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Marijuana Supports Gather in Downtown Omaha

Fed up and ready to fight for pot a group known as the Marijuana Party of Nebraska gathered in downtown Omaha on Saturday.

This was just one of 500 rallies located all across the U.S.

It was all part of the Global Marijuana March.

Supporters made sure that their voices were heard, many saying they'll stop at nothing to see legalization in Nebraska.

"We want to be able to lift all the laws and regulations of marijuana and we want to be able to grow hemp and marijuana in our field we want to use green energy stop cutting down trees make paper and wood out of hemp. We want to let our medical patients have a choice about what kind of medications they use,” said rally organizer Mark Elwood.

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The people who march for marijuana: Scenes from the 2015 Global Cannabis March in Portland

A small crowd gathered around a stage set up on the far corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square. People dressed in marijuana-themed outfits, some wore small green ribbons on their shirts, a few held signs: "Free the Weed," "Help End Marijuana Prohibition," "F*** the DEA."

It was Portland's local demonstration in a worldwide day of protest called the Global Cannabis March. This year marks the 16th for the event, which is expected to go on in nearly 300 other cities.

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Arizona's marijuana ballot initiative: A gateway plan?

A planned 2016 ballot initiative would ask Arizona voters to legalize marijuana for recreational use and establish a network of licensed cannabis shops where sales of the drug would be taxed, in part, to fund education.(Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)

First marijuana, then meth? ... At a lively debate last week on the proposed legalization of marijuana, an attorney who supports the 2016 ballot initiative told the audience the measure is the "first step" toward full legalization of drugs in Arizona.

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May

Medicinal marijuana advocates rally at Vestavia Hills City hall

If you drove along Highway 31 this afternoon in Vestavia Hills, you might have seen a crowd gathered in front of City Hall.

Members of the Alabama Safe Access Project held a rally around 1 p.m. on Saturday in support of Senate Bill 326.

That bill would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Alabama.

The legislation would allow patients who suffer from 25 specific conditions to use a limited amount of marijuana, a maximum of 10 ounces per month.

Supporters want to see the bill make it to the Senate floor for debate before the end of the regular legislative session.

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02
May

Iowans rally for statewide marijuana legalization

Marijuana advocates meet at Des Moines City Hall on Saturday and march down Locust Street to the Iowa Capitol.(Photo: Linh Ta/The Register)Buy Photo

The daily pills 39-year-old Angel Francis-Kline has to take makes it hard for her to handle everyday life.

In a day, she can take between 12 to 16 pills to deal with her fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia and early on-set menopause. The combination of her pills, like Cymbalta and Hydrocodone make her uncontrollably shake and have seizures, causing dangerous situations, especially when she's driving.

"It's living everyday in pain," Francis-Kline. said. "What they're making me take is poison."

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2016 Cannabis Adult Use Legalization Guide

Cannabis Landscape Overview

What an interesting and exciting time for cannabis this is. With four states and D.C. legalizing cannabis for adult use and dozens of states working to implement medical cannabis programs, cannabis is becoming more widely accepted in our society. Every day new opportunities arise and new challenges are faced. As cannabis returns to the mainstream of society there are both external and internal forces at work to consider.

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May

Crowdfunding Marries Cannabis Startups and Capital

The Marijuana Investor Summit was not short on speakers and panelists offering advice on financing a cannabis business. But many cannabis entrepreneurs learned a grittier lesson in the conference center’s labyrinth-like hallways and the hotel’s lobby bar: don’t rely on venture capitalists to finance your early-stage business.

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May

7 Notable Quotations at Marijuana Investor Summit

Quotations can connect you to wisdom from the past that you can apply to the present and the future. Many of the legal marijuana industry’s key players have already amassed vital wisdom during the industry’s fledgling years. At Marijuana Investor Summit, several of these key players shared their insight with attendees. Because their knowledge is a valuable resource for those looking to enter the industry, here are seven notable quotations captured at MJIS:

 

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May

Energy up in Smoke: The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production

What kind of facility has lighting as intense as that found in an operating room (500-times more than needed for reading), 6-times the air-change rate of a biotech laboratory and 60-times that of a home, and the electric power intensity of a datacenter?

The emergent industry of indoor Cannabis production results in prodigious energy use, costs, and greenhouse-gas pollution. Large-scale industrialized and highly energy-intensive indoor cultivation of Cannabis is driven by criminalization, pursuit of security, and the desire for greater process control and yields. The practice occurs across the United States and in many other countries.

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U.S House slams amendment of medical marijuana use for veterans

For the reason that the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have already legalized marijuana for medical use.

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