Marijuana decriminalization proposed for New Mexico’s biggest city

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 10:10 am • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 10:10 am By Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque city councilors are pushing to decriminalize marijuana possession in cases where a person is caught with an ounce (28 grams) or less, saying their proposal…

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Marijuana odor could be “public nuisance” under proposed Vermont bill

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 8:22 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 8:22 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Legal marijuana users in Vermont may want to invest in an air freshener. The Burlington Free Press reports lawmakers are currently considering a bill that could allow cities and…

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What Florida medical marijuana will look like under proposed rules

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 10:56 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 10:57 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida health officials have issued their proposed rules to implement the state’s constitutional medical marijuana amendment. The regulations that were released on Friday by the Department of Health…

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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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Want to go to one of Denver’s new social pot use events? Proposed rules say you’ll need to sign a waiver

Published: May 11, 2017, 2:38 pm • Updated: May 11, 2017, 3:19 pm By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Businesses that obtain permits to offer Denver’s first-in-the-nation areas for social marijuana use would have to require patrons to sign waivers as they enter. They would have to follow a ventilation plan if…

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Massachusetts sheriffs: Increase proposed marijuana tax, use money for addiction treatment

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 1:49 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Sheriffs urged state lawmakers Monday to boost the tax consumers will pay on recreational marijuana and earmark the additional revenue for substance abuse prevention and treatment. The proposal was…

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Despite 40 amendments, ND medical marijuana backers say proposed regs are flawed

Published: Mar 31, 2017, 8:01 am • Updated: Mar 31, 2017, 8:08 am By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Backers of a successful North Dakota citizen initiative to allow marijuana to be used as medicine said Thursday they still aren’t happy with new rules governing its use,…

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North Dakota prepares to hear testimony on proposed medical marijuana regulations

Published: Mar 20, 2017, 3:35 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 4:45 pm By James Macpherson, The Associated Press The House Human Services Committee has reserved the state Capitol’s biggest room on Tuesday to hear testimony on new state rules overseeing marijuana as medicine. The so-called North Dakota Compassionate Care…

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