Alaska’s onsite cannabis use talk pushed back until June

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana regulators have tabled until June action on draft rules for allowing people to consume marijuana in authorized retail stores in Alaska. Erika McConnell, the director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, had recommended that the Marijuana Control Board put the draft regulations out for…

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Colorado towns back ballot questions on marijuana business

NATURITA — Voters in a western Colorado town have approved allowing a variety of marijuana businesses, including stores for medical and adult-use recreational products, manufacturing facilities and cultivation facilities. Naturita voters also approved a municipal sales tax on those businesses Tuesday. Less than 100 people voted on each question, and…

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Plans for California marijuana resort “on the back burner” after town sold to oil company

LOS ANGELES — Nipton’s new swimming hole is under construction, booze is returning to the restaurant and lottery tickets are being sold again at the ghost town’s general store. But it likely will be some time before those buds of green and gold that tokers really want are lining the…

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Tacoma’s first marijuana dispensary closed over $1.4 million in back taxes

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 12:54 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 12:54 pm By The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — The Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board has canceled the license of Tacoma’s first marijuana retailer because of a $ 1.4 million delinquent tax bill. The News Tribune reports the…

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How California leaders are fighting back against Sessions’ marijuana crackdown

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 8:32 am • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 8:32 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California legislators are fighting back against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to crack down on state cannabis programs, launching letter-writing campaigns, proposing new laws and discussing federal lawsuits to safeguard…

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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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Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 9:49 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 11:06 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy shift last week rescinding the Obama-era Cole Memo that had protected states with…

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With Isaac Dietrich back at helm, MassRoots dismisses lawsuit against him

Published: Dec 22, 2017, 1:02 pm • Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 1:37 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana social network operator MassRoots Inc. has dismissed a lawsuit against its founder Isaac Dietrich. The dismissal comes a week after the company’s board of directors and interim chief executive resigned,…

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