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Winds Shift for MMJ in Michigan

HMJ hasn’t posted a story out of Michigan in quite a while.  Things are looking better way up north.   Michigan basically disappeared from the national MMJ radar earlier this year, with its industry keeping a low profile amid a shaky legal climate and lawmakers putting MMJ issues on the backburner. That changed Wednesday. A […]

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Arizona Wants “The Talk” to Accompany Edibles

Arizona is proposing counseling accompany edibles sales.   Arizona’s top health official has proposed new rules for edible marijuana products and the dispensaries that sell them. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, wants dispensaries to certify that an employee has discussed with the customer the effects of marijuana edibles before the […]

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Vancouver Turns Blind Eye to Home Grows

A recent change in Canadian law obligates the medical user to purchase from a state-approved source.  O..k..a..y. . .   Home growers in British Columbia may escape Canada’s impending ban on grow-it-yourself marijuana. Politicians and law enforcement in greater Vancouver said they will turn a blind eye to home growers after April 1, which is […]

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Confidence in Canada

It takes a degree of nerve to be on the front lines of any aspect of the cannabis industry these days.  But isn’t it nice to be able to work in the sunshine?  Here’s an example of Canadian confidence.   A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 […]

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In Washington MMJ & Rec Exist in Different Worlds

In now legal Washington state the medical and recreational aspects of cannabis exist in different worlds.  How long can this last?   In the short term, at least, medical cannabis companies could benefit from the lack of regulations. Recreational business owners must pay licensing fees, meet zoning requirements and adhere to a slew of rules […]

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Funding Re-Legalization Efforts in Florida

A by-product of re-legalization is new business.  New business means new profits.  Some of those new profits from new businesses are helping liberate the next state to come to the plate.  Behold:   Florida’s campaign to legalize medical marijuana is receiving some solid financial support from the cannabis industry. The People United for Medical Marijuana […]

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Illinois a Step Closer to MMJ

Slow and steady will eventually win this race.   An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state’s medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers can soon apply for permits and get the new industry started. A state law enacted last year authorized a four-year pilot project that will expire in 2017, […]

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The Face of MMJ in NY

New York state became the newest medical marijuana state recently.  It’s not a great mmj program just now, but it’s a start.  Meet one of the people who brought this change about.  A human face always helps understanding, don’t you think?   [image: Google images "New York"]

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Feds Hold Cannabinoids Patent

If, as the Feds say, cannabis holds no medical value, why does the Federal government hold a patent on cannabinoids?  Keep reading:   On the one hand, United States federal government officials have consistently denied that marijuana has any medical benefits. On the other, the government actually holds patents for the medical use of the […]

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The Dark Side of Washington Re-Legalization

Yes, cannabis is supposedly legal in Washington State.  Are you sure?  Read on — emphasis in story is from HMJ. This is the nickel version, if you want to read the complete story, which is certainly worth your time, jump to the link at the end of this post.   How did the United States, […]

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