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Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

17 Aug Two states rebut AG Sessions’ critiques of their cannabis laws

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a former Republican, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week asking the...

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11 Aug Week in Review: Nevada marijuana promotions, MMJ banking in Florida & Sessions’ letters

By Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

A Nevada regulator threatens crackdowns on marijuana promotions, a bank in Florida is openly working with MMJ businesses, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions writes letters to governors of three recreational cannabis states.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in...

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09 Aug AG’s letter to Oregon governor highlights illicit marijuana sector

Following similar letters to two other governors, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown noting that her state’s legal marijuana businesses haven’t slowed the black-market marijuana market.

Sessions was responding to an April letter from Brown and...

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07 Aug AG Sessions questions cannabis regulatory efficacy in CO, WA

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has contacted the governors of Colorado and Washington state and, using parallel language, questioned the effectiveness of state regulations designed to comply with the 2013 Cole Memo.

In letters to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington state Gov. Jay...

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04 Aug Nevada high court: Medical MJ business licenses are private

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the names of people who possess medical marijuana business licenses in the state are confidential and don’t have to be made available to the public.

The court’s decision stems from a lawsuit filed by the...

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31 Jul Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle

By Eli McVey

In Denver and Seattle – two of the largest recreational marijuana markets in the nation – retail cannabis stores are concentrated in low-income neighborhoods throughout each city.

A Marijuana Business Daily analysis of adult-use store locations and median household income by zip code found...

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28 Jul Study: Recreational cannabis sales would be boon for Colorado city

If Colorado Springs – the second-largest city in Colorado – were to allow recreational marijuana sales, its share of the state’s cannabis market would double to 14%, according to a new economic impact report by a University of Denver professor.

The study also found that allowing rec...

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28 Jul Study: Recreational cannabis sales would be boon for Colorado city

If Colorado Springs – the second-largest city in Colorado – were to allow recreational marijuana sales, its share of the state’s cannabis market would double to 14%, according to a new economic impact report by a University of Denver professor.

The study also found that allowing rec...

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20 Jul Federal agents meet with Colorado officials on cannabis policy

Four federal agents visited Colorado this week to meet with public officials about the state’s marijuana policy and oversight.

The delegation included representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Domestic Policy Council and the State...

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07 Jul Week in Review: Massachusetts rec cannabis delay, Denver social use & West Virginia MMJ advisers

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Massachusetts lawmakers table negotiations on the state’s recreational marijuana law, Denver finalizes rules for social cannabis use, and West Virginia creates an advisory board to help plan an MMJ industry.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana...

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