Denver crackdown on marijuana tour buses heads to court while city task force says “legalize it.”

Two months after undercover Denver police officers led a raid on marijuana party buses, the case is heading toward a trial. The tour buses, which are still operating, allow paying customers to use cannabis while they ride between dispensaries and other destinations. After running for years with little trouble, buses…

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Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado aims to establish a state law enforcement unit dedicated to investigating and, ideally, eradicating illegal marijuana grow operations that have cropped up throughout the state. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s $…

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Sessions’ marijuana task force report gives him no ammo to go after legal states

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 3:40 pm By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the…

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Jeff Sessions has created a task force to review federal marijuana policies

Published: Apr 7, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In a memo sent this week to the U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a task force within the Justice Department will evaluate marijuana policy as part of a larger review…

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Canada marijuana task force releases report on legalization

Published: Dec 13, 2016, 9:59 am • Updated: Dec 13, 2016, 10:01 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Now is the time for Canada to move from prohibition and become the largest developed country to established a well-regulated legal marijuana industry, members of the country’s marijuana task force said…

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Michigan Cities Reject Funding For Drug Task Forces on Medical Marijuana Patients

(Editor’s Note: Rick Thompson was the Public Relations Director for the MACC organization, which is mentioned in this article. ~RT) FERNDALE- On Monday night candidates, activists and residents spoke to the Ferndale City Council and told them that supporting the local Drug Task Force was a bad idea. Surprisingly, the…

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LA Cannabis Task Force Calls for Nine Proposals To Reform Los Angeles Cannabis Industry

Today, the Los Angeles City Council Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods Committee heard public comments on Motion 14-0366-S5 for a proposed March 2017 ballot initiative to reform Proposition D. The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, a coalition of cannabis operators dedicated to the creation of a fair and vibrant…

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Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force Responds To City Council’s Attempts To Fix Proposition D

The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force issued a statement today responding to last week’s news that Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson had directed city staff to explore a ballot measure that would extend Proposition D’s gross receipts tax to all cannabis-related businesses. The LA Cannabis Task Force is…

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