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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Leading the way: Denver starts work on allowing public marijuana use, a first in U.S.

Published: Jan 18, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 8:29 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios…

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Ringing in 2017 in Las Vegas? Police send warnings about public pot use

Published: Dec 30, 2016, 8:44 am • Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 8:44 am By Michelle Rindels, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Police will fan out in force both in uniform and undercover to keep crowds safe during Las Vegas’ extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration, authorities said Thursday. Law enforcement…

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Just say whoa: We’re a more educated public about marijuana than we were in the 1980s

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 7:24 am • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 7:25 am By The Cannabist Staff Knowledge about marijuana has come a long way from the days of “Just Say No” and D.A.R.E. “To me, my biggest awareness of drug education growing up was the cast-iron skillet and the…

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Public Policy Institute Of California Finds 60% Support For Marijuana Legalization

The campaign behind California’s ‘Adult Use of Marijuana Act’ has turned in more than 600,000 signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. 365,880 of those signatures need to be valid for that to happen. The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recently released poll results which found very strong support…

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Blumenauer, Conyers, Other Members Call On Obama To Highlight Importance Of Public Health-Centered Approach To International Drug Policy

Yesterday, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and John Conyers (MI-13) led 12 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to highlight the importance of a less punitive and more public health-centered approach to international drug policy at the upcoming United…

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