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November 18, 2015

“I can’t imagine anyone having to go through chemotherapy without cannabis. It’s a shame. It’s sad. … Cannabis is going to save the world!”

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Melissa Etheridge, during the keynote address at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition. Etheridge was introduced to medical cannabis during her battle with cancer.

“We want Buddy! We want Buddy!”

Protesters at a ResponsibleOhio bus tour visit in October, calling for the group’s anthropomorphic cannabis plant superhero mascot to show up. ResponsibleOhio’s bid for statewide legalization has been hamstrung with allegations of a grower monopoly and legal challenges over ballot language. Source: Athens News

“This marks the first time a major-party presidential candidate has clearly expressed support for ending marijuana prohibition and regulating marijuana like alcohol. The people have typically led the politicians on this issue, and finally we’re seeing a presidential candidate who appears to have caught up with them.”

Mason Tvert, Marijuana Policy Project’s director of communications, in a statement following the Democratic presidential debate held Oct. 13, during which Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would vote “yes” on an initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol that is set to appear on Nevada’s ballot in 2016.

“These signatures mark the culmination of thousands of hours of hard work. A diverse coalition of stakeholders came together to develop and advance the best policies for California.”

Hezekiah Allen, California Growers Association executive director, on Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signature of a historic package of bills regulating the state's medical cannabis industry for the first time since 1996. Source: CannabisBusinessTimes.com

“Me n Ted Chung got a big announcement”

Tweet from Snoop Dogg just before giving details on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference about Merry Jane, his upcoming marijuana media platform. The site will include video and editorial content for responsible use and effective edibles. Source: USA Today

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