California agency recommends major overhaul to state’s cannabis taxes

California’s struggling cannabis industry didn’t get the recommendation many hoped for — a call to sharply lower the industry’s tax rate — but a long-awaited state report did suggest a marijuana tax overhaul. The report from California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office, released Tuesday, Dec. 17, says lawmakers should ditch the…

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Colorado CBD producer Mile High Labs lays off 20 employees just months after major expansion

Mile High Labs, one of Colorado’s leading CBD producers, laid off employees this week, just months after undergoing a major expansion. According to chief financial officer Jon Hilley, the company cut 20 positions — less than 10% of its workforce — on Thursday. They primarily were those in entry-level sales…

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(BREAKING) UK Allows Epileptic Boy To Use Cannabis Oil In Major Reversal

(BREAKING) UK Allows Epileptic Boy To Use Cannabis Oil In Major Reversal Last weekend, the UK government turned a new leaf by changing their policy with regards to the case of a young epileptic boy who needed cannabis oil to help control his seizures. According to Home Secretary Sajid Javid,…

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Studies Show That Cannabis Use Reduces Mortality Rates During Major Surgery & Hospitalization

Studies Show That Cannabis Use Reduces Mortality Rates During Major Surgery & Hospitalization Cannabis use has shown to be not just healing, but has numerous preventive properties as well. A new body of evidence is growing, which shows how cannabis use has reduced in-hospital mortality for patients who undergo major…

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Major marijuana smuggling ring in Colorado: 8 arrests, 3,000 plants and 450 pounds seized

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 11:28 am • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 12:10 pm By Tommy Simmons, The Greeley Tribune The Weld County Drug Task Force has arrested eight people for their suspected involvement in a large marijuana smuggling ring operating in Greeley, Windsor and Frederick. Lt. Steve Black of the…

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Colorado podcaster wants to pay you to change your major to cannabis

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 10:54 am By Shay Castle, Daily Camera Burnt out on biology? Can’t stand another semester of sociology? Would you rather spend your days learning about dank nugs and ganja genomics? Matt (Kind) McCabe is looking for you. The host…

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Third major Texas county reduces penalties for marijuana possession

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 1:14 pm • Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 1:14 pm By The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Authorities in Bexar County are seeking to divert misdemeanor offenders, including those found with marijuana, away from jail and instead receive a citation similar to a traffic ticket. District Attorney…

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‘Major milestone’: Colorado hits half a billion in cannabis tax revenue

Published: Jul 19, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 11:39 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana advocates are trumpeting a Colorado milestone: More than $ 500 million in revenue for the state since recreational cannabis sales started in 2014. The medical and recreational cannabis tax revenue…

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