Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief David Shulkin, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin via tweet late Wednesday and announced that he would nominate for the position Dr. Ronny Jackson, 50, an active-duty…

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Police chief says homeless people are coming to Colorado to get marijuana

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 11:36 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 11:46 am By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport said Wednesday that his officers are being told by homeless people regularly that they have come to Colorado for marijuana and some specifically to Pueblo…

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Gov. Walker’s pick for Alaska Marijuana Control Board withdraws after losing police chief job

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 6:36 pm • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 7:13 pm By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The man nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill the public safety seat on Alaska’s marijuana regulatory board has withdrawn from consideration after losing his law enforcement job. Travis…

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Watch: Mississippi police chief resigns after marijuana-smoking video

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 10:34 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2018, 11:01 am By The Associated Press LUMBERTON, Miss. — A police chief in Mississippi who was filmed smoking what he said was marijuana has resigned. News outlets report the Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept…

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Alaska gov appoints police chief to marijuana regulatory board

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker has appointed the police chief of the North Slope Borough to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry. Walker spokesman Jonathon Taylor says Walker named Travis…

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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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