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Majority of Michigan Voters Want Non-Medical Marijuana

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A majority of likely Michigan voters favor a recreational marijuana initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot but nearly one-third are undecided about a separate proposal for a citizen redistricting commission, according to a new poll.  The Sept. 5-7 survey of 600 likely voters for The Detroit News and WDIV-TV suggested marijuana Proposal 1 would have passed …

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Cannabis Sellers Applaud New Illinois Law

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Medical cannabis sellers in the Chicago area are lauding a new Illinois law that will eventually allow patients who might be prescribed an opioid-based painkiller to qualify for medical marijuana as an alternative. The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program has the potential to expand marijuana access to patients who have been, …

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Meet Cat Packer, the Leader of LA’s Cannabis Revolution

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When California’s recreational marijuana law took effect in January, Los Angeles became one of the country’s largest cannabis markets. Cat Packer, head of the city’s department of cannabis regulation, is guiding a booming business—which includes hundreds of eager entrepreneurs as well as still-thriving unlicensed operators—through an unprecedented transition. Here’s how …

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Breathalyzer Device is key to Adult Cannabis Use Legislation in New York

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A new marijuana breathalyzer that detects motorists smoking pot is poised for release as New York considers legalizing recreational weed. The breakthrough law enforcement device could address major concerns about drugged driving under review in New York, where a high-profile state Health Department study recommended legalizing the drug here. Rockland-Westchester Journal …

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Ontario: Cannabis Sales Will Be Through Private Retailers, Not Govt Stores

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The Ontario government says marijuana will be sold online and through private retailers, not government-run stores as previously announced. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney shared the details of the government’s plan during a news conference in Toronto Monday afternoon. When marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 17, Ontario residents who are 19 …

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