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4/20 series: 12 key people to watch in marijuana policy

Marijuana policy has emerged as a key issue in American politics, particularly over the past few years. The issue is being debated at local, state, and federal levels, and has captured the attention of media organizations and research institutions nationwide and around the world.

Navigating the policy terrain and understanding what is happening in this fast-paced, dynamic, and changing arena is often tough. Knowing who is influential can be even more difficult. Because of the expansive nature of the policy conversation there are hundreds of key players making a difference—on both sides of this issue—and that list is seemingly ever growing.

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21
Apr

Pot Is Getting Personal: Soon You'll Get Marijuana Based On Your Brain Activity

Marijuana connoisseurs may soon have a new option for finding the best weed: brain scans.

In the past, the marijuana selection process went something like this: buy whatever your dealer offers. If you're lucky, you can choose between strains with vaguely evocative names like Blue Dream and Romulan. Then, with the advent of medical marijuana dispensaries, selection became more refined. All of a sudden, that Blue Dream comes with information on its percentage of THC (the ingredient that gets you high) and CBD (the pain relief ingredient).

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3 Ways Baby Boomers Will Bolster the Cannabis Industry

Between 2012 and 2050 the United States will experience a considerable increase in its older population, with aging baby boomers largely contributing to that growth. American’s graying population has wide-ranging implications for the legal cannabis industry, which grew from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion in 2014.

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Recreational marijuana petition drive started in Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizonans could get to decide next year if they want to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington and let any adult buy and use marijuana.

An initiative drive launched Friday would treat marijuana like alcohol, which includes creating a state regulatory agency with its own police powers and a 15 percent tax.

The money would pay for the oversight and, according to backers, potentially raise between $60 million and $100 million, mostly for education, but with some for health care.

But they first have to get the issue on the 2016 ballot. That means gathering 150,642 valid signatures by July 7, 2016.

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20
Apr

4/20: The Blunt Truth About Marijuana & Taxes

There was a time when the term 4/20 drew either blank stares or giggles. The term, which refers to marijuana, has become more mainstream in recent years and April 20, once considered a counterculture holiday, is actually trending on Twitter. The reality is that marijuana doesn’t have the same taboo as it did before. That’s largely thanks to legalization.

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Amid Denver's Marijuana Celebration, Police Tweet Friendly Warning: 'We'd Prefer Not to be ...

DENVER (TheBlaze/AP) — Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can’t use it in public.

We’d prefer not to be buzzkills this 4/20 weekend. #ConsumeResponsibly, and designate a sober driver now. #Denver

— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 19, 2015

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Apr

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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20
Apr

Glasgow cannabis rally offers smoke, politics and croissants

Noone seemed quite sure of the reason why this annual gathering in support of reform of the drug laws is called 420 day, but most of those present seemed pretty relaxed about it.

This included the police, who detained two people early in the afternoon but thereafter kept their presence low key, with a male and a female officer strolling past the stalls and temporary stage periodically in the sunshine.

Twenty years ago the attitude of the police would have been far less relaxed towards yesterday's (mon) gathering, which was part of World Cannabis Week.

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Apr

The farm-to-table marijuana experience is here

BOULDER, Colo. — If you live in a state where marijuana is illegal, you don't typically get to ask your dealer if your weed was grown consciously.

What type of pesticides were used during the process of growing these plants? Where exactly where they grown? When was this plant harvested?

These questions may sound ridiculous to people who don't live in Alaska, Colorado, Washington state and the District of Columbia, where recreational marijuana is legal. But for marijuana enthusiasts who do live in those areas, asking your budtender specifics about the plants you're about to purchase is the norm.

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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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