Denver, Thornton mayors join with other U.S. city leaders to call for federal marijuana policy reforms

The Denver and Thornton mayors have joined a new coalition of U.S. city leaders that will lobby Congress and the Trump administration to increase local control over marijuana policy. Announced during the weekend meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, the group’s formation is the latest effort by…

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County officials sue the state of Oregon, call marijuana farms a “nuisance”

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal law that criminalize it. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court escalated a long-running battle…

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Snoop Dogg tells Cali student suspended for sharing posts of him: Call my lawyer

Published: Feb 6, 2018, 6:37 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2018, 6:37 am By The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. — Snoop Dogg says he has the back of a California high school basketball player who was suspended from her team for posting a photo of the rapper holding what appears…

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Toronto Cops Eat Edibles, Hallucinate, Climb a Tree, Call For Backup

Can’t Make This Up: 2 Toronto Cops Ingest Edibles, Hallucinate, Climb a Tree, Call For Backup On Sunday, two officers from Toronto’s police department allegedly ingested cannabis edibles, then hallucinated and called for help from their cruiser. It all started when Toronto cops raided the Community Cannabis Clinic over the…

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In attempt to help small farmers, Humboldt reps call for one-acre cap on cannabis cultivation

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 9:59 am • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 9:59 am By Will Houston, The Cannifornian The North Coast’s two state representatives are calling on the state to cap commercial cannabis farms to one acre per person, saying it will protect small farmers from being outcompeted by larger…

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:52 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical marijuana states. Two congressmen behind a namesake provision for medical…

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Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives, along with several combat veterans and the mother…

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