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Oregon revises marijuana testing rules yet again; industry facing major Jan. 1 deadline

Human Collective has 10 percent of the concentrates and extracts they had last year because new pesticide testing rules have brought the industry to a standstill. By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive on December 15, 2016 at 5:56 PM, updated December 15, 2016 at 5:59 PM Oregon this week continued to tweak its marijuana testing […]

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Canada marijuana task force releases sweeping report on national legalization

 A woman walks past the Cannabis Culture Headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (Jae C. Hong, Associated Press file) Published: Dec 13, 2016, 9:59 am • Updated: 2 days ago By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Among task force’s 80 proposals for marijuana legalization are setting the minimum purchase age at 18 […]

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s marijuana charge in China

Published: Aug 20, 2014, 12:04 pm Comments (2) By Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING — Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and saddened. The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of […]

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Cannabis job fair draws 1,200-plus, 35 percent from out of state

Published: Mar 14, 2014, 11:37 am By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff At one point during the first-ever CannaSearch job fair on Thursday, a news station helicopter hovered above O.penVape’s Golden Triangle headquarters as a line of 700 job seekers snaked around the neighboring 1000 block of Delaware Street. “We counted 1,240 people through the […]

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Permits Sought To Legally Grow Pot In Waterbury

Medical marijuana will be grown in Connecticut, and C-Three is looking to do it legally at a production and distribution center on East Aurora Street in Waterbury. Photo from CNN C-Three, LLC, a company led by long-time Connecticut businessman Thomas Macre, today filed applications with the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection for the […]

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Waterbury considers proposed medical marijuana facility

By Stephanie Simoni Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:48 PM EST Published: Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:19 PM EST Waterbury considers proposed medical marijuana facility WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Plans are underway in Waterbury to bring a medical marijuana dispensing facility to the Brass City. But, with a product of that nature comes obvious concerns […]

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Colorado hemp task force unveils regulations for legal farming

By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Colorado officials unveiled regulations Wednesday for legal hemp growing, setting the stage for a new agricultural industry. Hemp advocates at a public meeting in Lakewood said the crop’s potential is great. But they said development might be slowed by the plant’s continued illegal status under federal law. That will […]

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Denver to continue tweaks to public pot consumption law

By Kurtis Lee The Denver Post In what’s become a debate over civil liberties and compliances with a new state law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the Denver City Council on Monday floated suggestions on the best ways to regulate the open and public consumption of pot. A recent draft law, crafted by Councilman […]

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Department Of Justice ‘Actively Considering’ How To Allow Bank, Pot Shop Transactions, Citing Public Safety

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is “actively considering” how to regulate interactions between banks and marijuana shops that operate within state laws and don’t violate other federal law enforcement priorities, Attorney General Eric Holder told the governors of Washington and Colorado in a joint phone call Thursday, according to a DOJ official. Holder laid […]

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Federal government won’t block Colorado marijuana legalization

By John Ingold The Denver Post Posted: 08/29/2013 11:32:39 AM MDT104 comments | Updated: 32 min. ago In a decision with historic implications, the federal government announced Thursday that it will not stand in the way of marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington.But it will be watching closely. Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole wrote […]

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Department of Justice Issues Letter describing National Marijuana Position

Open the link to read the United States Attorneys Letter on Marijuana http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/resources/3052013829132756857467.pdf

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Manitou Springs council leaning toward retail marijuana stores, mayor says

Manitou Springs may be the last hope for area residents who want to walk into a store and legally buy pot. Early indications are that City Council may be interested in allowing retail marijuana stores, said Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder. It would make the historic, west-side town one of the only municipalities in southern […]

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Recreational marijuana: Denver council sets sales tax, retail rules

By Jeremy P. Meyer The Denver Post Posted: 08/26/2013 07:10:11 PM MDT | Updated: about 6 hours agoDenver City Council on Monday made several big decisions about the nascent marijuana industry, including allowing stores to sell both medical and nonmedical pot without requiring physical barriers in the shops and setting a proposed 3.5 percent tax […]

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Medical marijuana businesses thrive under Colorado’s tough rules

Credit: KING 5 News by JOE FRYER / KING 5 News DENVER — Of all the bakeries in Denver, Lexi Yurkovsky never expected to end up at Dixie Elixirs and Edibles after earning her Bachelors’ degree in culinary nutrition. “Definitely not,” she said with a laugh. “I thought I’d be working in a restaurant or […]

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Medical Marijuana: Will Colorado’s “green rush” last? – 60 Minutes

The following is a script from “Rocky Mountain High” which aired on Oct. 21, 2012. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. L. Franklin Devine, producer. When people go to the polls two weeks from now they won’t just be voting for candidates, in some states, they’ll be passing judgment on social issues. In Oregon, Washington and […]

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Nearly 100 Pot Dispensaries Violating New Law

DENVER (CBS4) – The state says nearly 100 medical marijuana dispensaries are believed to be violating Colorado’s new law. That figure represents about 12 percent of the 800 dispensaries that have applied for licenses. Agents from the new Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division fanned out across the state over the weekend in an effort to keep a […]

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