Legal marijuana businesses could add up to $5M per year to Alaskan peninsula’s economy

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am By Associated Press KENAI, Alaska — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $ 5.3 million annually to the local economy. Eight marijuana…

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House bill seeks to protect individuals in legal marijuana states from the feds

Published: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm • Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm By Daniel M. Jimenez, The Cannifornian Could Congress step into the breach and prevent the federal government from shutting down states’ efforts to legalize cannabis? A new bill by a California representative seeks to do exactly that.…

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Legal marijuana in Maine in limbo while gov and legislature come to terms

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 7:27 am • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 5:13 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s not going to sign off on a legislative delay of the retail sale of marijuana until lawmakers address his concerns about funding and oversight.…

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Has the novelty of visiting Colorado for legal weed worn off?

Published: Jan 25, 2017, 2:04 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2017, 3:41 pm By Jason Blevins, The Denver Post Colorado’s workhorse “Come To Life” tourism advertising campaign lured fewer travelers in the spring and summer of 2016, but those visitors spent more. Spending among out-of-state travelers who viewed the ads…

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Why legal cannabis is becoming a major buzzkill for some growers

Published: Jan 17, 2017, 7:47 am • Updated: Jan 17, 2017, 7:04 pm By Jack Kaskey and Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge — and an opportunity for companies that can help cut production…

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How Legal Marijuana Affects The Real Estate Industry

How Legal Marijuana Affects The Real Estate Industry It seems like everything that legal marijuana touches, turns to gold. That includes the real estate industry too. Changing laws on marijuana legalization have had a dramatic impact on real estate prices. Everyone’s seeing greens in the housing market. The best example…

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Legal challenge filed against DEA’s new marijuana extract rule

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 6:03 pm • Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 6:12 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The hemp industry has taken the DEA to court in the wake of a controversial new rule on marijuana extracts. Denver’s Hoban Law Group, representing the Hemp Industries Association, Centuria Natural…

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He doesn’t like legal weed. But who really is AG pick Jeff Sessions?

Published: Jan 6, 2017, 6:52 am • Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 7:39 am By Bill Barrow, Kim Chandler and Eric Tucker CAMDEN, Ala. — Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely bigger than…

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NHTA Now Admits Car Crashes Drop Drastically In Legal Marijuana States

States That Have Enacted Medical Marijuana Laws See Drop In Car Crashes Pot saves the day (and lives)…. Again. A new study shows that 19 states that legalized medical marijuana in some form or another saw a decrease in fatal car crashes by 11% after the laws were set in…

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