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STATES Act Ignores U.S Veterans

The STATES Act which was introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) this month introduced legislation that would protect state-sanctioned cannabis industries and consumers from federal criminal prosecution under the Controlled...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 13, 2018

The small North Dakota population of 755,400 allows a small number of petition signatures — just over 13,450 — to place an issue on a statewide ballot. That's the reason legalization backers in North...

Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Launch Comes and Goes Without a Single Sale

Massachusetts officially began recreational marijuana sales on July 1. But there were no consumers lined up outside pot shops waiting to be the first to purchase recreational cannabis products legally. In fact, not a single joint...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 8, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions named Uttam Dhillon as the new acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Dhillon takes over for Robert Patterson who served less than seven months after the departure of Chuck...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 29, 2018

Over 57% of Oklahona voters approved a strong medical marijuana ballot issue, June 26th, with an immediate call from GOP Gov. Mary Fallin for legislators to "scale it back." Oklahoma's new rules would allow...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 25, 2018

This week’s big news is Canada’s historic vote to legalize and regulate cannabis. Meanwhile, in the U.S. a powerful Senate committee has trashed a cannabiz banking amendment. A silver lining appeared when Texas Republicans...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 22, 2018

On June 16, Denver Police undercover agents wrote $200/citations for illegal public consumption to 30 riders on two Denver cannabis tours. Both My420Tours and Colorado Cannabis Tours have operated for four years, signing people...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 15, 2018

Proponents of Denver's UTOPIA Wellness Spa and Cannabis Club appealed to the Denver City Council, June 11, for "regulatory relief" after the Council denied their application over being 19-feet too close to a childcare...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 1, 2018

West Hollywood city officials are expecting thousands of applications to flood into that city with the May 31 deadline close for eight new retailers (RMJ and MMJ), five delivery services and sixteen social consumption...

Cannabiz News Briefs – May 31, 2018

This week in cannabis news, Utah initiative makes the ballot, 1,000 CA retailers asked to cease and desist, Florida appeals smokables ban ruling, Feds allege organized crime rings in cannabis states, and CannaCon to...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – May 26, 2018

Last month, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, an avid Trump supporter, introduced the bipartisan Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018. This week, he hosted an event on Capitol Hill to push for government research of medical cannabis. According...

With 80% Of Sales Still Illicit and Revenue 40% Below Estimates, Is California’s Prop...

California tax officials released their first report on legal cannabis sales taxes since marijuana legalization first began, and according to the figures, the actual revenue is as much as 40 percent below original estimates...