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MinnMed raises $16.6M ahead of medical marijuana dispensary openings

Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) has closed on $16.6 million in capital as it prepares to open medical marijuana dispensaries this summer.

The Edina-based startup is one of two licensed medical marijuana growers in the state. MinnMed raised the funding from individual investors, most of whom live in Minnesota, said CEO Dr. Kyle Kingsley.

The 20-employee business was able to raise capital quickly, he added.

"There was pretty dramatic support," Kingsley said.

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5 companies with the biggest buzz in the marijuana industry

Today is April 20, aka 4/20, the semi-official annual holiday for the marijuana industry and pot-enthusiasts around the world.

People flock to public celebrations across the country that, in some cases, attract crowds of thousands. Pot-related businesses also show off their products.

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APRIL 20: The World Cannabis Day

Every year on April 20 to celebrate marijuana friends tag cannabis. On this date around the world known as 420-Day, Weed-Day or World Marijuana Day people arrange to get "high" in public together.

Traditionally, a joint is ignited at exactly 16.20 o`clock. In many countries laws are very publicly broken on this day. It is a political statement that is intended by cannabis supporters too.

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April 20 is used to move the social focus increasingly to cannabis. Therefore, information sessions on the medical use of the plant will take place often on this day. In addition, advocates committed to decriminalization of marijuana.

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Getting your medical marijuana card may become as easy as going online

For patients who need a medical marijuana card, they have to book an appointment with a clinic and see a doctor to get that green card. New startup HelloMD wants to take that process and move it entirely online.

Launching four weeks ago and currently available only in California, HelloMD has plans to expand to 23 states where medical marijuana is legal, including Washington.

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21 health benefits of marijuana

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Despite the fact that the Drug Enforcement Agency categorizes marijuana as a schedule I drug, one that has no accepted medical use, a majority of Americans have thought medical pot should be legal since the late 1990s — and a majority now support recreational legalization as well.

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Dagga activists to hold ‘4.20’ celebration

Johannesburg - A party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws will be held in Johannesburg on Sunday, cannabis non-profit organisation Green Fields For All said on Saturday.

“This the second year of our 4.20 party, a date 'sacred' to the worldwide cannabis culture,” spokesman Julian Stobbs said.

According to Wikipedia, April 20 - or “4.20” - has become a day of marijuana celebration, particularly in North America.

“We tap into a complete cross-section of South Africa, just as the plant does. It is truly a rainbow crowd of old young, black white, straight, gay, smoker and non-smoker alike.”

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Nebraska senators to hash out legalizing medical marijuana

Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures.

A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers where marijuana would be produced and dispensed. Patients and caregivers could register with the state to obtain the drug for treatment.

"If it gets legalized, I will be a very happy person," said Maria Vavra, who uses marijuana as treatment for MS. "I have MS and if I did not smoke marijuana daily, I would be using my walker again and I would probably be in a wheelchair today."

"I use it for the spasms in my leg," said Dennis Pyle. "It seems to work better than the pills that I take."

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Three Ex-Cops Smoke Marijuana On Camera, Give Their Real Thoughts On Prohibition

Three men who identify themselves as former police officers smoke marijuana and get high on camera in a new video released in time for "420," the annual marijuana holiday.

All of the men say that they had previously smoked weed, but not for decades. And while none recalled arresting anyone for a marijuana crime during their law enforcement career, one did remember seizing "a lot of pot" from people.

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Pot for Pets: Marijuana Cookies for Ailing Dogs Hit Market

With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, and recreational use permitted in four states as well as Washington, D.C., a burgeoning cannabis industry is blooming in America.

The latest crop of potentially lucrative products? Pot for pets.

Biscuits, edibles and capsules containing cannabis compounds are being marketed to owners of ailing and elderly animals as natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory supplements. But these products aren't getting Fido stoned, claim proponents.

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High-tech marijuana vending machines coming to Vancouver

Vancouver-headquartered Kaneh Bosm (KBB-CNSX) will take delivery of two marijuana vending machines in late April 2015.

“The BioCanna ADM is similar to the Best Buy kiosks that you see in airports,” explains Kaneh Bosm President and Director Michael Martinz. “They have back-end functionality that provides oversight to the machine operator as well as regulators.”

The ADM will screen out people under the age of 19, and verify that they are registered users – and it can also set daily maximums. After delivery, KBB will take a few days to install the software, test the machines and load up the inventory.

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