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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:44:57 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:10:02 GMT


US: New Attorney General Could Mean No More Smoke Sessions

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Tucson Weekly, 24 Nov 2016 - Roll Out New attorney general could mean "no more smoke" Sessions While many are still reeling from election night's results, some of that dizzying effect may owe itself to new marijuana laws in eight states. Only one state didn't pass its marijuana ballot measure, and we all already know who it is.

US: If The Doctor Orders Marijuana, Will Insurers Pay?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 23 Nov 2016 - Early this year, a disabled former automobile body worker named Greg Vialpando explained to lawmakers in New Mexico how medical marijuana helped his chronic back pain. State legislators were considering a bill backed by workers' compensation insurers that would have exempted them from paying for medical marijuana. But Mr. Vialpando and another patient described how smoking the drug let them escape years of stupor caused by powerful prescription narcotic drugs known as opioids.

US CA: Medical Marijuana Is Legal In California, Except When It's Not

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 22 Nov 2016 - SANTA ROSA, Calif. - California's multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation's largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize cannabis in this month's election. In Sonoma County alone, an estimated 9,000 marijuana cultivation businesses are operating in a provisional gray market, with few specific regulations, and are now looking to follow the path of the wine industry, which emerged from its own prohibition eight decades ago and rose to the global prominence it enjoys today. But the bruising ordeals of one of the state's largest cannabis companies, CannaCraft, have made many in the marijuana industry fearful, and they suggest a long and bumpy road from marijuana's approval at the ballot box to the same on-the-ground acceptance enjoyed by wine and beer businesses.

US: Editorial: Stoner City, USA

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 17 Nov 2016 - In Denver it'€™s now easier to get high in public than to smoke cigarettes. Denver voters last week passed a first-of-its-kind referendum allowing consumption of pot in public settings, though the new law has so many caveats and complexities that hipsters may have to hire a fleet of consultants. Cannabis liberationists: meet the regulatory state.

US ND: Medical Marijuana Supporters Make Last-Minute Plea To Voters

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Bismarck Tribune, 03 Nov 2016 - FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A group pushing to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota is making a last-minute advertising push thanks to a surprise donation from a national organization, North Dakota Compassionate Care, which is sponsoring an initiated measure on the state's ballot, quickly organized the ad campaign after receiving $15,000 last week from Drug Policy Action, said group spokeswoman Anita Morgan. DPA is the political arm of a group that advocates for the overhaul of drug laws.

US AZ: Candidates Differ On Legal Marijuana

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Arizona Range News, 03 Nov 2016 - Candidate opinions on legalized marijuana appear to have less to do with party affiliation and more to do with perceptions on whether Proposition 205 is a solution to a problem, or a serious threat to Arizona. The citizens initiative is on the Nov. 8 ballot asking voters whether to allow the recreational use of marijuana. Arizona is one of nine states that will vote on the issue in the General Election.

US AZ: Legal Pot Measure Gets Mixed Reviews From Local Residents

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Nogales International, 04 Nov 2016 - A ballot measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Arizona is receiving mixed reviews among Santa Cruz County residents. Known as Proposition 205, the initiative would make it legal for people 21 and older to use and possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes.

US NV: If Question 2 Passes, Marijuana Customers Could Increase By

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Las Vegas Sun, 04 Nov 2016 - Next week, Nevada will have the chance to join four other states to allow legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Ballot Question 2 would not only allow Nevadans age 21 and older to have easier access to pot, it could provide more than $1.1 billion in tax revenue and economic activity over the course of the proposed law's initial eight years, according to a study by Las Vegas-based RCG Economics.

US AZ: Nah Enters Prop 205 Fray

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Arizona Daily Sun, 04 Nov 2016 - Last week, Northern Arizona Healthcare employees received an email from their top boss, NAH President and CEO Robert Thames. In it, Thames waded into one of the more contentious issues on Arizona's ballot this election: the legalization of recreational marijuana.