Watch: Lagunitas Brewing Company talks pot on Snoop Dogg’s ‘Merry Jane’

America is pushing back against research claiming cannabis degrades one’s life-course. Today, Snoop Dogg’s news site Merry Jane launches a series on the topic, “Highly Productive”, whose debut episode subject is Petaluma’s, billion-dollar, global break-out craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Company, … Read the article

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Joy Beckerman: The Future Hemp Economy

Joy Beckerman is the founder of Hemp Ace, in addition to being a nationally-recognized industrial hemp activist and expert. As a hemp consultant, she is a frequently-sought speaker at industry events, and was a panelist in the Economic Benefits Read the article

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Mary’s Medicinals Sues RX Green Over Alleged Conspiracy

Mary’s Medicinals, one of Colorado’s flagship cannabis companies, announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a competing company’s founding partner.

The lawsuit names Joshua Meacham — a founding partner at RX Green Cannabis — in accusations of harassment, slander, libel, … Read the article

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New Oregon Law Allows Early Market for Recreational Cannabis Edibles, Concentrates

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week that will establish an early marketplace for the limited retail sale of recreational cannabis edibles and concentrates.

The law, Senate Bill 1511, also establishes a system wherein recreational dispensaries … Read the article

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Anti-Legalization Congressional Panel to Meet Next Week

Marijuana prohibitionists will testify in front of a Congressional panel next week, claiming that the Obama administration has mishandled recreational marijuana legalization, according to a Marijuana.com report.

The U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing will feature Nebraska Attorney Read the article

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Union: State shouldn’t have fired man for smoking pot on job


The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether a state employee who was fired for smoking pot on the job was punished too harshly and should be reinstated.

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