Cannabis Legalization Helps Struggling Local Economies Study Proves

Cannabis Legalization Helps Struggling Local Economies Study Proves Back when Colorado legalized recreational cannabis in 2012, there were strong concerns that doing so would cause harm to society, much less do any kind of good whatsoever. However, a city in Colorado called Pueblo, has significantly benefited from legalizing recreational use.…

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Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene a task force to align federal and state cannabis laws.…

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CBD, TBD: Cannabinoids on local grocery shelves, but for how long?

Published: Dec 29, 2017, 2:51 pm • Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 4:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Bottles of hemp-derived oils sit behind glass, under lock and key, at Alfalfa’s natural foods store in Boulder, Colo. Some 2,000 miles away from cannabis-friendly Colorado, a Naples, Fla., Lucky’s Market…

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After local officials decline to investigate Oregon marijuana operation, feds step in

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 9:53 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 10:51 am By Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Federal officials are investigating a marijuana processing facility in Oregon after an explosion there injured a man who was previously convicted in a money laundering operation linked to…

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Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 8:19 am By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the…

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San Diego council decides today whether to allow local cultivation

Published: Sep 11, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 8:53 am By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The city council in San Diego is considering whether to OK marijuana cultivation locally once new state laws allowing recreational use take effect next year. The Los Angeles Times reports…

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Orlando Airport bans weed, despite local decriminalization and MMJ expansion

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A board overseeing Orlando International Airport approved a measure prohibiting marijuana on its premises, despite its decriminalization by local police and passage of its use for medical purposes by Florida…

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Colorado Supreme Court sides with city on local controls for marijuana licensing

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 6:17 pm • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Northglenn City Council had the right to deny a medical marijuana license because the new dispensary was deemed superfluous, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. The state’s highest court ruled that Northglenn’s…

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Denver officials scrutinizing out-of-state CBD products sold in local pot shops

Published: Apr 12, 2017, 6:56 pm • Updated: Apr 12, 2017, 6:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver is clamping down on CBD products that originate outside of Colorado. A bulletin issued Wednesday by Denver Environmental Health’s Public Health Inspections Division outlines a policy prohibiting out-of-state-made cannabidiol (CBD)…

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