Comprehensive Bill To Expand Access To Medical Cannabis In Public Schools Clears Colorado House

A bill that would expand access to medical cannabis in public schools in Colorado was passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. The measure, Senate Bill 21-056, was approved by members of the House with a…

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Portugal Clears a Big Hurdle in the Path Toward Legal Marijuana-Based Medicines

Cannabis has been used in treating medical ailments for thousands of years by varying cultures all over the world. Modern research has also put in work to test out these healing properties of cannabis and it has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments. Nevertheless,…

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Recreational marijuana bill clears Connecticut legislative committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would help Connecticut prepare for the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana has cleared a legislative hurdle. The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 27-24 in favor of the legislation, which now awaits further action by the House of Representatives. It’s unclear how…

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Seattle clears marijuana convictions, following San Francisco lead

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 1:55 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:57 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession — a step similarly…

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After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and highly respected cannabis industry. Growers in the area, famous for…

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Texas marijuana decriminalization bill clears legislative hurdle

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 6:40 pm • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 6:40 pm By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — A bill that would make carrying small amounts of marijuana a civil penalty in Texas instead of a criminal one is advancing in the state House. The House Criminal Jurisprudence…

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Colorado pot clubs one step closer to reality as bill clears first hurdle

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 12:14 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 12:48 pm By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs. But the measure that passed a Republican state Senate committee Wednesday evening doesn’t go as far as some…

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Bill adding PTSD to Colorado medical marijuana list clears Senate committee

Published: Jan 30, 2017, 4:12 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2017, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A state Senate committee voted 5-0 on Monday afternoon to advance a bill that seeks to include PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Colorado. “I probably wouldn’t be…

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Marijuana tech firm MassRoots clears debt defaults, continues cost-cutting

Published: Oct 7, 2016, 11:38 am • Updated: Oct 7, 2016, 11:38 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis tech company MassRoots has cured its previously disclosed debt default, and its executives have taken pay cuts to better the Denver firm’s financial position to close out the year, according…

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