California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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Colorado bill making it a crime to grow recreational weed for others heads to gov’s desk

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 1:29 pm • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 6:52 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill (HB17-1221) making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot…

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Clock ticking for California to unify medical and recreational cannabis laws

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 8:13 am By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California is one step closer to resolving tricky legal conflicts on its path to becoming the nation’s largest marijuana economy. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration released documents outlining…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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Massachusetts opens hearings on recreational marijuana regulation

Published: Mar 20, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 3:24 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Backers of legalized recreational marijuana urged Massachusetts legislators Monday to hold off, at least for now, on making any significant changes to a law voters approved in November. The…

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Connecticut Considers Recreational Cannabis

Connecticut considers recreational cannabis. Lawmakers and marijuana supporters spoke out at a recent public hearing to support for the recreational cannabis bills at the state level. The bills aims to legalize, tax and regulate the use, cultivation and sale of cannabis for the state of Connecticut. Supporters had their moment…

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Connecticut eyes legalizing recreational marijuana to solve budget woes

Published: Mar 13, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2017, 8:58 am By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s continuing fiscal woes, coupled with a new law that fully takes effect next year in neighboring Massachusetts, have prompted state lawmakers to take their most serious look yet at…

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LA Sheriff, preparing for recreational marijuana legalization, thinks feds may target California

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes…

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Trump administration desire to separate recreational weed from medical is impractical at best

Published: Mar 3, 2017, 2:49 pm • Updated: Mar 3, 2017, 3:26 pm By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg When it comes to marijuana, medical is good, recreational is bad, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. At the Green Man Cannabis store in Denver, the difference is no wider than…

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Colorado AG invites Jeff Sessions to come visit a recreational marijuana state and “see what we have done”

Published: Mar 1, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: Mar 1, 2017, 12:40 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said she has invited U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a vocal marijuana opponent — and his staff to come and see the state’s recreational pot industry. Coffman…

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