Here’s what just changed in Washington state marijuana laws

Published: May 23, 2017, 12:10 pm • Updated: May 23, 2017, 12:19 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A week ago, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an omnibus marijuana bill, containing many changes to the regulations put in place in 2013, after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana sales in…

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The LA Times does not think California should be a “sanctuary state” for marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm By The Associated Press Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2017: When Californians approved Proposition 64 to legalize marijuana in California last November, it was no secret…

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Colorado representatives intro bill to shield state marijuana laws from feds

Published: May 18, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 1:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman have introduced a bill to protect states’ marijuana laws from federal enforcement. The Respect States and Citizens Rights’ Act of 2017 aims to insert…

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Philly mayor continues to advocate legal weed, calling for sales at state liquor stores

Published: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says recreational marijuana use should be legal in Pennsylvania and says the best place for it to be sold is state-run liquor stores. He tells WHYY’s “Radio…

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Too soon: Police bust marijuana grow of Vermont man who thought state would legalize shortly

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 9:58 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 9:58 am By The Associated Press ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug. St. Albans police say they came across Michael Marshall while…

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Maine shops offer free weed ‘gifts’ while waiting for state to work out sales

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 11:01 am • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 11:01 am By The Associated Press A Biddeford business owner hoping to start selling pot next year is giving his products away for free for now. The Portland Press Herald reports that Jack Sargent of the Biddeford-based Cannabis Shack…

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Arizona court: State can’t ban medical marijuana on campuses, but colleges can set their own rules

Published: Apr 6, 2017, 4:25 pm • Updated: Apr 6, 2017, 4:27 pm By The Associated Press PHOENIX — An appellate court ruled Thursday that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but lawmakers can’t make it a crime. The medical marijuana law approved by Arizona voters…

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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 4:19 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 4:33 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in Colorado records as having active or expired licenses…

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