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Recreational Marijuana News

27 Jun California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja

By John Schroyer

California took a big step forward in June by passing a law designed to streamline government oversight for the state's medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Because the new measure combines two laws, it’s complicated.

So Marijuana Business Daily enlisted cannabis attorney Khurshid Khoja to help break it down.

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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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22 Jun Vermont adult-use cannabis legalization bill stalls in legislature

The Vermont state House of Representatives has blocked consideration of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Lawmakers in the House refused to take up the bill late Wednesday during a special veto session.

The measure won approval in the Senate on a voice vote...

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22 Jun Nevada retailers still targeting July 1 rec marijuana start amid uncertainty

By John Schroyer
A ruling by a Nevada judge has jeopardized the planned July 1 start date for early adult-use marijuana sales, but some retailers believe they'll be able to move ahead as planned.
At least until they run out of inventory.
Nevada retaile...

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22 Jun Nevada retailers still targeting July 1 rec marijuana start amid uncertainty

By John Schroyer
A ruling by a Nevada judge has jeopardized the planned July 1 start date for early adult-use marijuana sales, but some retailers believe they'll be able to move ahead as planned.
At least until they run out of inventory.
Nevada retaile...

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19 Jun 4 Reno MMJ dispensaries could be first in NV to sell rec marijuana

The Reno City Council approved recreational marijuana business licenses for four MMJ dispensaries, positioning them to become the first in Nevada to start selling adult-use cannabis.

Thanks to a decision by Nevada regulators, existing MMJ dispensaries are allowed to participate in an early...

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16 Jun CA lawmakers approve merger of rec, MMJ regulatory systems

The California legislature approved a state budget plan that includes a proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to merge the regulatory systems for both medical and recreational marijuana businesses.
The implications of the move are enormous for cannabis compan...

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16 Jun Denver businesses losing interest in onsite cannabis consumption

Nearly all the businesses that had expressed interest in taking advantage of a new voter-approved initiative to allow onsite cannabis consumption say the initial regulations governing the issue are too burdensome.

And that means the city’s social use plan may be for naught.

One of...

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16 Jun Week in Review: Vermont’s MMJ expansion, cannabis standards & Sessions’ warning

By John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

Vermont adds dispensaries and qualifying conditions to its medical marijuana program, two standards organizations begin work on the cannabis sector, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tries to strip MMJ protections.

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

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14 Jun Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana bill causing concern

A sharply divided legislative committee in Massachusetts voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for major changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana law, including higher taxes on retail sales and handing more control over cannabis shops to municipal officials.

Some lawmakers suggested that as currently...

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