San Francisco finalizes regs for recreational marijuana, but not in time for Jan. 1 sales debut

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 9:42 am • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 9:42 am By Janie Har, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday. Mayor Ed…

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NBA-er Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for league to allow medical marijuana

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 7:59 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 7:59 am By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns believes the NBA should permit the use of medicinal marijuana. In an interview with ESPN published Wednesday, the 22-year-old Towns said he agrees with former NBA…

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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Time to remove cannabis-industry-punishing 280E from tax code

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 11:11 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 11:11 am By Matt Gaetz, Guest Commentary In 1981, a Tax Court judge ruled on tax deductions taken by Mr. Jeff Edmonson, a man with a unique business: the large-scale distribution of drugs. For the tax year in question,…

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Time is now to speak up about planned changes to Colorado marijuana regs

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana regulations are a-changing, and you have a chance to weigh in. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division has opened up a window for public comment on the new draft rules.…

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Ohio’s cannabis farmers won’t have much time to produce first crop

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:43 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:43 am By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials in Ohio say they don’t expect to issue the state’s first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until around November, at least a month later than growers expected. The Ohio Department…

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For first time, NFL offers to work with players’ union to study cannabis for pain

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 7:31 am • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 7:32 am By Mark Maske, Washington Post IRVINE, Calif. — The NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work in tandem to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, according…

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Out of time: California moves to “emergency” rules to keep recreational weed sales on track

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 10:37 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 10:42 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Three state agencies spent more than a year drafting 211 pages of regulations for California’s medical marijuana market. And they’ve collected thousands of public comments on those proposed rules since they…

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