DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado marijuana businesses, lawsuit says

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 3:44 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 7:58 pm By David Migoya, The Denver Post The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana businesses in Colorado under the guise of tax audits, lawyers for…

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Denver businesses can now apply for social marijuana use licenses

Published: Aug 24, 2017, 5:05 pm • Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 6:37 pm By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Denver’s voter-authorized program to allow social marijuana use at some businesses is ready for launch, city officials said Thursday as they announced they were ready to accept applications. But the initial…

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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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Alaska cops and prison guards banned from owning or operating cannabis businesses

Published: May 19, 2017, 2:17 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 2:17 pm By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Police Standards Council has decided officers and prison guards in the state should not be getting involved in the marijuana industry. The council voted earlier this month to…

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What Nevada medical marijuana businesses have to do to be legal to start recreational sales

Published: May 19, 2017, 10:26 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 10:26 am By John Schroyer, Marijuana Business Daily DENVER — Now that Nevada has approved an early start to recreational cannabis sales, existing medical marijuana companies in the state are readying for a burst of new business that could…

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New federal bill would allow banking for marijuana businesses

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 12:20 pm • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 12:25 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana businesses can’t openly bank and congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., is hoping to change that. Perlmutter on Thursday introduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), legislation that…

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