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Lehigh University looks to study cannabis’ effect on autistic children

SOURCE: PHILLY.COM THE INQUIRER by Nicole Radzievich, MORNING CALL (TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For the Inquirer)(TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For the Inquirer) Use of marijuana by blacks and whites is about equal, according to the report. As Pennsylvania prepares to award its first licenses for the fledgling medical marijuana industry, Lehigh University intends to partner with one […]

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CANNABIS VS. BEER: Which Industry Will Reign Supreme?

SOURCE: DOPE MAGAZINE By Kelly Vo Would you rather light up a joint, or drink a beer? According to new research by the Cannabiz Consumer Group (C2G), which studied the behavior of 40 thousand participants, marijuana is “canna-balizing” the beer industry. In states where cannabis has been legalized, 27 percent of drinkers have already substituted […]

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Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients

SOURCE: ThinkProgress Alan Pyke Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress. Poverty, criminal-justice profiteering, police violence, & robber barons. Tips: apyke@americanprogress.org Jun 13 Eliminating medical cannabis would likely push more people toward opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite While recreational marijuana companies remain in precarious territory under federal law, Congress has for […]

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How Medical Marijuana Will Disrupt The Pharmaceutical Industry (VHT)

SOURCE: EFT DAILY NEWS June 10, 2017 7:22am NYSE:VHT From Bill Hall: In my last two Money and Markets articles, I’ve put you on the inside track when I revealed that “family offices” — the preferred investment platforms for many of the world’s mega-millionaires and billionaires — are quietly funding the rapidly growing legal marijuana […]

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California Takes Stance Against Federal Level in Fight for Cannabis

No local agency will be able to provide support for federal powers against cannabis consumers and businesses SOURCE: CANNABIS INVESTING NEWS By Bryan Mc Govern • June 11, 2017 The battle between US states and the federal power is intensifying as California gets closer to becoming a ‘sanctuary state,’ safe from federal power against cannabis. […]

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GOP Lawmaker Introduces Federal Legalization of Marijuana

SOURCE: newsmax A “budtender” weighs marijuana for a customer at ShowGrow, a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:59 PM Lawmakers are pushing for federal legalization of marijuana — an effort gaining traction despite signals the Trump administration is moving toward stronger enforcement of federal pot laws, […]

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Trump makes first statement about medical cannabis as president

SOURCE: Marijuana Business Daily May 5, 2017      Donald Trump made his first statement about medical marijuana as president after signing a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes a provision providing key protections for legal MMJ businesses. Trump’s statement, however, failed to shed clear light on where his administration stands on marijuana policy, perhaps indicating that […]

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Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

It’s the latest sign that a major federal crackdown on state pot laws isn’t likely. SOURCE HUFFINGTON POST By Jennifer Bendery http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-state-marijuana-laws_us_59077dcde4b0bb2d087023df#

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Colorado Cannabis Sales Up 30% in 2017

By Barry Bard on April 27th, 2017 at 8:25 am | Updated: April 28th, 2017 at 8:16 am SOURCE: MARIJUANA ELEVATED INFORMATION With over three years into adult-use cannabis sales, Colorado’s marijuana industry still sees its stock soaring. Thus far, 2017 combined adult-use and medical cannabis sales in January and February have eclipsed those same […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Says He’s “Got His Hands Full” With Bigger Issues Than Marijuana

SOURCE: MARIJUANA ELEVATED INFORMATION By Barry Bard on April 27th, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Updated: April 27th, 2017 at 3:26 pm America’s legal cannabis industry might be able to exhale about the federal government’s hypothetical “greater enforcement” on recreational marijuana. In a Wednesday interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Colorado Governor John […]

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More Than Half of Millennials Will Replace Alcohol with Marijuana

SOURCE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC 25 April, 2017 A new report projects that more than half of all American millennials will substitute their intake for alcoholic beverages for marijuana. Findings in a new report indicate that the growing use of cannabis, especially among younger adults, will make a significant impact on the alcohol industry. A California-based […]

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Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms

Published April 25, 2017 Associated Press SOURCE: FOX NEWS AUSTIN, Texas –  Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are promoting support from more conservative sources to push longshot legislation that would ease pot laws in a state that’s lagging behind much of the rest of the country on medical marijuana. Conservative Christian mothers of autistic children […]

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Country’s First “Cannabis Scholarship” Funded By Colorado Pot Tax

SOURCE: MARIJUANA.COM By Barry Bard on April 25th, 2017 at 8:29 am The Colorado cannabis industry’s tax dollars have already been directed toward the state’s public school system and homeless population. Now, higher education has become the latest recipient of Colorado’s cannabis capital. In Pueblo County (Southern Colorado), any graduating high school senior that will […]

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Recreational cannabis states prepping for possible federal crackdown

SOURCE: MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY April 25, 2017      By John Schroyer California, Colorado and Oregon have begun taking steps to protect recreational marijuana businesses and consumers against a possible federal crackdown under the new Trump administration. Oregon this month approved legislation to shield the identities of marijuana consumers from federal agents. Colorado lawmakers are voting […]

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California Set To Harmonize Recreational And Medical Marijuana Laws

This will no doubt have a major impact on how other states — and the country — regulate and tax cannabis. SOURCE: Above The Law – By Hilary Bricken Apr 24, 2017 at 4:20 PM With passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”) in 2015, California took a huge step towards comprehensively […]

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Lawmakers attempt to reclassify marijuana

Alexa Block , KREM 9:28 AM. PDT April 10, 2017 (Photo: Vince Chandler, 2016 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group Lawmakers are considering easing the classification of marijuana, which would change the way that marijuana is recognized on a national level. Here in Washington marijuana is a billion dollar industry, but possible new federal laws could […]

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$1 Billion In Marijuana Taxes Is Addictive To State Governors

SOURCE: FORBES Debra Borchardt ,   Contributor I write about retail and cannabis. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Source: Shutterstock California believes it will get $1 billion in tax revenue from legalized marijuana. States are addicted to cannabis tax revenues. According to a new report from New Frontier Data, states with legalized […]

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Marijuana Companies, Soaring in Stock Market, May Tap Bonds Next

SOURCE: BLOOMBERG MARKETS by Allison McNeely ‎April‎ ‎11‎, ‎2017‎ ‎1‎:‎14‎ ‎PM‎ ‎MDT Medical marijuana companies will likely tap the Canadian bond market to fund growth as investors become more comfortable with the industry and the federal government gets set to legalize the drug by next year. “There would be an appetite for more traditional debt […]

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Legal or not, marijuana and edibles should be stored away from kids

SOURCE: AAP NEWS April 3, 2017 Trisha Korioth, Staff Writer Parent Plus Kids might be seeing marijuana in a more relaxed way now that it is legal for people ages 21 and older to smoke or eat it in several states. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents to talk with their […]

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DEA Asks Colorado AG’s Office for Info on Marijuana Crimes, “for the new administration”

Source: YAHOO FINANCE By: Paul Ausick 24/7 Wall St. April 2, 2017 Amid speculation about how the Trump administration will confront marijuana legalization in states such as Colorado, a Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor has sent an e-mail to a prosecutor in the state attorney general’s office seeking information, “for the new administration.” The e-mail was […]

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7 Marijuana-related Bills Introduced in US Congress

SOURCE: YAHOO FINANCE By: Paul Ausick 24/7 Wall St. April 2, 2017 A total of seven bills that would support the marijuana industry were introduced in Congress last Thursday, three in the Senate and four in the House. The Senate bills were all sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), including one co-sponsored by Senators Rand […]

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Marijuana and Denver real estate in 2017, by the numbers Megan Arellano

SOURCE: DENVERITE Megan Arellano Posted on April 2, 201710:18 am Marijuana at Verde Natural’s grow facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) Many places across the country are beginning a process Denver is very familiar with: legalizing recreational marijuana. The New York Times took a fresh look at how that impacts commercial real estate Saturday. In the advanced market […]

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What’s wrong with medical marijuana?

Posted on April 2, 2017 by Troy Daily News Christina Ryan Claypool – Contributing Columnist Results from a July 2016 Gallup poll “…found that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. report currently using marijuana…43 percent of adults have tried the substance…” Still, that says 87 percent of people have decided that smoking pot isn’t […]

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Jerry Jones’s marijuana proposal could save NFL players’ lives

SOURCE: THE WASHINGTON POST By Christopher Ingraham April 3 at 1:58 PM Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones arrives for the opening of the NFL football annual meeting March 26 in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) The owner of the Dallas Cowboys said in a recent meeting of NFL owners that the league should “drop its prohibition on […]

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John Oliver Explains Why Conflicting Marijuana Laws in the U.S. Justify Your Weed-Induced Paranoia

SOURCE: Slate’s Culture Blog April 3 2017 12:37 PM BY: Marissa Martinelli John Oliver returned on Sunday with a segment that’s going to get a lot of people reaching for the air freshener. Though research suggests that marijuana isn’t as dangerous as other drugs—even legal ones like alcohol and tobacco—it’s still considered a Schedule I […]

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Denver marijuana industry is eating into area’s restaurant jobs

SOURCE: FOX NEWS Published March 31, 2017 – FOXNEWS.COM Denver restaurateurs claim they can’t compete with higher-paying jobs at pot dispensaries.  (Reuters) The population of Denver has been steadily growing over the past few years, but not enough of its new inhabitants want to work in the restaurant industry. The reason? The higher-paying jobs are […]

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Federal Lawmakers Seek To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

SOURCE: THE FRESH TOAST By: Mike Adams Mar 31, 2017 Federal lawmakers are asking Congress to support bills aimed at establishing a nationwide marijuana market. Photo by Peter Heeling via Skitterphoto A group of federal lawmakers marched up to the steps of Capitol Hill earlier this week asking the Congressional majority to support a couple […]

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8 States That Will Make Millions Taxing Marijuana

SOURCE: YAHOO FINANCE Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall St.March 31, 2017 Legislation to regulate and tax marijuana sales in a manner similar to alcohol was introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives. While such legislation would be a first for the federal government, several states either already are, or soon will be, collecting millions […]

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Marijuana businesses form coalition to defend against federal intervention

SOURCE: GAZETTE TELEGRAPH By: Joey Bunch, ColoradoPolitics.com March 27, 2017 Updated: March 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm A new national coalition of businesses in the legal marijuana trade plans to fight federal efforts to intervene in states’ regulation of cannabis. The chairman of the New Federalism Fund is Neal Levine of Boulder, senior vice president […]

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Legalized marijuana lowers opioid abuse, study shows

Source: WCH6-Portland by: ELLE OUSFAR and NBC NEWS , WCSH 8:27 AM. EDT March 28, 2017 Photo: NBC NEWS PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — 91 Americans die each day from opioid abuse. Is there hope for the Opioid epidemic?  After legalizing recreational Marijuana in January, Mainers may have a pot to stand on. A professor of […]

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Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

By kristen wyatt, associated press DENVER — Mar 25, 2017, 10:33 AM ET FILE–In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. A bill making its way through the Colorado legislature may allow recreational […]

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Should Your Insurance Company Pay for Medical Marijuana? Judges Are Starting to Rule That Way

SOURCE: AlterNet As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent. By April M. Short / March 19, 2017 Colorado was the first US state to legalize marijuana, followed by Washington state, in both cases after voter initiatives Recent court rulings in Canada and the U.S. could […]

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Polis Says Amendment Will Protect Marijuana from Sessions

SOURCE: Roll Call – Politics Posted Mar 16, 2017 8:42 AM Eric Garcia Rep. Jared Polis, D-Co., is hoping to protect legal marijuana in his state from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo) Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis teamed up with Republican Rep. Tom McClintock to protect marijuana businesses in his state […]

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Segerblom bill would spark earlier recreational marijuana sales in Nevada

SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal Posted March 17, 2017 – 5:05pmUpdated March 17, 2017 – 7:52pm By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL A bill proposed Friday by Sen. Tick Segerblom would kick-start recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. But a statement out of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office could spell doom for the bill. Senate Bill 302 would let medical […]

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Health company managed by Snider family proposes medical marijuana facility

SOURCE: CSNPHILLY By The Associated Press February 16, 2017 5:40 PM A health company managed by the heirs of Flyers founder Ed Snider is looking to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Philadelphia. The Inquirer reports that Snider Health gave a presentation to the Parkwood Civic Association for a proposed 125,000-square-foot factory on Wednesday. […]

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Marijuana v. opioid addiction: an easy choice

Source: The STATE Bill Nettles Guest Columnist Dixie Pace of Greenville passes out posters with Melinda Dority and Jessi Pace at a rally at a 2015 rally to support legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com Columbia, SC Many patients who would benefit from medical marijuana have no viable treatment for their pain […]

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World’s Top-Performing Hedge Fund Gained 145% Last Year…on Marijuana

Source-INVESTOPEDIA By Nathan Reiff | March 7, 2017 — 10:33 AM EST While hedge funds around the world have struggled to break even in many cases, some select funds found ways to not only beat the markets, but to bring in outlandish returns in 2016. Funds in the quantitative and AI-based strategy realms, for example, […]

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Los Angeles Sheriff expects federal agents will target marijuana

Source- The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, March 8, 2017 Updated 5:00 a.m. By MICHAEL BALSAMO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES – The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct […]

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Study shows shift in favor of legalized marijuana

Source-1011 NEWS -By Press Release | Posted: Wed 12:41 PM, Mar 08, 2017  |Updated: Wed 1:44 PM, Mar 08, 2017 LINCOLN, Neb. — Public opinion polls have shown significant growth in support for marijuana legalization, from about 20 percent in 1990, according to public opinion surveys, to 57 percent in the latest Pew Research survey released in […]

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Marijuana could help injured workers with chronic pain

Source-BUSINESS INSURANCE Joyce Famakinwa 3/8/2017 8:00:00 AM BOSTON — Marijuana may have benefits over addictive opioids as a pain treatment for injured workers, but federal drug laws and a lack of guidelines for marijuana prescribing could hinder its use in workers compensation. A recent report from The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looked […]

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NFL Players Are Demanding Medical Marijuana As Alternative To Opioids MedCan is safer and the players want it.

By: Mike Adams Mar 03, 2017 Source: Thefreshtoast.com Photo by David Madison/Getty Images Over half the nation has legalized marijuana for medicinal use — some legal states are even home to NFL teams — yet professional football players are still prohibited from using the herb for various health issues, including chronic pain. It is for […]

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Researchers believe marijuana could ease opioid epidemic

THE HERALD-DISPATCH By CHRISTINE VESTAL Stateline Feb 27, 2017 Updated 1 hr ago NEW YORK – After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among nearly 14,000 patients in New York state who are […]

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Company Launches Passpot, A Cannabis, Weed, Pot Passport & Travel Journal

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 24, 2017 Passpot Publishing announces the launch of Passpot, a cannabis passport and travel journal. Passpot prepares the reader to discuss, purchase, consume, and rate marijuana and provides a unique souvenir to commemorate cannabis adventures. Passpot Publishing announces the launch of Passpot, a cannabis passport and travel journal. Currently available exclusively […]

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Cannabis Industry Is Uncertain, but Hopeful About Trump Administration

Posted to INSIDESOURCES – Politics, January 26, 2017, by Erin Mundahl On the morning of November 9, the American political landscape looked quite different than it had the night before. Not only was Donald Trump now the President-elect, but proponents of marijuana legalization had made important gains in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, all of […]

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Top Legal Marijuana Client Concern? Banking

Published by Melissa Hoffmann, New York Law Journal January 27, 2017 Hillary Peckham, center, talks about the difficulties of running a medical marijuana dispensary in New York at a recent panel held by the New York State Society of CPAs. She is joined by panelists Ram Mukunda, left, president and CEO of IGC, and Henry […]

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The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced

Published in the MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 11, 2017 About a week ago, a handful of lawmakers who call themselves the “Congressional Cannabis Caucus” announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would help protect the cannabis industry from a Department of Justice run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Their announcement was […]

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Henderson City Council approves 6-month recreational marijuana ban

Published in The LAS VEGAS SUN From staff and wire reports Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 | 7:59 a.m. The Henderson City Council has passed a six-month moratorium on marijuana sales. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale of recreational marijuana while it waits for regulations from the state. According to the ordinance, the […]

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Police chiefs reject proposal for homegrown marijuana

Written by: Daniel Leblanc OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017 12:38PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017 1:47PM EST Canada’s police chiefs are calling on Ottawa to reject some of the key recommendations in a federal report on the legalization of marijuana, stating the proposals by former Liberal minister Anne McLellan […]

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California seeks advisers on marijuana rules

THE SACRAMENTO BEE Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics One ounce of marijuana at A Therapeutic Alternative in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com By Taryn Luna tluna@sacbee.com The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform […]

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

MARKETWATCH, By Trey Williams Reporter Published in MARKETWATCH: Feb 11, 2017 11:33 a.m. ET Marijuana sales grew 30% in 2016 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2021 according to market research The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue. […]

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