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Off The Grid: Legalized Marijuana Brings Record High Tax Benefits for Colorado Schools

In case you missed it, Colorado’s marijuana tax incentive for schools just set previous records and has collected more money in the first half of the year than all of 2014. READ to find out more: http://goo.gl/nmvLjE Legalized Marijuana Brings Record High Tax Benefits for Colorado Schools – Read now on Jesse Ventura’s Off The Grid at Ora.TV ORA.TV Local news outlet KOAA out Colorado are reporting that the state has hit record highs in regards to marijuana tax incentives for school construction. KOAA reports that the…

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Farmers lobby to grow industrial-grade hemp

By John Finnerty CNHI Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG — An image makeover for cannabis isn’t limited to convincing lawmakers that the drug can help children with seizures and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. As a proposal to allow use of medical marijuana makes headway, a growing segment of the farming community is pushing for relaxed bans on hemp production, as well.  Last year’s federal Farm Bill allowed state universities and agriculture departments to conduct research on industrial-grade hemp. Twenty states have allowed for some production of…

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Georgia Governor Deal Signs Historic Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law

A form of medical marijuana is about to become legal in Georgia. Thursday, Governor Nathan Deal will sign a bill allowing for the use of cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions. NEWS: #Georgia medical #marijuana @GovernorDeal signs cannabis oil bill into law  #MMJ Governor Deal signs medical marijuana bill into law

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Obama’s comments in #Jamaica re #marijuana legalization could have been better

“I am a very strong believer that the path that we have taken in the United States in the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ has been so heavy in emphasizing incarceration that it has been counterproductive,” he said. “I do not foresee, any time soon, Congress changing the law at a national basis,” he said. “I have to tell you that it’s not a silver bullet, because, first of all, if you are legalizing marijuana, then how do you deal with other drugs and where do…

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Behold: Latin America’s first legal medical marijuana crop

LIMA, Peru — Medical marijuana is winning so much global support that even the United States’ surgeon general approves. Yet it seems somebody had forgotten to tell Latin America, until now. Chile has begun harvesting what’s thought to be Latin America’s first ever crop of legal medical marijuana. Plucking and trimming buds from all 425 plants, grown on municipal land in the upmarket Santiago suburb of La Florida, is expected to take about another week. When that’s done, the growers hope to have enough cannabis to treat 200…

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Franson’s bill authorizing hemp production clears first committee

House File 683, authored by Representative Mary Franson , R-Alexandria, was heard during Wednesday’s meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee and passed with bipartisan support. “I am excited to see this pro-jobs bill pass with broad support,” said Franson. “Minnesota has an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of an emerging industry that will have exceptional benefits for Greater Minnesota and our state as a whole. Not only would it open new opportunities for farmers and those in the agriculture industry, it would move…

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Marijuana leaves legal experts confused, looking to state Supreme Court to clear the haze

A large bag of marijuana presented at a recent trial in Kent County. (Barton Deiters | MLive.com) By Barton Deiters | bdeiters@mlive.com | Follow on Twitter February 10, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – You don’t have to be stoned to have trouble understanding the hazy tapestry of laws and ordinances governing marijuana in Michigan. Not that long ago, understanding marijuana law was easy. It was illegal and possessing it could land a first-time offender in jail for anywhere from 93 days to one year. Now,…

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