After panicked crowds swarm Denver liquor stores and dispensaries, mayor reverses order to close both

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock changed course drastically Monday evening after announcing earlier in the day that liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries would close across the city in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. His office made a new announcement around 5 p.m. via Twitter, saying that liquor…

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Liquor stores, recreational dispensaries to close in Denver until mid-April

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday ordered residents to stay in their homes and announced that non-essential businesses such as liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries would close across the city starting Tuesday. The closure will take effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday and continue through April 10. Restaurants and bars…

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Lots of interest in hemp farming in South Carolina as applications to grow close

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 1:50 pm • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 1:50 pm By Jeff Wilkinson, The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — The production of industrial hemp — a cousin of marijuana but distinctly different from the illicit drug — is a step closer in South Carolina as more than 120…

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Nevada pot shops under close watch by authorities all pass the test

Published: Jul 7, 2017, 10:06 am • Updated: Jul 7, 2017, 10:07 am By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Nevada inspectors say marijuana dispensaries across the state followed the law and regulations during the first day of recreational sales. Recreational pot sales became legal in the Silver State on…

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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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Polls are close for Arizona marijuana legalization. Here are some questions, answered

Published: Oct 28, 2016, 8:04 am • Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 8:27 am By Astrid Galvan, The Associated Press PHOENIX — A TV ad backing Arizona marijuana legalization features a Marine veteran saying cannabis saved him from post-traumatic stress disorder. In an opposition commercial, a former Colorado governor warns of…

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‘We’re just trying to get weed to the people’: Alaska marijuana sales close, pending opening of test labs

Published: Oct 6, 2016, 9:37 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2016, 9:37 am By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state is nearing its first legal Alaska marijuana sales, nearly two years after voters approved the recreational use of pot by adults. Retails stores are being permitted…

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Rhode Island Legislative Session Comes To A Close After Some Marijuana Reform Victories

Out of Rhode Island: The Rhode Island legislative session came to close early on Saturday morning.  Unfortunately, despite overwhelming public support for reform, leaders of the House and Senate did not allow legislators to vote on the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act this year. Other notable outcomes of the…

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City Of Vancouver Files Injunctions To Close Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Last month the City of Toronto raided dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries. Yesterday the City of Vancouver filed injunctions to try to shut down several medical marijuana dispensaries operating in the city. Below is a news release that was put out by the City of Vancouver: Since April 29, 31…

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative Is Close To Signature Goal

The MILegalize Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the campaign has collected over 240,000 signatures to legalize cannabis the right way in Michigan. The campaign is issuing a final challenge to their volunteer base– help us collect another 50,000 signatures to finish the petition drive. Since the campaign…

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