California cannabis festivals will be different in 2018, but many freedoms remain

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Some 25,000 people are expected to head to San Bernardino this weekend to watch hip-hop shows, sample marijuana products and celebrate cannabis culture during Tommy Chong’s Blazers Cup. The festival is…

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Marijuana tax revenues start in 2018, but the real work starts now, proponents say

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 1:28 pm By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily EAGLE — The day after Election Day, Chris Lindley was smiling as he picked up campaign signs. It’ll be his easiest task for the foreseeable future, after helping pass Eagle County’s new…

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DEA finalizes quota of government-grown marijuana for 2018 research: 978 pounds

Published: Nov 7, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 4:59 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week will formalize its production quotas of drugs and substances utilized for medical, scientific and research purposes, settling in on the previously disclosed allocation of…

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Will Colorado’s second-largest city vote on recreational cannabis in 2018?

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 1:02 pm • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 1:54 pm By Conrad Swanson, The Gazette Advocates for legalized recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs are setting their sights on a 2018 ballot proposal, since the chances of getting on El Paso County’s November ballot are slim. A…

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Michigan cannabis legalization advocates have raised half a million dollars to get on 2018 ballot

Published: Aug 21, 2017, 9:04 am • Updated: Aug 21, 2017, 9:22 am By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Faced with an unreceptive Legislature, advocates for marijuana legalization, guaranteed paid sick leave and a host of other bills are banking that you will embrace them at the…

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DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 7:37 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 1:20 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intends to decrease the amount of marijuana it allocates for federally approved research. The DEA has released its proposed 2018 aggregate production quotas (APQ) for substances…

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South Dakota marijuana legalization activists start collecting signatures for 2018 ballot

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 10:52 am • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 10:52 am By The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Supporters of a pair of ballot measures that would legalize medical and recreational marijuana in South Dakota launched their push Saturday to get on the ballot in 2018. Backers…

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Report: Canada to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 11:04 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 3:56 pm By Jen Skerritt and Aoyon Ashraf, Bloomberg News The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government…

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A New Arizona Medical Marijuana Initiative Gets Ready for 2018

by C.M. Watts – The Weed Blog https://www.theweedblog.com Advocates in Arizona have already drafted a new initiative aimed for the ballot of the 2018 election cycle. The new Arizona medical marijuana initiative mainly focuses on expanding the list of conditions for patients qualifying for cannabis treatment, but also seeks to improve…

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