Illinois Considers Ethical Implications of Cannabis License Lottery

Illinois social justice advocates and cannabis applicants alike are speaking up, claiming that the lottery system used to determine cannabis license holders in the state does not give fair opportunities to marginalized groups looking for a seat at the table.  As it stands now, the lottery system would determine 75…

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The Department of Defense Considers Cannabis a Threat to National Security?

Wait…WHAT? How is Cannabis a Threat to National Security? In a recent article on Market Watch reported about a strange occurrence that’s happening in the government. It specific relates to government employees who own stocks in marijuana companies, and might be in jeopardy of losing their security clearances. In a…

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Molson Coors considers getting into marijuana business in Canada

Another major beermaker is looking at ways to enter the marijuana business. Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co. is weighing whether to expand into the sector with Canada poised to legalize the drug for recreational use this October. The brewer is said to have held talks with several Canadian-based marijuana companies…

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Oregon county considers marijuana tax on November ballot

ASTORIA, Oregon (AP) — Clatsop County voters might have the option in November to institute a tax on retail marijuana sales. The Daily Astorian reports that county commissioners will hold the first reading Wednesday of an ordinance that would impose a 3 percent tax on sales. Staff estimates the tax, applied to…

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Chicago high school considers stiffer anti-vaping discipline, adding vapor detectors to bathrooms

Published: Feb 20, 2018, 5:58 pm • Updated: Feb 20, 2018, 5:58 pm By Kathy Routliffe, Chicago Tribune Feb. 20–New Trier High School may consider pumping up existing penalties for students found using electronic cigarette technology to consume nicotine or marijuana on campus, administrators told school board members Monday. That…

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California considers “green banking” as it transitions to adult-use marijuana

Published: Dec 21, 2017, 4:08 pm • Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 4:13 pm By Patrick McGreevy,  los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has a possible solution to the problem of banks being unwilling to handle money from the state’s multibillion-dollar legal marijuana industry, one that officials say would be…

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Hearing officer considers Denver 4/20 organizer’s appeal regarding 3-year ban

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 2:05 pm • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 4:47 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Whether the man behind Denver’s recent 4/20 rally will get another go at the marijuana-centric event will soon rest in the hands of an administrative hearing officer. Event organizer Miguel Lopez…

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Iowa considers sourcing medical marijuana from Minnesota despite fed interstate transport ban

Published: May 12, 2017, 2:32 pm • Updated: May 12, 2017, 6:13 pm By Kyle Potter and Linley Sanders, The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a…

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Connecticut Considers Recreational Cannabis

Connecticut considers recreational cannabis. Lawmakers and marijuana supporters spoke out at a recent public hearing to support for the recreational cannabis bills at the state level. The bills aims to legalize, tax and regulate the use, cultivation and sale of cannabis for the state of Connecticut. Supporters had their moment…

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