Arkansas has 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs. No one wants one

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:23 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:23 pm By Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period. Arkansas Department…

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Alaska and Washington push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 2:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Polly Washburn, The Cannabist The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of…

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Sessions hits familiar, doubtful themes on marijuana regulation in letter to Alaska

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter to Alaska’s governor took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states, questioning whether the The Last Frontier state’s regulations were adequately…

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California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be the solution to the cannabis industry’s banking problem. Supporters argued…

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10 surprising spaces in California being converted into cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 3:40 pm • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 3:41 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian As California’s legal marijuana industry booms, property owners and entrepreneurs are seizing the chance to transform spaces across the state into cannabis grow sites, processing facilities and dispensaries. Marijuana grow sites…

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Justice Department has “effectively shut down” marijuana research at DEA

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 10:33 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 10:34 am By Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has effectively blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration from taking action on more than two dozen requests to grow marijuana to…

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