Denver seeks to revoke Cheba Hut liquor license following 4/20 event

The sandwiches apparently weren’t the only ones getting toasted on April 20 at a Cheba Hut location in Denver, and the sub shop’s liquor license now hangs in the balance for alleged violations of the city’s public cannabis consumption laws. The city of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is…

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Yoga, parkour and more security: New Denver 4/20 event organizer seeks to turn over new leaf

For more than a decade, Denver city officials have winced as they’ve watched puffs of marijuana smoke rise above Civic Center park during 4/20 gatherings at the symbolically important time of 4:20 p.m. After the legalization of recreational marijuana took effect in Colorado four years ago, those grimaces spread —…

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Ohio senator seeks review of state’s medical marijuana program

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm By Julie Carr Smyth, Ap Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program as questions pile up over its process for selecting grower applicants. Republican…

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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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House bill seeks to protect individuals in legal marijuana states from the feds

Published: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm • Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm By Daniel M. Jimenez, The Cannifornian Could Congress step into the breach and prevent the federal government from shutting down states’ efforts to legalize cannabis? A new bill by a California representative seeks to do exactly that.…

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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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Big money at stake: Marijuana legalization movement seeks first foothold in Northeast

Published: Nov 1, 2016, 9:49 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2016, 9:49 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Having proven they can win in the West, advocates for recreational marijuana hope the Nov. 8 election brings their first significant electoral victories in the densely populated Northeast, where…

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DCMJ Says White House Meeting Was Good First Step But Group Seeks Higher Level Sit Down

DCMJ, the cannabis legalization group that successfully worked to pass the Initiative 71 ballot measure legalizing marijuana in the District of Columbia, called their meeting with the White House “a move in the right direction” toward removing marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substance Act. “This is a good…

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