Recreational marijuana bill clears Connecticut legislative committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would help Connecticut prepare for the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana has cleared a legislative hurdle. The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 27-24 in favor of the legislation, which now awaits further action by the House of Representatives. It’s unclear how…

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Seattle clears marijuana convictions, following San Francisco lead

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 1:55 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:57 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession — a step similarly…

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After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and highly respected cannabis industry. Growers in the area, famous for…

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Colorado pot clubs one step closer to reality as bill clears first hurdle

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 12:14 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 12:48 pm By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs. But the measure that passed a Republican state Senate committee Wednesday evening doesn’t go as far as some…

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Bill adding PTSD to Colorado medical marijuana list clears Senate committee

Published: Jan 30, 2017, 4:12 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2017, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A state Senate committee voted 5-0 on Monday afternoon to advance a bill that seeks to include PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Colorado. “I probably wouldn’t be…

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Marijuana tech firm MassRoots clears debt defaults, continues cost-cutting

Published: Oct 7, 2016, 11:38 am • Updated: Oct 7, 2016, 11:38 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis tech company MassRoots has cured its previously disclosed debt default, and its executives have taken pay cuts to better the Denver firm’s financial position to close out the year, according…

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The Smoke Clears On California Marijuana Legalization As AUMA Takes Center Stage

By Phillip Smith After several years of jostling since the defeat of Proposition 19 in 2010, the smoke has cleared in California and it now appears that a single, well-funded marijuana legalization initiative will go before the voters next November. That vehicle is the California Control, Tax, and Regulate Adult…

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California Clears ‘California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016’ For Circulation

California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced this week that the organizers of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative (CCHI) 2016 can begin collecting signatures to qualify the initiative for the November 8, 2016 California state election. The grassroots organization has 180 days to circulate petitions and collect 365,880 registered voters signatures that…

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