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New poll finds Michigan is more split on recreational weed than we thought

Cannabis advocates expected legalization to happen this fall.

A new survey suggests that Michigan voters may be more divided on the issue of legalization than previous polls have shown. The results of a survey, conducted by pollsters at Target-Insyght, which questioned 800 voters statewide, found that 47 percent would vote against the ballot measure to legalize while 44 percent would vote in favor.

The initiative, which voters will see on the ballot in November, would allow residents to possess up to 2.5 ounces or 15 grams of concentrates.

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06
Jul

Battle of the Coasts: Marijuana legislation from east to west

It’s taken a long time for cannabis to come into the mainstream with still a long way to go. When it comes to cannabis policies, the West Coast of the United States has been incredibly influential in reducing associated stigmas.

Though cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, states like Oregon, Washington, Colorado and of course, California, have pushed those legal boundaries, resulting in flourishing legal markets.

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06
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Canadian cannabis workers targeted by U.S. border guards for lifetime bans

As tensions between Canada and the U.S. have risen in recent months, a quieter, slower-burning conflict has been developing along the border: Canadians associated with the cannabis industry — even if they have never used the drug — can be banned for life from America.

Despite Washington State legalizing cannabis within state boundaries, the border is under federal jurisdiction. And since cannabis, along with drugs such as heroin and cocaine, is a Schedule I substance, past or current association with the drug is considered a federal crime in the U.S.

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06
Jul

New York governor announces further action to support medical marijuana and industrial hemp

New York’s Governor issued the following press release earlier this week:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced further action to support the development of medical marijuana and industrial hemp businesses in New York, directing the Department of Financial Services to provide guidance to support the safe and sound provision of banking services for these businesses.

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06
Jul

Legal weed in New Jersey? Not so fast.

New Jersey's rush toward legal marijuana has slowed to a crawl.

Gov. Phil Murphy's first 100 days in office came and went without a legal weed bill passing the Legislature. Then, on July 1, Murphy signed a state budget that does not anticipate non-medical marijuana sales in the next year, forcing the administration to strip out $60 million in revenue that it had anticipated from taxes on the drug.

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06
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Canada's legal weed not welcome in U.S

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada on Oct. 17, but don't expect a grassroots tourism effort to put a dent in the balance of trade or even chill out a simmering trade war between the two countries.

Authorities do not expect a major flow of Americans over the Blue Water Bridge in Ontario looking for a legal high.

And they warn that people who try to bring in a souvenir of their stay in Canada, or who come back to the United States with a buzz on, could be subject to criminal charges if they're caught.

Fri
06
Jul

Canada's legal weed not welcome in U.S

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada on Oct. 17, but don't expect a grassroots tourism effort to put a dent in the balance of trade or even chill out a simmering trade war between the two countries.

Authorities do not expect a major flow of Americans over the Blue Water Bridge in Ontario looking for a legal high.

And they warn that people who try to bring in a souvenir of their stay in Canada, or who come back to the United States with a buzz on, could be subject to criminal charges if they're caught.

Fri
06
Jul

The future of cannabis patents lies in blockchain technology

For consumers to have true product choices in the budding cannabis space, growers and breeders need to protect their intellectual property through a modernized system. As it stands, the patent application process is arduous and outdated, posing as a barrier to cannabis market entrants.

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06
Jul

Jefferson University launches nation's first medical marijuana certificate programs

The programs come as more states are legalizing medicinal cannabis.

Thomas Jefferson University is launching the first university-based, graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana education, school officials announced on Thursday.

Studies will begin in the fall for certificates in Cannabis Medicine and Cannabinoid Pharmacology at the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. The programs are the first of its kind.

A third certificate program – for Cannabinoid Chemistry and Toxicology – will kick off in 2019.

The programs come as more and more states legalize medicinal and – in some cases – recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana is now available in 30 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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06
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Cannabis and exercise: How can you combine them to improve your health and wellness

Whether you’re a super athlete or just looking to add more balance to your life, cannabis has a place in your health and wellness routine.

The worn out image of the lazy stoner is slowly but surely being replaced by a more accurate depiction of the modern cannabis enthusiast.

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