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Clarksville City Council adopts marijuana resolution
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The Clarksville City Council has adopted a resolution that supports the decriminalization of simple possession, or casual exchange, of marijuana for personal use. The resolution also supports access to, and use of, medical marijuana. The final vote on Thursday, Dec. 2, which included three amendments altering it from the original document presented
Ban On Cannabis Businesses Overturned By Enfield Town Council
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Cannabis dispensaries may now explore the possibility of establishing a location in Enfield following the repeal of the previous ordinance. After a 2-hour public hearing in which dozens of residents spoke both in favor of and against the possibility of a marijuana dispensary in town, the Enfield Town Council voted to repeal a September ordinance wh
New Mexico News Podcast: Is Law Enforcement Prepared for Legal Cannabis?
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New Mexico’s law enforcement agencies are among the many public entities bracing to see how recreational cannabis will change the state. Since the law passed in late March, a prominent northwest New Mexico sheriff has been expressing his concerns over how officers and deputies will enforce the new law and other outcomes that may come with it. This
Minnesota denies medical cannabis for anxiety, adds gummies
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State analysis of medical cannabis for anxiety and panic disorders leads health commissioner to conclude that the risks outweigh benefits.  Anxiety disorders won't be added next year to qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Minnesota. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm found too little evidence of benefits of medical cannabis use when co
Mitchell City Council approves one medical marijuana dispensary license, sidelines three due to zoning issues
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The remaining three applications were tabled in part due to their proposed dispensary locations falling within 1,000 feet from the Missouri group’s dispensary that’s planned to go inside the Runnings building when the retailer moves. The Mitchell City Council approved another medical marijuana dispensary license on Monday, but tabled three applicat
Janet Yellen Says 'Of Course' Cannabis Companies Banking Billions Would Help IRS
Politics
And the IRS is chomping at the bit. When Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter of the House Financial Services Committee asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday if she agreed that giving cannabis companies access to US banks would facilitate tax collection by the IRS, she replied “Yes, of course it would.”  No one doubts that the IRS would
New Mexico approves public financing for cannabis businesses
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New Mexico will provide business loans of up to $250,00 toward small-scale cannabis businesses in an effort to provide economic opportunity to communities that were hit hard by past criminal enforcement of marijuana laws. The Regulation and Licensing Department on Thursday announced that the loan program is moving forward, after a legislative panel
Local lawyer will fight for Whiteside Co. judge’s ruling on ‘cannabis odor’ in IL vehicles if overturned
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Attorney James Mertes will keep fighting at the appellate level if the ruling is appealed. He represented a local man arrested for possessing 2.6 grams of cannabis. It's a potential historic ruling that resulted from a simple traffic stop.  Local attorney James Mertes knows it has the chance to be overturned, but he plans to keep on fighting the id
AOC, Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill for 'Immediate Relief' From Cannabis Convictions
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"Goes to show that lawmakers don't have to agree on everything to find common ground on solutions to the challenges facing everyday Americans." Drug war foes welcomed the introduction Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives of a bipartisan bill to help states expunge cannabis convictions by reducing costs and red tape through a new federal pr
Biden’s oil and gas policy falls short on climate goals, House Democrats say
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Democrats on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday encouraged President Joe Biden to take stronger action to limit oil and gas production, while Republicans said reducing domestic production would only increase global emissions from overseas suppliers. In a hearing less than a week after the U.S. Interior Department released a repo
Here are five things to know about applying for a medical marijuana license in Aberdeen
Politics
Medical marijuana business license applications are now available in Aberdeen.  The application forms went live on the city's website Tuesday. As of late Wednesday afternoon, City Attorney Ron Wager said, no applications had come in. Given the track record of other cities like Sioux Falls, the dispensary spots might get taken quickly. In Aberdeen,
Minnesota: Medical marijuana program won’t cover anxiety disorders; edibles allowed
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The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday it’s not approving anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, unlike neighboring North Dakota and three other states. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said there’s not enough scientific evidence of benefits of medical cannabis use when compared to the possibility of “uni
Lake County voters to consider local marijuana tax
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With the legal sale of recreational marijuana set to begin Jan. 1 across Montana, Lake County residents are being asked to weigh in on whether to impose a local tax to benefit county and city governments. Lake County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to hold a special election to determine whether a local-option tax of 3% wi
Marijuana Banking Reform: Millions Seek Banking Services Via Defense Act
Politics
The feds have a vested interest in allowing marijuana businesses to access banking, if for no other reason than to more effectively collect taxes from them. In a bid to see marijuana banking reform passed as part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), vocal members of labor and financial organizations penned a letter to Senate le
Michigan lab fights back in court after becoming target of $230 million marijuana recall
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A marijuana safety lab is suing the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) over a recall that impacted nearly $230 million worth and 64,000 pounds of marijuana products in the state, mostly flower. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher M. Murray on Monday seemed to scold MRA for its lack of clear communication related to the matter.The mar
Three accused of having suspected fentanyl-laced marijuana in Brattleboro
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According to police a search of a residence on Brattle Street, in Brattleboro, turn out several containers that contained marijuana suspected to be laced with fentanyl. Police say the marijuana was sent to a lab for further analysis. Queensbury woman arrested for stealing thousands of dollars from golf course  On November 30, the Brattleboro Police

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