After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 6:24 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 6:31 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s cannabis sales have chilled from their seasonal summer highs. After three consecutive months of $ 136 million in combined recreational and medical cannabis sales, Colorado’s marijuana dispensaries recorded nearly $ 121.6…

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After local officials decline to investigate Oregon marijuana operation, feds step in

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 9:53 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 10:51 am By Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Federal officials are investigating a marijuana processing facility in Oregon after an explosion there injured a man who was previously convicted in a money laundering operation linked to…

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Lawyer banned from NY jails after trying to smuggle weed to client

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 8:11 am By The Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Authorities say a Rochester lawyer has been banned from local jails after he was caught trying to smuggle drugs to an inmate. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Michael…

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Couple sues after cops arrest them for hibiscus plants mistaken for cannabis

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 8:31 am • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 8:31 am By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania couple is suing their local police department and Nationwide Insurance Co. after they were arrested when an insurance agent mistook their hibiscus plants for marijuana. The lawsuit filed Tuesday…

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Longmont, Colorado votes for marijuana tax, weeks after lifting ban on pot shops

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 8:43 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 8:51 am By John Fryar, Times-Call A proposal to increase Longmont’s municipal sales tax for public safety spending, as well as a measure that would impose a new sales tax on purchases of marijuana, were on their way toward…

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Maine marijuana sales up in air after lawmakers fail to override gov’s veto

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 9:50 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 7:37 pm By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers failed Monday to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana, dealing a setback to cannabis advocates…

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Future of new Maine marijuana law uncertain after lawmakers send bill to gov’s desk

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 4:41 pm • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 9:30 pm By Cannabist Staff and Wire Reports Maine Republican and Democratic lawmakers have voted in a legislative special session to rewrite the state’s recreational marijuana law. However, the Legislature’s votes are not enough to withstand a veto from…

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California cannabis growers are assessing the damages. After the shock, resignation.

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 9:38 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 10:13 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a disaster…

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After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and highly respected cannabis industry. Growers in the area, famous for…

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