Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance will not result in increasing marijuana prosecutions at the expense…

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Arkansas VA says they won’t prescribe, pay for medical marijuana

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 8:47 am By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the…

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Ohio receives 6 times more applications for medical marijuana dispensaries as they have licenses

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 9:20 am By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — State officials say they’ve received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said on Monday that it had received…

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Maine officials say they will start surprise inspections on medical marijuana

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 8:53 am By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued…

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Cannabist Show: She deciphers data to give cannabis consumers what they want

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 5:54 pm By Vincent Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Natasha Irizarry, co-founder and CEO of Stashbox, a personalized monthly subscription box for cannabis consumers. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Using data to interpret sales trends and predict what’s…

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Feds now say they shouldn’t have spent tax dollars to prosecute Washington medical marijuana growers

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The convictions of some Washington residents for growing marijuana near the town of Kettle Falls may soon be erased. That’s after federal prosecutors acknowledged that they shouldn’t have spent money…

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Men arrested in SUV full of illegal weed say they were hired in California to work in Colorado

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 8:45 am By The Cannabist Network The regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana last week in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere…

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Cannabist Show: They run a 420-friendly radio station

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 3:07 pm • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 3:09 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J., Denver radio personalities and founders of Blazin Hit Radio. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Transitioning from the family-friendly drive time radio personality to a 420-friendly persona,…

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