North Dakota officials gather public input on medical marijuana

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 8:58 am By The Associated Press WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota health officials will begin gathering public input Monday about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its program. Health officials plan to hear from prospective…

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As marijuana legalization reduces alcohol use, what is the public health impact?

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 1:34 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 2:49 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Alcoholic beverage sales fell by 15 percent following the introduction of medical marijuana laws in a number of states, according to a new working paper by researchers at the University of…

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San Francisco will remove cannabis advertising from public transit

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 8:26 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 8:27 am By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s public transit board has voted to ban marijuana advertising on its buses, trains and shelters, reversing its current policy. The San Francisco Examiner reports the board of the…

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Public banks offer hope for cannabis industry

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 7:47 am By Omar Sacirbey,  marijuana Business Daily DENVER — With most private institutions and credit unions still avoiding the legal cannabis industry, many marijuana businesses remain without bank accounts. But one idea is gaining acceptance among marijuana entrepreneurs…

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Public support for medical and recreational marijuana hits all-time high

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 11:41 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 12:03 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff An increasing number of Americans are in favor of national legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, and few support a federal crackdown in states that have legalized marijuana for either purpose.…

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Is smoking marijuana on your front porch “public use”? A lingering legalization debate in Colorado

Published: May 3, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: May 3, 2017, 6:32 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post The question of where you can consume cannabis in Colorado continues to stress lawmakers, even as the state approaches five years of legalization. The state Senate and House approved different versions of a…

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Can You Still Get in Legal Trouble in States with Legalized Cannabis? Can You Use Marijuana in Public in Those States?

Thanks to the widespread legalization of marijuana in more than half of the states in America, cannabis has exploded as a legalized industry, impacting a variety of different revenue sources for communities. From high-paying jobs in cultivation technology and greenhouse growing to dispensary shops, enforcement, and certification to fines for…

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Vegas tourists need public places to smoke their weed, says state senator

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 10:48 am • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 10:54 am By Alison Noon, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Las Vegas Democrat argued before his colleagues Thursday that Nevada’s history of promoting vices and the state’s lax laws on smoking indoors make it prime to…

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South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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