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Colorado Sets Marijuana Sales Record With Over $140 Million Sold in August

There was over $140 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products sold legally in Colorado in August, setting a new monthly record. In total there was $141,322,108 in marijuana and marijuana products purchased legally in Colorado in August, according to the state’s Department of Revenue. This bests the previous record set the monthly prior ($138.8 million). …

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Study Finds Consumers of CBD-Rich Cannabis Extracts “Generally Tested Negative for THC in Hair”

According to a new study being published in the journal Forensic Science International, and epublished ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, even after repeated consumption of CBD-rich cannabis extracts consumers “generally tested negative for THC in hair”. “Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly popular for many different ailments and improvement of general well-being”, begins …

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WA Liquor and Cannabis Board Puts Hold on Edibles Ban, Seeks Public Comment

Just a week after announcing a ban on certain marijuana-infused products, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board says it’s placing a hold on the ban to give marijuana industry groups time to formulate and present alternative rules. In addition, the board has opened up a 30 day public comment period seeking input on the proposed …

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Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Law Takes Effect on Wednesday

 Marijuana possession and use will officially become legal for those 18+ in Canada on Wednesday, with regulated adult sales set to begin in several provinces around the country. Canada’s parliament approved Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, in June. It creates an overarching national regulatory framework and enables each province to establish its own …

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Congressman Says Trump Plans to Back State Marijuana Laws, Unveil Federal Reforms, Following Midterms

Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says that the Trump Administration has made a “solid commitment” to fix federal marijuana laws in order to respect states’ rights after next month’s election. In an interview with Fox Business on Thursday, Rohrabacher said that he had been talking with people inside the White House about ending marijuana prohibition, and says …

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Says State May Legalize Marijuana by the End of the Month

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) says state lawmakers may vote on marijuana legalization on October 29. “We’ve had good exchanges with both the legislative leadership sponsors and, most importantly, the teams in the trenches crafting this,” Murphy said during a recent live Facebook interview in which he was asked about legalizing marijuana . “I …

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FDA Seeking Public Comment on the Potential Rescheduling of Marijuana

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently seeking public comment regarding the potential rescheduling of marijuana and 16 other substances. “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting interested persons to submit comments concerning abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of” …

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Pennsylvania Committee Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Legislation that would decriminalize an individual’s first two instances of personal marijuana possession has been passed by a key House committee in Pennsylvania. House Bill 928 would reduce the penalty for possessing marijuana for the first and second  time from a misdemeanor to a fine of $300 with no possibility of jail time (given the …

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National Survey Finds 62% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center show a strong majority of American adults support legalizing marijuana. The national survey of 1,754 U.S. adults found 62% think marijuana should be made legal, while only about one-third of Americans (34%) think it should remain illegal. “A growing majority of Americans are ready to end the …

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Utah Governor to Call Special Session on Medical Marijuana After November Election

Next month voters in Utah will have the opportunity to legalize medical marijuana through a citizen’s initiative, but even if it fails the state’s governor says he plans to hold a special session on the issue. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Governor Gary Herbert has pledged to call a special legislative session to take up …

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