Cannabis News Round-Up

From Alabama housewife to marijuana activist. Florida marijuana growers capitalize amid uncertain market. Oregon lawmakers introduce legislation to protect legal recreational marijuana. Nevada legal marijuana industry faces banking problem. Nevada liquor wholesalers not ready to jump on board with marijuana sales. The sin that’s not welcome in Sin City.

Thousands gather in Michigan for marijuana legalization. Delaware could become first state in the Mid-Atlantic to legalize marijuana. Confusion surrounds implementation of Massachusetts recreational pot law.

California pot banking woes: Cash only is no future for billion-dollar industry. More marijuana businesses in Los Angeles? The push is on. Marijuana market spikes land prices in Humboldt.

Here’s how Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper really feels about marijuana. Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down. At Colorado restaurants, there’s an un-chill side to pot tourism.

A real estate boom, powered by pot. The way people buy legal marijuana will change in 2019. Buzzkill for utilities’ high hopes of legal-weed power surge.Prosecuting pot: Nation’s DAs seek consensus. The future of legal pot under Trump: Marijuana entrepreneurs speak out. Roger Stone calls on Trump to back legal marijuana, hits Sessions for “outmoded thinking.” Marijuana’s biggest enemy is not Sessions–it’s Big Pharma.

How high will the price of legal Canadian pot be? Marijuana ETF “the most scrutinized fund that we’ve ever launched,” Horizons CEO says. Legalizing marijuana will hurt Canadian alcohol sales, study predicts. Canada marijuana advocates react to potential legalization legislation. Licensed marijuana producers keen for details in Canada marijuana legislation. Canada landlords aim to curb grow-ops ahead of marijuana legalization. Alberta marijuana business growth exploding ahead of legalization.

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California leads nation in legal marijuana sales. California cannabis companies are hiring. Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry? Colorado takes aim at the marijuana black market. Washington survey says teen cannabis use hasn’t increased since legalization.

Dozens of industries could see a boost from Massachusetts legalized marijuana. Disagreement over marijuana danger as Connecticut hearing opens. Marijuana legalization champions in Rhode Island legislature again say they have the votes. Vermont delays vote on legalizing marijuana.

Illinois lawmaker proposes legislation to legalize marijuana.
Marijuana legalization bill announced by Delaware state senator.

Pharmaceutical firm gives $500,000 to fight legal weed—then gets the OK on synthetic pot. Why Sessions is threatening to crack down on marijuana. Trump can’t stop marijuana legalization, but he can slow it down. Rohrabacher bill would protect states from federal crackdowns on pot. Marijuana equipment start-ups flourish as large rivals avoid legal pitfalls.

Canada to legalize cannabis from next year. Canada task-force leader on legalizing marijuana urges prohibition, for now. NDP leadership hopefuls take pot shots at Liberals over Canada marijuana legalization. Canada Liberal plan to legalize marijuana has some provinces worried. Marijuana legalization poses ‘a number of issues,’ Toronto’s new medical officer says.

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Pot advocates urge Massachusetts legislators not to unravel law.  Marijuana lobby ready to spend more to keep pushing Massachusetts law process.Here’s how much Massachusetts could make off legal marijuana.

Colorado leaders unite in defense of the recreational marijuana industry. Colorado DUI charges down since marijuana legalization. Citing organized crime, Colorado limits marijuana grows. Jared Polis has a plan to keep recreational and medical marijuana safe from Sessions.

Bill to legalize marijuana introduced in West Virginia. Pennsylvania marijuana industry could replace vanishing steel jobs.

Oregon remains a top source for black market pot, state police report says. New Nevada legislation could cultivate early adult-use sales. Michigan voters may decide legal marijuana question. Marijuana industry presses ahead in California wine country. Legalizing marijuana gets attention of Connecticut lawmakers. Vermont legal pot bills may miss key deadline. Kilmartin, Moffat offer opposing views of Rhode Island recreational marijuana legislation.

Beer industry could lose $2 billion from legal marijuana. This start-up is building a bridge between banks and legal marijuana sellers.

Federal drug arrests are going down as marijuana becomes legal across the US. Sessions’ praise for the Cole marijuana memo is not a promise of restraint.Trump and Sessions are freaking out the $7 billion pot industry. Cannabis index declines after Sessions criticizes pot. 2013 ruling gives Sessions an opening to prosecute marijuana cases.

No, Canada retail marijuana is not legal…yet. Half of Canadians polled support marijuana legalization. Why Canada marijuana legalization could mean more workplace scrutiny for employees. Canada policy on marijuana legalization could come forward by spring.
Edmonton works to put pot plan in place with legalization looming. Manitoba legislation prepares for legal weed.

St Kitts, Jamaica considering committee to examine use of marijuana.

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Pot festival in Nevada goes forward despite fears of federal crackdown. Nevada tourists will need public places to smoke their weed. New Oregon bill aims to protect recreational marijuana buyers from federal enforcement. Pot sales to Idaho residents boost economy of tiny Oregon town.

Near-legal weed in Israel.

Connecticut lawmakers split on legalizing recreational marijuana. Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin steps up drive against legal pot. Massachusetts State Treasurer Dana Goldberg seeks clarity from Sessions on marijuana.

Colorado town to use $600K marijuana grant to keep kids off pot. Colorado legislature looks to address the “wild west” of pot clubs. Opinion: Limit marijuana grows in Colorado residential areas. Colorado legal marijuana laws have expanded the presence of the cartels.

California‘s legal marijuana future. California seeks to add protections for marijuana farmworkers. How California medical marijuana dispensaries will adjust to legalization of recreational pot. Is UC Davis going to get into the marijuana research business? High times and uncertainty as marijuana startup Eaze looks to the future.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says legal marijuana would reap taxes. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says legalizing Pennsylvania‘s marijuana won’t help state budget deficit.

Pot laws under scrutiny in Maryland.

Trudeau‘s pot czar says Canada won’t rush marijuana legalization. Marijuana in grey area in Canada while government prepares change in the law. Recommendations on legalization of marijuana in New Brunwick expected by fall.

What is the future of recreational marijuana in Trump’s America? Government-sponsored report tallies small business growth from legal marijuana. Activists have a plan to make legal weed lucrative for more than just white people. The tech implications of regulating recreational marijuana.


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Sessions provides more evidence that he plans a marijuana crackdown. During campaign, Trump repeatedly said legalization of recreational pot should be a state issue. Trump is a buzzkill for pot stocks. The marijuana exception to federalism. Most Republicans oppose federal interference with marijuana legalization. Marijuana policy is best left up to the states. Respect states’ legal-pot laws, Cantwell and Murray tell Sessions.

Colorado GOP Rep. introduces bill to end federal pot prohibition. Colorado Governor chastises Trump administration for anti-legal-weed stance. Is Colorado homeless surge tied to marijuana legalization? A look at Colorado as New Mexico weighs whether to legalize marijuana.

Feds threatening to shut down Nevada marijuana festival.Marijuana lobby grows as legalization spreads throughout country. Pot is producing jobs and revenue in states where it’s legal.

Massachusetts in ‘no man’s land’ on legal marijuana, Gov. Charlie Baker says. Gifting loophole in Massachusetts marijuana law is being exploited. Maine lawmakers to hear from public on marijuana legalization.

California concerned about marijuana legalization’s impact on power grid. The murkiness of marijuana law is becoming a flashpoint in US-California relations.

Oregon Governor defends legalized marijuana as job creator.  Recreational pot bill hits roadblock in New Mexico committee. Maryland Senate holds marijuana legalization hearing. Support for marijuana legalization growing in Texas. Idaho Governor defends request to Trump to rein in legal marijuana sales.

Legal marijuana likely coming to Canada soon, Prime Minister says. Germany, Israel ready to lead global marijuana legalization if Trump destroys pot laws.

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White House signals possible crackdown on recreational marijuana. California officials and the marijuana industry prepare to fight a federal crackdown. How a federal crackdown on legalized marijuana could impact DC. Legal marijuana businesses brace for White House crackdown. Lt. Gov. Newsom asks Trump for cooperation with California on marijuana regulation. New poll: Americans want Feds to respect state marijuana laws.

Oregon legal businesses struggle to compete with black market. Colorado considers bill allowing for legal marijuana deliveries. Maine cops want clarification from Trump on marijuana rules. Battle over legalizing marijuana kicks off in New Hampshire state Senate. Attorney General Kilmartin takes his fight against Rhode Island legalizing marijuana to town hall. Safer Arizona PAC fixes marijuana-legalization initiative, adds protections for kids. Potential for a  “bud boom” in New Mexico? Will Alabama be last to legalize? 17 states work to legalize recreational marijuana in 2017.

Science Daily: Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment. Observer: Here’s how legal marijuana could kickoff a world-saving energy industry (but hasn’t).

Canadian company trading under the ticker WEED is valued at $1 billion. In Canada, workers at illegal dispensaries ask what legal rights they have. Attitude toward legal pot mellows in parts of Latin America. Dutch Parliament votes to legalize marijuana production.

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Business Insider interviews Mark Kleiman: Here’s how Sessions could shut down the legal marijuana industry overnight. Pro-pot lawmakers to join forces, launch cannabis caucus. Congress’ cannabis caucus ready to ‘bump heads’ with Sessions. $46 Billion: Marijuana’s most promising and perilous number. Cannabis stock index grew 236% in 2016.

Inside ‘pot alley’ as California gears up for legal weed. New law puts 3,000 California  cannabis cultivators in jeopardy. California Assemblyman challenges feds on cannabis, sponsors legislation forbidding co-operation with enforcement.

Arizona group readies filing for recreational cannabis legalization initiative. Legal pot will present many challenges for Nevada. New Washington bill would repeal marijuana legalization, bring back prohibition. As Colorado claims marijuana legalization benefits, questions arise over costs. Can decriminalizing marijuana improve public safety in Texas? Guam community weighs in on pot legalization bill.

Committee focused on changing Massachusetts marijuana law has been formed.

Maine lawmakers review marijuana policies adopted by other states. Retail pot sales still 12 months off as marijuana now legal in Maine. It may be legal to grow marijuana in Maine, but it’s not easy to get gardening advice.

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Are California cities’ new marijuana laws about safety, or blocking Proposition 64? Los Angeles may finally get cannabis right, and help minorities get a stake in the industry. Local marijuana producers in limbo as San Diego weighs legalization. Lawsuits challenge San Bernardino marijuana law.

Colorado governor offers advice to California on taxing legal marijuana. Legal pot sales top $1 billion in Washington and Colorado. Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Gov. Inslee says.

What happens if you bring pot to Logan? High expectations for Massachusetts marijuana industry. Massachusetts legislature looks to gut pot law. Legal marijuana will help Connecticut economy. As Rhode Island mulls pot legalization, lobbyist battle lines are forming.

Time to legalize pot in Hawaii? Are DC weed delivery services legal? New Jersey lawmakers will vote on legalizing marijuana. Poll shows support for legalizing recreational marijuana in Michigan. Cuomo unconvinced on New York pot legalization. New Mexico bill to legalize marijuana stalls in committee.

Republican Dana Rohrabacher introduces bill to end federal marijuana prohibition in legal states. 

Taxing legal marijuana: A hazy issue for municipal bankruptcy. This technology could be a game-changer for the marijuana industry. Marijuana prices are plunging, and you’re not going to be happy with the reason why. BudCoin: Can cryptocurrency solve marijuana’s banking crisis? Court sides with drug legalization group in speech dispute.

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California delves into details of regulating recreational marijuana. Even though marijuana is legal, here are nine ways federal law affects California pot users, businesses. California rolls its own cannabis trademark protection. California marijuana billboard battle aims to protect minors. Will California finally have a statewide standard for the sale of legal marijuana by 2018? Los Angeles County opens the door to marijuana business.

An exclusive first look inside a Washington legal marijuana farm. Washington lawmakers want wall around legal marijuana.

Marijuana is still illegal, as far as Maine colleges and universities are concerned. Rhode Island marijuana legalization bill filed. Three out of five in Rhode Island support legalized recreational marijuana, poll says. Legal marijuana in Connecticut would bring $30 million in first full year under Massachusetts model. Connecticut‘s chances of legalizing marijuana just improved significantly.

New York introduces two bills to legalize recreational cannabis. Should recreational marijuana be legal in New Jersey? Two recreational marijuana proposals in Minnesota. Legalize marijuana in West Virginia? Marijuana legalization begins moving through New Mexico House. Marijuana bill to be introduced in Kansas.

How Congress is getting serious about cannabis amid White House uncertainty. Gorsuch and state-legal marijuana. The risky business of commercial marijuana.

With Canada marijuana legalization, how to test for high drivers. Marijuana legalization could normalize smoking again, Canada experts warn. Calgary prepares for future with legalized marijuana.

Thousands call for full weed legalization at Tel Aviv rally.

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Retail pot sales still 12 months off as marijuana now legal in Maine. Workshop looks at workplace concerns around legal pot in Maine. New Hampshire lawmakers weigh latest marijuana bills on decriminalization, legalization.

We now know how much pro- and anti-Prop 64 marijuana campaigns spent in California. California deadline for marijuana regulations may be impossible. Legislators, regulators emphasize need for urgency in rollout of California marijuana laws.

Where does Washington legal weed money go? A breakdown. Colorado report says  adolescent marijuana use “has not changed since legalization.” Drug analyst Kevin Wong tells New Jersey forum that Colorado pot law is a bust. AAA: Legalizing marijuana likely to increase drugged driving.

Should Maryland consider legalization? Could legal ever happen in North Carolina?

North Dakota legislature rejects marijuana legalization study. Alaska marijuana board rejects onsite use at retail shops.

Legal marijuana and the real estate professional. Cannabis asset acquisitions exploding in global legal marijuana markets. How much does legal weed cost? If President Trump wants to help American businesses, he should start by legalizing marijuana.