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Mikel Weisser

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Managing editor, Mikel Weisser is Arizona state director of NORML. A former congressional candidate, Weisser helped draft Arizona's 2016 legalization initiative. He has a Masters in English from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Masters in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University. He lives with his wife and daughter in So-Hi, AZ.
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Gulp! General Jeff Sessions declares war on medical marijuana industry

While he appears unwilling or unable to tackle America’s opioid crisis, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week he is chomping at the bit to take aim at an easier target: America’s medical...

Thousands flock to SECC, Florida’s first full-scale cannabis conference

South Florida’s cannabis community will never be the same after last week’s mega-marijuana event, Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo in Fort Lauderdale. Headlined by talk show host and veteran, Montel Williams and great pro...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, June 7, 2017

This week marked the end of an era for baby booming cannabis enthusiasts as the encyclopedia of all things marijuana, High Times Magazine and its burgeoning media empire, changed hands for the first time...
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What’s new in cannabis research this week

Last week’s landmark announcement of a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine had cannabis activists around world shouting, “I told you so!” The study showed once and for all, indisputably, definitively, that...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 30, 2017

While much of the mainstream media’s attention was locked on the White House bruhaha and foreign travels, America’s cannabis media stayed focused on the continuing press to bring our national leaders into the 21st...
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Big money, big employment, big losses, and smaller joints – what’s new in the...

The stand-off between the cannabis industry and Jeff Sessions’ canna-phobic vision for America drags on and on, with much sound and fury, signifying … well, who can tell thus far? But there’s one thing we...
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Hawaii’s first crop, AZ veto, and more – Top regional news, May 28, 2017

This week's collection of regional cannabis news stories includes a wave of vetoed bills, new crops sprouting up around the country, and a pot party with a 10-foot long joint. ARIZONA: Hemp bill vetoed, fee...
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The NORML Report: May 2017

NORML chapters around the nation convened for the monthly conference call on Saturday, May 20th. With the majority of state legislative action completed, and the recent NCIA/MJ Biz Daily convergence on Washington DC the week...
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Despite White House drama and uncertainty, congressmen renew push for federal cannabis reform

After four months of inaction, punctuated by repeated periods of paranoia-inducing Jeff Sessions’ bluster, the American marijuana industry has started taking stock of the impact the Trump presidency has had on what was supposed...
Cannabis Neuroprotectant

This is your brain on cannabis

It is one of the great stories in cannabiz lore, the government’s marijuana patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507, on ways of using cannabis as a neuroprotectant. Originally filed in 1999, the patent was awarded in 2003...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 22, 2017

Our nation's capitol has been flooded with press conferences, cannabis conferences, and industrial strength lobby days. Washington’s governor signed an omnibus marijuana bill revamping the program in dozens of ways, including opening the door...
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Top regional news – May 17, 2017

New hemp legislation, certain states breaking into the legal cannabis market, and other states seemingly neglecting their marijuana legislation; all that and more in this week's regional round-up. ARIZONA: On 3rd try, AZ passes hemp...