As expected, legislators in Utah have enacted a medical cannabis law that will replace the law established by Proposition 2. While it is inferior to Prop 2, the new law will ensure that patients who need medical cannabis can safely access it, and its passage represents a victory for patients and their allies who have […]
The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that they have approved adding Alzheimer’s disease as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but rejected petitions to add opioid use disorder, hepatitis C, traumatic brain injury, and insomnia to the program. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects elderly people. It is the most common […]
MIDDLEBURY, VT — The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as either ‘sativa‘ and ‘indica‘ has become an exercise in futility,” he concludes. “Ubiquitous interbreeding […]
The co-owners of the embattled Sweet Leaf cannabis business have been ordered to pay $8.8 million for breach of contract over properties they were buying in Denver.
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The amendment would let cannabis businesses open bank accounts in states where they're legal, and it would exempt legal retailers from federal prosecution.
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Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs
On Wednesday, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will set standards for the use of police dogs' drug-detection skills in this state -- and could have repercussions across the country.
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Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out…
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Senator Charles Grassley's (R-IA) decision to step down as committee chair, the retirement of House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and the election ouster of House Rules Chair Pete Sessions (R-TX) – all of whom also used their leadership powers to stifle any legislative debate – bodes well for marijuana policy.
The federal prohibition on buying and selling marijuana puts radio and television ads out of reach, which is why sellers rely on social media to boost their brands.
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Utah state lawmakers voted in a special session Dec. 3 to severely restrict voter-initiated medical cannabis. It eliminated home gardens, prohibited selling flower or edibles (oils, capsules, or topicals are okay), strips out qualifying conditions, reduces the total number of licensed dispensaries, and more.
Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana's effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study.
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What’s on the legislative agenda in 2019 for the Denver metro area?
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Colorado legislators will consider legalizing marijuana delivery and making it easier to invest in cannabis businesses.
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It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem.
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The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release.
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Possessing small amounts of marijuana has been legal in Colorado now for six years, and yet convictions still haunt those who got caught with a small amount of pot or paraphernalia before voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012.
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Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state's old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013.
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People will hand out free marijuana to adults age 21 and up Dec. 8, at Contra Costa County Courthouse, 725 Court St., Martinez CA. Cannabis flowers, topicals, low-dose edibles and beverages will be gifted person-to-person to bring attention to the lack of retail access in the county and share the joy of giving.
Utah lawmakers convened a special legislative session Monday to debate proposed replacement legislation to the state’s newly approved voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. A majority of voters in November decided ‘yes’ on Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Legislators are now seeking to significantly curtail the law by replacing it with separate so-called ‘compromise’ legislation. Lawmakers […]
SALT LAKE CITY — In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters on Election Day. The compromise bill is more restrictive than the law established by Proposition 2, which was supported by the Marijuana Policy Project and Utah advocates. In […]
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