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Was there marijuana in that ice cream? Pot industry woos Arizona lawmakers in Denver

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Nineteen of Arizona’s state lawmakers traveled to Denver for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council, largely underwritten by corporate interests. For the first time the National Cannabis Industry Association was among the interests attending the gathering, where politicos and corporations mingle and talk policy. Following a […]

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Attorney General Sessions’ Las Vegas Speech ignores Nevada pot-sales ’emergency;’ ‘cautiously optimistic,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department

Posted by   /  July 14, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Jeff Sessions missed major opportunities this week to rail against legal marijuana, giving marijuana-industry experts some much-craved hope that a crackdown is not imminent. The cannabis-hating U.S. Attorney General delivered a speech at the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas on Wednesday about crime, drugs, and immigration, but failed to […]

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Slippery slope? Citing race, crime, addiction disease, Oregon moves to decriminalize hard drugs

Posted by   /  July 11, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer regon, which first approved physician-assisted suicide and decriminalization of marijuana, continues on its path as the nation’s most liberal state with a move to decriminalize six controlled drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and the so-called “date drug” ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk […]

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Top VC firm benchmark just poured millions into this startup’s marijuana breathalyzer

Posted by   /  July 7, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Alex Konrad | Forbes Venture capitalist Mike Lynn was cycling in the Berkeley Hills in 2014 when the cars started passing him at high speed. As they whizzed by on the winding roads in California’s Bay Area, they left behind mementos: the distinct smell of marijuana. Lynn’s day job was to invest in startups, […]

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Canadian for-profits eye East Valley as they cash in on marijuana market

Posted by   /  July 2, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune Canadian companies are investing millions of dollars into Arizona’s medical marijuana market in order to turn profits and wield influence over the state’s lucrative non-profit dispensary market. One company, Canadian Bioceutical Corp., has paid $30 million to acquire management firms that provide services to two Mesa dispensaries. These […]

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Cannabis, Hemp: Navajo Nation Council Committee approves production ‘non-Navajo medicine’

Posted by   /  July 1, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent The Navajo Nation Council Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered legislation this week that would allow economic development through the production of cannabis and hemp. The legislation would amend Navajo Nation code to allow for an exception in the criminal code stating, “it shall not be unlawful for any business, as […]

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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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