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Cassie Neiden, Kent State alum and managing editor at the Cannabis Business Times magazine, poses for a portrait in Valley View, Ohio on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Alumna dives into the cannabis industry through trade journalism

Rachel Duthie April 19, 2017

One Kent State alumna is diving into the future of the marijuana industry, one magazine at a time.Cassie Neiden became managing editor of Cannabis Business Times, a marijuana trade publication based out...

On a single day in October, Miami-Dade police raided 13 marijuana grow houses, seizing 586 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $2 million. Police arrested 11 people -- all Cubans, said Lt. Jose Gonzalez of the Miami-Dade Police Departments narcotics unit. (Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Cannabis amendment a possibility for Ohio

Katie Nix April 19, 2015

The race is on for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment to make it onto the ballot for 2015.With more than two months left until the July 1 filing deadline, the Ohio Rights Group has to get almost 200,000...

Bruce Walton is the Opinion Editor. Contact him at

Opinion: The ethical aftermath of the ‘War on Drugs’

Bruce Walton April 19, 2015

The legalization of weed has been a topic widely discussed but never entertained in the mainstream media of America until recently. Until then, it was an idea that was conversed with people who smoke weed...

Guest Columnist: Responsible Ohio’s Petition has more cons than pros

Graham Smith April 12, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am in no way against the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use. Although I do not smoke myself, I believe that marijuana is a harmless drug. Similar vices,...

Albert Fisler is a columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Is weed worth it?

Albert Fisler January 23, 2014

With the recent first legal purchase of marijuana occurring earlier this month in Colorado, many other states have begun examining the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana, whether for recreational or...

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