Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 8:19 am By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the…

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100 Massachusetts towns have voted for weed bans, moratoriums or zoning restrictions

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 7:53 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Many of the Massachusetts voters who opened the door to legal marijuana are closing the door to pot shops that want to operate in their communities, raising questions about…

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Santa Clara County, Calif. bans commercial marijuana grows and shops

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 10:00 am By Eric Kurhi, The Mercury News SAN JOSE — The rugged, mountainous terrain of unincorporated Santa Clara County has long hidden clandestine cannabis fields, and officials this week made it clear that despite the passage of Proposition…

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Orlando Airport bans weed, despite local decriminalization and MMJ expansion

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A board overseeing Orlando International Airport approved a measure prohibiting marijuana on its premises, despite its decriminalization by local police and passage of its use for medical purposes by Florida…

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Cities in Canada weigh bans, new regs in march toward cannabis legalization

Published: Jan 20, 2017, 6:36 pm • Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 6:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canada has yet to formulate and implement cannabis legalization measures, but some cities already have begun preparations to adapt or brace for impact. In Edmonton, Alberta, city and business officials have…

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DC Council Committee On The Judiciary Permanently Bans Marijuana Consumption In Private Clubs

Today the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary voted to dilute the will of District voters who approved Ballot Initiative 71 by passing unnecessary legislation largely outlawing adult marijuana use in the District. The passage of the controversial measure occurred under unusual circumstances. Almost no notice…

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The State Of Mississippi Bans The Marijuana Policy Project

I received the following e-mail from the Marijuana Policy Project: The Mississippi government is saying that MPP is prohibited from raising money in that state because I’m a convicted felon. After I was convicted for growing my own marijuana while in college, I co-founded MPP in order to repeal marijuana prohibition…

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