New Jersey governor calls for recreational marijuana legalization, higher taxes for schools

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants to raise the state sales tax and extend its reach, hike income taxes on the wealthy and legalize recreational marijuana. He also wants…

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Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer business

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Molson Coors Brewing Co. now considers legal cannabis a potential “risk factor” to its business. Molson Coors, which maintains headquarters in Denver and Montreal, on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of…

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Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado aims to establish a state law enforcement unit dedicated to investigating and, ideally, eradicating illegal marijuana grow operations that have cropped up throughout the state. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s $…

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he…

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Senator calls on Trump to withdraw Marino as drug czar pick in wake of revelations

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 11:46 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 11:58 am By Ed O’Keefe and Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats on Monday reacted sharply to reports that President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the nation’s drug czar helped steer legislation…

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Man flees weed-filled car, runs across highway, calls Uber during wild chase with cops

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 12:12 pm • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 12:12 pm By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police say a man hailed an Uber during a wild chase that ended with officers finding 15 packages of marijuana in the car he’d been riding in. A…

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American Legion calls for ‘direct involvement’ from VA Secretary for federally-approved cannabis PTSD study

Published: Sep 21, 2017, 10:35 am • Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 10:45 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The American Legion is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to clear roadblocks threatening completion of a groundbreaking clinical study on the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic…

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Colorado gov calls lawmakers back for rare special session to fix pot tax error

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 6:41 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 7:06 pm By Brian Eason, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday called lawmakers back to the state Capitol to fix a bill-drafting error that has been costing a number of Denver-based institutions hundreds of thousands of…

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Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to protect medical marijuana from the feds

Published: Sep 5, 2017, 9:31 am • Updated: Sep 5, 2017, 10:28 am By Dana Rohrabacher, Special To The Washington Post Not long ago, a supporter of mine, visiting from California, dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our…

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