January 2018

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state’s addiction woes from opioid painkillers. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at a state Capitol event last week to promote a medical marijuana legalization bill introduced in the state House. Advocates included Eric Crawford, […]

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Susan Spencer Telegram Gazette Staff @SusanSpencerTG GRAFTON – Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to sign a community benefit agreement, and voted 3-2 to sign a letter of non-opposition, for a medical marijuana cultivation plant proposed by Olde World Remedies. Unlike the first time a medical marijuana business came to town seeking to set up operation, when […]

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DEXTER — During the November 2016 election Maine residents approved a referendum concerning the possession and use of marijuana by those 21 and older which also allows for the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing and sale of marijuana and products subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance. In the year since the vote, town officials […]

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra wants to legalize recreational marijuana use in New York and use the revenue to fund transportation improvements. Giambra, former Erie County executive, would dedicate all tax revenue generated by the move to transportation projects, according to the New York Daily News. “Adult use of marijuana can produce revenue for the […]

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By Marisa Kendall, The Cannifornian As recreational marijuana sales ramp up throughout California’s Bay Area, could the newly legal drug end up creating an unexpected type of high — in the real estate market? Researchers looking at the impact of legalized recreational marijuana on Denver’s home prices found a surprising trend: dispensaries that began selling […]

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)— The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with Capitol Petroleum and Mr. Farooq Shahzad, its owner. The settlement relates to the sale of synthetic cannabinoids out of Capitol Petroleum locations in Madison. Attorney General Brad Schimel said, “Thanks to creative thinking of investigators and attorneys, DOJ was able to […]

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President Trump’s “shithole countries” comment last Thursday continued to rock Washington, DC this week. The president’s outburst, made in the midst of negotiations over immigration reform, has affected everything from international relations to medical marijuana. Yes, medical marijuana. Trump’s comments effectively blew up a fragile deal on DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program […]

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A judge has ordered Illinois officials to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, a ruling that could greatly expand access to the drug. The Illinois Department of Public Health had rejected intractable pain — defined as pain that’s resistant to treatment — but Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ordered the agency […]

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By Elise Young, Bloomberg Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor, vowing to make good on economic promises unfulfilled by his Republican predecessor and counteract what he called catastrophic social and fiscal policy by the Trump administration. Murphy, 60, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany and Goldman Sachs senior director, pledged […]

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Legalizing marijuana is going to be a huge issue in 2018 gubernatorial races. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File Take, for example, the candidates for governor from both major parties who held press conferences to discuss ending cannabis prohibition in the past week. On Monday, New York Republican gubernatorial hopeful Joel Giambra unveiled a proposal to legalize marijuana and […]

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