Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law. A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffee and CBD-rich extracts made from the non-psychoactive cannabis…

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Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasingly, Canadians are wondering: What’s the hurry?…

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EPA won’t regulate pesticides on cannabis crops, leaving consumers at risk

Published: Aug 7, 2017, 8:06 am • Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 8:07 am By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg Whenever Josh Wurzer buys legal California pot, he makes certain it was grown without pesticides. That’s because Wurzer, as president of cannabis-testing company SC Labs, knows how prevalent the use of health-threatening chemicals…

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Colorado Rep. Polis introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana and regulate like alcohol

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 8:59 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Rep. Jared Polis’ has introduced a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and regulate it like alcohol. U.S. Rep. Polis, D-Colorado, on Thursday reintroduced the Marijuana Revenue…

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Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 11:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Related: Federal…

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Veteran Maine Policy Advocate Alysia Melnick Joins Yes on 1, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

PORTLAND, Maine — Veteran Maine policy advocate Alysia Melnick has joined Yes on 1, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, as its political director. Jordan DeCoster has also joined the campaign as field director. “Now is the time to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in Maine,” Melnick said. “Passing…

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Vermont Coalition To Regulate Marijuana Launches TV Ad Campaign Featuring Former AG

A new television ad featuring Vermont’s former top law enforcement official speaking out in support of regulating marijuana will begin airing statewide on Tuesday, just as lawmakers are taking a close look at the issue. The ad — viewable online at https://youtu.be/Fk45yWMjtRc — will appear on WCAX, CNN, Fox News Channel,…

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California To Finally Regulate Medical Marijuana Industry, For Better Or Worse

Late yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law that will result in California’s medical marijuana industry being regulated at the state level for the first time since California legalized medical marijuana in 1996. It’s a bittersweet victory. On one hand, California’s industry has needed statewide regulations for a…

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