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Colorado has Garnered Over Half a Billion Dollars in New Revenue Since Start of Marijuana Legalization

Colorado has garnered over half a billion dollars in marijuana-related revenue since legal sales began in 2014, according to a new analysis of state data released Wednesday by Denver-based VS Strategies. The report — which can be found by clicking here — details the sources of the revenue and provides a snapshot of how it is being distributed. “Legalizing, regulating, …

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Nevada: Legal Marijuana Sale Begin Saturday

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Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Nevada on Saturday, making it the fifth state in U.S. where legal marijuana sales are taking place. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT, those in Nevada who are 21 and older will be able to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana or one-eighth of an ounce of marijuana-infused …

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Quinnipiac Poll Finds 93% of U.S. Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that the vast majority of American voters believe that marijuana should be legal, and that the federal government should respect states’ rights. According to the poll, an overwhelming 93% of U.S. voters believe that marijuana should be legal for medical purposes. A strong, though obviously smaller majority (59%) …

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Colorado: $1.3 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in 2016, Nearly $200 Million in Taxes Generated

Colorado Department of Revenue has released data showing that there was $1.3 billion in cannabis sold last year. This resulted in almost $200 million in new tax revenue for the state. A large portion is earmarked towards school construction and funding. “Over one billion dollars in marijuana sales that once took place in the underground …

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New Poll Asks Colorado Voters if they Support Repealing Amendment 64

According to a new poll released today by Public Policy Polling, a minority of voters in Colorado support an initiative to repeal Amendment 64, the cannabis legalization measure approved by voters in 2012. A majority of voters would reject such a repeal. According to the poll, just 36% of voters say they support repealing Amendment …

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DEA Makes Decision on Whether or Not to Reschedule Cannabis

Despite earlier reports that the DEA was set to reschedule cannabis this month, the agency has announced that they will retain cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, while easing restrictions on those wanting to research the plant. In reaching its conclusion, the DEA says that an evaluation shows that cannabis has no ‘‘currently accepted …

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U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Colorado’s Cannabis Legalization Law

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court today dismissed Nebraska and Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging Colorado’s law that allows for the legal possession, cultivation and retail distribution of cannabis. The lawsuit against Colorado’s cannabis law was filed in December, 2014 by the attorneys general for Nebraska and Oklahoma, who argued that the state’s decision …

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Poll Finds 3 out of 4 Ohio Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Approximately three out of four Ohio voters support amending the state constitution to legalize the medical use of cannabis, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling released today. The survey of 672 randomly selected Ohio voters was conducted February 17-18, just as advocates are preparing to launch a campaign in support of a …

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill in Senate to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition

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Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), a Democratic presidential candidate, introduced a bill Wednesday that would repeal all federal penalties for growing and possessing cannabis, giving states the full freedom to decide their own cannabis laws. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 would remove cannabis from the federal controlled substances list, while retaining penalties for …

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New Gallup Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis, Up 7% from Last Year

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A newly released Gallup poll has found that 58% of adults in the U.S. believe that cannabis should be made legal, up from 51% the last time the question was asked by Gallup in October, 2014. According to the poll of 10,015 people conducted between October 7-11 with a margin of error of plus or …

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