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Oregon city considers penalizing pot growers for smelly marijuana

The Oregon city of Medford, where officials say residents have long grumbled about the odor of marijuana growing operations, is considering a regulation that would fine pot growers if their marijuana is too smelly, city officials said on Wednesday.

The city's legal staff has drafted an ordinance that would fine both medical and recreational marijuana growers whose operations are too malodorous up to $250 a day and would give the city power to seize plants if growers don’t come into compliance.

In addition to containing odors, marijuana growers would be required to keep their plants locked up and out of sight in Medford, a city of nearly 80,000 people in southern Oregon whose economy is at least partly based on conventional agriculture.

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Colorado pot taxes: Recreational sales for January 2015 strongest yet

Colorado pot businesses sold a record amount of marijuana in January, resulting in an excise tax of $2.3 million designated for public schools, state officials said Wednesday.

The numbers, reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue, show that January’s school-designated pot excise tax is more than 10 times the amount in January 2014, when the state first collected the tax on wholesale marijuana transfers.

From December to January, the school tax sum jumped about 21 percent, from $1.9 million to $2.3 million. In January 2014, the state collected $195,318 in taxes allotted for school construction capital.

In total, the amount of taxes, licenses and fees stemming from medical and recreational marijuana sales amounts to $8.8 million this January.

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Watch: Senate bill would give military vets access to medical marijuana

Military veterans would no longer be denied access to medical marijuana under sweeping new legislation before the Senate.

The medical marijuana legislation introduced Tuesday would lift the threat of federal prosecution from people who use it in states where it has been legalized.

The bipartisan Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act is backed by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and would partially legalize medical marijuana at the federal level, though it does not address recreational marijuana.

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Uncle Ike's Offers Later Sunday Opening and Free Parking to "Reduce Tensions" with Church Next Door

The owner of Uncle Ike's says he'll open later on Sundays and offer his parking lot to churchgoers to "reduce tensions" with the church next door. 

 

After protests and a fizzled lawsuit, Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop is offering an olive branch to the church next door: a later opening time on Sundays and free parking.

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Colorado pot sales soar to record in January, bringing $2.3 million for schools

Colorado pot businesses sold a record amount of marijuana in January, resulting in an excise tax of $2.3 million designated for public schools, state officials said Wednesday.

Based on the Colorado Department of Revenue data, around $36.4 million of recreational marijuana was sold this January compared to about $14.69 million sold the same month last year.

"This is really what we expected and hope to see: a shift in the underground market to a regulated market," said legalization advocate Mason Tvert. "It's clearly generating significant revenue for the state."

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Urban Gardeners: Meet the 'Nerds of Marijuana' - Brazil

The club growers challenge the reigning prohibition in Brazil for the right to grow their own gourmet marijuana at home

Marijuana appeared in the life of Marcelo at 17, in a crude pipe with three holes made from an apple . After a furtive relationship with grass and many fights with his family, he convinced his mother that it  was a good idea to plant it in the house . "I showed several documentaries and articles to my parents until they understood what is really cannabis and advantages of consuming my own production."

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Florida recreational cannabis initiative?

The Florida Cannabis Action Network is now developing a 2016 voter initiative to legalize marijuana, based on the likelihood that the Florida Legislature will be unwilling to create a comprehensive medical-only program in coming weeks.

That could mean that there is both a medical marijuana amendment and an adult-use amendment on the Florida ballot during the presidential election-year ballot.

Unlike two recently filed but restrictive medical marijuana legislative bills and unlike the revised medical marijuana amendment possibly headed for the November 2016 ballot, the proposed Florida-Can amendment would open use of the plant.

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Watch: Making marijuana into a legitimate business

Cannabis has been legal for recreational use in the US states of Washington and Colorado for more than a year now. Voters have also backed legalisation in Alaska and Oregon, and are facing a new challenge - how to turn an illegal drug into a legitimate business. Alastair Leithead has been to Seattle - to see how legal cannabis is going, and over the border to Salem, Oregon - to see how they are planning to implement it.

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FUEL: Snowboarding Gold Medalist Ross Rebagliati

In this episode of FUEL, Canadian Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati embraces his infamous past and embarks on a new venture.

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