Denver seeks to revoke Cheba Hut liquor license following 4/20 event

The sandwiches apparently weren’t the only ones getting toasted on April 20 at a Cheba Hut location in Denver, and the sub shop’s liquor license now hangs in the balance for alleged violations of the city’s public cannabis consumption laws. The city of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is…

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No ganja yoga yet: Denver denies license for marijuana spa, citing proximity to child-care center

A Denver business that hoped to open the nation’s first legal marijuana spa has come up short — by about 20 feet, to be more exact. The city’s licensing director on Wednesday denied a license application filed by Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge to allow marijuana consumption in…

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Arkansas judge rejects bid to quash medical marijuana license lawsuit

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:22 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 1:22 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge who blocked the state from issuing its first licenses to grow medical marijuana has rejected an effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s application process…

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Wisconsin accepting industrial hemp license applications

Published: Mar 3, 2018, 6:00 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 2:47 pm By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers who want to grow industrial hemp can now apply for a state license. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection began accepting applications Friday. The deadline…

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Nation’s first social marijuana use license approved by Denver regulators

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 5:38 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 5:43 pm By The Cannabist Staff A Denver coffee shop received city approval Monday for the nation’s first business license to allow marijuana use by patrons, The Denver Post’s Jon Murray first reported. The Coffee Joint soon can allow…

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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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