Vermont medical marijuana patient wins battle over driver’s license

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 10:01 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 10:37 am By The Associated Press BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont judge has ruled the state must restore the driver’s license of a medical marijuana patient who lost the right to drive after a pair of alcohol-related arrests. The…

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Arkansas marijuana regulators face lawsuits over biz license rejections

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 5:40 pm • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 5:40 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applicants seeking to open medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas are suing the commission overseeing the proposals. The lawsuits were filed last week and placed under seal in Pulaski County,…

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Detroit family charged in marijuana license bribery conspiracy

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 3:33 pm By The Associated Press GARDEN CITY, Mich. — Prosecutors say three family members conspired to pay bribes to suburban Detroit officials to try to get them to allow a medical marijuana dispensary. The U.S. attorney’s office announced…

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Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduces federal bill to curb driver’s license suspensions for drug offenses

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 5:00 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 7:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Just five days after announcing his longshot bid to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduced a bill that seeks to repeal a federal law encouraging states…

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Minnesota lawmakers want to pull license of biz whose former execs allegedly shipped MMJ out of state

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 10:44 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 10:47 am By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on one of the state’s medical marijuana companies whose former executives have been charged with illegally shipping $ 500,000 of marijuana…

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Virginia lawmakers say marijuana possession shouldn’t mean loss of driver’s license

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 11:16 am By Dai Ja Norman,  capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians convicted of marijuana possession would no longer automatically lose their driver’s license for six months under legislation moving through the General Assembly. Existing state law mandates…

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Florida Health Department’s moving and shaking: Here’s who just scored the seventh marijuana license

Published: Dec 22, 2016, 9:45 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 9:45 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Less than two weeks before Florida’s constitutional amendment expanding the legal use of medical marijuana takes effect, the state’s Department of Health has approved a seventh license and…

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Alaska Issues Its First Marijuana Business License

Good news out of Alaska. See the message I received below: Alaska reached yet another historic milestone yesterday when the Marijuana Control Board issued the state’s first business licenses for those that plan to serve adult consumers. Yesterday’s announcement included eight cultivators and two testing labs. The board will consider…

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Woody Harrelson Denied License to Dispense Weed in Hawaii – Pretty Sure He’ll Still Smoke It

Pot Kingpin? Nope. Woody Harrelson is well known for smoking and advocating for pot, but he won’t be well known for growing it — at least for now. As of last Friday, April 29, 2016 Harrelson was denied a license to operate a dispensary in Hawaii by the Hawaii Department…

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