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    Trump Said Something More Important Than ‘Marijuana Lowers Your IQ’, and It Could be a Good Thing

    The most important takeaway from President Trump’s secret recording discussing marijuana is not the fact that the 73-year-old President thinks marijuana lowers your IQ. While that’s the better headline, the bigger deal has to do with the President’s comments on cannabis and banking. The clip was captured by Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani, who is at the center of the Ukraine scandal that led to the president’s impeachment. Parnas first broached […] More

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    Someone Robbed the “Cannabis Amnesty Box” at a Chicago Airport

    Who could have foreseen this? Police in Chicago say an incoming traveler at Midway Airport managed to steal marijuana from one of the facility’s “Cannabis Amnesty Boxes” on Wednesday. The boxes, which were installed only weeks ago to coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois, are intended for departing passengers wishing to dispose of their cannabis products before boarding their flights at Midway or O’Hare. Police reportedly noticed the marijuana missing from an […] More

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    Here are all the 2020 Marijuana Bills in the Florida Legislature

    ▪ Waive the $75 medical card fee for patients who are veterans. ▪ Eliminate the vertically integrated business model in Florida’s medical marijuana law and undo the cap on the number of licenses. The current model maintains that a license holder must grow, process, test and sell their product without any subcontractors or middle men.  ▪ Prohibit marijuana retail facilities from producing their own products, as they are currently required to do.  ▪ Authorize patients to have more than one […] More

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    First Illinois Marijuana Lounge to Open in Springfield

    A Springfield marijuana dispensary is the first in the state to get approval to open a spot for people to smoke weed. Illinois Supply and Provisions plans to connect the space to its marijuana shop in downtown Springfield. The company is still working on the concept and has not set an opening date. “It’s going to be more than just a big open room where people can smoke cannabis,” said spokesman Chris McCloud. “It’s going […] More

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    Legalizing Recreational Leads to Increase in Medical Marijuana Patients

    Since recreational weed went on sale in Illinois three weeks ago, long lines have formed outside dispensaries, stores have established buying limits and some have run out of product.  All that was expected, based on what’s happened as other states legalized cannabis. But there’s also been a less anticipated result: More people want medical marijuana cards. More than 2,570 people applied for medical cards between Jan. 1, when recreational sales started, and Jan. 17, according […] More

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    Floridians Went Through 22,000 Pounds of Marijuana Flower in Just Six Months

    That’s over 2.8 Million eights. Medical cannabis patients in Florida have embraced the addition of smokable products to their purchasing options, with more than 22,000 pounds of the product sold in less than six months. By comparison, that figure is more than three times the quantity of all medical marijuana sold in Ohio during the first 12 months of sales in that state. Florida lawmakers repealed the state’s ban on sales of smokable medical marijuana in March […] More

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    High Times Set to Open Dispensaries in 2020

    High Times, the storied 45-year-old publication that advocates for the legalization of cannabis, is hanging out its shingle and getting into the actual pot business. “Now we’re not talking about touching the plant, per se. But the last stages before it reaches a consumer, so delivery, retail, and of course just continuing to connect consumers to the great cannabis brands that are out there,” said the company’s CEO, Stormy Simon, in an interview with Yahoo […] More

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    Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Makes People Have More Sex

    Legalizing medical marijuana appears to encourage people to have more sex, according to a recent study. “We find that [medical marijuana laws] cause an increase in sexual activity,” researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University concluded. That’s not the only related effect, however, as the study also determined that there’s a decrease in the use of contraceptives and an increase in the number of births following the enactment of medical cannabis policies. […] More

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    A Schoolteacher Veteran in Florida is Losing His Job for Treating His Combat PTSD with Medical Marijuana

    A Florida teacher is in a battle to save his job because he uses medical marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael Hickman is so highly regarded he was recently promoted to a dean at Belleview High School. But before his life as teacher, Hickman was a Marine who served in Desert Storm. Hickman’s attorney said his client suffers from PTSD and was “prescribed medical marijuana by a licensed physician according to the […] More

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    Carlos Guillermo Smith files House companion to legalize cannabis for adult-use

    Hours after Sen. Jeff Brandes filed an adult-use cannabis bill, a House Democrat filed his own. Story courtesy of Florida Politics and Janelle Irwin Taylor Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, an Orlando Democrat, filed his bill to legalize cannabis (HB 1389) late Monday. It’s nearly identical to Brandes’ bill (SB 1860.) Brandes is a Republican. Both bills would legalize cannabis for adults, regardless of medical status, to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis with up […] More

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    New Bill Will Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana and Open Up Licensing for Small Business

    New bill would legalize adult-use marijuana, using current medical storefronts to make the sales. Sen. Jeff Brandes‘ bill (SB 1860) would allow adults, regardless of medical status, to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower or marijuana products with up to 2 grams of THC. The bill also establishes new licenses for cultivation, transportation, processing and retailing while allowing for wholesale transactions between growers and retailers – essentially establishing a horizontal marketplace. “For me […] More

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    ‘Purple Haze’ From Medical Marijuana Grow Glows Over Snowflake

    Navajo County posted a surprising photo to their Facebook on Friday showing a bright purple sky over Snowflake, Arizona. The landscape, with shades of pink and purple across clouds in the sky and a blanket of white snow on the ground, looks more like a video game than real life. The hue is thanks to lights from nearby marijuana farm Copperstate Farms. It was visible for miles, according to the post. “The purple glow is […] More

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