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MMJ Farmers Market Loses Court Battle

Over the Fourth of July weekend this past summer, owners of the Los Angeles dispensary West Coast Collective hosted California’s first ever medical marijuana farmers market. Thousands of medical marijuana patients flocked to California Heritage Market, where they were met by growers, budtenders and bushels of high quality cannabis at reasonable prices.

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Medbox Granted “Seed- to-Sale” Marijuana Monitoring Patent by USPTO

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Medbox, Inc. (OTCQB: MDBX) (www.medbox.com), a leading dispensary infrastructure/licensing specialist, patented technology provider, and partner to the cannabis industry, today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued patent #US8818820 and assigned it to Medbox, Inc.

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Life Sentence for Buying Marijuana?

(CNN) — Clearly something is broken when a Missouri man named Jeff Mizanskey can be sentenced to die in prison for purchasing seven pounds of marijuana. With two nonviolent marijuana convictions already on his record, Jeff received life without parole under Missouri’s three strikes law.

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Legal Cannabis Means Fewer Opioid Deaths

It has been 15 years since the advent of medical marijuana in the United States. A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine sought to determine the effect the availability of legal medical marijuana has on the rate of opioid overdoses in states where patients have access to medical marijuana.

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Pot’s Link to Low Rates of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a terrible thing. Every year in the United States, seven million people find themselves the victims of domestic violence. One of the leading causes of domestic violence in this country is substance abuse, but not all substances are created equal.

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Lakeland Discussion Brings Together Both Sides Of Medical Marijuana Debate

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, residents of Lakeland, Florida, were treated to an insightful and thought provoking discussion panel about the pending ballot initiative in Florida which would legalize medical marijuana.

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Daunting Outlook for Alaska

Prospects are starting to look dicey for Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize marijuana in Alaska. Smart Alternatives to Marijuana, the brainchild of legalization foe Kevin Sabet, has seized the advantage, and polls are now running 49 to 44 percent against, a shift from the 55 percent approval rate in early 2014.

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Area Plot ‘Best’ for Pot

MONTICELLO — A Chicago company wants to put a medical marijuana cultivation center on 23 acres of land in Monticello that it already has under contract.

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Global Hemp Heralds the Passage of Illinois Bill HB 5085

PEORIA, Ill., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The growing of industrial hemp (“hemp”) in Illinois for research purposes will become legal on January 1, 2015 thanks to Governor Quinn’s signing of HB 5085 on August 26th, 2014.

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