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Legalize Pot Lawmakers: 10 US Politicians Credited With Leading Fight to Make Marijuana Legal

Nationwide polls show that a slim majority of Americans want to legalize pot for any purpose. Seventy-five percent believe that marijuana legalization is inevitable, according to a Pew Research Center survey in 2014. However, few politicians on the national scene are actively leading the fight to make marijuana legal in their home states or at the federal level.

Most political support is for limited medical use. Others have done their part for the cannabis cause by supporting rules to require the federal government not prosecute individuals using marijuana per their state's rules. Here are 10 politicians who have at least partially supported legal marijuana or states' rights around pot:

Fri
03
Apr

Airbnb Meets Cannabis in Bud and Breakfast

The latest innovation in cannabis tourism and travel is carving out a niche among vacation and travel accommodation rental websites by offering access to cannabis-friendly lodging worldwide.

Recently launched Boulder, Colo.-based Bud and Breakfast  is being heralded as the Airbnb for marijuana consumers in startup watch lists.

Thu
02
Apr

Food or Marijuana Production: Which Has a Better Return for Tribes?

Tribal Stewardship of Plant and Food Sovereignty was the subject of a Native law conference at the University of Idaho. Presentations were given on a number of subjects by speakers from as far away as Kansas, Arkansas, and Alaska, but the recent national headlines concerning tribes and marijuana brought that subject to the forefront.

Janie Hipp Simms, an attorney, and director of Indigenous Food and Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law. “Everyone is saying action is going to be required by tribal government, either pro or con. My tribe has already kind of said we’re not going into this phase.”

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02
Apr

How Did Marijuana Chain Smoker Aaron Hernandez Pass NFL Drug Testing?

BOSTON (CBS) -  One revelation from the Aaron Hernandez trial is that the former Patriots tight end was an avid marijuana user, described by prosecution witness Alexander Bradley as a “chain smoker” of the drug.

With that being said, how did Aaron Hernandez never fail a drug test in the NFL?

The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin tells 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich it’s actually pretty easy to skirt the league’s drug policy.

Thu
02
Apr

Women and weed: Why women are the future of marijuana legalization

Women must come out of the cannabis closet for marijuana reform according to Cheri Sicard

Thu
02
Apr

Starting Line: Associatuion Startups Take Their Marks

The association startup space is budding just as much as the for-profit space is in Silicon Valley. Check out three examples of new groups that are starting to make an impact on fresh industries.

Association executives who were around in an organization’s early days might look back on those times fondly—long hours and late nights, learning by trial and error, and panicking when growth exceeded expectations. For associations still in their formative years, however, making it through each week, still standing, is cause for celebration.

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02
Apr

Canada's first branded marijuana company opens in Vancouver

Crop King Seeds is the first branded marijuana company in Canada that sells seeds for cannabis genetics at over 140 stores across Canada. 

With their head office located in the Penthouse of Gastown’s Dominion building, Crop King Seeds has over 20 strains of marijuana and 13 employees gearing up to become the next “Molson Canadian” of North America’s fastest growing industry.

Kyle (last name withheld), the owner of Crop King Seeds has been asked over and over during his time in the industry; why the marijuana business? “Why not? I could have gone into the trendy Micro Brewery industry but then I realized that alcohol is far more harmful and destructive than marijuana. I wanted to be a pioneer, a game changer to bring a positive change to our country and communities.”

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02
Apr

CNN’s ‘High Profits’ tracks booming bud business in Colorado ski towns

Someday this will be a case study in business schools: the creation of a marijuana franchise starting with a lone store in a cute Victorian house on Main Street in Breckenridge. For viewers beyond Colorado, “High Profits” on CNN, an eight-part docu-series premiering April 19, may seem an outrageous curiosity. For locals accustomed to media scrutiny of the state’s legalized recreational weed industry, it’s just one more reality TV effort, hyped for suspense.

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02
Apr

Colorado Lawmakers Scramble to Keep Millions in Marijuana Taxes

Robert Grandt worked in the grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver last month. Hefty taxes on recreational marijuana have generated millions in state revenue. 

DENVER — In the State Capitol, they are calling it Refund Madness.

A year after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, millions of tax dollars are rolling in, dedicated to funding school construction, marijuana education campaigns and armies of marijuana inspectors and regulators. But a legal snarl may force the state to hand that money back to marijuana consumers, growers and the public — and lawmakers do not want to.

Thu
02
Apr

Aaron Hernandez chain smoked marijuana, never failed NFL drug test

In the days and days and days of testimony at the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, there have been moments that presumably fit into the prosecution or defense somehow, but are interesting on their own.

Like the revelation on Wednesday that Hernandez "chain smoked" marijuana, sometimes up to an ounce a day. That is a lot of pot.

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