Wyoming, bucking national trend, moves to tighten marijuana laws

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 10:28 am • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 10:28 am By The Associated Press WHEATLAND, Wyo. — A legislative committee has advanced proposals that seek to close loopholes in Wyoming’s marijuana laws. The Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance two draft bills to the 2018…

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Defense lawyer argues marijuana prohibition laws unconstitutional

Published: Jul 17, 2017, 9:13 am • Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 9:13 am By Dave Collins, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut lawyer is hoping his arguments in a drug case eventually are used by attorneys across the country to fight marijuana charges and bans on pot possession. Aaron…

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Majority of Americans Want Trump to Respect State Cannabis Laws

The new presidential administration in the United States under the leadership of Donald Trump has certainly made cannabis advocates and cannabis industry professionals a bit nervous.  They have appointed an Attorney General who is outwardly opposed to marijuana, and have made some comments about not respecting states who have legalized…

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Forbidden medicine: Caught between a doctor’s CBD advice and federal laws

Published: Jun 20, 2017, 2:33 pm • Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 4:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise–but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to be determined.…

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The Lowdown on Nevada’s New Marijuana Laws

Nevada is nearing the expected July 1st start date for it’s newly passed recreational/adult-use marijuana program and regulations.  Seemingly, cannabis advocates and consumers walked away from this year’s legislative session with more ups than downs, despite the social cannabis consumption bill not passing. A recent article from RJG goes over…

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Fed appeals court quashes bids to unravel Colorado marijuana laws, but door still open for RICO suits

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 5:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday largely upheld lower courts’ dismissals of several cases seeking to overturn major parts of Colorado’s marijuana…

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