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Georgia: An endorsement highlights slight GOP shift on medical marijuana - Cannabis News

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are both open to researching new ways to expand access to medical marijuana if elected governor, though neither Republican candidate has explicitly endorsed legalizing the in-state cultivation of the drug.

The next state to legalize marijuana could be . . . North Dakota? - Cannabis News

Supporters of marijuana legalization in North Dakota have submitted more than 18,000 signatures to the secretary of state in support of a measure that would fully legalize the drug, well above the 13,452 signatures required to put the question on the November ballot.

US Attorney Will Limit Marijuana Enforcement in Massachusetts - Cannabis News

Andrew Lelling reiterated Tuesday that fighting the opioid addiction scourge remains his priority because it's still claiming thousands of lives in the commonwealth each year.

Maine Lawmakers Override Gov. LePage's Medical Marijuana Veto - Cannabis News

Maine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will be able to recommend medical marijuana for any patient they think would benefit under a new law.

11 new conditions qualify for Michigan medical marijuana - Cannabis News

Eleven more medical conditions now qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced.

Ready, set, grow! Hawaii issues first 3 licenses for industrial hemp growers - Cannabis News

The state has issued its first three licenses to hemp growers in Hawaii as part of its Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

Marketplace will determine who makes it in Massachusetts budding retail marijuana industry, say officials - Cannabis News

As of Monday, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission was considering 63 license applications that included all four of the required packets of information.

Utah’s medical marijuana initiative appears headed for the November ballot after opponents drop their federal lawsuit - Cannabis News

The opponents seeking to block voters from weighing in on a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana withdrew their lawsuit on Monday, after asking a judge in May for an emergency ruling to stop the initiative.

Missouri ready for medical marijuana? - Cannabis News

With voters making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana last Tuesday, advocacy groups in Missouri are hoping to ride the wave into the November election.