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Five Best Cannabis Resolutions for US Congress in 2016

Mentor Capital, Inc. (MNTR) CEO Chet Billingsley sat down with California congressional candidate Marcus Musante to relay Mentor’s Five Best Cannabis Resolutions for the U.S. Congress for 2016: (1) Save 10,000 lives annually by legalizing cannabis use. There is a 24% substitution effect from riskier hard drugs to marijuana when it is legalized. Click here […]

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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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Illinois Medical Marijuana Program is Open for Business

When it comes to cannabis reform at the state level, even successful legalization efforts are often met with frustrating delays as the new regulations – be they medical or recreational in their scope – are pounded into place by local lawmakers. Such is the case in the state of Illinois, where way back in 2013 […]

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Croatio and other EU nations legalized medical marijuana use throughout the country

Croatia has legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes for patients with illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or AIDS.   The decision to legalize the use of medical marijuana has followed a months-long campaign by supporters of the cause in EU’s newest member nation. Several other EU countries have also allowed some level […]

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Australia approving medical cannabis and marijuana research throughout the country

The Australian government announced it will soon allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes. Health Minister Sussan Ley stated they are incredibly sympathetic to the suffering of those Australians with debilitating illnesses and we want to enable access to the most effective medical treatments available. Read the full CNN report by clicking […]

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Federal District Court Judge Rules US Department of Justice Cannot Prosecute State Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries scored a major win on Monday when a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice cannot prosecute legal providers of medical cannabis. In his ruling, Senior District Judge Charles R. Breyer lifted an injunction against a California dispensary, the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, and its founder, Lynette Shaw, ruling that a budget amendment Congress […]

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Medical Marijuana Could Replace These 5 Prescription Drugs

A new study published in the journal “Drug and Alcohol Review” found that people are increasingly substituting prescription medication, alcohol, and illicit drugs with cannabis, signaling a shift in the public’s understanding of marijuana’s medicinal benefits. Of the 473 adult cannabis users surveyed by the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, more than 86 percent of […]

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California cannabis regulations signed into law

California Oct 2015 voted in a State wide Cannabis Regulation system that originally was governed City by City. Californias Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Friday. Quoting Brown: “This new structure will make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking system,” Most of the new restrictions won’t become operational until 2018, Keep an […]

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California is Finally Creating a State Office to Regulate the Booming Marijuana Industry

Nearly 20 years after California legalized doctors prescribing marijuana in California for nearly any ailment, the state is finally creating and staffing an office to create and enforce statewide regulations now that recreational use may be legal after a planned November 2016 ballot initiative. Prior to now there has been no formal regulatory system in […]

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