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Michigan marijuana legalization advocates confirm plans for 2016 ballot proposal

LANSING, MI -- Michigan marijuana advocates have confirmed plans to launch a petition drive later this year and hope to put a legalization proposal on the statewide ballot in 2016.

As MLive first reported last month, the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee is one of two marijuana-related groups eyeing the 2016 ballot.

Board members officially announced the effort on Thursday, indicating that they want to strengthen the state's medical marijuana program, create a regulated system for taxable sales to adults over 21 and facilitate industrial hemp farming.

Committee Chair Jeffrey Hank, a Lansing attorney, said the group is fine-tuning draft language before submitting petitions to the Board of State Canvassers for review.

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Marijuana bills gaining some traction in Tennessee

Recent polling by Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt Universities indicate three of four Tennesseans support legalization in some form

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Even as three U.S. Senators, including Kentucky's Rand Paul, offered up a bill in Washington to protect patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states with active medical marijuana laws, the pace of legislation in Tennessee has remained cautious.

On Tuesday, Rep. Jeremy Faison's (R-Cosby) bill to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposes passed through the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, but not without needing an amendment requiring a doctor's letter for patients requesting the treatment.

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UPDATED: Health Canada denies medical marijuana licence to CEN Biotech

Despite receiving “final” rejection for a licence to operate a medical marijuana operation by Health Canada, it appears a Lakeshore-based company will proceed with legal challenges against both the federal and municipal governments.

CEN Biotech has been officially notified by the federal government they will not get a licence to operate what the company touted as Canada’s largest medical marijuana operation.

The company last month received “notice of intent to refuse” from Health Canada and days later in response launched a court challenge requesting a judicial review of the federal government’s decision.

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Anchorage couple cooks up marijuana business

ANCHORAGE – 

It’s hard to go wrong with a simple brownie recipe.

Chelsea Deming says she grew up in the kitchen. When she got together with her boyfriend, Derek Herre, she began adding one more special ingredient to her recipes — marijuana.

“He realized that would be a good way for him to medicate without having to smoke,” Deming said.

Herre has Crohn’s disease and has been a medical marijuana cardholder for nearly five years.

“This definitely helps with my inflammation, my nausea,” Herre explained.

Deming bakes for him and now does the same for other medical users. They call their business “Baked Alaska” and word is quickly spreading through social media.

Here’s how it works:

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Alaska: 5 points you need to know about the proposed updates to SB30:

  • Cannabis as a controlled substance: The new bill would undo the work done to remove cannabis as a controlled substance. It also proposes adding cannabis back to the controlled substance list and would create situations where the controlled substances laws would not apply. As pointed out in Dr. Tim Hinterberger’s email, SB30 in its current form “would completely remove marijuana from the Alaska Controlled Substance Act.”

 

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Here’s Why Cannabis Plants Are Growing Wild All Over Britain’s Cities

Cannabis plants have been spotted sprouting in public places up and down the UK, a country where the plant is categorized as a Class B drug and possession alone can lead to a five year prison sentence. The majestic herb can be found humbly sunning itself near some of the nation’s most iconic locations in central London, such as the BBC headquarters, Tower Bridge and The Shard.

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True Leaf Enters the Pet and Natural Product Landscape

True Leaf’s Darcy Bomford attended  the Global Pet Expo in Florida, which wrapped up March 6.  His objective was to research the existing pet health landscape. CEO Bomford has 30 years’ experience in the pet industry and is returning to the sector with the True Leaf, the Quality of Life Company.

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Marijuana Companies Are Getting a Makeover: The Evolution of the Blooming Industry

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The walls of Kind Love in Denver are covered with professional artwork from local artists while the marble countertops and Italian leather couches are reminiscent of spending the day in a spa.

Kind Love is a medical dispensary which serves a different clientele – femaleBaby Boomers who want to purchase medical marijuana and mingle with other professionals in an upscale setting.

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Illinois marijuana growing permits are ready for pickup

The marijuana growing permits have been printed and are ready for pickup, a state spokeswoman says.

The state’s movement on the permits comes after a company suing the state was granted a temporary legal victory in part because the marijuana permits had not been officially handed out.

The state spokeswoman, Kristi Jones, would not comment on the timing, but she said in an email, “The cultivation center permits are printed and ready for pick-up at the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield.”

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Moncton's OrganiGram gets off to a blazing start

Moncton company is 1 of only 16 in the country that makes and sells medical marijuana

Moncton company OrganiGram is mixing marijuana and jobs.

The legal marijuana grower has created 30 jobs since setting up shop and it says another 25 are on the way in April.

OrganiGram is one of only 16 companies in the country that makes and sells medical marijuana.

The company mailed out its first major shipment of marijuana just a few weeks ago and it has eight different strains currently in production.

The plants grow in the sterile facility with the help of controlled heat, lights and humidity, while staff trim the plants. The buds produced are then dried, sold to patients and shipped through Canada Post.

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