New York: Gov. Cuomo Highlights Urgency For Swift Implementation of Medical Marijuana Program

Need for Emergency Access is Clearer than Ever with Recent Deaths
Patients, Families, and Advocates Thank Cuomo and Urge His Continued Leadership and Action to Ensure Critically Ill Patients Receive Immediate Access to Medicine
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday called for swift implementation of New York’s recently passed medical marijuana law…

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Australia: Flight Attendant Warns Passengers To Flush Their Drugs Before Landing + MORE

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
Most of us would appreciate such a warning, but an Australian airline on Wednesday is apologizing for a flight attendant’s tip to passengers that there were drug-detecting dogs waiting for them at a Sydney airport.
Many of the 210 passengers on a Sunday night Jetstar Australia flight from Canberra were coming home from the “Splendour in the Grass” weekend music festival at Byron Bay, reports Jonathan Pearlman at the <Daily Telegraph…

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
The United States and Canada should be proud of themselves. According to an annual United Nations report on global drug use, they rank among the highest in the world, when it comes to marijuana use. Nigeria and Australia join the U.S. and Canada as the highest nations on Earth…

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Australia: Flight Attendant Warns Passengers To Flush Their Drugs Before Landing + MORE

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
Most of us would appreciate such a warning, but an Australian airline on Wednesday is apologizing for a flight attendant’s tip to passengers that there were drug-detecting dogs waiting for them at a Sydney airport.
Many of the 210 passengers on a Sunday night Jetstar Australia flight from Canberra were coming home from the “Splendour in the Grass” weekend music festival at Byron Bay, reports Jonathan Pearlman at the <Daily Telegraph…

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
The United States and Canada should be proud of themselves. According to an annual United Nations report on global drug use, they rank among the highest in the world, when it comes to marijuana use. Nigeria and Australia join the U.S. and Canada as the highest nations on Earth…

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WeedMaps tells New York Times to stop testing employees for pot + MORE

The New York Times made huge headlines over the weekend when its editorial board called for the “national legalization” of marijuana. Pro-pot groups were crawling over each other so they could b…

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Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, much has been made of children accidentally ingesting edible marijuana — but what about when people intentionally feed it to kids? Last w…

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WeedMaps tells New York Times to stop testing employees for pot + MORE

The New York Times made huge headlines over the weekend when its editorial board called for the “national legalization” of marijuana. Pro-pot groups were crawling over each other so they could b…

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Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, much has been made of children accidentally ingesting edible marijuana — but what about when people intentionally feed it to kids? Last w…

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California: Riverside County Marijuana Cultivation Ban Will Get September Hearing + MORE

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration this week met with about a dozen medical marijuana advocates as some New York lawmakers called on Cuomo to speed up the process of making cannabis available to patients in need.
Meeting with the advocates on Monday were Deputy Secretary of Health Courtney Burke and Howard Zucker of the New York Department of Health, reports Jon Campbell at PressConnects…

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
An ordinance which would impose fines and even possible jail time for growing medical marijuana in unincorporated parts of Riverside County, California will get a public hearing on September 23 before the Board of Supervisors decides whether to enact it into law.
The 5-0 decision by the board on Tuesday came after a protest by medicinal cannabis advocates outside the County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside, reports Jeff Horseman at The Press Enterprise…

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Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, much has been made of children accidentally ingesting edible marijuana — but what about when people intentionally feed it to kids? Last w…

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California: Riverside County Marijuana Cultivation Ban Will Get September Hearing + MORE

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration this week met with about a dozen medical marijuana advocates as some New York lawmakers called on Cuomo to speed up the process of making cannabis available to patients in need.
Meeting with the advocates on Monday were Deputy Secretary of Health Courtney Burke and Howard Zucker of the New York Department of Health, reports Jon Campbell at PressConnects…

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
An ordinance which would impose fines and even possible jail time for growing medical marijuana in unincorporated parts of Riverside County, California will get a public hearing on September 23 before the Board of Supervisors decides whether to enact it into law.
The 5-0 decision by the board on Tuesday came after a protest by medicinal cannabis advocates outside the County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside, reports Jeff Horseman at The Press Enterprise…

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Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, much has been made of children accidentally ingesting edible marijuana — but what about when people intentionally feed it to kids? Last w…

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Albuquerque activists submit signatures to reduce pot penalties + MORE

A deer hunter north of Houston, Texas stumbled upon a pot grow with as many as 100,000 plants and narc’d it out to authorities. Now, police are celebrating what is being touted as the largest g…

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Backers of a proposal that would make the maximum penalty for an ounce of marijuana a $25 fine in Albuquerque, New Mexico submitted signatures Monday hoping to get their proposal on the Novemb…

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Albuquerque activists submit signatures to reduce pot penalties + MORE

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
The New York Times this week, in what is widely seen as an epochal event, called for marijuana legalization in an editorial. But The Times drug tests its own employees, including for cannabis, despite its strong stance against marijuana prohibition.
The online dispensary-finding company WeedMaps has just launched a petition on Change…

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New York City emergency rooms are seeing an outbreak of synthetic smokable drug-related illnesses, according to the city’s health department.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued…

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Backers of a proposal that would make the maximum penalty for an ounce of marijuana a $25 fine in Albuquerque, New Mexico submitted signatures Monday hoping to get their proposal on the Novemb…

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