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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Marijuana grower Basil McMahon with his crop in Grass Valley, Calif., on November 12, 2015. A sweeping new package of laws will reverse years of state silence by regulating and licensing every stage of the medical marijuana industry. “It means I’ll be able to do what Im doing without fear of persecution for the first time in my life, for the first time in generations,” McMahon said. 

Kent State students to face strict medical marijuana regulations

Holli Phillips July 21, 2017

Although the state of Ohio is in the process of legalizing medical marijuana, usage on state college campuses will remain illegal, as the drug is prohibited under federal law.The state of Ohio expects...

Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd preform at the M.A.C. Center as a part of FlashFest on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Rae Sremmurd concludes 4/20 with students during FlashFest

Payton Moore April 20, 2017

With every cloudy puff of marijuana smoke emanating from the crowd Thursday, another Kent State student ran, skipped and danced into the Rae Sremmurd and Sammy Adams show at the M.A.C. Center.The latest...

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Students learn about highs, lows of marijuana in drug class

Madeline Crandall April 19, 2017

The undergraduate course “Drug Use and Misuse” takes an in-depth look at 11 different drugs throughout the semester. Amanda Burke, assistant professor of health sciences, teaches the class. Her areas...

(SCREENSHOT) Richard Pine, Kent State alumnus and founder of Cleveland Cannabis College, located in Independence, Ohio. 

Alum founds state’s first medical marijuana school

McKenzie Jean-Philippe April 19, 2017

At the age of 16, Richard Pine was in a car accident. To help ease the discomfort of injuries sustained in the crash, Pine’s doctors prescribed him various pain medications and muscle relaxers. While...

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...

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Opinion: Roger Goodell being unfair to Browns

Ty Sugick April 12, 2016

Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon made news again earlier this week for another diluted drug sample. The ongoing feud to reinstate Gordon has been put on hold by NFL Commissioner Roger...

Voters cast their ballots at Franklin Elementary School in Kent, Ohio on Nov. 3, 2015.

Up in smoke: Ohio voters reject pot

Richie Mulhall November 3, 2015

The push to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, and the fight to prevent legalization, ended its tug-of-war controversy Tuesday when Ohio voters approved Issue 2 and rejected Issue 3.State Issue...

Executive Director of ResponsibleOhio speaks to students about voting yes on Issue 3

Alexandra Gray October 27, 2015

The Political Science Club hosted an event for ResponsibleOhio to speak to students about the organization's campaign to vote yes on Issue 3.On Monday evening, Executive Director of ResponsibleOhio Ian...


ResponsibleOhio promotes legalization of marijuana at Kent State

Rachel Duthie Alexandra Gray September 15, 2015

The Green Rush Bus Tour stopped at Kent State on Tuesday to talk to students about the “Yes on Issue 3” campaign that will be on the November ballot.  Issue 3 will be a vote to decide whether Ohio...

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...

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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...

Medical marijuana cigarettes are hand-rolled at the All American Cannabis Club, aka A2C2, a medical marijuana collective, in San Jose, Calif., on August 20, 2014. The Golden State, with its already outsize medical-pot market, could soon be entering a Golden Era of commercialized cannabis. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Weed on campus and making sense of it all

Payton Moore April 19, 2015

November 2015 may come as a monumental win for weed activists in Ohio. If supporters reach 305,000 signatures by July, voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana use for those over 21.The bill contains...

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