Michigan OKs recreational marijuana ballot petition, opposition group emerges

Published: May 19, 2017, 2:06 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 4:02 pm By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use cleared a procedural step Thursday and will quickly begin collecting signatures needed to send the bill to lawmakers and potentially voters. The…

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What Nevada medical marijuana businesses have to do to be legal to start recreational sales

Published: May 19, 2017, 10:26 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 10:26 am By John Schroyer, Marijuana Business Daily DENVER — Now that Nevada has approved an early start to recreational cannabis sales, existing medical marijuana companies in the state are readying for a burst of new business that could…

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N.J. legislator planting seeds for recreational marijuana legalization post-Christie

Published: May 15, 2017, 1:20 pm • Updated: May 15, 2017, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Marijuana could be grown, sold and used in New Jersey under new legislation introduced in the state Senate. Democratic Sen. Nicholas Scutari unveiled the proposal at a statehouse news conference…

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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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