Legal marijuana in California brings host of environmental rules

Published: Jan 1, 2018, 7:51 am • Updated: Jan 1, 2018, 8:21 am By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California’s soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make…

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Massachusetts cannabis commission rolls out preliminary rules, including delivery, social use

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 2:42 pm • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 2:43 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — From “cannabis cafes” to “craft cooperatives,” regulators have been laying out a vision for what a potential multibillion dollar recreational marijuana industry might look like when retail sales begin…

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Op-ed: Denver should re-think the stiffer-than-workable rules for social marijuana venues

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am By The Denver Post Editorial Board The history of Colorado’s long experiment with cannabis legalization has been fueled by great energy among ganjapreneurs looking to try new marketplaces. Think back to the launch of legal pot sales…

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UPDATE: America’s biggest marijuana market finalizes rules for recreational weed

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 11:43 am • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 4:44 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next…

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Michigan issues emergency medical marijuana rules

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 8:02 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 8:02 am By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder issued rules Monday policing medical marijuana businesses, less than two weeks before the state begins accepting license applications under a new regulatory system. The emergency…

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New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state research projects. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division finalized and…

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Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 11:20 am • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 11:20 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Those regulations are in the new rule…

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California issues emergency marijuana rules with 45 days to go to recreational sales

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 4:00 pm • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 4:01 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The largest legal marijuana marketplace in the U.S. is taking shape — at least on paper. California regulators released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s…

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GOP-led House Rules Committee blocks voting on marijuana amendments

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 10:21 pm • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:19 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. House Committee on Rules has blocked a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, including the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. The GOP-led committee’s moves late Wednesday mean multiple amendments protecting existing…

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House rules committee set to hear key marijuana amendments today

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal legislative committee on Wednesday could determine the fate of several proposals to shore up existing and future marijuana laws, businesses and research. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…

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