Author: Sunny Dupree

Sunny Dupree is a seasoned journalist, keynote speaker and founder of Weed America: A Journalism-Minded Agency, which handles public relations, content marketing, social media, events and thought leadership for brands and executives in legal cannabis, hemp technology, alternative healthcare, and other new industries.
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Watertown City Council requests more time to address new medical marijuana ordinance

The Watertown City Council was presented with the medical Marijuana ordinance for discussion during Monday’s meeting. The draft contains three parts, including rules and regulations regarding the purchase, growth, manufacture and testing of medical Marijuana; zoning regulations for those establishments; and joint jurisdiction with Codington County. In the end, council members decided they wanted to take more time before approving anything. The draft is 14 pages worth of information and…
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Cannabist dispensary opens in Deptford – NJBIZ

Cannabist dispensary opens in Deptford  NJBIZ…
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With recreational marijuana legalized in many states, companies rethinking drug testing policies

Amazon recently eliminated Marijuana from its drug testing and now treats employee use of it the same as alcohol. Other businesses are changing their Marijuana screening policies as well. Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, says attitudes are definitely relaxing in some companies, but not others. “Almost all businesses are saying impairment on the job is unacceptable; however, random drug testing for past usage is…
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Liberty Health Sciences opens new medical marijuana dispensary, Ocala’s sixth

Liberty Health Sciences has opened a new medical Marijuana Dispensary in Ocala, bringing the total number of dispensaries within city limits to six.  Ayr Wellness Inc. announced the opening of the company’s 39th Dispensary in Florida and first in the Ocala area this week. The Dispensary is located in east Ocala, at 4920 East Silver Springs Boulevard.  The 3,000 square-foot store features a selection of products that are available for…
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Second cannabis dispensary opens in Hanford – The Business Journal

Second cannabis dispensary opens in Hanford  The Business Journal…
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Libertarians Were Wrong about Marijuana Legalization | National Review

A customer shops for Marijuana at the MedMen store in West Hollywood, Calif., January 2, 2018. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) States where recreational weed is legal have seen more drug crime, not less. At the outset, I’d like to lay my cards out on the table: I despise weed. I think that it reeks, that it’s a waste of money and time. I dislike cheap euphoria, and I think getting high promotes…
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Newington PZC approves medical cannabis dispensary for eventual recreational sales

Newington’s Planning and Zoning Commission provided an initial greenlight to medical cannabis Dispensary Fine Fettle, as it pursues expanding its license and selling to Connecticut’s forthcoming adult-use market. In a public hearing Wednesday night, Town Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously approved a special permit allowing Fine Fettle — which also owns and operates medical dispensaries in Willimantic and Storrs — to operate in town as a “hybrid” cannabis retailer selling…
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How NC went from ‘Never’ to ‘Maybe’ on legalizing medical marijuana

Six years ago, a legislative committee voted unanimously against medical Marijuana in NC. Now two top-ranked GOP lawmakers could make it legal. Paul Woolverton  |  USA TODAY NETWORK In March 2015, a bipartisan committee in the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature unanimously said “no” to a group of Republican military veterans who asked the lawmakers to legalize medical Marijuana so they could lawfully use it to treat their health problems.  Just…
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Wisconsin Lawmakers Unveil New Marijuana Legalization Bill—At A Cannabis Shop In Illinois

A trio of Wisconsin lawmakers traveled across the state line to an Illinois cannabis store on Tuesday to announce the filing of new legislation to legalize Marijuana for adults in their own state. The three Wisconsin Democrats—Sen. Melissa Agard and Reps. David Bowen and Mark Spreitzer—held the event outside a Dispensary in South Beloit, Illinois, which sits on the border with Wisconsin. They were joined by Beloit City Council President…
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Clintonville medical marijuana dispensary set to open – NBC4 WCMH-TV

Clintonville medical marijuana dispensary set to open  NBC4 WCMH-TV…
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Billings voters to decide on recreational marijuana dispensary prohibition in Nov. 2 election

BILLINGS — In an election scheduled for Nov. 2, Billings voters will decide whether to allow recreational Marijuana dispensaries into the city limits after the Billings City Council approved the ballot language at its Monday meeting. The Council’s move toward an election on recreational dispensaries comes a week after a similar decision failed at a Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners meeting. About a month ago, the Council directed city staff…
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Veterans push for medical marijuana in conservative South

Aneri Pattani  |  Kaiser Health News Show Caption Hide Caption The future of Marijuana legalization Here’s what you need to know about the future of Marijuana legalization in the United States, from its racist beginnings to today. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY RALEIGH, N.C. — Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful…