A billion-dollar industry with nowhere to bank: California’s marijuana biz runs into fed regs

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 7:58 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 8:13 am By Lisa M. Krieger, Bay Area News Group Pot shops will soon be able to legally sell cannabis to anyone who wants it. But what will they do with all that cash? Unless California comes up with a…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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Report: Canada to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 11:04 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 3:56 pm By Jen Skerritt and Aoyon Ashraf, Bloomberg News The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government…

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Tennessee House passes bill to revoke cities’ marijuana decriminalization efforts

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am By Sheila Burke, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The bill would nullify laws that Memphis…

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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 4:19 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 4:33 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in Colorado records as having active or expired licenses…

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North Dakota Debates Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

Medical marijuana has been officially legalized in North Dakota since the passage of Measure 5 (also called the North Dakota Compassion Care Act) last November. However, now the implementation and regulation is being debated and has been since early this year. After the election results, an 81-page bill called the North Dakota Compassion…

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Colorado lawmakers urge governor to step in on medical marijuana registry backlog

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 5:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three Colorado legislators are calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to intervene in the state’s medical marijuana registry backlog, an issue that one lawmaker says is a matter of “life and death.”…

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Who will be allowed to smoke medical marijuana in Arkansas, and where?

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 11:07 am By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval and sent to the governor a bill limiting where medical marijuana patients can smoke the drug. The state Senate voted 31-1 Thursday…

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Federal marijuana playbook: Trump administration’s tough talk and what we know so far

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 6:12 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 1:20 am Cannabist Staff A timeline of federal marijuana talk It’s been one month since we heard the first public words from the Trump administration regarding marijuana. While we have yet to hear from President Donald Trump himself on…

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