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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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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