Anchorage Assembly asks state to allow marijuana consumption in retail stores

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 7:40 am By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News July 12 — ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s…

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See you at the fair: Expect more cannabis displays at state fairs starting next year

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 3:01 pm • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 3:01 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff In another sign of how quickly cannabis is becoming Americana, the plant may have soon have a tent at your local county fair alongside prize vegetables and livestock. A growing number…

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This state finally has a medical marijuana dispensary — but shelves are empty

Published: Jul 6, 2017, 2:09 pm • Updated: Jul 6, 2017, 2:09 pm By The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Maryland regulators have allowed the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open its doors immediately even though the drug will not be available for months. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland…

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Will weed light new fire for Nevada tourism? State agency wants to find out

Published: Jul 5, 2017, 4:34 pm • Updated: Jul 6, 2017, 1:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana won’t be part of any official Nevada tourism campaigns in the near future, but the Silver State’s marketing gurus aren’t necessarily folding on the idea for the long-term. The Nevada…

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Massachusetts top Dems argue over what to fix first: state budget or marijuana bill

Published: Jul 5, 2017, 7:25 pm • Updated: Jul 5, 2017, 7:25 pm By Steve Leblanc, The Associated Press BOSTON — The state’s top Democratic lawmakers clashed Wednesday over who’s to blame for the failure to pass two key pieces of legislation: an overdue state budget and a highly-watched bill…

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Majority of Americans Want Trump to Respect State Cannabis Laws

The new presidential administration in the United States under the leadership of Donald Trump has certainly made cannabis advocates and cannabis industry professionals a bit nervous.  They have appointed an Attorney General who is outwardly opposed to marijuana, and have made some comments about not respecting states who have legalized…

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Oregon Rep. Blumenauer disputes report that medical marijuana state protection amendment is dead

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 11:09 am • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 11:40 am By The Cannabist Staff How does a bill become a law? The classic Schoolhouse Rock Question degenerated over the last 24 hours into the latest spat between opposing sides of the medical marijuana debate. Related: Medical marijuana,…

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California Assembly passes “marijuana sanctuary state” bill

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am By Sophia Bollag and Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have passed a bill to prohibit state and local police from helping enforce federal anti-marijuana laws that conflict with state law. Californians…

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DEA: Gang that sold millions worth of Colorado-grown weed outside state not unusual

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 5:49 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:42 am By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post Michael Stonehouse planned to build a close-knit community whose members would hold prayer meetings once a week — presumably when they weren’t growing and packaging hundreds of pounds of pot each…

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