Denver wants to raise retail marijuana taxes to boost affordable housing fund

Denver marijuana buyers would help pay for an expansion of Denver’s 10-year, $ 150 million affordable housing fund under a plan that includes borrowing to amp up apartment production. Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials have been under pressure from City Council members and affordable housing advocates for more…

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Colorado Republican congressman wants to reschedule marijuana to allow medical research

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 3:09 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 6:46 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January, 69 members of Congress, including six of Colorado’s seven members, signed a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership requesting protections…

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After marijuana legalization vote, Maine Gov. LePage wants to make it harder to get questions on ballots

Published: Feb 17, 2018, 12:41 pm • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 12:49 pm By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers may make it tougher for citizens to get questions on ballots as Gov. Paul LePage this week renewed his call to reform a system he’s called too…

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Australia Wants to be the World’s Biggest Supplier of Medical Marijuana

Australia Wants To Be The World’s Biggest Supplier Of MMJ Pacific nations slow to catch up on MMJ, but there’s progress being made. Australia has just announced that they want in on the projected $ 55 billion global cannabis market while improving domestic supply. To achieve this goal, Australia will…

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Op-ed: Maine’s governor wants to ignore the will of voters. He’s not alone

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 9:51 am • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 9:54 am By Josh Silver, Special To The Washington Post Less than a day after voters in Maine voted to expand Medicaid in their state, Gov. Paul LePage (R) moved quickly to subvert their democratic will, announcing Wednesday that…

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