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Proposed federal cannabis tax could squeeze legal sales

Proposed federal cannabis tax could squeeze legal sales

May 30, 2017


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A federal bill proposed in March has the potential to push legal cannabis consumers into the black market. The H.R. 1823 - Marijuana Revenue and Regulation act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and in the Senate by Sen. Ron...

Vermont governor vetoes legalization bill

Vermont governor vetoes legalization bill

May 24, 2017


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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday he will veto a legalization bill that would have made Vermont the first state to pass legalization through the legislature without a public vote. The bill would have legalized possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and over, and it would...

VIDEO: The legal cannabis industry is making it impossible for cartels to compete

VIDEO: The legal cannabis industry is making it impossible for cartels to compete

May 24, 2017


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Legalization bill in California reduces cannabis convictions

Legalization bill in California reduces cannabis convictions

May 23, 2017


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Since California legalized cannabis for social use in November, thousands of people convicted of cannabis crimes are requesting to get their records reduced. The provisions of Proposition 64, which 57  percent – or 8 million – California residents supported, allows some felonies to be reduced...

Nevada to allow early sale of social cannabis

Nevada to allow early sale of social cannabis

May 23, 2017


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Licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Nevada will allowed to sell cannabis to adults for social use as early as July 1, 2017, as long as they are in good standing with the state. Earlier this month, The Nevada Tax Commission voted 6-1 to approve temporary licenses for qualifying dispensaries...

New Jersey Senator introduces bill to end cannabis prohibition

New Jersey Senator introduces bill to end cannabis prohibition

May 17, 2017


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State Senator Nick Scutari introduced a bill to end cannabis prohibition in New Jersey on Monday in Trenton.  Scutari (D-Trenton) was also the sponsor for the state's medical cannabis law. “New Jersey was at the forefront of this debate years ago, and now we lag behind,” Scutari told a reporters....

Vermont legislature makes cannabis history

Vermont legislature makes cannabis history

May 4, 2017


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Vermont made cannabis reform history yesterday by being the first state to pass legalization measures through both the House and Senate chambers without the need for a public vote. The two chambers need to pass identical measures within one week to send a legalization bill to Gov. Phil Scott. Ballot initiative...

Uruguayans to be the first to sign up for state-vetted cannabis

Uruguayans to be the first to sign up for state-vetted cannabis

May 3, 2017


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Citizens of Uruguay were able to register to buy cannabis for social use through a government-regulated system on Tuesday. The state Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said nearly 600 people have signed up for the program already. Those who have signed up will be able to buy a maximum of 10 grams o...

Could cannabis social clubs be coming to Nevada?

Could cannabis social clubs be coming to Nevada?

April 29, 2017


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The Nevada Senate passed a bill which would let local governments permit marijuana social clubs and other forms of public use by 12-9 on Tuesday. The bill will need to head to the Assembly for a final vote. Social clubs and public use has previously been against the law in Nevada and generally al...

Southern Colorado introduces the country’s first cannabis-funded scholarships

Southern Colorado introduces the country’s first cannabis-funded scholarships

April 28, 2017


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Colorado's cannabis tax dollars have already helped public schools and the homeless within the state. Now, those tax dollars will be sending students to college. In southern Colorado's Pueblo County, any student planning to attend Pueblo Community College or Colorado State University-Pueblo may apply fo...

Will Canada see legalized cannabis for social use under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

Will Canada see legalized cannabis for social use under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

April 18, 2017


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Last week Canada’s Liberal Party-led government announced several bills to legalize cannabis for social use throughout the country. This hold's true to the 2015 campaign promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  The legalization bills are expected to pass and be implemented by the government's goal of July 1, 2018. Here's an outline of what will and will not be allowed under the new bills: ...

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