Cannabis News: February 2020

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 21, 2020
February Cannabis Roundup: Colorado higher education gets a marijuana degree program; Kentucky takes another swing at medical marijuana; Lower work comp claims in states with medical cannabis.
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3 New States Vote to Legalize Cannabis in 2020

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 11, 2020
At the beginning of 2020, three states already have marijuana legislation appearing on ballots this November. South Dakotans will have a double dose of marijuana initiatives, as voters decide on both medical and adult-use legalization. Medical marijuana is on the ballot in Mississippi, and New Jersey will give legalizing recreational marijuana another go.
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Trump White House Indicates Possible Federal Crackdown on Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 24, 2017
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters that the Trump administration won't be taking the same lax attitude towards marijuana as the Obama administration. At the press conference, Spicer said, “I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement.”...
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Will Jeff Sessions Crack Down on Legal Marijuana?

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 12, 2017
In his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) answered questions about his stance on marijuana and the enforcement of federal laws. Sessions, President-elect Trump's choice for U.S. attorney general, has been a staunch opponent of legal cannabis, making many in the cannabis industry nervous...
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The State of Marijuana: 2016

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 10, 2016
We made it! The election is finally over--and the big winner is definitely cannabis. Recreational marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in five states, with Arizona as the only holdout. As of Tuesday's election, medical cannabis is legal in more than half of U.S. states (28 states and Washington D.C.)...
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Oregon City Councilor Opens Cannabis Shop

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 18, 2016
Clay Bearnson, a member of the Medford City Council, is the first councilor in Oregon to own a dispensary. Medford, Oregon, known for its tough stance on legalized marijuana, now has three medical marijuana dispensaries...
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DEA Approves Colorado-Funded Study on Marijuana and PTSD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 26, 2016
The DEA has given approval for a placebo-controlled clinical trial on marijuana and its efficacy in treating PTSD. The project is one of nine medical marijuana studies funded by grants from the Colorado Department of Health...
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Whoopi & Maya Take on Menstrual Pain w/ Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 4, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth, founder of Om Edibles in San Francisco, have started a new medical marijuana business aimed at relieving menstrual cramps. The company, named Whoopi & Maya, will begin selling topicals and edibles in California this month...
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Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 7, 2016
Both marijuana and the political race have dominated the news in recent months, and the outcome of the presidential election could have a huge impact on marijuana policy nationwide. Democrats and Republicans have widely different positions on medical and recreational cannabis...
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Colorado Marijuana Taxes Generate Nearly $1 Billion

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 24, 2016
2015 was a big year for Colorado medical and recreational marijuana sales. According to the state Department of Revenue, $996,184,788 worth of marijuana was sold in the state last year. That's a huge uptick from 2014, when cannabis shops sold more than $699 million...
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Colorado Festivals Light Up for HB 1092

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 1, 2016
A new bill introduced by Representative Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City), would make public consumption of marijuana legal for special, permitted events. Although Amendment 64 legalized marijuana consumption for adults 21 and older, "open and public" consumption is still technically illegal in Colorado...
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