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Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2018 18:22)

Cannabis Stocks Like TILRAY are Here to Stay

This fact may be more bad news to die-hard prohibitionists

(PORTLAND, Ore./ ICBC) - cannabis seedlings After decades of global prohibition, cannabis companies are making history as they move forward in our current international patchwork system of various cannabis laws and regulations.

With October 17th coming up quickly in Canada, we’ll see more and more history made as a G7 nation will legalize non-medical cannabis commerce for the first time, likely influencing other nations.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-02-2018 14:00)

Pacific Northwest Seeing Alarming Increase in Heroin Usage

Seattle and Portland continue to be the most dramatic areas of increase.

(SALEM, Ore.) - heroin statistics Many heroin suffers who participated in an outpatient in Seattle drug treatment program, started off abusing prescription painkillers prescribed as a result of chronic pain or surgery.

Those who came to depend on prescription pain meds and were unable to find them on the streets at an affordable cost saw heroin as a fast-acting solution that was easier and more affordable to obtain.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-13-2018 16:45)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Updates for Grow Sites, Tracking and SB 1544

Please review and comment on the proposed rules before the deadline.

(SALEM, Ore.) - medical marijuana Notice of proposed permanent rulemaking:

These rules will modify which grow sites are required to use CTS, outline forms of an address to register a medical marijuana grow site, establish the number of immature plants that are below 24" at a registered grow site, and increase the number of patients that a grower may grow for from 4 to 8.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2018 16:31)

9 Corvallis-area Residents Charged with Perpetrating Credit Card Fraud Funding Marijuana Business

The cannabis industry does not have access to banking, which may have bearing on this case.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - busted Nine defendants residing in and around Corvallis, Oregon face conspiracy charges related to a credit card “bust-out” fraud scheme and an interstate marijuana distribution operation funded by the fraud.

A credit card “bust-out” is a fraud scheme that begins with perpetrators obtaining credit cards and accumulating large balances.

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Salem-News.com (May-24-2018 12:05)

Merkley Cosponsors Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, low-income communities

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Booker-Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley has announced his cosponsorship of a landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Senator Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.

Merkley has been a leader within in the Senate on several marijuana-related issues, spearheading bipartisan efforts to enable banks to serve legal cannabis businesses so they don’t have to operate in all cash, and to empower VA doctors to advise veterans on marijuana use in medical marijuana states.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2018 16:20)

Hemp Farming Act of 2018 to Legalize Hemp and Spur New Markets

The bill would remove industrial hemp from the federal government’s schedule of controlled substances.

(SRING HOPE, NC/GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - McConnell -Quarles Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill, The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 which stipulates that hemp will be legalized and removed from the Controlled Substances Act and also makes industrial hemp eligible for crop insurance.

“This Hemp Farming Act sends a clear message to U.S. farmers that they should get started planting as much hemp as they can,” says Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-09-2018 16:50)

Oregon Cannabis Commission`s First-Ever Product Integrity Meeting April 16

Keep up with changes in Oregon's program with this OMMP News update.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabis heals The commission is determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana program, steps to address research on cannabis, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices.

To attend the meeting, go to the Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1A (on the main floor of the building), 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, on April 16th at 11:30 a.m.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-29-2018 23:10)

Hemp, Inc. Named Best Hemp Company by Cashinbis

Media Outlet Cashinbis's "Best of Cannabis Awards 2018"

(SPRING HOPE, NC, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)) - Bruce Perlowin Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, was named “Best Hemp Company” by Cashinbis, a leading digital business-to-business magazine, as part of its Best of Cannabis Awards 2018.

The awards celebrate excellence in the global cannabis industry and is the first popular vote awards contest for the legal cannabis and marijuana industry.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2018 13:30)

House Passes Budget with Medical Cannabis Protection Amendment

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - thumbs up cannabis The amendment, which has appeared in previous versions of the annual appropriations bill protects medical cannabis patients and programs from federal interference by the Department of Justice.

Due to the recession of the Cole, Ogden, and other memos by Attorney General Sessions, this amendment is the only thing that prevents large-scale federal raids and prosecutions against businesses and individuals complying with state laws.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-14-2018 18:05)

New York Gubernatorial Candidate Says Marijuana May Bring $500 Million a Year

Giambra says the new revenue stream could help rebuild New York State

(BUFFALO, NY) - Joel Giambra "Nine other states have taken this step and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states," says Giambra, who is seeking the Reform Party line for governor.

"Other states are poised to take action and according to Arcview Market Research, one of the top market research firms for the cannabis industry, legal marijuana sales were expected to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017 (final numbers not available yet).

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