Colorado Limits Purchases of Cannabis Concentrates and Puts Restrictions on Medical Marijuana Program

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Thursday that tightens limits on cannabis concentrates and puts restrictions on medical marijuana patients and their physicians. The measure, House Bill 1317 (HB21-1317), also funds research into the effect that high-potency marijuana products can have on developing minds. Democratic Rep. Yadira Caraveo,…

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Sweet Leaf case puts Colorado’s marijuana enforcement system to the test

By all appearances, Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers was a cannabis success story. In early December, Sweet Leaf had grown to 300 employees, brought in upward of $ 5 million in sales monthly, and expanded across Colorado’s Front Range with an eye on markets such as Nevada and Massachusetts. The burgeoning…

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Illinois county puts marijuana legalization question on March ballot

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 1:49 pm By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Voters in Cook County will get the chance to vote on a non-binding question in the March primary on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized. County commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday…

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Majoring in cannabis: New four year degree puts students on the cutting edge of the industry

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 8:15 am By Amber Ferguson, The Washington Post When Alex Roth’s mother sent him an article announcing a new degree program being offered at Northern Michigan University, the sophomore immediately switched his major. Roth is now majoring in cannabis.…

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Cannabis fight puts Congress on collision course with Sessions

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 12:02 pm • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 12:02 pm By Nathan Howard, Bloomberg Congress is heading for a confrontation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over pot. Sessions is seeking to crack down on marijuana use while lawmakers from both parties are pushing legislation that would do…

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Judge’s ruling puts Nevada’s July 1 recreational marijuana launch in limbo

Published: Jun 20, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 6:20 pm By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when he extended a temporary order preventing…

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Trump administration puts recreational marijuana in crosshairs

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 7:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff States where recreational marijuana is legal will be subject to “greater enforcement” under the Trump administration, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday. But watchers of the multibillion-dollar weed industry are…

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LA Prop M Puts Minorities First and Provide a Foundation for Cannabis Businesses

LA Prop M puts minorities first and is a new measure being considered in Los Angeles, California that aims to regulate, tax and enforce medical and recreational marijuana – order that’s much needed to bring order in the quasi-legal Los Angeles dispensaries. The choice turns to the voters with Proposition M…

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Colorado puts new focus on worker safety in cannabis industry

Published: Feb 7, 2017, 1:05 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2017, 1:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For the first time, Colorado health officials have issued a set of guiding principles for marijuana businesses to address occupational health and hazards. Workers in the cannabis industry, including budtenders, extraction technicians,…

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