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Vermont House OKs deal on bill to allow marijuana sale, tax

Vermont House OKs deal on bill to allow marijuana sale, tax

Source Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House of Representatives has approved a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale of marijuana, as well as taxation on those sales.…

Cannabis
‘Green rush’: Cannabis boom squeezing farmland in North America

‘Green rush’: Cannabis boom squeezing farmland in North America

Source Reuters News Service: Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the collapse of retail businesses across the globe, there is one thing people have been buying more…

United States
Nebraska court strips medical marijuana measure from ballot

Nebraska court strips medical marijuana measure from ballot

Source Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters won’t get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this year after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the measure set to appear on the November…

Science
War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

by Avery Ruxer Franklin and Jeff Falk, Rice University The war on drugs has provided police with cover for aggressive tactics and unnecessary encounters with citizens, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III,…

Cannabis
Truck driver freed as feds probe marijuana find at border

Truck driver freed as feds probe marijuana find at border

Source Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped charges against the driver of a commercial truck found to contain nearly 9,500 pounds (4,300 kilograms) of marijuana as it entered the United States from…

United States
Congress Passes Cannabis Provision in New Infrastructure Bill

Congress Passes Cannabis Provision in New Infrastructure Bill

Source Cannabis Science and Technology by Madeline Colli The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill recently that will aid researchers with gaining access to cannabis that is available commercially in states where it is…

United States
Nevada: No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Nevada: No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Source Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three weeks after Nevada announced the state would unconditionally pardon people who were convicted of possessing a small amount of pot, no pardons have been issued. Denise Davis,…

Politics
Marijuana legalization ballot committee turns in signatures- Montana

Marijuana legalization ballot committee turns in signatures- Montana

Source Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana said Friday it has gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters in November’s election. Organizers for the…

United States
National Association of Cannabis Businesses Asks Governor Baker to Change Rules for Adult Use Cannabis Retailers During COVID-19

National Association of Cannabis Businesses Asks Governor Baker to Change Rules for Adult Use Cannabis Retailers During COVID-19

Lockdown of Legal Cannabis Retailers Puts Consumers at Risk WASHINGTON, April 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) is asking Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts to rescind lockdown rules forcing…

Health
Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Source Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Monday as the state begins a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health…