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26 Jun Alaska to weigh three onsite marijuana consumption proposals

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board next month will consider three proposals to allow onsite consumption in marijuana retail stores.

Under the board members’ recommendations, which will be considered at a July 11-14 meeting:

  • Customers would be allowed to try marijuana at a store, then would have to...

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26 Jun Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise

A six-member House-Senate conference committee has been selected to try to create a compromise bill to revamp the voter-approved recreational marijuana law in Massachusetts.

Legislative leaders assigned the panel Friday after the House formally rejected the Senate version of the bill.

The House conferees are Republican...

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26 Jun Chart: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers

By Eli McVey

With 165,000-230,000 full- and part-time workers, the U.S. cannabis industry has quickly become a major job generator.

Cannabis-related businesses now employ more people than there are dental hygienists and bakers in the United States and will soon surpass the number of telemarketers and pharmacists.

The...

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23 Jun Nevada enacts plan to start adult-use marijuana sales July 1

Nevada’s marijuana regulators believe they have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational marijuana sales scheduled to begin next month.

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed an emergency regulation intended to allow rec sales to...

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23 Jun Rhode Island to form recreational cannabis study commission

Rhode Island’s Senate and House of Representatives voted to end their debate over recreational marijuana legalization bills and instead created a 19-person commission to study the issue.

Among the commission’s mandates – after the Senate agreed Thursday with an earlier House vote to halt any MJ...

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23 Jun Mexican president signs medical marijuana legalization decree

Mexican President Pena Nieto made it official this week: His nation is the latest to legalize cannabis for medical purposes.

Many of the details of the country’s MMJ program are still unclear, and it seems that only low-THC marijuana will...

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