Rate of transit workers who fail federal drug tests soars by 77 percent

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 10:39 am • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 10:53 am By The Washington Post, The Cannabist Staff WASHINGTON – As the opioid crisis has mushroomed into a national epidemic, the number of truck and bus drivers, commercial pilots, railroad operators and pipeline workers who failed federal drug…

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Massachusetts marijuana tax could be up to 20 percent in lawmakers’ new deal

Published: Jul 17, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 1:39 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — An agreement between House and Senate negotiators on changes to the state’s voter-approved marijuana law will allow for a tax of up to 20 percent on retail pot sales.…

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Mainers voted for a 10 percent tax on weed, but lawmakers want more

Published: Jul 13, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: Jul 13, 2017, 11:45 am By Penelope Overton, Portland Press Herald July 13–AUGUSTA — State lawmakers are debating how much they can tax recreational marijuana without driving consumers back to the black market. On Wednesday, the lawmakers charged with crafting Maine’s marijuana…

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Proposed Denver social marijuana use rules so restrictive “99 percent” of business owners “no longer interested”

Published: Jun 14, 2017, 7:59 am • Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 8:19 am By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post Among the main concerns Tuesday night at a public hearing on social marijuana use at Denver businesses were dual consumption of pot and alcohol, cannabis odors, visibility and protecting children from…

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Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

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“We’re about 80 percent happy”: North Dakota medical marijuana compromise hammered out

Published: Apr 13, 2017, 3:25 pm • Updated: Apr 13, 2017, 6:15 pm By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The Legislature on Thursday approved a set of rules to govern the use of medical marijuana in North Dakota, an uncomfortable compromise for many Republican lawmakers in the…

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Hungry for weed news: Cannabist visitors up 48 percent year-over-year in January

Published: Mar 14, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2017, 8:14 am By Dan Petty, The Denver Post The Denver Post’s digital properties together reached more than 7.1 million people in January, a figure more than double the next largest media outlet in Colorado, according to digital analytics firm…

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Business is booming: North American marijuana sales up 30 percent in 2016

Published: Jan 6, 2017, 3:01 pm • Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 4:39 pm By Gene Marks, The Washington Post While some activists are planning to give away marijuana on Inauguration Day, other entrepreneurs are taking a different approach: making a ton of money from it. According to Governing.com, 29 states…

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