Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Harriet Drummond. She says Alaskans should not be passed up for jobs or promotions for possessing something that is now legal. Alaska voters…

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Missouri bill would limit medical marijuana to terminal illness

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 12:33 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 1:00 pm By The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri bill would provide access to medical marijuana for people who have terminal conditions. The Columbia Missourian reports that a House committee heard testimony Tuesday on the bill…

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Colorado cannabis safety regs limit edible shapes, enlarge potency labels

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 10:02 am • Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 5:34 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Out with the gummy bears, in with the squares … and circles, and triangles and diamonds. On Oct. 1, Colorado no longer will allow marijuana edibles shaped like humans, animals, fruits…

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Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections extended by debt limit deal

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 3:34 pm • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 4:13 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Existing federal protections for medical marijuana states are expected to continue through at least Dec. 8. The $ 15.3 billion disaster aid package, debt limit increase and government spending extension approved…

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Colorado Senate committee lowers marijuana plant limit to 12, or 24 with registration

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 7:58 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown pot is rapidly heading to the governor’s desk after lawmakers changed the bill to give pot patients more leeway. A Senate…

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Colorado House gives prelim OK to new limit: 16 marijuana plants per residence

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 2:50 pm • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 3:00 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is moving to curb the nation’s most generous marijuana allowance for medical patients growing their own plants. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill limiting…

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