Tag Archives: Politics

Alaska House to feds: Stay out of the state’s marijuana industry

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 5:30 pm • Updated: Mar 19, 2018, 5:31 pm By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House is asking the federal government not to interfere in state-authorized marijuana businesses. The House voted 38-0 Monday

Missouri Senate passes bill legalizing industrial hemp

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:56 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 1:56 pm By The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a bill to legalize industrial hemp. The measure to create a hemp-growing pilot

Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Merkley pinning new marijuana banking measure to SAFE Banking Act

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 12:16 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 12:16 pm By The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a bipartisan group of senators are pushing legislation that would allow legal marijuana businesses

New Jersey governor calls for recreational marijuana legalization, higher taxes for schools

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants to raise the state sales tax and extend its reach, hike income taxes

Oklahoma medical marijuana bill fails in Senate ahead of ballot vote

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 11:14 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 11:14 am By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would legalize and regulate medical marijuana in Oklahoma has failed to pass in the Senate amid

Op-ed: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We’ve got a few things to show you

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 8:14 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 8:19 am By Los Angeles Times Editorial Board President Trump will visit Southern California on Tuesday for the first time since he traumatized the state’s liberal consensus by winning

Marijuana advocate Rep. Dana Rohrabacher battling to keep seat in Congress

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 10:01 am • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 10:06 am By Amy Taxin, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A well-known Republican on Friday filed papers to join a crowded field attempting to oust longtime GOP

Where do Illinois governor candidates stand on marijuana?

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 9:30 pm By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Democratic candidates for governor say it’s time for the state to legalize recreational marijuana, while Republican candidates oppose the

Jeff Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases

Published: Mar 10, 2018, 10:01 am • Updated: Mar 10, 2018, 10:06 am By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy

Colorado Republican congressman wants to reschedule marijuana to allow medical research

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 3:09 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 3:45 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January, 69 members of Congress, including six of Colorado’s seven members,

New Colorado bill corrects marijuana tax funding error that stiffed RTD, SCFD

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 11:21 am • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 11:21 am By Karen Antonacci, The Daily Camera Special districts that affect Boulder County residents can now collect marijuana tax revenues again after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill

After the success of cannabis legalization in Denver, could mushrooms be next?

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 10:34 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2018, 10:34 am By Jackie Crea, The Denver Channel DENVER – Colorado blazed trails when it legalized pot and now Denver could lead the way decriminalizing magic mushrooms. The group

Alaska measure rebuffing Sessions’ marijuana policy blocked by Republican state senator

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 5:54 am • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 9:27 am By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Senate was supposed to consider a measure Wednesday saying the federal government’s new enforcement policy on marijuana

Jeff Sessions acts “more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer,” California gov. says

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 12:40 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 12:40 pm By Sadie Gruman and Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown denounced U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for coming to the state to

Kentucky medical marijuana bill runs into law enforcement opposition

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 10:48 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 10:48 am By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. — A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky ran into strong opposition from law enforcement officials Tuesday during another

Marijuana advocate and “left-wing liberal” Beto O’Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas Senate

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 10:46 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 11:07 am By Todd J. Gillman and Katie Leslie, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — The fight between Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke pits a tea party

Las Vegas: no marijuana lounges until 2019, monitoring Denver social use licenses

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 1:07 pm By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun The Coffee Joint in Denver received the city’s first social-use marijuana permit license last week to become the initial pot consumption

Texas judge weighs whether father who treated autistic daughter with marijuana is fit to be her guardian

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 11:12 am • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 4:17 pm By Naomi Martin, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Christy Zartler had practiced what to say, yet she was still nervous on the witness stand. She and

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