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Maine marijuana radio show educating listeners on law

“Cannabis Connection” airs on WFMX Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. READ MORE HERE

Report: Patchwork of state laws leaving some medical marijuana patients behind

None of the state medical marijuana laws adopted thus far in the U.S. can be considered ideal from a patient’s standpoint, according to a report by Americans for Safe Access. READ MORE HERE

Of cannabidiol and chai: Intrepid entrepreneurs ready to bring CBD-enriched products to health food stores

Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest trade show, served as the coming out party for CBD and brands like Weller Snacks, makers of hemp extract-enriched coconut bites. READ MORE HERE

Op-ed: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We've got a few things to show you

Los Angeles Times Editorial Board: The president could learn a lot by doing more than a border wall photo op and a private fundraiser. But he’d first have to take a real interest in the people and experiences that have made California a deeply blue state — and made America what it is today. READ MORE HERE

Iowa gets 21 applications for 5 medical marijuana dispensary licenses

Seven companies have submitted 21 applications for Iowa’s five available medical marijuana dispensary licenses. READ MORE HERE

CU Boulder pot researchers invite public to hitch ride on project

As rapidly as the cannabis industry in Colorado and across the United States is expanding, scientists’ data-based knowledge of pot’s effects has not been keeping pace. Researchers at the University of Colorado are looking for help from the public in correcting that imbalance. A fundraising drive is underway to raise… READ MORE HERE

Review: A good cast can't save contrived marijuana flick "Gringo"

Nash Edgerton’s “Gringo,” is a contrived action-comedy that is trying its hardest to shock and offend, but, you know, in a funny, cool B-movie way. READ MORE HERE

CBD debuts at world's largest natural products trade show, heralded as "next big thing"

Cannabidiol stepped into the spotlight at Natural Products Expo West, where hemp industry experts said the U.S. CBD market could hit $646 million by 2022. READ MORE HERE

Wholesale cannabis prices tumbled in 2017 — and they have yet to hit rock bottom

Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an independent price reporting agency, found the price per pound of legal marijuana was down 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, and they’re projecting prices will continue to fall in 2018. READ MORE HERE

Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation

It’s still unknown if Health and Welfare Chairman Lee Heider will allow the bill to advance by giving it a hearing. READ MORE HERE