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Massachusetts: Recreational Cannabis Stores Permitted To Reopen For Curbside Pickup Under State Guidelines - Cannabis News

As part of Gov. Charlie Baker's phased reopening plan, recreational cannabis stores in Massachusetts will be allowed to reopen for curbside pickup on May 25.

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Missouri: Lawmakers seek to increase the number of medical marijuana licenses - Cannabis News

State lawmakers are pushing forward with a plan to dramatically increase the number of licenses to grow, process and sell medical marijuana in Missouri, months before dispensaries around the state are expected to open their doors.

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Help wanted, no pot test required: New NYC law takes effect - Cannabis News

New York City has barred many employers from making job applicants get tested for marijuana use, under a law that took effect over the weekend.

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Kansas couple settle lawsuit over botched raid for $150,000 - Cannabis News

A Kansas City-area couple whose home was raided in a 2012 search for marijuana has settled for $150,000 their federal lawsuit against the Johnson County sheriff’s deputies who led the operation.

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Ohio state crime lab can now distinguish between marijuana and hemp, allowing more pot cases in courts - Cannabis News

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is ready to start testing cannabis plants and oils in drug cases, thanks to new equipment that will help technicians distinguish between hemp and marijuana.

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Feds Prosecuted Even Fewer Marijuana Cases In 2019 As More States Legalize, New Data Shows - Cannabis News

Federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking declined again in 2019, and drug possession cases overall saw an even more dramatic decline, according to a new report published by the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Monday.

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DEA Proceeds With Marijuana Grow Licensing Applications - Canabis News

The DEA first announced its intent to license private entities to grow Cannabis for FDA approved clinical trials in 2016.

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You can’t be fired in N.J. for failing drug test because of medical marijuana, court rules - Cannabis News

New Jersey’s top court ruled Tuesday that workers can’t be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana.

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DEA Admits State-Level Marijuana Legalization Reduces Illegal Market Demand - Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently acknowledged in a report that state-level marijuana legalization reduces instances of illegal interstate trafficking.

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Texas state crime labs won’t test suspected marijuana in low-level cases - Cannabis News

The Texas Department of Public Safety said last week that it would not perform testing to distinguish between hemp and marijuana in misdemeanor cases.

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Law Enforcement Is Trying To Be Cannabis Cool, But It’s Not Easy - Cannabis News

How is a cop supposed to tell the difference between a consumer using a legal product, and an illegal consumer using or transporting a product from the illicit market?

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Kansas City, MO mayor to pardon municipal violations for marijuana possession - Cannabis News

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said he will begin pardoning those who have received municipal violations for marijuana possession and those non-violent offenders who were convicted for having marijuana drug paraphernalia.

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How do police officers spot high drivers? - Cannabis News

It’s been over a month since recreational marijuana sales have been made legal in Illinois and medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri. So how do police officers spot high drivers on the road?

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Colorado bill would protect employees from dismissal for off-duty cannabis use - Cannabis News

Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that, if passed, could have wide-reaching implications on a controversial issue: employees facing dismissal from their places of work due to off-duty cannabis use.

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‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use - Cannabis News

Kansas native Larry Burgess has spent nearly three years living in Colorado. He doesn’t know where he’ll be spending the next three years—whether in his newly-adopted home state or on probation or in prison in Kansas.

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Austin police will stop arrests, tickets in most low-level marijuana cases - Cannabis News

The decision to back away from pursuing criminal charges against people with small amounts of pot comes after state lawmakers legalized hemp last year in a way that threw marijuana prosecution into chaos.

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Marijuana Record Expungement Movement Growing Rapidly, Report Shows - Cannabis News

More state and local governments are signing onto not just marijuana legalization, but record expungement as well.

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Pot seizures jumped at U.S. border in the year after Canada legalized cannabis - Cannabis News

Marijuana seizures at the U.S. border jumped in the year after Canada legalized recreational cannabis.

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Medical marijuana advocates urge Tennessee police not to oppose new legislation - Cannabis News

Currently, Tennessee is among a dwindling number of states where marijuana has been neither decriminalized nor legalized for medical or recreational use.

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Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension - Cannabis News

Data suggests that some customers will cross state lines in search of state-licensed marijuana retailers, despite warnings that it’s illegal to bring the product back home.

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