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Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:53:31 -0800

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US MA: Baker To Cannabis Commission: Keep Pot Legalization Simple

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 07 Feb 2018 - The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast. The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast.



US MA: Town Will Decide On Recreational Marijuana Sales

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 19 Jan 2018 - A public hearing on Whitman's proposed ban of recreational marijuana sales will be held before the Planning Board on Feb. 12. To take effect, the ban requires approval at a special town election, which has been set for March 17, and approval at a special Town Meeting. A date for the Town Meeting has not yet been set, according to Town Administrator Frank Lynam.



US CA: This Colorado City Declined To Allow Pot Sales. Now It's

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec 2017 - SECOND THOUGHTS At the two malls in town you can buy key chains and Christmas ornaments shaped like marijuana leaves. Along a downtown shopping corridor, paintings of cannabis plants grace storefront windows.



US OH: Lawsuit Threatens Medical Marijuana Timeline

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 01 Dec 2017 - COLUMBUS - One day after Ohio announced its choices for larger growing sites that would fuel a fledgling medical marijuana industry, a legal challenge was announced that could throw a wrench into the works. Ironically, such a lawsuit would be filed by some of the chief players behind 2015's failed ResponsibleOhio ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.



US MI: Marijuana Industry High On Prospect Of Michigan's Cannabis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 20 Nov 2017 - LAS VEGAS -- For Hilary Dulany, long roots in Michigan and the prospect of expanding her Oregon marijuana business are luring her back to the Great Lakes State. For Nancy Whiteman, the prospect of taking her business national has her looking for partners in Michigan.



US: In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 20 Nov 2017 - Stateline, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. When Californians voted to legalize marijuana last year, they also voted to let people petition courts to reduce or hide convictions for past marijuana crimes. State residents can now petition courts to change some felonies to misdemeanors, change some misdemeanors to infractions, and wipe away convictions for possessing or growing small amounts of the drug.



US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That To

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov 2017 - Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.



US MI: Editorial: Vote No On 2 Detroit Medical Marijuana Ballot

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 02 Nov 2017 - Nine years after Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative that permits doctors to prescribe marijuana for therapeutic purposes, state and local lawmakers are still struggling to design a regulatory scheme that balances the interests of patients, providers and residents. Earlier this year, Michigan legislators finally adopted a new regime that establishes distinct licensing criteria for growing, processing, testing, transporting and distributing the drug, which is still forbidden by federal law, and dividing the tax revenues generated by those activities between the state and local governments.



US MA: Cannabis Exposition Comes To Boston And No, That Smell Is Not

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 05 Oct 2017 - Organizers of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition say they expect more than 2,000 people at the event Thursday and Friday at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston. It's the first time this particular exposition has come to town. The organizers also held events this year in New York and Los Angeles.