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North Carolina Marijuana Legalization: Bill Would Make Cannabis Legal For Medical Patients, But ...

A North Carolina lawmaker has spearheaded a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, citing increased public support for legal weed and the inflow of tax revenue that would come with medical pot sales. State Rep. Kelly Alexander, a Democrat, has attempted such legislation three times before but said he’s more confident than ever that the bill could pass this time around. A rally in support of the bill is expected to take place next week outside the Statehouse in Raleigh, according to WSOC-TV.

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City of Portland Mulling a $1,500 Weed Business Permit

Portland City Hall still doesn't know whether the Oregon Legislature will allow it to levy a 10-percent sales tax on marijuana. 

But city officials are already considering another way to pay for local marijuana regulation: a $1,500 permit to operate a pot business in Portland.

city budget document shows officials in theOffice of Neighborhood Involvement still aren't sure if such a permit is allowed underMeasure 91, which legalizes recreational weed. But they are planning to make the price steep.

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Drop that candy! It could be edible marijuana

 

Children and teens run risk with the new knock-off sweets such as “Twixed” and “Munchy Way,” which are passing as edible marijuana. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The sale of marijuana is legal in some states, and while there are many debates about this substance and adult usage, the evidence is clear that developing children should stay away from pot.

Keeping marijuana out of children’s hands might be more difficult now, however, not just because of legalization, but because marijuana is starting to look more and more like candy.

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Marijuana Legalization In Nevada: Voters To Decide Whether To Regulate Like Alcohol

Cannabis or marijuana possession and sale for recreational use in Nevada could be legalized in November next year as the legislature is expected to let voters decide whether to regulate it like alcohol. Nevada already has decriminalized possession of the substance for people 21 and older and it is legalized for medical use in the state, but possession of marijuana is still a misdemeanor and the sale of it is still a felony. The first offense of possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana warrants a $600 fine, and subsequent offenses go up to $5,000 or even jail terms.

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From Casinos To Cannabis: Indian Tribes Eye Pot Profits

Last December the Justice Department gave a yellow light to marijuana legalization on tribal land, saying it would treat reservations like states in deciding how to enforce the Controlled Substances Act. Two months later, the very first Tribal Marijuana Conference, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington, attracted about 250 people, including representatives from 75 or so Indian tribes. They listened intently as speakers (including me) discussed the pros and cons of legalization.

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Marijuana edible products need stronger regulation, Stanford experts say

Stanford Law Professors Rob MacCoun and Michelle Mello say that marijuana edibles, which look like snacks and are often highly potent, should be better regulated in an effort to protect young children.

Two Stanford law professors call for stronger regulations on the formulation and packaging of edible marijuana products, which children may have trouble distinguishing from snack foods.

States that have legalized marijuana need to put strong restrictions on the drug's edible products, according to two Stanford law professors.

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'Wait and watch' before moving on marijuana, AG urges Nebraskans

Attorney General Doug Peterson urged people to "wait and watch" what happens in Colorado before deciding whether to ease Nebraska's marijuana restrictions.

"I'm a little bit surprised how quickly this is moving," Peterson said of the issue, speaking during a Lincoln Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at the Country Club of Lincoln.

"If people want to go down this road, please at least have enough patience for the state of Nebraska to watch, listen and learn," he said.

Colorado began allowing the sale of marijuana for recreational use last year.

While Peterson didn't cite any specific results of that change, he alluded to an increased burden on education, mental health and law enforcement workers.

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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 Industry Reaches New Heights With Gourmet Kitchens, Day Spas And Maybe Even Luxury Hotels

At 7 Leaf Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, guests get the full gourmet, farm-to-table dining experience. Breakfasts are made with organic, fresh ingredients from the city's famed Pike Place Market. Artisan meats come directly from a local butcher; breads are bought at a nearby bakery. But what sets this homey, British townhouse-style bed and breakfast apart from other Seattle guesthouses is that anything prepared in 7 Leaf’s kitchen can be made with a little something extra: cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, for a little extra kick.

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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.

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