San Diego City Council Considers Easing Rules For Pot Businesses To Support Social Equity

Civic leaders in San Diego are considering easing the regulations for cannabis businesses in an effort to promote social equity in the city’s legal marijuana industry. In addition to launching a new agency to regulate San Diego cannabis businesses, the San Diego City Council has approved a resolution to accept…

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As Northam considers marijuana bill, some Virginians push for legalization now

Groups like the ACLU of Virginia want Gov. Ralph Northam to amend a bill legalizing marijuana so that it would happen in 2021 and not 2024. » Subscribe to WUSA9: https://bit.ly/2lO8e2F? FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Twitter: https://twitter.com/wusa9? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wusa9? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wusa9? NEWS TIPS – Email: newstips@wusa9.com Video Rating:…

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Rhode Island Considers Legalization to Solve Budget Crisis

Many liberal, New England states have turned to recreational or medical cannabis to bring in some extra revenue, and now, in light of the budget deficit in the state, Rhode Island is talking about legalization as well.   Currently, the state is projecting a possible $ 114.4 million deficit in the…

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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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