Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms”

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado — in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor — citing health and safety concerns. House Bill 1258 would have allowed adults at current recreational marijuana retailers to consume small amounts of…

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoes marijuana bill, saying federal future of legalization “uncertain”

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 10:09 am • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 12:09 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill passed by the Maine legislature 11 days ago to regulate the retail sale of marijuana. The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday…

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Colorado gov signs civil asset forfeiture bill, vetoes medical marijuana changes

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 7:44 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 8:19 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed into law a controversial bill that changes how state law enforcement seize money and property suspected of being linked to crimes, despite pressure from Colorado sheriffs and…

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Legalization Bill

We have been covering the proposed marijuana legalization bill in Vermont very closely this legislative session, so you can imagine my disappointment when this letter came to my inbox today, stating that Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoes legalization bill. Governor Scott states that he want to get this right and that…

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Vermont governor vetoes marijuana legalization bill: “We must get this right”

Published: May 24, 2017, 10:30 am • Updated: May 24, 2017, 10:41 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday that he planned to veto a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work…

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