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Recreational Marijuana News

20 Oct Maine gov proposes stalling rec marijuana sales until 2019

Maine’s Republican governor is proposing that state lawmakers consider simply delaying recreational marijuana sales, instead of passing a legislative rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana law.
The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday to co...

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19 Oct Two new marijuana markets – AR and MA – encounter obstacles

Arkansas’ medical marijuana program and Massachusetts’ adult-use industry have encountered stumbling blocks that could slow their full-fledged launches.
According to Talk Business and Politics, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission said...

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10 Oct As marijuana consumption licenses stall, some entrepreneurs see opportunity

More than three months after setting rules for the nation’s first licensed marijuana consumption clubs, Denver has yet to receive any applications.

And that stalemate has officials in other states and jurisdictions holding off on licensing consumption clubs or lounges.

Denver officials are brushing off complaints that...

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09 Oct California governor OKs marijuana use at beaches, state parks

Marijuana retailers in California should be breathing a sigh of relief after Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have prevented people from smoking cannabis on beaches and in state parks.

The governor vetoed two bills, including one that would have imposed $100 fines for consumption...

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09 Oct Chart: Record first month of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada

By Eli McVey

Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry is off to a blistering start, with early sales far surpassing the totals other adult-use markets posted their first few weeks.

The development highlights how different approaches to the rollout of recreational marijuana – as well as unique market dynamics...

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06 Oct Home cultivation of recreational cannabis debated in WA

Recreational marijuana home grows are still a hot button issue among Washington state residents, and regulators were not given an easy path forward after a hearing Wednesday on whether to legalize them.
Although registered medical cannabis patients are...

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28 Sep San Francisco rec marijuana sales won’t start in January

San Francisco, the birthplace of the modern marijuana industry, is a little behind schedule.

City officials are now saying recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January, according to SF Gate, which is the earliest any California municipality would be able to launch an...

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27 Sep Massachusetts marijuana agency seeking executive director

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is hiring. And not just for any job.

The board needs an executive director.

The director “will guide internal operations and chair the Cannabis Advisory Board,” according to TV station WWLP. Qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree...

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27 Sep L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules, but talks continue

By John Schroyer
Newly released draft regulations that would govern Los Angeles' licensed marijuana industry starting next year immediately created a firestorm amid stakeholders, with some fearing they could force many companies to set up shop in other...

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25 Sep Cannabis campaign in Fairbanks, Alaska, heads into final days

Leading up to a municipal election next week, it appears that marijuana companies in Fairbanks, Alaska are well-positioned to keep their business interests alive.

Voters in Alaska’s third-largest city, along with Fairbanks North Star Borough, will decide on Oct. 3 whether to continue...

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