Massachusetts Senate to House: High marijuana tax rate “not the will of the voters”

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on pot and would leave…

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Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein Senate and House committee appearances live blog

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 8:33 am By The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to appear before Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees to discuss the Justice Department’s budget. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and…

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Delaware Senate makes it easier for those with PTSD to get medical marijuana

Published: May 19, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 11:12 am By Randall Chase, The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — The state Senate has approved a revised bill regarding regulations for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns…

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Iowa Senate committee proposes expanding CBD oil conditions list

Published: Apr 14, 2017, 8:12 am • Updated: Apr 14, 2017, 11:47 am By The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Senate Republicans are showing support for legislation that would expand a state medical marijuana oil program, but it appears to lack support in the House. The Senate Appropriations…

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Florida Senate proposes increase in number of medical marijuana licenses

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 11:04 am • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 11:04 am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate’s version of a bill to implement the state’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment has passed its first committee. The bill (SB 406) passed the Health Quality Committee on Tuesday. It must go…

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West Virginia Senate votes to create medical marijuana system

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Senate has voted to legalize the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The bill, approved 28-6, now goes to the House for possible consideration. It would…

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Florida Senate starts work to set regs for medical marijuana in Amendment 2 era

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The chair of the Florida Senate’s Health Policy Committee says they’re at least two weeks away from voting on a medical marijuana bill. The committee held a workshop on Wednesday…

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Colorado Senate committee lowers marijuana plant limit to 12, or 24 with registration

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 7:58 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown pot is rapidly heading to the governor’s desk after lawmakers changed the bill to give pot patients more leeway. A Senate…

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Oregon senate approves proposal to shield weed buyers’ info from feds

Published: Mar 22, 2017, 7:39 am • Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 8:29 am By Kristena Hansen, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at…

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