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The use of Marijuana on a federal level is a criminal offense. However, on a local level state to state the laws and penalties for usage differ greatly. CanniWire is all about uncovering and sharing information about cannabis. Here you will find informative articles on the state of marijuana legalization and it’s potential health benefits from around the country. Our focus is to educate and bring about awareness of the pros and cons of cannabis.

OLCC Approves Cannabis Tracking System 3rd Party Software Providers

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Metrc (TM) have approved four software solution providers whose products are compatible for integration with the Oregon Recreational Marijuana Program Cannabis Tracking System (CTS). These products will allow OLCC recreational marijuana licensees to electronically transmit inventory and sales data into the CTS, a time-saving step that eliminates the need for


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DPA Report: NY Medical Cannabis Program Hard to Access

The Drug Policy Alliance issued a report saying patients and caregivers in New York State face significant obstacles to obtain medical marijuana because of geographic barriers, high product costs, and a dearth of physicians certified to recommend MMJ.

The findings raise questions about the viability of New York’s medical cannabis industry as it’s currently structured, and whether MMJ prices will need to fall. The program was launched in January.

DPA and Compassionate Care NY, the state’s largest grassroots organization of patients and caregivers, surveyed 255 people who had sought to access the state’s MMJ program.

More than three-quarters of

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Hawaii Marijuana Activist Sues to Stop Dispensaries

A longtime cannabis activist in Hawaii has filed suit in U.S. District Court in an attempt to stop state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries from opening later this year.

The suit is the brainchild of activist Mike Ruggles, who also faces criminal charges for illegally selling cannabis through a now-defunct MMJ collective, West Hawaii Today reported. Ruggles’ suit argues that the dispensary system violates federal law, and should therefore be overturned.

He also takes issue with the state system because it phases out the current caregiver system – in which caregivers can grow medical cannabis – and eventually will require MMJ

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Plenty of 420: Enjoy Your Smoke Sesh with a Very Stoned Nick Jonas, the Most Intimate Radiohead Show Ever, and Larry David

You Can Always Eat More, But You Can’t Eat Less On Monday night, Nick Jonas stopped by the Tonight Show to let Jimmy Fallon in on a little secret he’d been holding back for years. The youngest of the Jonas Brothers was set to present at the Young Hollywood Awards back in 2014 but decided […]
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Group Asks DEA to Make It Easier to Grow Hemp

A group of entrepreneurs, a former United States Attorney, farmers, state legislators, scientists, and environmentalists have petitioned the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to change its definition of marijuana to make it easier to grow a wider variety of industrial hemp plants.

The current DEA definition of marijuana is too broad, and wrongly includes hemp, said Andy Kerr, one of the petition authors and a founding board member of the North American Industrial Hemp Council.

Specifically, the DEA prohibits cultivation of any plant belonging to the cannabis sativa family, which includes marijuana and hemp. The latter isn’t an intoxicant and so

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Cannabis and Breastfeeding: What They Don’t Want You to Know

We’re about to dive into a polarizing topic: cannabis and breastfeeding. I am not a doctor, so I’m not here to give you medical advice. Instead, I’m going to walk you through the various arguments for and against consuming cannabis while breastfeeding and then relay some first-hand testimonials exclusive to Marijuana.com. The trickiest part about […]
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Can the CEO of Texas Cannabis Soften the State’s Approach to Pot?

Patrick Moran, CEO of Texas Cannabis, plans to turn the former cotton gin in Gunter into a facility to produce cannabis oil.Mark Graham

Patrick Moran, CEO of Texas Cannabis, plans to turn the former cotton gin in Gunter into a facility to produce cannabis oil.

The old cotton gin on the west edge of Gunter seems an odd place to launch an economic boom. A breeze blows through broken windows and holes in its rusting, corrugated metal walls. Inside, a half-dozen or so squat machines that once separated cotton from seed sit corroding in a jumble of elevated metal walkways and busted machinery. Fistfuls of cotton, blackened by age and dirt, still rest in their bins.

High above, a buzzard ruffles its wings from its perch on the edge of a gaping hole in the roof. Visitors have driven it from the eggs it’s brooding in a tin flue near the gin’s floor, so Patrick Thomas Moran urges his guests to step outside.

“We don’t want to disturb the mamma buzzard,” he says.

A buzzard setting up a nursery on a factory’s floor is generally a good sign that the time has come to call in the wrecking crew and start looking for greener pastures, but Moran has plans to relight this old gin with a new cash crop, even if he has to ruffle a few feathers. The CEO and managing partner of AcquiFlow LLC, which bills itself as “the first open, transparent and legal Texas-based cannabis company,” wants to strip out the old machinery and build a cannabis oil production facility inside the gin’s old shell.

For more on the state of marijuana in Texas, visit the Dallas Observer‘s full story.

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Anti-Drug-War Activist to Testify Before US Senate

The head of the nation’s leading drug policy reform organization will testify before a key Congressional panel on Wednesday. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), will appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs as part of a roundtable looking at America’s demand for drugs and alternative policy approaches. […]
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Competing Medical Cannabis Measures in AR Could Fail

Two campaigns to legalize medical cannabis in Arkansas could wind up killing each other in November if both of them somehow qualify for the ballot.

“It will be enough to split the vote and both will fail,” one MMJ campaign manager told the Associated Press.

Arkansans have already rejected medical cannabis once before, in 2012, when 51% of voters shot down another statewide initiative.

This year, one proposed ballot measure – by Arkansans for Compassionate Care – needs 67,887 signatures by July 8. If successful, it would change state statute and legalize MMJ.

The second, supported by Little Rock

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Colorado State University To Study Marijuana Legalization’s Impact On Communities

In the lead up to the successful marijuana legalization vote in Colorado in 2012, marijuana opponent Kevin Sabet made the outlandish claim that for every dollar that marijuana legalization would generate for Colorado, there would be ten dollars in ‘social costs.’ These ‘social costs’ include policing stoned drivers, dealing with an uptick in addiction, and a


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