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Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. The report says that most of these jailed inmates have not been convicted of any…

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Herald recommends yes vote on Amendment 2 for medical marijuana

Vague language and other flaws doomed the medical marijuana amendment put before voters in 2014, though that proposal only lost by a slim margin, garnering 58 percent of the ballots. Amendment 2 returns on the November ballot much improved. United We Care, the grassroots organization behind the amendment, rewrote the proposal to address the loopholes…

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America’s Cannabis Industry Will Likely Be Worth $50 Billion In Ten Years

The passage of major legalization measures will see the nation’s legal marijuana industry to grow eight-fold over the next ten years. Five states will vote on recreational legalization this November, including Arizona, Massachusetts, and most importantly, California. According to Bloomberg, a new report from ten financial analysts at Cowen & Co. states that if the…

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Feds can’t prosecute medical marijuana users who follow state law, court rules

Though medical marijuana is now legal in 25 states and Washington, DC, the drug still remains strictly banned under federal law, a contradiction that has long made even the most compliant patients, growers, and dispensary owners nervous about getting busted by the feds. But at least some of them can relax — for now. That’s…

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Charlotte’s Web medical marijuana bill clears House hurdle

With bipartisan backing, a Florida House panel voted to legalize a non-euphoric brand of marijuana which supporters say could help thousands of children suffering from epileptic seizures. It is the first time the Florida Legislature has advanced any type of medical marijuana legalization effort – and comes as other states and Florida voters themselves are…

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Cannabis Industry Event Hits Tampa on April 26th

On the eve of medical marijuana legalization, Florida Cannabis Coalition prepares communities, business, professionals and entrepreneurs for a $785 million statewide medical cannabis industry. Florida Cannabis Coalition announced today a special daylong business and career event at The Cuban Club in Tampa, FL on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Floridians will vote to legalize medical marijuana…