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Everly Family Frustrated Over Status Of Medical Marijuana In Iowa

Their daughter's situation may cause them to move from their home. Everly, IA (ABC9 News) - For 13 years, Mike and Tammi Heuk have made adjustments to their home and lives for their daughter Shelby. Their cabinets are full of medicine, their van is specially equipped for Shelby, and they've spent 9-thousand dollars on a chair-system to help get her up the stairs. "Just about everything is planned around her and her needs," said Tammi Heuk, mother of Shelby.

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18
Apr

Ohio questions: Whether to legalize marijuana, and how

Should Ohio make marijuana legal, for recreational as well as medical use? In principle, I’m inclined to believe it should, although I don’t — and won’t — indulge.

Is a proposal that is likely to appear on the statewide ballot this November, after years of other plans that failed to qualify, the best way to prepare Ohio to become the fifth state to legalize marijuana fully? That’s a different question, and one that Ohioans will need to examine carefully before we vote. We’ve got plenty of time to decide.

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18
Apr

Will Big Tobacco become Big Marijuana?

Rhiannon Griffith-Bowman smokes an e-cigarette in San Rafael, Calif. Some pot entrepreneurs worry that tobacco companies want to make moves on their turf.(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DENVER – While federal law makes their entire industry illegal, many marijuana store owners, growers and retailers fear something completely different: Big Tobacco.

Today, most legal recreational marijuana operations are small, limited to a single state and barred from ever getting large by regulators who want to keep a close eye on the fast-growing industry.

But those small operators struggle to get bank loans for expansion, often produce an inconsistent product, and sometimes have no idea how to balance supply and demand for their crops.

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18
Apr

NJ marijuana laws called outdated as 4/20 approaches

Stephen Cornell smokes pot twice a day to keep the pain and stiffness in his neck away.

The 45-year-old Smithville resident has been a quadriplegic since he was 6, after he fell trying to jump from one tram car to another outside Atlantic City Race Course. He’s smoked marijuana as medicine — both legally and illegally — since he was 16.

But Cornell is breaking the law.

Sat
18
Apr

Cannabis Cup comes to Denver this weekend

DENVER - Cannabis consumers from across the country are gathering at the Denver Mart this weekend for the fifth Cannabis Cup. 

At event, which runs Saturday through the Monday, festival-goers can attend lectures on cultivation and the future of legalization.  

There's also a trade show and expo featuring the latest products and inventions. Shoppers can purchase everything from growing supplies to pot-plant shaped muffin tins.

A Saturday concert at Red Rocks will feature SOJA, Nas and JBoog.

Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky will be the artists at Monday show at Fiddler's Green.

"This is an economic miracle as far as I'm concerned," said Dan Skye, editor of High Times, the publication sponsoring the event. 

Fri
17
Apr

No pot samples at Cannabis Cup? Fans will be the ones missing out

If the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup felt a little too good to be true, Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (a.k.a. the MED) confirmed that with an early-April memo that warned licensed Colorado businesses exhibiting at the Cup about what exactly is and is not allowed this year.

Giving out samples? Banned. Being in an area designated for consumption? Think twice about that. Buying marijuana and personally giving it away? Absolutely prohibited.

Fri
17
Apr

Texas Area organization promotes legalizing marijuana

Amarillo, TX - A new pro-cannabis organization in Amarillo is looking to grow its campaign by educating and registering more voters who are in favor of their message.

Amarillo Cannabis Culture knows its got an uphill battle with lots of opposition. We decided to find out for ourselves how hard that battle would be by asking area residents how they feel about the legalization of marijuana, and the responses weren't what we expected.

Fri
17
Apr

Lawn-care giant Scotts Miracle-Gro targeting a new weed: cannabis

 

Growing up on New York’s Long Island, Jim Hagedorn would watch TV and see reports of marijuana busts. In the background, he’d sometimes spot bags of Miracle-Gro, the garden fertilizer invented by his father, Horace.

That recollection is particularly apt as the younger Hagedorn, now 59, considers plans for the company his father helped found, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., the world’s largest maker of lawn-care products. This month, Scotts bought a leading supplier of hydroponics, a technology that allows indoor cultivation of everything from tomatoes to pot without soil.

Fri
17
Apr

Alaska needs an able marijuana regulatory board; lawmakers must act

Last November, voters decided it was time for Alaska to take a more sensible, reality-based approach to marijuana. They replaced the failed policy of prohibition with a mandate that the state regulate and tax marijuana similarly to how we treat alcohol. Yet, with only days left in the legislative session, the Legislature has yet to provide the resources needed to establish a regulatory framework.

Fri
17
Apr

420 Friendly: 13 Quotes For Those Who Blaze It On Marijuana Appreciation Day

For all those that celebrate 4/20, read these quotes from more supporters.

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