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Illinois Lawmakers Send Governor Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp - Cannabis News

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp.

Urged by Alaska veterans, Sen. Sullivan supports cannabis research at VA - Cannabis News

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is co-sponsoring a bill that would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to research medicinal cannabis.

Poll: Support inches up for legalizing pot in New Mexico - Cannabis News

Overall support in the state for legalizing recreational marijuana grew by just 2 percentage points over the past two years, but more people said they now “strongly support” legalization, according to poll results released Tuesday by the groups that commissioned it.

Five Iowa medical marijuana stores gain state approval - Cannabis News

Iowans looking to buy medical marijuana products could have options across the state, starting in December.

Hawaii: Kauai’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Approved to Begin Sales - Cannabis News

Kauai’s first medical marijuana dispensary has received approval to begin sales on the island. Have a Heart will open for business Monday after receiving approval from the state Department of Health late last week.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Preparing City for Marijuana Legalization, Instructs NYPD to Halt Arrests – Cannabis News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to instruct the New York Police Department to stop arrests of New Yorkers smoking weed in public while additionally forming a task force to ease what he sees as an inevitable full legalization of recreational marijuana.

Ohio recreational marijuana measure gets green light to collect signatures - Cannabis News

Supporters of an Ohio marijuana legalization measure can now collect signatures to put the proposed constitutional amendment on a future statewide ballot.

Poll: Most Georgians now say recreational marijuana should be legal - Cannabis News

Most voters in Georgia now say that marijuana should be legal for recreational purposes, according to an exclusive poll commissioned by 11Alive News and conducted by SurveyUSA.

Arizona Approves Hemp Farming, Joining 35 States Nationwide - Cannabis News

By this time next year Arizona farmers will have the freedom to plant hemp as a major crop, as the plant is removed from contraband status.