Sen. Cory Gardner tries to attach marijuana measure to criminal justice bill

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, made a move Monday toward changing federal marijuana law, including letting banks accept money from legal businesses. The Yuma Republican introduced an amendment to the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass the Senate this week with bipartisan support. Gardner’s amendment…

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Third-grader leading Colorado measure to allow schools to administer medical marijuana

GYPSUM — Nine-year-old Quintin Lovato loves baseball. He wants to enjoy life normally, but his medical conditions are hurdles that he sometimes cannot get over without help. Quintin, a third-grader from Gypsum, is living with epilepsy and Tourette’s syndrome. That means his family is, too. Related Articles The family found…

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Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Merkley pinning new marijuana banking measure to SAFE Banking Act

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 12:16 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 12:16 pm By The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a bipartisan group of senators are pushing legislation that would allow legal marijuana businesses to use banks to store profits. Murkowski and Democrat Sen.…

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Nebraska lawmaker pitches medical marijuana ballot measure

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska residents could gain a constitutional right to use medical marijuana under a proposed ballot measure pending before lawmakers. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln presented a state constitutional amendment to…

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Colorado city defers to crows to measure weed biz buffer zones

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 2:31 pm • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By The Associated Press DURANGO, Colo. — The Durango City Council unanimously voted to uphold “as the crow flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. The Durango Herald reports after…

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These voters may be the missing link to call Maine marijuana measure

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 8:54 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 8:54 am By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — A larger-than-expected number of overseas absentee ballots will play a big role in deciding whether Maine marijuana becomes legal. The final results in the close race still hadn’t been tabulated…

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California family fighting for city’s medical marijuana measure to help daughter

Published: Nov 7, 2016, 9:01 am • Updated: Nov 7, 2016, 9:03 am By Louis Casiano Jr., Orange County Register SANTA ANA – Gianna Dragotto sits in her wheelchair at the 420 Central marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, slowly chewing spoonfuls of her low-carb dinner, which is topped with cannabis…

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