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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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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 15, 2017

As the Sunshine State still reels from the dramatic failure of their state legislature to finalize a state medical program, another Sunbelt state, Texas, saw two popular pro-cannabis bills fail in similar fashion, despite...
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Top regional news, May 10, 2017

It’s that time of year. All around the country, state legislatures are wrapping up business and delivering their fresh crops of cannabis laws. ARIZONA: 3rd time a charm? Arizona activist group takes another shot at...
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The NORML Report: 420 EDITION (April 2017)

Now that state legislative sessions have reached mid-April, most state-level cannabis reform bills have either quietly died on the vine in committee somewhere, or been thrust into the spotlight. You can bet in most every...
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Gotcha! Texas legalization hoax ropes in believers around the nation

It’s the kind of story so many people wanted to be true that a fake news prank dominated real cannabis news this week. Thursday, fake news prankster website, React365, temporarily set the cannabis world on...

EVENT: Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo, Fort Worth, TX – April 22-23

In the midst of new medical regulations, decriminalization of cannabis in Houston, and an overall sway in public opinion, the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo is coming back to Texas in what might prove...

Public opinions have been shifting lately about the Texas Cannabis Industry

Despite Texas' long-standing reputation of being the top cannabis-prosecuting state in the United States, over the past couple years that "war on weed" mentality has been fading away in some areas. Resistance to the idea...

Houston plans marijuana decriminalization, enrages prohibitionists

Houston -- Kim Ogg, Harris County’s District Attorney, set off a fire storm Thursday Feb 16, when her office announced they will decriminalize cannabis starting March 1. Home to Houston, the fourth largest city...
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The NORML Report: February 2017

One month into the 2017 legislative sessions at state capitols around the country and NORML is knee-deep in cannabis legislation from sea to shining sea. “Every state has something marijuana happening this year,” said...

Texan’s tourist toking okay by judge

In a legal first, a Texas judge told the Texas School Board to throw out a teacher’s license suspension after she tested positive for marijuana. In 2015 Maryam Roland, an El Paso area high...

Who’s next? The cannabis legalization parade continues

With big wins in 2016 and nearly 30 stares authorizing some sort of cannabis use, predictions about the next wave of legalizers are all over the press. Paul Klee of The Mic rounds up...