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Native American Tribes Eye Marijuana Business---With Their Tax-Free Gaming Advantage

Native American tribes are poised to move into the lucrative legal marijuana businesses. With spreading legalization and with taxes being levied right and left, tribal tax advantages could be huge. In California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Supreme Court ruled that in states permitting gaming, tribes can conduct gaming on Native American lands unhindered by state regulation. A year later, Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, creating a regulatory framework for gaming on Indian lands.

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When Your Rap Sheet Becomes Your Resume: Notes From A Marijuana Jobs Fair

Marijuana use was never something to put on a job application… until now. In the first 34 weeks of legal recreational sales in Washington State, 110 pot shops have opened, a number that is expected to double by years-end. “Retail job opportunities are booming,” said David Rheins, CEO and co-founder of the Seattle-based Marijuana Business Association. Managers are looking for employees who bring retail experience and product knowledge.

Eric Gaston, owner of The Evergreen Market, is looking for a sales staff that loves cannabis for his new stores in Renton and Auburn Washington.  Employees “should be evangelists for the growers and the products,” he said at a recent Green Jobs Fair in Bellevue Washington.

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Illinois: Marijuana cultivator ready to build near Anna

ANNA — Wellness Group Pharms is ready to start construction on its new marijuana cultivation facility, just outside of the Anna city limits.

Paul Montes, manager of Wellness Group Pharms, said the first building under construction will be about 27,000 square feet. The marijuana growers have the ability to expand to 280,000 square feet depending on the success of the program.

Montes said production will be under way as soon as the building is complete.

“We will have our building and production going in six months and after that we will have our first harvest,” he said. “If everything goes according to plan, our first harvest will be about the first of 2016.”

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It's high time to introduce medical cannabis in Ireland, say healthcare firm

AN Irish healthcare company say it’s high time the government changed the laws on medical cannabis in this country.

GreenLight Health, a medical cannabis research and development firm, based in Dublin, are hoping to spark interest in a fundraising campaign to lobby the government on the matter.

At present people who use cannabis to relieve medical conditions face criminalisation, a €2,750 fine and up to 12 months in prison for a second offence.

“The situation in Ireland at present is unacceptable,” says Dr James Linden, MD of GreenLight Health. “We know from speaking to people with MS, for example, that they are crying out for cannabis-based medicines to relieve their symptoms.

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Brownies and Lozenges: NJ Issues Guidelines for Edible Medical Marijuana Products

New manufacturing rules will affect state’s 4,098 registered patients, including Montclair residents.

 

Are you a registered medical marijuana patient in Montclair?

Good news… you may soon be able to get lozenges, brownies and other edible forms of cannabis directly from your local dispensary.

On March 10, more than five years after lawmakers approved medical marijuana in New Jersey, the state Department of Health issued guidelines for the production of edible medical cannabis products.

These new rules may change the way the state’s 4,098 registered patients ingest their medication.

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Recall of Marijuana for Medical Purposes - Tilray

Tilray is voluntarily recalling three marijuana for medical purposes products due to positive bacterial testing: Sativa House Blend (Lot number: 5411 9952 8740 9514), Hybrid House Blend (Lot number: 6889 8271 1515 4149) and Indica House Blend (Lot number: 3470 2895 9118 1906).

During the course of a regular inspection conducted under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, Health Canada inspectors tested the above products to ensure compliance with the regulation.

Tilray’s clients should consult with a healthcare professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

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Florida Suspends Employee For Saying ‘Climate Change'

After news broke that Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott’s administration had forbid state employees from using the phrase “climate change” during official business, many conservatives claimed that people were overreacting. After all, they reasoned, Rick Scott wouldn’t seriously punish scientists for talking about climate change.

Oh yes, he would.

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Police in Alaska Raid Marijuana Club Owned by Ex-TV Reporter Who Famously Quit Her Job On ...

An Alaska marijuana club owned by a former TV reporter was raided on Friday, authorities say. 

Last September, KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job in a brazen fashion that many of us would like to duplicate: revealing herself to be the owner of the club she was doing the segment on.

She then exited following the now infamous statement: "Fuck it, I quit." On Friday, police in Anchorage raided the Cannabis Club that Greene—aka Charlene Egbe—owns, seizing marijuana and impounding two vehicles. Egbe described the scene to KTVA: 

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5 Stunning Comments From President Obama Regarding the Potential Legalization of Marijuana

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Just when marijuana supporters thought things couldn't get any better, last week brought incredible news.

Marijuana gets a double-dose of good news
On Tuesday, March 10, three Senate members introduced a bill that would make medical marijuana legal on a federal level and free legal medical marijuana users from the potential for federal prosecution.

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Nevada bill would allow sick pets to use medical marijuana

In this May 30, 2013, file photo, "Companion Cannabis: Medical Marijuana for Dogs & Cats" by Holistic Therapeutics is displayed at La Brea Compassionate Caregivers, a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug.

Segerblom said he’s concerned that some animals might have adverse reactions, but “you don’t know until you try,” he said.

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