Incoming NJ Gov. Murphy names head of cannabis trade group as chief of staff

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 9:31 am • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 10:02 am By James Nash,  the Record TRENTON, N.J. — The Garden State could soon become a bit more green. Proponents of legalized marijuana in New Jersey are lining up in the aftermath of Phil Murphy’s election as governor,…

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Budweiser’s ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 10:14 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg “This bud’s for you” has taken on a whole new meaning for Chris Burggraeve. The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the brewer of Budweiser beer, is moving from barley and…

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Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and development office fulfills “its stated mission,” by allowing research into…

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Atlanta police chief clarifies: Marijuana is still illegal, even with new ordinance

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A new Atlanta ordinance eliminating jail time and reducing penalties for having small amounts of marijuana will allow officers to focus on eliminating violent crimes instead of petty ones, the city’s…

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Oregon gov, police chief say Sessions’ marijuana claims based on flawed, leaked, draft report

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 9:19 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 10:07 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police responded Tuesday to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which he said cannabis legalization in the state had not…

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NFL’s chief medical officer calls cannabis research “really important”

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 11:16 am By Mark Maske, Washington Post The NFL’s chief medical officer says it is “really important” for the league and the NFL Players Association to determine whether marijuana can be used as an effective and safe pain-management tool…

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Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice blasts colleagues for upholding ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for weed

Published: May 5, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 11:47 am By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice…

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Police chief says marijuana laws difficult and expensive to enforce

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm By John Jackson, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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