Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the list of more…

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Michigan becomes 10th state to legalize recreational pot; other measures pass in Missouri and Utah

By Craig Giammona and Courtney DentchBloomberg The legal U.S. cannabis market just got a little greener. In midterm elections that saw Democrats gain control of the House and reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate, more states also voted to legalize marijuana. The outcome will help expand a U.S. pot market…

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The Robot Cannabis Growers Could Take Your Dream Job Before Your State Even Legalizes Marijuana

Robot Cannabis Growers could take your dream job before it’s even legal in your state! Many stoner’s dream of working within the cannabis industry. I have written several articles on how you can do just that, however…you might need to increase your time-frame before the robots take over! While this…

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Denver marijuana sales reach record high of $587 million, sales across state continue to rise

Denver dispensaries sold more than $ 587 million in marijuana in 2017 even as sales in shops in other parts of the state continue to grow. Retail sales totaled $ 377 million in Denver, according to the city’s annual report on the marijuana industry released Thursday. The city’s revenue from all marijuana…

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Colorado names new director to oversee marijuana in the state

Dominique Mendiola has been named the state’s new director of marijuana coordination. Mendiola, who has worked with the state Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division since 2014, serving as the deputy director, replaces Mark Bolton. As director, Mendiola will manage marijuana policy issues for the state, including interaction between Colorado and the federal…

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Some parents fear changes to state laws as FDA weighs use of CBD pharmaceuticals

COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and Drug…

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Maine Is First State To Protect Employee Cannabis Use Outside The Workplace

Maine Is First State To Protect Employee Cannabis Use Outside The Workplace A new report from the attorneys over at Littler Mendelson just revealed that Maine employers will no longer be allowed to discriminate cannabis use of employees when done during their off-hours. Employees are now shielded against getting fired…

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Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer delivers the Cannabis State of the Union 2018

[embedded content] Editor’s Note: In advance of 4/20, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, released the following statement, published here in full, addressing his views on the state of marijuana in America. For the two decades after cannabis was listed as a Schedule 1 controlled…

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