Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs

Beaker the Belgian Malinois was only 7 years old when changing marijuana laws led his handler to hang up the dog’s police vest. Beaker, like many police dogs across the country, is trained to alert his handler when he smells marijuana. But his signal for pot is the same as…

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House rules committee set to hear key marijuana amendments today

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal legislative committee on Wednesday could determine the fate of several proposals to shore up existing and future marijuana laws, businesses and research. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…

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Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in fight over doubled-up pot taxes

Published: Jun 20, 2017, 12:39 pm • Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 3:05 pm By John Aguilar, The Denver Post The Colorado Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal by Adams County over the validity of its recreational marijuana tax in three of its cities, raising questions about the…

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North Dakota prepares to hear testimony on proposed medical marijuana regulations

Published: Mar 20, 2017, 3:35 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 4:45 pm By James Macpherson, The Associated Press The House Human Services Committee has reserved the state Capitol’s biggest room on Tuesday to hear testimony on new state rules overseeing marijuana as medicine. The so-called North Dakota Compassionate Care…

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Ohio police shooting: Jury can hear about pot in slain man’s car, judge rules

Published: Oct 28, 2016, 9:16 am • Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 9:16 am By Dan Sewell, The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The defense for a white former police officer charged with murder can tell jurors about marijuana found in the car driven by the unarmed black man he fatally shot…

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Detroit City Council To Hear Medical Marijuana Dispensary Issue Tomorrow

At 10 AM on Tuesday, the Council will address a much-maligned ordinance proposal sent to them by the City Public Commission (CPC) last week. The ordinance refers to medical marijuana dispensaries as caregiver centers, requires them to apply for city approval within 30 days, creates a host of restrictions on…

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Hear Leslie Bocksor Speak At The Marijuana Business Conference And Expo In Vegas Next Month

I have met a lot of cannabis industry investors over the years, and they almost always leave a bad taste in my mouth. They always give me the ‘we don’t want you, we just want your idea’ vibe, which has left me pretty jaded with the industry (which I’m sure…

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Hear Betty Aldworth Speak At Marijuana Business Conference And Expo In Vegas Next Month

I love all things Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), which if you read this blog often, you are probably well aware of that fact. Whenever I meet someone new in the reform movement, and they are young and full of talent, they are almost always current SSDP members or…

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Alaska Marijuana Control Board To Hear Testimony Next Thursday And Friday

I received the following action alert: Dear Johnny: Next week, the Marijuana Control Board will hear public comments on all rules it has proposed this year. If you haven’t already, we urge supporters to review the latest draft. If you would like to speak with members of the board, consider…

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