Colorado lawmakers on course to fix pot-tax glitch that led to doomed special session

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 10:16 am • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 10:16 am By John Frank, The Denver Post Three months ago, a special legislative session to fix a mistake Colorado lawmakers made regarding pot taxes disintegrated into partisan finger-pointing and blame. Now, with a new session underway, the discord…

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Key decisions on marijuana will be made in Maine lawmakers’ special session this week

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 11:28 am • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 11:28 am By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers have begun a special session in Augusta. Republican Gov. Paul LePage ordered lawmakers to return Monday to fix problems in several areas. The biggest fights are expected over…

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Colorado special legislative session fails to fix pot-tax error

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 2:07 pm • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 2:07 pm By Jesse Paul and John Frank, The Denver Post This week’s special legislative session effectively came to a screeching halt Tuesday afternoon, as Republican state senators rejected the second of two bills brought forth by Democrats to…

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Colorado gov on pot-tax error: I might cancel special session if GOP pledges to address glitch in January

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 11:54 am • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 7:59 pm By Brian Eason, The Denver Post In a fiery Friday morning press briefing, an agitated Gov. John Hickenlooper took swipes at GOP leaders, saying Republican lawmakers had turned next week’s special session on marijuana taxes into a…

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Colorado gov calls lawmakers back for rare special session to fix pot tax error

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 6:41 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 7:06 pm By Brian Eason, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday called lawmakers back to the state Capitol to fix a bill-drafting error that has been costing a number of Denver-based institutions hundreds of thousands of…

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Maryland Special Legislative Session on Medical Marijuana Denied

A Maryland special legislative session on medical marijuana has been denied. Since marijuana pre-approval licenses were announced in 2016, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has been accused of ignoring a law requiring it to consider racial diversity. A second lawsuit argues the commission improperly boosted lower-ranked companies in order to…

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Advocates of recreational marijuana in New York renew push in final days of legislative session

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 10:38 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 10:39 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York state. State…

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Vermont marijuana legalization bills stay alive as lawmakers extend session

Published: May 5, 2017, 6:41 pm • Updated: May 5, 2017, 6:41 pm By Cory Dawson, The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — In the waning days of the legislative session, Vermont’s efforts to legalize marijuana appeared to have stalled. But Friday afternoon, one day before legislative leaders plan to adjourn,…

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Cops raid “Philly Smoke Session” party, 22 arrested

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 7:33 am • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 7:58 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police were continuing to investigate after raiding a pot-smoking party at a city warehouse, arresting 22 people and seizing 50 pounds of marijuana. Police say Saturday night’s event was organized…

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