Sessions hits familiar, doubtful themes on marijuana regulation in letter to Alaska

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter to Alaska’s governor took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states, questioning whether the The Last Frontier state’s regulations were adequately…

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Feds visit Colorado to research marijuana regulation, black market, enforcement

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 12:58 pm • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 1:07 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Related: Feds hold closed-doors meetings…

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Recent cases raise questions about cannabis regulation corruption, ethics

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 8:30 am • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 8:34 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business,…

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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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Help wanted: Alaska marijuana regulation office seeks help with workload

Published: Feb 8, 2017, 10:02 am • Updated: Feb 8, 2017, 10:02 am By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — A top state marijuana regulator says her office needs more staff to handle its workload. Sara Chambers, the acting director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told a…

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‘It’s a disaster’: Oregon marijuana businesses push back against Oct. 1 regulation changes

Published: Sep 28, 2016, 8:33 am • Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 8:33 am By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A marijuana industry group is asking Oregon lawmakers to delay Oct. 1 deadlines for the state’s new pot regulations by at least 30 days. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Oregon…

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