MINNESOTA: A local marijuana and hemp advocate is ramping up her push for legalization. Deanna Jean and area organizers plan to put on a festival promoting the legalization of the hemp industry in mid-September.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: America’s 40-year crawl toward legalization of marijuana is picking up speed. Twenty-six states have taken steps toward legalization, some quite bold. Just last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made one of the biggest moves yet, signing a package of bills addressing how marijuana will be grown, sold, taxed, and used.