Oregon county considers marijuana tax on November ballot

ASTORIA, Oregon (AP) — Clatsop County voters might have the option in November to institute a tax on retail marijuana sales. The Daily Astorian reports that county commissioners will hold the first reading Wednesday of an ordinance that would impose a 3 percent tax on sales. Staff estimates the tax, applied to…

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Chicago high school considers stiffer anti-vaping discipline, adding vapor detectors to bathrooms

Published: Feb 20, 2018, 5:58 pm • Updated: Feb 20, 2018, 5:58 pm By Kathy Routliffe, Chicago Tribune Feb. 20–New Trier High School may consider pumping up existing penalties for students found using electronic cigarette technology to consume nicotine or marijuana on campus, administrators told school board members Monday. That…

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California considers “green banking” as it transitions to adult-use marijuana

Published: Dec 21, 2017, 4:08 pm • Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 4:13 pm By Patrick McGreevy,  los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has a possible solution to the problem of banks being unwilling to handle money from the state’s multibillion-dollar legal marijuana industry, one that officials say would be…

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Hearing officer considers Denver 4/20 organizer’s appeal regarding 3-year ban

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 2:05 pm • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 4:47 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Whether the man behind Denver’s recent 4/20 rally will get another go at the marijuana-centric event will soon rest in the hands of an administrative hearing officer. Event organizer Miguel Lopez…

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Iowa considers sourcing medical marijuana from Minnesota despite fed interstate transport ban

Published: May 12, 2017, 2:32 pm • Updated: May 12, 2017, 6:13 pm By Kyle Potter and Linley Sanders, The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a…

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Washington considers allowing medical marijuana in schools

Published: Jan 17, 2017, 12:31 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2017, 12:31 pm By The Associated Press SEATTLE — Washington lawmakers this week will consider a bill that would allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on school grounds. KING-TV reports that the House Committee on Health Care…

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Second-largest city considers one-year Nevada marijuana moratorium

Published: Jan 6, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 7:32 am By The Associated Press HENDERSON, Nev. — A city near Las Vegas is considering banning all commercial activity related to Nevada marijuana for recreational use for one year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the Henderson City…

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