user.

Thu
26
Feb

Medical marijuana clinic set to open in Calgary in March

CALGARY – Calgary will soon be home to Alberta’s first medical clinic solely dedicated to providing access to medical marijuana.  The 420 Clinic will be located in Inglewood, and operators hope to be open by the end of March. The clinic is not a dispensary, and no marijuana will be kept on site.  Instead, the 420 Clinic will help patients navigate new federal rules around how medical marijuana can be accessed.

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26
Feb

Medical marijuana clinic set to open in Calgary in March

CALGARY – Calgary will soon be home to Alberta’s first medical clinic solely dedicated to providing access to medical marijuana.  The 420 Clinic will be located in Inglewood, and operators hope to be open by the end of March. The clinic is not a dispensary, and no marijuana will be kept on site.  Instead, the 420 Clinic will help patients navigate new federal rules around how medical marijuana can be accessed.

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“Basically a patient will come here and we help them through the Health Canada process,” explained Jeff Mooij, director of operations for the 420 Clinic.

Thu
26
Feb

Colorado MMJ caregiver bill clears Senate committee

A state Senate committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would require medical marijuana caregivers to register and allows state agencies to share enough information to ensure pot grown for medicine isn't sold illegally.

While pot sold for recreational use has been subject to a battery of tests and regulations since it became legal last year, medical marijuana has gone relatively unregulated, requiring only that caregivers be at least 18 years old and have "significant responsibility" for the care of a licensed medical marijuana user.

Thu
26
Feb

Small town, big marijuana business

Oak Creek — Before moving to Colorado, Nick Neidlein didn't smoke marijuana, knew next to nothing about the retail business and had never even seen many plants.

With the legalization of recreational marijuana, Neidlein's life has changed dramatically.

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He moved to Breckenridge about four years ago, and through some former roommates, he met Brian Rogers.

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