Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished…

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Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor federal bill to let canna-businesses take tax deductions

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 11:08 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, is backing federal legislation that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to claim tax deductions and credits. Gardner said Wednesday that he would sign on…

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Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 1:25 pm By Oluwatomike Adeboyejo,  capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After a four-year wait to provide medical cannabis to patients, the drug could be available to Marylanders as early as this month, according to industry stakeholders. “I think…

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NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 8:52 am • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 8:52 am By The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was…

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoes marijuana bill, saying federal future of legalization “uncertain”

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 10:09 am • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 12:09 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill passed by the Maine legislature 11 days ago to regulate the retail sale of marijuana. The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday…

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New St. Louis bill would allow residents to use and grow marijuana, within limits

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 10:47 am • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 10:47 am By Celeste Bott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — A bill filed this week allowing the use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis aims to reduce disproportionate penalties for existing violations and free up time…

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