Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Harriet Drummond. She says Alaskans should not be passed up for jobs or promotions for possessing something that is now legal. Alaska voters…

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Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has approved for a second time a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales, sending the measure to the Senate for final enactment. The 102-38 vote Thursday represented a veto-proof majority. But it’s a drop in support from the House’s 112-34 vote Tuesday. Related…

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Delaware marijuana legalization panel holds chaotic meeting, votes to release final report

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 5:05 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 5:05 pm By Randall Chase, Associated Press DOVER, Del. — A task force studying issues surrounding marijuana legalization in Delaware voted to release its final report Wednesday in a last, chaotic meeting that left some members questioning the validity…

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Longmont, Colorado votes for marijuana tax, weeks after lifting ban on pot shops

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 8:43 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 8:51 am By John Fryar, Times-Call A proposal to increase Longmont’s municipal sales tax for public safety spending, as well as a measure that would impose a new sales tax on purchases of marijuana, were on their way toward…

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Town that voted yes to recreational marijuana legalization votes no to sales

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 11:54 am • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 11:54 am By The Associated Press MILFORD, Mass. — Voters in Milford have banned retail stores and other marijuana businesses from operating in town despite supporting the legalization of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts last year. The Tuesday referendum was…

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Colorado House votes to bar cops from helping with federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 6:44 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. The state House voted 56-7 Wednesday to bar public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a…

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West Virginia Senate votes to create medical marijuana system

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Senate has voted to legalize the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The bill, approved 28-6, now goes to the House for possible consideration. It would…

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Close count: This Colorado city approved recreational pot sales by just 55 votes

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 4:54 pm • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 8:59 am By John Aguilar, The Denver Post Certainty has finally been brought to a ballot issue that for two weeks seemed less than certain: Federal Heights voters have approved recreational pot sales in this city of 12,000. Final…

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