Wisconsin gov candidate says he would pardon marijuana offenders

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 2:14 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 2:14 pm By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if elected he would pardon everyone who has low-level marijuana convictions. Flynn also supports legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. He is one of…

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VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:05 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 3:22 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing…

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Jeff Sessions Says There Is Real Violence Around Marijuana, Is He Right?

Jeff Sessions says there is a “real violence around” cannabis, study proves him wrong Study Says Tobacco And Alcohol Shops Are Prone To More Crime Than Dispensaries A new study looking at 2014 crime data in South Los Angeles revealed that the presence of cannabis dispensaries is prone to less…

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Recreational marijuana dispensaries boost nearby home prices, says study

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am By Marisa Kendall, The Cannifornian As recreational marijuana sales ramp up throughout California’s Bay Area, could the newly legal drug end up creating an unexpected type of high — in the real estate market? Researchers looking at…

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Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 10:21 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has concerns about the state’s marijuana regulatory structure, and current enforcement…

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Chair of Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board resigns, says Sessions’ move ends feds “looking the other way”

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 am • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 am By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young on Thursday ripped the U.S. Department of Justice over a shift toward tougher marijuana enforcement, calling the move a “direct violation of states’…

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Arkansas VA says they won’t prescribe, pay for medical marijuana

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the…

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Top marijuana regulator says California’s enforcement needs to be flexible at first

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 10:29 am • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 10:32 am By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s legal cannabis market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks…

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