Maine marijuana sales up in air after lawmakers fail to override gov’s veto

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 9:50 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 7:37 pm By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers failed Monday to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana, dealing a setback to cannabis advocates…

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Future of new Maine marijuana law uncertain after lawmakers send bill to gov’s desk

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 4:41 pm • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 9:30 pm By Cannabist Staff and Wire Reports Maine Republican and Democratic lawmakers have voted in a legislative special session to rewrite the state’s recreational marijuana law. However, the Legislature’s votes are not enough to withstand a veto from…

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Key decisions on marijuana will be made in Maine lawmakers’ special session this week

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 11:28 am • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 11:28 am By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers have begun a special session in Augusta. Republican Gov. Paul LePage ordered lawmakers to return Monday to fix problems in several areas. The biggest fights are expected over…

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Colorado gov calls lawmakers back for rare special session to fix pot tax error

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 6:41 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 7:06 pm By Brian Eason, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday called lawmakers back to the state Capitol to fix a bill-drafting error that has been costing a number of Denver-based institutions hundreds of thousands of…

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Mainers voted for a 10 percent tax on weed, but lawmakers want more

Published: Jul 13, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: Jul 13, 2017, 11:45 am By Penelope Overton, Portland Press Herald July 13–AUGUSTA — State lawmakers are debating how much they can tax recreational marijuana without driving consumers back to the black market. On Wednesday, the lawmakers charged with crafting Maine’s marijuana…

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Colorado pot taxes aren’t going where they’re supposed to, and lawmakers are scrambling

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 1:56 pm • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 1:58 pm By John Aguilar, The Denver Post State lawmakers are in a mad dash to correct an error in a recently passed law that is slicing off hundreds of thousands of dollars a month in revenue for several well-known Colorado…

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Under pressure, Massachusetts lawmakers delay vote on recreational marijuana revisions

Published: Jun 15, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Jun 15, 2017, 8:39 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — House leaders announced late Wednesday they were postponing debate on a contentious bill that seeks major changes in the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law, including higher taxes on retail…

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Florida GOP lawmakers shoot down bid to allow smoking of medical marijuana

Published: Jun 8, 2017, 1:56 pm • Updated: Jun 8, 2017, 1:56 pm By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida legislators are spending their second day of a special session wrangling over money for public schools and medical marijuana. House Democrats on Thursday wanted to allow the smoking of…

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