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Hawaii Mulls Raising Taxes on Fledgling MMJ Program

Lawmakers in Hawaii are considering raising taxes on medical marijuana to help cover some the of costs associated with setting up the state’s MMJ program, but many are worried that a tax hike will hurt the very people who can least afford it: the patients. State Rep. Della Au Belatti, chair of the House Health Committee,…
Maureen Meehan
February 22, 2017
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Washington Moving to Re-Legalize Medical Marijuana Seeds and Plants

For several years, Washington medical marijuana patients have been in a conundrum. Aside from the state-licensed commercial grow houses supplying retail dispensaries, they are the only people in the state allowed to cultivate cannabis, and the only people allowed to grow their own marijuana supply at home. (Washington’s recreational legalization law does not allow home grow.)…
Chris Roberts
February 22, 2017
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Why Nobody’s Buying Legal Marijuana in New York State

When he signed the country’s most restrictive medical-marijuana program into law in 2014, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted to keep marijuana “out of the wrong hands,” as NBC-4 reported at the time. This was the reasoning behind banning marijuana in its most popular form—that is, marijuana that can be smoked. By his own metric,…
Chris Roberts
February 14, 2017
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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Consolidating Pot Regulation

Oregon probably has the most progressive marijuana legislation in the nation. However, the state’s bureaucracy has not managed to keep up with the fast moving pot industry, try as it might. What’s the problem? Starting January 1 of this year, dispensaries that had been serving both recreational and medical customers were faced with a decision to…
Maureen Meehan
February 13, 2017
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Ask Dr. Mitch: Time Out for Truth

Dr. Mitch Earleywine, the author of Understanding Marijuana and The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana, dishes on hair tests, CBD potency, OCD and super-terps. Can straightening your hair help you pass a drug test? — Curly Joe Hi Curly, In theory, the temperature used by most hair straighteners would turn THCA into THC, thereby increasing your chances…
Dr. Mitch Earleywine
February 10, 2017
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DEA Cracks Down on Colorado Marijuana Doctors

America’s doctors can’t live without drugs. Physicians bending to pressure from pharmaceutical companies and over-prescribing opiate-based pain pills is accepted as one of the root causes of the heroin and opiate overdose epidemic, yet doctors still hand out anything that will fit in an orange bottle with a label to anyone who asks. Just ask…
Chris Roberts
February 9, 2017
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Iowans at Risk of Losing Medical Marijuana if Lawmakers Allow Limited Program to Expire in July

Something really sad is going to happen in Iowa if lawmakers there don’t extend and expand the current medical marijuana program, which essentially allows residents to use CBD for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Without legislative action, the program expires on July 1 and Iowa’s 222 medical marijuana patients, many of whom are children, will…
Maureen Meehan
February 8, 2017
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Israel’s Marijuana Export Plans Are Moving Along

The undisputed Old World leader in marijuana research, Israel's plans to become the official cannabis dealer to the whole world are slowly becoming a tangible reality. Last year, government ministers from health, public safety and (of course) trade gave initial approval to a plan that would see the country start exporting medical marijuana—the only country…
Chris Roberts
February 7, 2017