What now? Experts weigh in on potential impact of Sessions’ rollback of marijuana policy

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 2:28 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 4:49 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Days after California became the largest U.S. state to initiate regulated sales of cannabis to adults, a wave of uncertainty has crashed over America’s cannabis industry with the Justice Department’s elimination…

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Chair of Alaska marijuana board under fire for potential conflict of interest

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 8:11 am By The Associated Press SOLDOTNA, Alaska — The chairman of the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry is defending himself against conflict of interest questions. Peter Mlynarik told Soldotna radio station KSRM he was involved in…

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Ohio MMJ program faces potential glitch: No one willing to perform required tests

Published: Aug 7, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 8:30 am By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Testing lab applications for Ohio’s medical marijuana program are due next month yet to this point no Ohio college or university has said they’re willing to participate. Ohio’s medical marijuana…

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Nevada rec sales set to start Saturday with potential to (temporarily) be country’s biggest market

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 7:17 am By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — A lengthy legal battle over the alcohol industry’s exclusive rights to distribute marijuana in Nevada won’t affect the state’s plans to begin recreational pot sales at medical dispensaries…

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Sessions’ potential new drug policies could reverse trend of declining prison populations

Published: Feb 27, 2017, 1:51 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 1:51 pm By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private…

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New York medical marijuana program improving, but will it ever reach full potential?

Published: Jan 20, 2017, 1:20 pm • Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 4:08 pm By Michael O’Keeffe, Special To The Cannabist NEW YORK — Karen Rodriguez used opioids to manage her crippling pain, but when the powerful drugs and the chemotherapy medication she used to treat her rheumatoid arthritis teamed up…

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New York medical marijuana program improving, but will it ever reach full potential?

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 5:20 pm • Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 10:44 am By Michael O’Keeffe, Special To The Cannabist NEW YORK — Karen Rodriguez used opioids to manage her crippling pain, but when the powerful drugs and the chemotherapy medication she used to treat her rheumatoid arthritis teamed up…

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More U.S. women report using marijuana during pregnancy, amid uncertainty on potential harms

Published: Dec 19, 2016, 12:50 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 12:59 pm By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press CHICAGO — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence…

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