Anchorage Assembly asks state to allow marijuana consumption in retail stores

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 7:40 am By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News July 12 — ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s…

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Beyond “Pot for potholes”: Retail cannabis taxes help small Colorado town make big civic improvements

Published: May 4, 2017, 9:34 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 8:52 am By Lance Benzel, The Gazette In advocating “pot for potholes,” recreational marijuana proponents promised a potent new revenue source for tackling a familiar urban headache. But in Manitou Springs, the only Pikes Peak region community so far…

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Why legal retail marijuana in Massachusetts is a political game-changer for the East Coast

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:35 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 5:01 pm By The Cannabist Staff When considering maps of legal recreational marijuana states, it was impossible to miss the void of adult-use weed east of Colorado. But that all changed on election day. “Massachusetts coming on board was…

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What you need to know about the effort to ban retail weed in this Colorado county

Published: Nov 4, 2016, 9:26 am • Updated: Nov 4, 2016, 9:26 am By The Cannabist Staff After Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, the industry — notably the cultivation and processing — was welcomed with open arms by some members of Pueblo County’s governance. Pueblo’s plentiful sunlight and inexpensive…

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Anchorage Assembly Unanimously Approves First Legal Cannabis Retail Outlet

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest On Tuesday the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved a license for the city’s first legal cannabis retail outlet. Given that licenses for cannabis cultivation were approved a few months ago and in most instances is ready to be sold, this means that Alaska’s largest city…

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Polls: These two New England states could be the first to sell retail pot on the East Coast

Published: Sep 30, 2016, 9:35 am • Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 9:35 am By Chris Thomas, The Cannabist Staff According to two new polls released this week, recreational cannabis legalization initiatives in both Maine and Massachusetts are likely to pass this November. Should either state’s voters pass their measures, they…

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Why Colorado gave a $567K grant to a city that banned retail pot sales

Published: Sep 30, 2016, 8:18 am • Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 6:52 pm By Karen Antonacci, Longmont Times-Call Longmont has been awarded more than half a million dollars by the state government through a grant specifically for cities that don’t allow retail marijuana sales. The Longmont City Council in April…

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Alaska Officials to Issue Cannabis Licenses this Week, Retail Outlets to Open by Year’s End

Almost two years after voters in Alaska legalized cannabis, the state’s Marijuana Control Board says that they’ll be going approving applications and issuing licenses this week allowing for the opening of cannabis retail outlets. The Board anticipates that most of the outlets will be open sometime before the end of…

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