Fox News says Colo town “overrun” by weed-smoking panhandlers. Residents push back

Published: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm By Shane Benjamin, The Durango Herald Fox News on Wednesday portrayed Durango as a picturesque mountain town – once vibrant and upscale, “dotted with luxury hotels” – but recently “overrun by panhandlers,” thanks, in part, to legalized…

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Edibles company implicated in Colorado murder lawsuit isn’t covered, insurer says

Published: May 9, 2017, 2:17 pm • Updated: May 9, 2017, 3:41 pm By Emma Gannon, Courthouse News DENVER — An insurer refuses to cover a Colorado-based marijuana candy company for selling the “Karma Kandy Orange Ginger” under whose influence a man supposedly became psychotic and murdered his wife. Hours…

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California Rep. Rohrabacher says he’ll take medical marijuana fight to Supreme Court if need be

Published: May 8, 2017, 12:51 pm • Updated: May 8, 2017, 12:55 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said he hopes to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions that good people do indeed sometimes smoke pot. But if he can’t, the Republican congressman from Costa Mesa said…

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Trump says he reserves right to ignore medical marijuana protection provision in spending bill

Published: May 8, 2017, 4:26 am • Updated: May 8, 2017, 4:36 am By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $ 1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. The bill cleared…

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In aftermath of weed party raid, Philly mayor says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 8:31 am • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 8:42 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The mayor of Philadelphia says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don’t have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney…

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Police chief says marijuana laws difficult and expensive to enforce

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm By John Jackson, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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Jeff Sessions should do his research, says groundbreaking cannabis news editor

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 8:09 pm By Ricardo Baca, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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Opioid epidemic is FDA’s top priority, says Trump’s pick to head agency

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm By Anna Edney, Bloomberg Opioid painkillers that have led to thousands of deaths and new drug addicts should be the highest priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s pick to…

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13 California marijuana dispensaries owe $12 million in taxes, says report

Published: Mar 20, 2017, 2:38 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 2:39 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Thirteen medical marijuana dispensaries owe more than $ 12 million in unpaid state taxes, according to a report recently published by the Board of Equalization. The list includes several pioneers of…

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