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Marijuana is emerging among California's vineyards, offering promise and concern

Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as a rival to the valley’s grapes but as a high-value commodity that could help reinvigorate a fading agricultural tradition along the state’s Central Coast.

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A cannabis Coke and a smile? Colorado companies hoping to tap infused beverage craze

When Coca-Cola publicly announces it is sizing up business opportunities in a specific industry, people tend to take notice.That was the case with in mid September, when Coke -- the world's largest beverage company, said it was keeping an eye on cannabis infused drinks, with a particular focus on beverages containing the non-psychoactive compound CBD.

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Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers.

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New attorney general must protect states' rights on marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says

The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana -- at least if Republican Sen.

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After long wait, 1st legal marijuana shops on East Coast to open

With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado.

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Michigan becomes 10th state to legalize recreational pot; other measures pass in Missouri and Utah

In midterm elections that saw Democrats gain control of the House and reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate, more states also voted to legalize marijuana.

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Louisville poised to tweak marijuana buffers, limits on stores

A series of proposed code tweaks could eliminate caps on how many marijuana retailers are allowed within Louisville and slash the city's current school buffer requirements.

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Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice.

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Where marijuana is on the ballot Tuesday - and where it's most likely to win

It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico's supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada's recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October.

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Recent California conviction of stoned driver shows potentially deadly consequences of driving high

While alcohol-related DUIs remain far more common, this past week a case involving a motorist prosecutors say was solely under the influence of marijuana provided a stark example of the danger of driving while stoned.

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First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States.

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Lawsuit over pot, property values could have broad impacts

A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value.

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Colorado's anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

The Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization that includes five years of data on everything from driving to children to hospitalizations to illegal trafficking.

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Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation in Pueblo tied to Cuban syndicate

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate.

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Illegal-marijuana raids in Pueblo West net 340 plants in five homes, five suspects arrested

Illegal marijuana grows at several homes in Pueblo West were raided Wednesday, resulting in five arrests and seizure of an estimated $1.2 million of marijuana.

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Bust uncovers 1,500 pounds of marijuana, worth estimated $4.5 million, in Montrose County

A massive marijuana grow with about 1,500 pounds of plants worth and estimated $4.5 million was busted on the Western slope over the weekend.

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Pot at a pub? Colorado agencies tell Denver they're not budging on indoor marijuana smoking

Want to vape weed at a bar? It's not happening anytime soon, according to a new letter from five different Colorado state agencies to the Denver City Council.

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No on Amendment X: Keep hemp legal and constitutional

Sure sounds like routine fine-tuning; Amendment X would “change the industrial hemp definition from constitutional to statutory.”

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Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk.

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Colorado cracks a billion in annual marijuana sales in record time, generating $200M in tax revenue

Marijuana sales in Colorado have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report.

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Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado marijuana businesses

Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say.

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Two people arrested in Pueblo County after fire at mobile home, investigators suspect hash oil blaze

Two people were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo County after firefighters and police responded to a fire, which allegedly was sparked by butane hash oil production.

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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it.

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Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL -- yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.

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Terrapin Care Station offers discounted weed for registered voters

Terrapin Care Station is trying a novel approach to encouraging people to register to vote -- discounted weed.

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Cannabis Wire Pose The Worrying Question. Will Chris Christie Be The Next AG ? Reports Say He Is A Front Runner.

Apparently there are rumblings. .. To remind you, this is the sort of thing he's said in the past. "“You wanna elect somebody else who’s willing to legalize marijuana and expose our children to that gateway drug and the effects it has on their brain, you’ll have to live with yourself if you do that — but it’s not going to be this governor who does it.”

Announcement: Colorado Dept of Revenue – Enforcement Division – Marijuana

As part of the Marijuana Enforcement Division's 2018 permanent rulemaking session, on November 09, 2018, Executive Director Michael Hartman, as the State Licensing Authority, adopted permanent medical and retail marijuana rules, which have been published on the Division's website.

Press Release: Hoban Law Group Joins New Frontier Data in First International Cannabis Alliance

InterCannAlliance Symposia in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa offer education to new market entrants 

Poland: Regulates For Medicinal Use

Polish pharmacists will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalised for medicinal purposes. Under new regulations that came into force on Wednesday cannabis from imported plants can be processed at Polish pharmacies - as long as it has been logged with the country's Office for Registration of Medical Products.

Airports, Cannabis & Domestic Travel in the US

Great piece by Bloomberg detailing how authorities are now reacting to all the new rules in place. As always it depends upon which state and even which airport within each state.

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly has proposed amendments to the Health Ministry that would “legalize” both medical cannabis and Kratom for possession & distribution

On Friday, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly proposed amendments to the Health Ministry that would legalize both medical cannabis and Kratom for possession and distribution, according to the Washington Post. This should set both Malaysia & Singapore thinking.

Rohrabacher loses US House seat to Democrat

MJ Biz reports..U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, one of the cannabis industry’s most outspoken allies on Capitol Hill, has lost his congressional seat. The California Republican from Orange County lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Harley Rouda after a lengthy vote-counting process that stretched into Wednesday. The final tally: Rouda 50.7%, Rohrabacher 49.3%.

“Nothing can come of nothing: speak again.” King Lear (I, i, 92)

Lear isn't a half bad analogy for the state of the UK medical cannabis "situation". We say.."Howl, howl, howl, howl! Oh, you men are made of stone! If I were you with eyes and a tongue to speak with, I’d crack heaven wide open with my laments!" The Citech Compliance Team write... "It's been only one week, but already there are a total of ZERO new medical cannabis patients in the UK. "

Cannabis Law Report Sponsor & Editor Features In Philly.com

Yes we are blowing our own horn but great to see Andrew Sacks , editor & sponsor of CLR featured in Philly.com this week.

Mexican Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Cannabis Sales

Olga Sánchez Cordero, a senator who is expected to become interior secretary in the government of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has filed a bill in which it would be legal to use, possess, cultivate and sell of cannabis, subject to regulations.

MJ Stocks Has The Perfect Headline ” Court Is Not In Sessions”

Trump tweets....."“WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MATTHEW G. WHITAKER, CHIEF OF STAFF TO ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WILL BECOME OUR NEW ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES. HE WILL SERVE OUR COUNTRY WELL.”"

Mexico’s Ruling Party Will Set Legalization Wheels in Motion, Post Supreme Court Decision

Marijuana Moment reports...“we are going to take a step forward in the regulation that may already involve the production, marketing and distribution of marijuana,” said Olga Sánchez Cordero, a senator who is expected to become interior secretary in the incoming government of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary

MJ Biz report...Judge David Thomson, in a ruling issued Friday, struck down the New Mexico health department’s 450-plant limit on producers. The cap was said to be responsible for higher-than-average medical marijuana prices.

CA: San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge David Cohn Strikes Down Fontana Ordinances On Personal Cultivation Rights

California NORML  have news of what's possibly a ground moving decision with regard to personal cultivation in the state. ......"The issue in this case is how far a city can restrict the category of persons who are entitled to grow marijuana plants, and the circumstances under which they may grow the plants, without running afoul of the AUMA's requirement that the regulations be 'reasonable.' The City of Fontana has gone too far," wrote the judge.

Trademark First of Many Hurdles For Rec Cannabis In South Africa Says Article

Business Insider South Africa report, "But those looking to venture into the weed trade, especially the manufacture of dagga products, could run into unexpected trouble – with trademark registration."

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