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Nevada has the most expensive vape pens, Washington the cheapest pre-roll

There’s an old saying that ‘all politics is local’ and it turns out the same goes for marijuana prices. A new report from cannabis data company Headset looked at pricing trends from four key states that have fully legalized cannabis including two states with mature sales data and two fairly new states.

The study examines average item prices throughout 2018 and for the first two months of 2019. The sales data comes from customers who participate in store loyalty programs, as well as the $4.5 billion in transactions that Headset tracks.

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U.S. licence to grow hemp to fuel hemp energy storage research facility

Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) has secured acreage in New York to grow and house a facility where hemp bast will be harvested for conducting further research within the company’s hemp energy storage imitative.

Having secured a licence in the state to grow hemp needed, the move will help fuel efforts at the company’s hemp energy storage initiative launched late last year, notes a statement from ALYI, which is focused on offering varied, environmentally sustainable, energy storage solutions for targeted markets.

ALYI has engaged the services of Nouveau to manage the hemp farming operations, the press release states.

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Missouri medical marijuana licenses in high demand

Missouri plans to license more than 300 medical marijuana-related businesses this year, and if that's not enough to meet patient demand, even more will be approved, the director of the state program said Monday.

The state is already planning at least 192 dispensaries, 60 cultivation facilities, 86 manufacturing facilities and two testing facilities. But Lyndall Fraker, medical marijuana program director for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, told hundreds of people attending a St. Louis conference that the state will do whatever is necessary to meet demand.

"We certainly want to make sure patient needs are provided for," Fraker said.

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Michigan adds cerebral palsy to list of ailments qualifying for medical marijuana

The use of medical marijuana will be extended to people afflicted with cerebral palsy, according to the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

The condition joins more than two dozen ailments the state has certified as qualifying for a medical marijuana card, ranging from cancer to glaucoma, AIDS and chronic pain.

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Los Angeles Cannabis Regulations Commission announces recommendations for Phase 3 processing

The Cannabis Regulations Commission met on March 5th and presented their recommendations to the City Attorney that would establish policies for processing phase 3 applications. Phase 3 would begin with a 60-day pre-vetting process of social equity applicants to verify Tier 1 or Tier 2 qualification. Verified Tier 1 or 2 applicants will then be eligible to move forward into the first phase of the licensing process. The DCR will issue 100 licenses in this initial phase allocating 75 to qualified Tier 1 applicants. Qualified Tier 1 applicants would receive priority receiving 75% of the available licenses during this initial phase so long as all basic application requirements are met including:

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New Hampshire House passes Bill to allow home-grown medical cannabis

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis at home. Currently, the more than 7,000 registered medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire must travel to one of four dispensaries in the state to obtain their medicine. Under provisions of the measure, House Bill 364, which was passed by representatives on Thursday, patients or caregivers would be allowed to grow up to three mature cannabis plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings.

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Legalizing cannabis doesn't increase marijuana use, but decriminalizing it does: New study

Legalizing the sale of marijuana doesn't lead to an increase in cannabis consumption, but decriminalizing the use and possession of weed does, writes Calvin Hughes and James McClure.

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2020 Democrats line up behind cannabis legalization

A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favourably on cannabis.

Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the "smart thing to do," says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the nation's largest legal pot shop. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a prominent legalization advocate on Capitol Hill, says the war on drugs has been a "war on people."

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who appears poised to join the 2020 Democratic field, has written a book arguing marijuana legalization would hobble drug cartels. In an email to supporters this week, he called again to end the federal prohibition on marijuana.

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Here's how tourists can get legal medical marijuana in Hawaii

Taking a winter getaway to the Aloha State just got a whole lot easier for medical marijuana patients, writes Calvin Hughes.

Earlier this week the Hawaii Department of Health announced that out-of-state medical marijuana patients will now be able to legally purchase cannabis during their visit. But first, they have to register for a temporary medical marijuana license before they can make any purchases from local dispensaries.

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In debate over legal marijuana, Minnesota lawmakers consider forgiveness

If lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana this year, tens of thousands of Minnesotans are poised for forgiveness.

Under legalization bills introduced in the House and Senate, Minnesota would offer to clear people who have been convicted of possessing up to an ounce and a half of marijuana, as well as possession in a motor vehicle.

That could wipe clean the records of nearly 70,000 Minnesotans since 2010 alone, according to data the district courts provided to MPR News. But the total number is likely much higher: the bill directs the attorney general to go back indefinitely to find anyone with petty misdemeanor and misdemeanor marijuana possession offenses on their record who could be eligible for expungement.

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