Nevada state Sen. Tick Segerblom: More marijuana tax funds for schools

LAS VEGAS — Two Las Vegas-area elected officials want more marijuana tax revenue to be used for education in Nevada, but Gov. Brian Sandoval says not to expect him to call a special session of the Legislature to take up the issue. State Sen. Tick Segerblom, a Democrat who backed…

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600 Colorado college students to get funds in year three of unique cannabis tax scholarship

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 10:28 am • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 10:55 am By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain There’s nearly $ 750,000 in funding available to graduating Pueblo seniors attending a local college or university through Pueblo County’s cannabis-tax funded scholarship. Pueblo County officials said Friday that they…

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Cannabis equity fund’s $250 million target is industry milestone

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 11:49 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $ 250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and midtown…

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How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It)

How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It) Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote an enlightening article discussing the Medicaid program, its expansion, and the impact it has on the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Medicaid proponents try to give high…

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Auditor slams California sheriff’s use of funds from cannabis permits to bust illegal grows

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 11:17 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 11:17 am By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A California county auditor is accusing a sheriff of improperly spending some of the $ 1 million his department received in fees from legal pot growers to go…

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110 pounds of weed bought with IRS undercover funds, a traffic stop, then death

Published: Jun 20, 2017, 9:35 am • Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 1:17 pm By Ben Conarck, The Florida Times-Union JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three friends piled into a rented Ford in Jacksonville and drove to California to buy 110 pounds of marijuana. On their way back, they were pulled over for…

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New Bill Would Prevent DEA From Using Federal Forfeiture Funds For Marijuana Seizures

One of the biggest weapons that the DEA has used over the years to enforce marijuana prohibition is civil asset forfeiture. To explain what civil asset forfeiture is, basically if the cops think that a crime has been committed (very subjective) they can take first, ask questions later. It has…

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