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Why the latest news on marijuana and car crashes has some experts skeptical

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Marijuana, Transportation  /  No Comments

Other studies have found no significant effect in the number of crashes since the first three states legalized marijuana sales By Daniel C. Vock | Governing States that legalized marijuana sales have higher rates of car crashes than neighboring states that don’t allow pot sales. At least, that’s what researchers from the Highway Loss Data […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 18, 2017: Uber-wealthy candidates could take advantage of Colorado’s campaign rules to overwhelm the opposition with money from their own pockets.

Posted by   /  June 18, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Marijuana, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Colorado’s new gold rush: The 2018 governor’s race Surge in Latino homeless population ‘a whole new phenomenon’ for Los Angeles Pot will soon be legal in Las Vegas, but don’t even think about lighting up on the Strip Utah: Wildfire that displaced 750 people in Brian Head destroys one home and threatens 100 more New […]

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Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Posted by   /  June 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Trey Williams | MarketWatch Congress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday. U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana and take steps to improve reearch. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 15, 2017: Exclusive to Amazon Prime members, Prime Now offers one-hour delivery for $7.99 and two-hour delivery for free on “tens of thousands of items.”

Posted by   /  June 15, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Prime Now, Amazon’s 1-hour delivery service, launches in Denver Utah: Lyle Jeffs, fugitive polygamist, captured in South Dakota after almost a year on the run Forum tackles residential development in downtown Las Vegas New Mexico: Health secretary rejects new uses for medical pot San Francisco UPS facility shooting: 4 dead including gunman, police say  

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Medical marijuana should be barred on campus, top attorney general says

Posted by   /  June 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state’s top prosecutor wants police to be able to arrest people for having marijuana on college and university campuses, even if they have a state-issued card allowing them to buy and use the drug. In new court filings Thursday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 8, 2017: Vegas judge between The Rock and a hard place

Posted by   /  June 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Marijuana, Regional News  /  No Comments

Las Vegas judge posts, removes doctored photo of ‘The Rock’ Despite Silicon Beach, Los Angeles is merely America’s 18th top tech city, report finds Nakamura is new chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court EPA gives Utah a break on meeting ozone standard Court Allows Colorado Couple to Sue Marijuana Growers

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Congress could free up banks to do business with marijuana companies

Posted by   /  June 6, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  1 Comment

By Trey Williams | MarketWatch A bipartisan amendment is under consideration by Congress that would allow federally-regulated banking institutions to do business with marijuana companies without fear of federal repercussions. The amendment, brought forth by Florida Republican Matt Gaetz and Florida Democrat Darren Soto, would prohibit federal banking agencies from discouraging or penalizing banks for […]

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Health director: Alternative pain relief could help curb opioid abuse, deaths; Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Dept. says cannabis an ‘off-ramp’ from addiction

Posted by   /  June 1, 2017  /  Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Faced with an average of two deaths a day, the state’s top health official is looking for ways to curb the abuse of opioids, both legal and otherwise. And some of that may involve getting doctors to find alternative relief for patients with chronic […]

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Arizona judge rejects effort to lower fees for medical marijuana users

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry said she does not dispute that the Department of Health Services is collecting more from medical marijuana […]

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Vote set on whether medical marijuana businesses can be near churches

Posted by   /  May 15, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Mesa Independent The Mesa Planning and Zoning Board on Wednesday is to vote on removing a requirement that medical-marijuana facilities be 1,200 feet from churches outside residential zoning districts. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. May 17 in the upper level council chambers, 57 E. First St. Board members will vote to recommend approval […]

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