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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California’s “largest marijuana business landlord” sues city over regulations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who owns a business that claims to be California‘s largest landlord of marijuana businesses sued the city of San Bernardino to overturn its pot regulation ordinance that could bar her from the industry. Stephanie Smith, the owner of a business called Bubba Likes Tortillas, said…

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Restrictions on marijuana business marketing may be loosened in Colorado city

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 12:18 pm • Updated: Mar 19, 2018, 12:18 pm By Alex Burness, Boulder Daily Camera Boulder, Colo., is eyeing a series of changes to its marijuana regulations, including one that would allow cannabis businesses to give away promotional materials — something that’s been barred to this…

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Marijuana decriminalization proposed for New Mexico’s biggest city

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 10:10 am • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 10:10 am By Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque city councilors are pushing to decriminalize marijuana possession in cases where a person is caught with an ounce (28 grams) or less, saying their proposal…

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Berkeley The Country’s First Sanctuary City, Is Massachusetts Next?

Berkeley The Country’s First Sanctuary City, Is Massachusetts Next? Berkeley City Council just declared the city a cannabis sanctuary for recreational cannabis – the very first of its kind in the United States. The concept of sanctuary cities or states were initially reserved for immigration issues, which would allow a…

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Today: Alaska city opens marijuana regulations for public comment

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 12:10 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 12:10 pm By The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Banning onsite marijuana consumption and limiting the number of pot retail stores are just two of the proposed ordinances in Fairbanks. The proposal adds six new pages of Fairbanks General…

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City of Detroit expected to challenge voter-approved marijuana initiatives

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 3:20 pm • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 12:03 pm By Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The City of Detroit said Friday it plans to file a lawsuit challenging two voter-approved marijuana initiatives that would have relaxed local control this year. The move comes after…

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City of Denver attorney recommends licensing of first legal marijuana club

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. Owners of The Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space,…

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