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Growing medical marijuana is a big business in Canada

An hour's drive south of Canada's capital, past snow-covered pine forests and farmland, Chuck Rifici is growing marijuana at an old Hershey's factory. He plans to sell it for medical use under a new government scheme starting on April 1 that will ban……

NFL commissioner says injured players might someday be allowed to use medical marijuana

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he could envision injured players using legal medical marijuana at some point. In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.com, Goodell said he would be open to players using the drug to treat injuries in states where it was legal. “I don’t know what’s going to develop…

Kentucky Republican offers to ‘fill this committee room’ with people affected by pot deaths

In a hearing on the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky, Republican state Rep. Robert Benvenuti said that the risks of allowing medical marijuana in the state are too high. He cited Kentucky’s high rate of illegal and prescription drug abuse as reasons why the plant is…

Colorado and Washington brace for ‘marijuana tourism’ surge

Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalize recreational pot shops on January 1. Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their…

Woman seeking license to sell pot says she was practicing Hinduism, not trading sex for money

A Colorado woman seeking a license to sell medical marijuana wants her guilty plea to prostitution charges thrown out, claiming that she was actually practicing her religion. Melody Kenyon has sued the city of Fort Collins in Larimer County Court seeking a judicial review of the city’s decision to charge…

Arizona family sues for right to treat ill 5-year-old with medical marijuana extract

An Arizona family has sued for the right to treat their 5-year-old son’s debilitating seizures with medical marijuana extract under a law approved three years ago by voters in their state. The parents of Zander Welton said medical marijuana is the only treatment that’s worked for their son, who suffers…

Mellow mood at first Seattle Hempfest since pot legalization

By Jonathan Kaminsky SEATTLE (Reuters) – Pot smoke wafted over thousands of revelers gathered at Seattle’s downtown waterfront to kick off the first Hempfest rally since Washington state and Colorado passed initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November. The mellow mood among the revelers swaying to reggae music…

Chris Christie agrees to legalize medical marijuana for chronically ill children

Christie conditionally vetoes kids medical marijuana bill (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to give chronically ill children easier access to medical marijuana. However, the governor conditionally vetoed a bill on the issue because it goes further than he was willing to go. “As I have repeatedly…

Illinois governor praises human compassion after signing medical marijuana law

Illinois on Thursday became the 20th state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. “As Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope…

DEA raids pot shops in state where marijuana is legal

The Drug Enforcement Administration swooped in on several medical marijuana storefronts in Washington on Wednesday, despite the state’s law allowing marijuana possession. Raids took place in Pierce, King and Thurston counties, a DEA spokesperson told The Associated Press. They were reportedly targeted by a two-year investigation into dispensaries thought to…

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