VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:05 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 3:22 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing…

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Colorado lawmakers on course to fix pot-tax glitch that led to doomed special session

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 10:16 am • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 10:16 am By John Frank, The Denver Post Three months ago, a special legislative session to fix a mistake Colorado lawmakers made regarding pot taxes disintegrated into partisan finger-pointing and blame. Now, with a new session underway, the discord…

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19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan…

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Jeff Sessions Says There Is Real Violence Around Marijuana, Is He Right?

Jeff Sessions says there is a “real violence around” cannabis, study proves him wrong Study Says Tobacco And Alcohol Shops Are Prone To More Crime Than Dispensaries A new study looking at 2014 crime data in South Los Angeles revealed that the presence of cannabis dispensaries is prone to less…

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Phil Murphy sworn in as N.J. governor, vows to legalize marijuana

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 1:52 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 1:52 pm By Elise Young, Bloomberg Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor, vowing to make good on economic promises unfulfilled by his Republican predecessor and counteract what he called catastrophic social and fiscal policy…

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Los Angeles recreational marijuana sales could begin any day

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 4:58 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 4:58 pm By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff It may not be long now before the first legal recreational marijuana shops begin operating in Los Angeles. City officials last Friday started issuing temporary approvals to cannabis businesses, which allows…

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MassRoots loses headquarters following eviction proceedings

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 3:29 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 4:01 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Last week, in a nearly empty fourth floor courtroom of the Denver City and County building, a publicly traded cannabis technology company lost its headquarters office. U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer…

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Recreational marijuana dispensaries boost nearby home prices, says study

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am By Marisa Kendall, The Cannifornian As recreational marijuana sales ramp up throughout California’s Bay Area, could the newly legal drug end up creating an unexpected type of high — in the real estate market? Researchers looking at…

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