Pot church ban amendment rejected by Colorado House

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 10:50 am • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 12:07 pm By Brian Eason, The Denver Post The Colorado House on Thursday rejected a last-minute attempt to ban pot use in churches, an amendment that was introduced on the same day the controversial International Church of Cannabis opened in Denver. Proposed…

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West Virginia medical marijuana bill gets House OK; here’s what’s ahead

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 3:20 pm • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 3:53 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week. The bills approved 76-24 by the House…

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Tennessee House passes bill to revoke cities’ marijuana decriminalization efforts

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am By Sheila Burke, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The bill would nullify laws that Memphis…

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Colorado pot clubs bill passes through House committee, showdown with governor likely

Published: Mar 21, 2017, 7:36 am • Updated: Mar 21, 2017, 8:26 am By Kristen Wyatt,  the Associated Press DENVER — Colorado lawmakers moved closer Monday to a showdown with the governor over pot clubs. A House committee voted 8-3 to approve a bill giving local governments a roadmap to…

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Colorado House gives prelim OK to new limit: 16 marijuana plants per residence

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 2:50 pm • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 3:00 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is moving to curb the nation’s most generous marijuana allowance for medical patients growing their own plants. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill limiting…

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Medical marijuana for PTSD legislation heads to Colorado House for debate

Published: Mar 9, 2017, 6:36 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2017, 6:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado legislation to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana is headed to the full House. Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, who co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver,…

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Marijuana industry, angered by White House reversal, speaks out

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 3:28 pm • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 4:09 pm By Jennifer Kaplan and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg News The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot,…

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Cannabis Lobbyists Denounce White House Attack on Recreational Pot

The National Cannabis Industry Association issued a statement denouncing the White House attack on recreational pot in response to Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy in the press briefing today: “It would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the will of the voters…

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