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Four Governors Send Letter to Trump Administration Officials Urging them Respect State Marijuana Laws

Governors from four states have joined forces in sending a letter to Trump Administration officials urging them to support state marijuana laws. In the letter dated today, Governors Bill Walker (Alaska), John Hickenlooper (Colorado), Kate Brown (Oregon) and Jay Inslee (Washington) begin by asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to “engage …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Requiring Schools to Allow Medical Cannabis Use

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law legislation that requires schools to establish policies allowing students who are medical cannabis patients to use their medicine while at school. The governor’s signature comes roughly a month after the measure was passed in the House of Representatives with a 56 to 9 vote; it was passed …

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Colorado Governor Who Called Cannabis Legalization ‘Reckless’ No Longer Opposes it

In 2012, Colorado voters gave approval to Amendment 64, legalizing recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older. Among the law’s most vocal and prominent opponents was the state’s Governor, John Hickenlooper, who called the decision by voters “reckless”. At the time, Hickenlooper said he would “wave a magic wand” to reverse the decision, if he …

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Colorado Legislature Passes Legislation Allowing Medical Cannabis Use in Schools

Colorado’s full legislature has given overwhelming approval to legislation that would allow students who are medical cannabis patients to use their medicine while at school. The vote in the House of Representatives was 56 to 9, while the vote in the Senate was unanimous, 35 to 0. Colorado lawmakers last year passed a measure allowing …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Reduce Cannabis Tax, Establish One Day Cannabis Tax Break

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday a bill that will permanently cut the state’s tax on recreational cannabis sales, in addition to establishing a one day cannabis tax-break. The tax cut, from 10% to 8%, will go into effect in early 2017. Proponents of the move believe it will lower the price of …

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Colorado Legislature Passes Legislation to Establish Hemp Seed Program, Sent to Governor for Consideration

Colorado’s full Legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 196, a proposal to establish a certified hemp seed program. The measure has been sent to Governor John Hickenlooper, who’s expected to sign it into law. If signed by Governor Hickenlooper, or allowed to become law without his signature, Senate Bill 196 would establish a hemp …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Allow Those on Probation to Use Medical Cannabis

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed House Bill 1267 into law, allowing those on probation to use medical cannabis. Medical cannabis has been legal in Colorado since voters approved Amendment 20 in 2000. However, the use of the medicine while on probation or parole has remained prohibited. House Bill 1267, which takes effect immediately, changes …

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Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis in Schools Passes Colorado Legislature, Governor Plans to Sign

Legislation to allow students to use a cannabis medicine at school has cleared Colorado’s House with overwhelming support, and has passed the Senate with unanimous support. The bill now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper; a spokeswoman for the campaign says he plans to soon sign the bill into law. “We allow children to take all …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Banning Use of EBT Cards at Cannabis Outlets

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation (HB 15-1298) into law that prohibits the use of electronic benefit cards (EBTs) at legal cannabis outlets. Cannabis outlets now join liquor stores, casinos and gun shops as locations where EBT cards can’t be used. Opponents of the measure argued that it could it could place a burden …

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Colorado Bill to Allow Those on Probation or Parole to Use Medical Cannabis Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

House Bill 1267, a proposal to allow those on probation or parole to use medical cannabis, has been passed by Colorado’s House of Representatives and Senate, sending it to Governor John Hickenlooper for consideration. “If it’s in the constitution, you should have the right to use it on probation,” says Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), the …

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