Ohio should continue medical marijuana program despite ‘multiple’ flaws, state auditor says

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite “multiple” flaws in selecting grower applicants. Republican Auditor David Yost says the program’s flaws should be handled by…

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Will Massachusetts be the first state to allow social marijuana use?

Published: Feb 19, 2018, 8:32 am • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 8:35 am By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press BOSTON — Could Massachusetts become the first U.S. state where adults can gather and use legal recreational marijuana at so-called “cannabis cafes?” The Cannabis Control Commission, the five-member panel set up to…

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Senators: Add protections for state marijuana laws to legislation funding federal government

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 4:06 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 18 senators led by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner want protections for state marijuana laws inserted into legislation funding the federal government. Precise language in…

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Nebraska State Patrol seizes nearly 10,000 marijuana vape cartridges at I-80 rest area

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 11:13 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 3:37 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol says thousands of hash oil cartridges were recently seized after being found by troopers inside a sport utility vehicle at an Interstate 80 rest area. The…

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Nebraska State Patrol seize 122 pounds of marijuana after pot package falls off flatbed

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 10:54 am • Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 10:54 am By The Associated Press ODESSA, Neb. — Authorities say a fallen package of pot has led to the arrests of two people along Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says someone called the patrol…

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Maine MMJ patients, store sue state over inspections of patients’ homes, stores

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 2:03 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 2:03 pm By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — The owners of a medical marijuana shop and two medical marijuana users are suing to stop Maine from implementing new medical marijuana regulations next month. The lawsuit in U.S. District…

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19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan…

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Sessions’ marijuana moves slammed by Washington State leaders

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 10:57 am • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 10:57 am By Sally Ho, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state leaders slammed the Trump administration’s move Thursday to roll back Obama-era leniency on legalized marijuana, saying they’ll defend the will of state voters who approved recreational pot…

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