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13 Feb Cannabis legalization lawsuit gets key hearing Wednesday

A lawsuit that seeks marijuana legalization nationwide through the courts will face one of its first major hurdles Wednesday, when attorneys present oral arguments to halt the U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to dismiss the case. The suit, filed ...

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12 Feb Massachusetts DAs ask regulators to nix home delivery, cannabis cafes

District attorneys are asking Massachusetts marijuana regulators to hold off on the licensing of certain types of businesses, including so-called cannabis cafes and home delivery services. In a letter to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission, the...

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09 Feb First marijuana retailer in Tacoma, Washington, shuttered for not paying taxes

A nearly 4-year-old cannabis retail operation in Tacoma has been closed down because it had an unpaid state tax bill of $1.4 million. The Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board revoked the business license of Rainier on Pine and also seized all can...

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09 Feb First marijuana retailer in Tacoma, Washington, shuttered for not paying taxes

A nearly 4-year-old cannabis retail operation in Tacoma has been closed down because it had an unpaid state tax bill of $1.4 million. The Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board revoked the business license of Rainier on Pine and also seized all can...

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24 Jan Poll: 57% of Michigan voters back recreational marijuana legalization

With a statewide ballot measure in Michigan likely to go before voters in November, the campaign working on the initiative just got some good news. According to a recent poll of Michigan voters, a solid 57% of them already support adult-use legalizatio...

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23 Jan Reporter’s California Notebook: State’s marijuana evolution continues

Marijuana Business Daily reporter John Schroyer was on the ground in California, posting firsthand accounts detailing the historic, Jan. 1 launch of the state’s recreational marijuana market. Scroll down for an inside account from cannabis business exe...

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22 Jan Chart: Sales growth slowing in Colorado’s recreational marijuana market

Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado are continuing to grow, but at a slower pace – another sign that the nation’s oldest adult-use market is reaching maturity. Despite a couple of record-setting months in 2017 – when sales eclipsed $100 mill...

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19 Jan Fate of marijuana business protection uncertain as government shutdown looms

The only current federal law protecting medical marijuana businesses from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could expire Friday evening if Congress doesn’t reach an agreement on the national budget, which is set to expire at midnight eastern ti...

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10 Jan Washington state cannabis oversupply spurs calls for change

(This is the second installment in a two-part series on challenges facing Washington state’s marijuana industry. Click here to read Part I.) Washington state’s cannabis supply continues to swell, flooding the market and causing both wholesa...

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08 Jan Sessions’ move could slow cannabis investment money, but analysts doubt long-term impact

News that federal prosecutors have wider discretion to enforce federal drug law could put at least a temporary damper on investment money flowing into the U.S. cannabis sector, but analysts doubt the money will dry up. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessio...

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