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Federal Judge Concludes Congress Must Address Marijuana Industry Banking Crisis

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016 federal district court judge R. Brooke Jackson concluded that the marijuana banking situation is untenable, and he hopes it will soon be resolved by Congress. In his ruling dismissing a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving Colorado’s marijuana businesses, Judge Jackson found that pot is still […]

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DEA Chief Calls MMJ a “Joke”, Advocates Have The Last Laugh

There has been a massive shift in public perception here in the U.S. over the past 5 years with regard to medical marijuana. 23 states, Washington D.C., and even Guam have put in place safe and sustainable medical marijuana programs for their citizens. An additional 17 states have implemented some form of limited medical marijuana […]

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Chronic Marijuana Use by Teenagers Does Not Cause Health Problems According to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Study

Chronic marijuana in the teenage years does not cause depression, psychotic symptoms, asthma or any other conditions thought of associated to it, a recent study revealed. In fact the study, which spanned 20 years, concluded that there is no link between marijuana use and ill-health. Young marijuana users did not even show signs of allergies, […]

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Recent State Legal Developments in Trend of Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana Adult Use

State Decriminalization Developments Oregon is moving a step closer to an active adult-use cannabis industry. Though possession and home-cultivation was legalized on July 1, Oregon has not issued any licenses for adult-use dispensaries and likely won’t until next year. The state will, however, allow medical dispensaries to sell marijuana to adults starting on October 1. An outline for eventual […]

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Anti-Drug Warrior Senator Schumer Sponsoring CARERS Act – legalizing medical marijuana in US

Long-time anti-drug warrior New York Senator Chuck Schumer has come on as a sponsor of the CARERS Act – a bill to reschedule marijuana to Schedule 2, and essentially legalize medical cannabis in the U.S. This came mere days before New York State awarded five medical cannabis licenses. These five licenses each allow for one cultivation/processing site and […]

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Trend Toward Full Legalization of Hemp/Cannabis Industry – April 2015 Jamaica Interview with President Obama

Watch this short video of President Obama answering questions in Jamaica at an April 2015 event on the legalization of the hemp cannabis industry and expected decriminalization of marijuana by the US federal government. President Obama also talks about coordination with Latin America, South America and Caribbean nations to improve the war on drugs that […]

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DEA Wants Federal Government To Grow More Cannabis

People have long been critical of the federal government and its agencies with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) included. One covert program seemed like a fairy tale – something straight out of Hollywood. I mean who would believe that the federal government was funding a medical marijuana grow operation?! Right?! Turns out, the federal government […]

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Top 4 Issues of Concern for all Cannabis Investors and Businesses

Across the US state legalization of medical and adult recreational use of marijuana is driving burgeoning business and sales growth in the cannabis-marijuana industry (click here to view March 2015 graph and chart). There is little doubt the cannabis industry is one you should invest in if you can do it safely as some very […]

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Quality US Medical Marijuana Changing the Drug War – Putting Mexican Pot Growers Out of Business

With 23 US states now allowing marijuana farming to some degree, Mexican pot farmers are shifting to other plants for export according to Bloomberg Business. Not because overall supply exceeds demand, but because the quality of US grown medical marijuana far exceeds its south of the border peers. Also because cultivation technologies are enabling US […]

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