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Marijuana taxes and a surplus expected to boost California budget - Reuters

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:31

Reuters

Marijuana taxes and a surplus expected to boost California budget
Reuters
The 2018-2019 budget will include anticipated taxes on sales of marijuana, which became legal for recreational use Jan. 1, estimated to eventually reach $1 billion. The estimated budget surplus of $7.5 billion is a far cry from the $27 billion hole ...

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In California, Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bet Sessions' Harsher Policy Is All Smoke - Forbes

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:00

Forbes

In California, Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bet Sessions' Harsher Policy Is All Smoke
Forbes
Last week was a roller coaster for the California cannabis industry. After the excitement of adult use cannabis becoming legal Jan. 1, on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw the industry into a cold sweat by announcing the Department of ...
Cole Memo Wakeup: Cannabis Industry Must Rejoin the Federal FightLeafly
Commentary: Jeff Sessions Is Just Wasting Time Cracking Down on MarijuanaFortune
Mexican drug traffickers could catch a break from Jeff Sessions' marijuana crackdownBusiness Insider
Chicago Tonight | WTTW -The Boston Globe -Entrepreneur -Department of Justice
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California Bill Would Ease Erasure of Cannabis Convictions - Leafly

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:23

Leafly

California Bill Would Ease Erasure of Cannabis Convictions
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It's one of several efforts to build on the choice California voters' made to legalize marijuana despite fresh threats from the federal government. The Drug Policy Alliance estimates more than 100,000 people are eligible to have their records changed ...

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CHP Seizure of Legal Cannabis Outrages California Farmers - Leafly

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:54

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CHP Seizure of Legal Cannabis Outrages California Farmers
Leafly
Old Kai co-founder Lucas Seymour said the CHP officers pulled over his drivers after apparently noticing some malfunctioning running lights on the frame of the truck. Ultimately, the CHP summoned officers from a regional major crimes task force, seized ...

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Soaring marijuana stocks blunt high-profile deals - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:04

The Globe and Mail

Soaring marijuana stocks blunt high-profile deals
The Globe and Mail
The frenzied run-up in marijuana stocks is threatening the sector's highest-profile takeover deals. Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s hostile bid for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., and CanniMed's friendly deal to acquire Newstrike Resources Inc. – both all-stock ...

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No marijuana shops anytime soon, says chief of dry reserve given pot permit by province - CBC.ca

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:42

CBC.ca

No marijuana shops anytime soon, says chief of dry reserve given pot permit by province
CBC.ca
The chief of Saskatchewan's biggest dry First Nation said he was surprised Monday when the province said it would allow his reserve to open a cannabis store, once marijuana is legalized. "We didn't push this," said Wallace Fox, chief of the Onion Lake ...

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Sorry California, You Still Can't Bring Marijuana to Coachella - Fortune

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:11

Fortune

Sorry California, You Still Can't Bring Marijuana to Coachella
Fortune
What a buzzkill. Recreational marijuana has been legal under California law since Jan. 1, but that doesn't mean the newly-legit drug will be welcome at one of the state's biggest music festivals this spring. Goldenvoice, the concert and festival ...
'Sorry, bro,' Coachella officially banned marijuana - NY Daily NewsNew York Daily News
Coachella Bans Marijuana, Despite the Drug Now Being Legal in CaliforniaBillboard
Coachella bans marijuana, despite it being legal in CaliforniaNME.com
Digital Music News -TMZ.com -Coachella -LA Daily News
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To the Surprise of Nobody, Nevada Marijuana Sales Hit $126 Million In 4 Months - Entrepreneur

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:04

Entrepreneur

To the Surprise of Nobody, Nevada Marijuana Sales Hit $126 Million In 4 Months
Entrepreneur
In news that will surprise approximately zero percent of the nation, it turns out Nevada and legal recreational marijuana really do make a very good match. Recreational marijuana sales in the Silver State crossed the $126 million mark in October, just ...
Nevada lawmakers urge Congress to change federal marijuana lawsLas Vegas Review-Journal

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Toronto cannabis company sets sights on west Saint John for lab - CBC.ca

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:28

CBC.ca

Toronto cannabis company sets sights on west Saint John for lab
CBC.ca
A Saint John neighbourhood known for its world-famous brewery could also be a hot spot for testing medical cannabis. Toronto-based Nuuvera Corp. is seeking public input on "a research and testing lab for cannabis" at 384 Lancaster Ave. in west Saint ...

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization - Forbes - Forbes

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:18

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization - Forbes
Forbes
The New Hampshire House voted to legalize marijuana, just five days after the Trump administration rescinded guidance protecting state cannabis laws from federal interference. Legalization legislation is advancing in neighboring Vermont, too.
NH House gives initial OK to marijuana billWCAX
Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to workThe Cannabist
New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Legalization - NhprNew Hampshire Public Radio
WMUR Manchester
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VA Clears The Air On Doctors Talking To Veterans About Marijuana Use - NPR

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:01

NPR

VA Clears The Air On Doctors Talking To Veterans About Marijuana Use
NPR
That disconnect makes veterans wary, says Michael Krawitz, a disabled Air Force veteran in Ironto, Va., who takes oxycodone and marijuana to treat extensive injuries he suffered in a non-combat-related motorcycle accident while stationed in Guam in ...

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Legalization of marijuana more appealing to experienced young users - Xinhua

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:58

Legalization of marijuana more appealing to experienced young users
Xinhua
The study, conducted by the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and published online by Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, examined the influence of legalization of marijuana on young people after the drugs were legalized in Oregon state on the U.S ...

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Kansas Official Goes 100% Racist to Defend Cannabis Prohibition - Leafly

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:32

Leafly

Kansas Official Goes 100% Racist to Defend Cannabis Prohibition
Leafly
In the early 20th century, local officials in the Southwest began outlawing cannabis when they observed Hispanic men enjoying their mota after a hard day's work. Harry Anslinger, America's first drug czar, famously used the fear of race mixing to ramp ...
Kansas Republican Lawmaker: Black People Abuse Marijuana Because of Their "Character Makeup" and "Genetics"GQ Magazine
Black People More Prone To Effects of Marijuana Due To 'Genetics,' 'Character Makeup,' Kansas Republican SaysNewsweek
Lawmaker Says Black People Can't Handle Marijuana Because Of 'Genetics'HuffPost
The Hill -Kansas City Star -ThinkProgress
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First Nations in Saskatchewan question provincial jurisdiction over marijuana sales - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:27

CBC.ca

First Nations in Saskatchewan question provincial jurisdiction over marijuana sales
CBC.ca
"I would like to see federal regulation on reserve as opposed to being subject to provincial regulation," said Acoose. Sakimay First Nation has four properties in urban centres that Acoose said would be great potential retail locations. According to ...

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Cramer: Marijuana, bitcoin and Micron are all speculative investments - CNBC

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:32

CNBC

Cramer: Marijuana, bitcoin and Micron are all speculative investments
CNBC
Jim Cramer gauged the speculative potential of the cannabis, cryptocurrency and chipmaking markets for individual investors.

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Ottawa urged to consider environmental impacts of legal marijuana - CTV News

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:47

CTV News

Ottawa urged to consider environmental impacts of legal marijuana
CTV News
VANCOUVER -- Dan Sutton always assumed cannabis had to be grown indoors. The former technology professional was new to the marijuana industry in 2012 when he founded Tantalus Labs. The stereotypical image of a large industrial warehouse, with pot ...
California's legal marijuana sales could hit a distribution roadblockThe Cannabist

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Cannabis Insiders Share 2018 Industry Wishes - Forbes

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:26

Forbes

Cannabis Insiders Share 2018 Industry Wishes
Forbes
2018 is shaping up to be a wild year for cannabis and it's only January. As California rolled out recreational sales last week, the Justice Department reversed rules that protect legal pot businesses from federal intervention. Weed - both recreational ...

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California Pulls Drugged-Driving Ad Critics Said Promoted Cannabis - Leafly

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:55

Leafly

California Pulls Drugged-Driving Ad Critics Said Promoted Cannabis
Leafly
California Pulls Drugged-Driving Ad Critics Said Promoted Cannabis. The Associated Press. January 8, 2018. A medical marijuana dispensary leaves its lights on after hours on in Los Angeles in this 2010 file photo. California is pulling ads aimed at ...
Sessions' marijuana crackdown is 'a dangerous step backwards'CNBC
Chart: Marijuana stocks stumble, then rebound after Sessions announcementMarijuana Business Daily
Jeff Sessions' marijuana move will backfireCNN
The Cannabist -The Hill (blog) -PBS NewsHour -Department of Justice
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Global marijuana company in Smiths Falls, Ont., seeks a retail pot store - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:29

CBC.ca

Global marijuana company in Smiths Falls, Ont., seeks a retail pot store
CBC.ca
The law, which passed in December, says the new provincial pot retailer can enter into agreements with people or entities who can sell cannabis "as an agent" of the government agency, and sell it on behalf of the government corporation. The mayor of ...

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