New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners.

To the litany of challenges facing Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana business owners, add another one: The federal government could — though probably won’t — try to execute them. This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to the nation’s federal prosecutors urging them to seek the death penalty in…

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Spurned Ohio medical marijuana applicant pushes full legalization vote

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 1:08 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A spurned applicant for a medical marijuana grower’s license has announced plans for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana. The proposal by Jimmy…

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“We don’t want you here”: Amsterdam, Europe’s weed capital, pushes back on overtourism

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 9:46 am By Mike Corder, The Associated Press AMSTERDAM — A group of cyclists slams on the brakes as a man pushing a wheeled suitcase stops abruptly in the middle of a busy bike path in downtown Amsterdam to…

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Sen. Orrin Hatch pushes to ease marijuana research barriers with MEDS Act

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Sep 13, 2017, 1:48 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff There’s a bipartisan push underway in the Senate for easing the path to marijuana research. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Wednesday that he and Sen. Schatz, D-Hawaii, are introducing the Marijuana…

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This new cannabis church pushes limits of Denver’s social-use pot law

Published: Apr 12, 2017, 9:19 am • Updated: Apr 12, 2017, 1:49 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A 113-year-old church in Denver has found a higher calling. The International Church of Cannabis opens its doors on April 20, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday. The renovated church at 400…

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Contention continues: Anti-marijuana group pushes to delay Maine’s new law

Published: Dec 29, 2016, 5:11 pm • Updated: Dec 29, 2016, 5:11 pm AUGUSTA, Maine — Campaigners who opposed a referendum to make marijuana legal in Maine are now calling for a moratorium on implementation of legalization. Voters narrowly approved legalization of marijuana last month. The new law calls for…

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Utah gov hopeful pushes for expanded medical marijuana in wake of wife’s guilty plea

Published: Oct 19, 2016, 9:15 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2016, 9:15 am By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Hours after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges connected with two pounds of the drug found at their house, Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor pushed…

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