Maine lawmakers send marijuana sales bill to Gov. LePage. He’s vowed to veto it.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Legislators in Maine have sent a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has vowed to veto it. The Senate gave final approval to the bill Tuesday. LePage recently said he’d veto it because it won’t combine medical and adult-use marijuana…

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Op-ed: Fired baseball coach is right there’s a drug problem — but he’s off-base on marijuana

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm By Jacquielynn Floyd, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Blaming Colorado for the nation’s drug problem is absurd, and heckling an innocent kid over his state’s political policies is cruel, which is why Mike Jeffcoat is out…

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Op-ed: Jeff Sessions thinks aspirin helps severe pain. He’s wrong

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave Americans suffering severe pain some advice: “People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a little.” As someone who has suffered chronic pain for…

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Op-ed: Maine’s governor wants to ignore the will of voters. He’s not alone

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 9:51 am • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 9:54 am By Josh Silver, Special To The Washington Post Less than a day after voters in Maine voted to expand Medicaid in their state, Gov. Paul LePage (R) moved quickly to subvert their democratic will, announcing Wednesday that…

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The Cannabist Show: He’s writer and comedian Josh Androsky

Published: Aug 25, 2017, 4:07 pm • Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 4:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Writer, comedian, podcast host and one-time skateboarding rabbi Josh Androsky. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Unlocking creativity with cannabis, and how it can lead to Spongebob Squarepants. •  Left of liberal:…

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Cannabist Show: He’s a godfather of Denver comedy and pro heckler

Published: Aug 18, 2017, 12:37 pm • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 12:43 pm Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Denver-based comedian David “Deacon” Grey, new talent coordinator at Comedy Works. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Finding a fresh voice for cannabis in the comedy scene. •  A recreational consumer’s cancer diagnosis sparks…

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This Kansas gov candidate backs medical marijuana, gun rights — BTW he’s 16

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 12:12 pm • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 12:15 pm By The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — He won’t even be able to vote, but a 16-year-old Wichita high school student says he’s serious about his bid to run for governor of Kansas. Jack Bergerson has filed…

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Cannabist Show: He’s the event planner behind Denver 420 Rally; She writes about industry-leading women

Published: May 26, 2017, 5:41 pm • Updated: May 26, 2017, 5:54 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Denver 420 Rally event producer Santino Walter and Ashley Picillo, author of “Breaking The Grass Ceiling.” LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  The 2017 Denver 420 Rally caught flak for trash left…

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Cannabist Show: He’s a journalist turned pot-PR pro; He’s a comedian and cannabis cooking show judge

Published: May 19, 2017, 7:40 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 7:40 am By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Los Angeles-based comedian Allen Strickland Williams and Grasslands founder Ricardo Baca. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Leaving a legacy business to start anew in the marijuana industry. •  Comedy in the…

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