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Musician faces US citizenship delay over marijuana use

“Neil Young is facing a delay in his application for US citizenship after honestly answering a question about his marijuana use” writes Laura Snapes for theguardian.com. In a letter to fans posted on his website, the Canadian songwriter said that he passed the test for citizenship, but that he has been called to take another test “due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have a problem”. Source: theguardian.com

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WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research

“Washington State University has made a deal with a California-based company in hopes of attaining pharmacy-grade marijuana for future study” writes Spokane Wash for seattletimes.com. The Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currently permit marijuana intended for research in the United States to be grown at just one location on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Source: seattletimes.com

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Amazon fired me for failing drug test even though I’m a medical marijuana patient, N.J. man’s lawsuit says

“Phil Murphy in March 2018 expanded the list of conditions that could qualify to be treated with medical marijuana” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. His lawsuit says he was prescribed medical marijuana after being diagnosed with anxiety and a panic disorder.A state appeals court in April ruled in a separate case that employees can’t be fired if they flunk a drug test if they’re medical marijuana patients.A Parlin man is suing Amazon after he said he was fired from his warehouse job for failing a drug test — even…

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SAFE Banking Act shouldn’t harm children

“The marijuana industry is lobbying hard for the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE) of 2019” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The SAFE Banking Act will help marijuana industry investors make a lot more money.The risk of vaping to teens is especially worrisome because the new marijuana products are easily concealed from parents and educators. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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California suspends nearly 400 marijuana businesses over training and other lapses

“California has 7,392 licensed cannabis businesses” writes The Associated Press for latimes.com. The suspension affecting about 5% of California’s legal cannabis supply chain comes after the businesses failed to complete mandatory training and credentialing, Marijuana Business Daily in Colorado reported Wednesday.California has suspended 394 marijuana business permits in a move that critics say will temporarily reduce the number of legal cannabis shops in the state. Source: latimes.com

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Michigan’s recreational marijuana market could open earlier than originally expected

“Exclusive Brands the first to apply What recreational marijuana means for you” writes Gus Burns for mlive.com. Read more from MLive about medical and recreational marijuana.LANSING, MI — As recreational licenses are being processed, Michigan’s prospective marijuana businesses are becoming eager, if not antsy, to begin growing, processing and selling legal weed to the general public.Any existing marijuana or related products are not recognized under the “adult-use” moniker; therefore, the market must start from scratch.As of now, based on the current rules and the length of the marijuana grow cycle…

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Ann Arbor dispensary hopes to be Michigan’s first recreational marijuana retailer

“Exclusive Brands the first to apply What recreational marijuana means for you Michigan grower hopes for 30,000 pounds of marijuana per year Legalization causes large grower to ramp up 11 things to know about recreational marijuana law” writes Gus Burns for mlive.com. When the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency began accepting licenses from prospective recreational marijuana businesses on Nov. 1, Exclusive Brands was the first to apply.Exclusive Brands is likely to be one of the first — if not the first — state-sanctioned recreational marijuana stores in Michigan.Read more from MLive…

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POLITICO-Harvard poll: Despite vaping crisis, Americans view e-cigarettes as far more dangerous than marijuana

“While 67 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of independents support federal marijuana legalization, only 45 percent of Republicans are on board” reports politico.com. That translates to 62 percent of Americans supporting federal legalization, a huge leap from the 44 percent of Americans who thought legalization was a good idea in 2009, according to Blendon.However, the federal government still classifies marijuana as a drug with high potential for abuse and no medical usefulness. Source: politico.com

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