Week in Review: Florida acts on MMJ rules, Michigan picks board & Canada eyes more cannabis production

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer The Florida health department plans to establish the state’s medical marijuana rules without legislative input, Michigan appoints a five-member board to set MMJ regulations, and Canada aims to boost cannabis production. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Florida &#…

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California AG ready to defend legal marijuana from feds

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is ready to deal with any federal actions that would interfere with his state’s legal pot laws. In an interview with Politico California’s David Siders and Carla Marinucci on Wednesday, Becerra said he won’t back down to the possibility of a federal crackdown, should U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions take

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New Jersey lawmakers introduce recreational marijuana bill

Contrary to Gov. Chris Christie’s anti-pot stance, New Jersey lawmakers are working to become the next state to legalize marijuana. A bill to legalize, regulate, and tax the recreational adult use of marijuana was introduced in the state Senate on Monday, reports NJ.com. Under the bill, adults 21 and over would be allowed to possess

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A growing concern: California’s cannabis industry moves to keep clones free of pesticides

California’s latest effort to legalize recreational marijuana has brought forth a massive interest in people who want to grow their own pot. Growing cannabis from seeds requires extensive work and attention, but purchasing clones derived from an existing plant cuts down the cultivation process immensely. The demand for clones has risen exponentially due to their

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Willie Nelson advises Jeff Sessions to try smoking weed

Willie Nelson believes that Attorney General Jeff Sessions shouldn’t knock marijuana until he tries it. Rolling Stone recently caught up with the outlaw country legend before his 84th birthday to talk about his upcoming tour, as well as the current state of pot politics. When asked about Sessions’ comment that cannabis is “slightly less

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