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Helena man arrested with meth and marijuana in Idaho
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 A Helena man was arrested for trafficking drugs in Idaho. Wesley V. Long, of Helena, was pulled over in Bingham County for making a lane change without signaling. The Trooper stopped Long and in speaking with him, found evidence of drug use. During a search of the vehicle, Troopers located several large bags of raw marijuana and three large baggie
Chico to take another look at cannabis law
Politics
City attorney asked to analyze current guidelines Upon returning to its cannabis business ordinance Tuesday, the Chico City Council made the decision to ask City Attorney Vince Ewing to analyze what is currently in place and return with some new ideas. The item was brought forward by Mayor Andrew Coolidge as a way to look beyond dispensaries toward
Moonshine stills and a marijuana grow found after Wednesday’s Harrah standoff, negotiator describes sequence of events
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Oklahoma County authorities found two moonshine stills and a marijuana grow in the home of a Harrah man after a four-hour standoff Wednesday afternoon. The negotiator KFOR spoke with, Michael Davenport, said the call started out as a suicidal person. After some time on the phone with the man, it came to a peaceful end. “I don’t know if he’s a good
Brookfield Township Police seize suspected cocaine, marijuana from driver
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Brookfield Township Police confirmed a driver was arrested after a traffic stop lead to officers finding various suspected drugs on Dec. 9. BTPD stated officers pulled over a vehicle driving from Farrell to Warren for a marked lanes violation. Officers detected criminal indicators and a probable search cause was conducted on the vehicle, according
North Coast lawmaker joins call to ease tax burden for California cannabis industry
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State Sen. Mike McGuire said Wednesday he plans to introduce legislation early next year to eliminate the state cultivation tax paid by cannabis growers, a favored target of the industry. “We need to take a close look at the overall tax rate and whether it is impeding the overall growth of the cannabis market,” he said. “The bottom line is this: Cu
Gov. Beshear Talks Economic Success, Legalizing Marijuana, & Speculation of Presidential Run
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Kentucky is ending 2021 on a high note. At least when it comes to the economy, according to Governor Andy Beshear. The Bluegrass Governor told 44News, by the end of the year, new capital investments in the state will near $11 Billion. That is roughly double the annual investment Kentucky sees in a normal year. That investment will create nearly 16,
Search Warrant Uncovers 220 Pounds of Marijuana at Shasta Lake Residence
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Methamphetamine paraphernalia, pills, and Butane Honey Oil were also discovered by officials. On Dec. 8, a deputy with the City of Shasta Lake Station authored a search warrant of Rebecca Lyons, 48, residence. Lyons residence is located within the City of Shasta Lake. She was arrested on Dec. 3 after deputies found her in possession of marijuana, m
New marijuana laws offer opportunity
Politics
Virginia Cultivars hope to produce, educate and give back July 1, 2021 was a historic date in Virginia as the Commonwealth became one of just 18 states to legalize marijuana for simple possession and home cultivation for adults 21 and over. For some, like Hillsville’s Virginia Cultivars, that could mean a world of opportunity for both the business
DuPage County Board revisiting ban on recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas
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As marijuana businesses find growing acceptance in the suburbs, DuPage County Board members are considering whether to lift a ban on retail pot stores in unincorporated areas. County board member Liz Chaplin said more and more towns that had previously rejected recreational sales have since voted to allow shops within their borders. She's called on
Who Is To Blame For Cannabis Still Being a Schedule 1 Drug?
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Is it the fault of the DEA or HHS? Does marijuana have medical value? That is the question. And the answer depends on whom you ask. On the one hand, we have 36 states plus the District of Columbia saying yes it does through their legal medical cannabis programs. Then, on the federal level, authorities insist the answer is no, which is keeping marij
Hartford to hold cannabis town hall
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The town of Hartford will be holding an informational meeting on cannabis legislation next week. The Hartford Selectboard and Hartford Community Coalition want to hear from you in a town hall scheduled for Monday. They say the state legislature and Vermont Cannabis Control Board are in the process of developing ordinances and policies for a regulat
Tax deductibles expanded for disabled veterans, financial reporting eased for marijuana facilities
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Two bills signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will expand income tax deductions for disabled veterans and ease requirements for marijuana facilities. Senate Bill 25 will allow disabled veterans to deduct taxable income attributed to the cancellation or forgiveness of a student loan pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Total and Perme
Virginia marijuana legalization: What worked, what hasn't worked, and what's ahead in 2022
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On April 8, Virginia became the first southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults and the bill was signed into law July 1 by Gov. Ralph Northam. "It is a huge day for equity in the Commonwealth," said then-House Majority Leader Del. Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, after an exhaustive legislative process putting togethe
Montgomery city council approves ordinance for medical cannabis dispensary
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Montgomery city leaders are taking steps to bring a medical cannabis dispensary to the capital city. On Tuesday, council members unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the operation of a medical cannabis dispensary within city limits. The law recently passed in the legislature allows for five dispensaries across the state. City leaders say t
Missouri effort launched to put legal marijuana to 2022 vote
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Leaders of a group working to legalize marijuana for adult use in Missouri say they believe the measure will pass if they collect enough signatures to get the issue on next year’s ballot. Legal Missouri 2022 launched its initiative petition campaign last week in St. Louis. If voters approve the measure, anyone 21 or older could buy marijuana for an
Wellington marijuana initiative officially passes by a single vote
Politics
After a recount found no change in the vote totals, Wellington's marijuana ballot measure has officially passed. The town will repeal its ban on marijuana dispensaries, effective in February. Voters favored ballot measure 2B by a one-vote margin, with 1,678 voting "yes" to dispensaries and 1,677 voting no in Larimer County's final official election

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