Fed appeals court quashes bids to unravel Colorado marijuana laws, but door still open for RICO suits

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 5:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday largely upheld lower courts’ dismissals of several cases seeking to overturn major parts of Colorado’s marijuana…

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Maryland high court steps in but medical cannabis licensing still on hold

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court on Friday intervened in a lawsuit that threatened to upend the state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program, but whether the state can move forward remains in question.…

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Vermont governor says cannabis legalization bill could still pass this month

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 7:30 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he thinks it still could be possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what’s expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of…

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Will Florida MMJ patients need to wait 90 days to start treatment? Lawmakers still deciding this and other regs

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 8:48 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers hope to agree by week’s end on medical marijuana, but the House and Senate bills still have many differences to resolve. The Legislature is trying to…

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Georgia lawmakers expand medical cannabis conditions, but still haven’t legalized cultivation

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 3:10 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 3:13 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly is on the cusp of expanding access to medical cannabis. The House voted 167-4 Tuesday to pass a bill that would add six new diagnoses…

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Nevada has legalized weed, but politicians still deciding where you’ll be able to buy it

Published: Mar 17, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Mar 17, 2017, 9:21 am By The Associated Press GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Douglas County Planning Commission has voted to ban the sale of marijuana throughout the county. The amendment the panel approved unanimously Tuesday prohibits “marijuana establishments” in all the county’s…

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Can You Still Get in Legal Trouble in States with Legalized Cannabis? Can You Use Marijuana in Public in Those States?

Thanks to the widespread legalization of marijuana in more than half of the states in America, cannabis has exploded as a legalized industry, impacting a variety of different revenue sources for communities. From high-paying jobs in cultivation technology and greenhouse growing to dispensary shops, enforcement, and certification to fines for…

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Governor Walker Still Thinks Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells reporters that he would support a CBD oil bill with his signature, but remains opposed to any measure that would bring cannabis into his state. Governor Walker still thinks marijuana is a gateway drug. He was visiting Western Technical College in La Crosse on Thursday, promoting…

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