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L.A. County marijuana tax for homeless services to appear on November's ballot – Cannabis News

Los Angeles County voters will decide this fall whether to tax marijuana businesses to help pay for housing and health services for the homeless.

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L.A. County marijuana tax for homeless services to appear on November's ballot – Cannabis News

Los Angeles County voters will decide this fall whether to tax marijuana businesses to help pay for housing and health services for the homeless.

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Oregon dispensaries sell close to $60 million in recreational pot over first five months this year – Cannabis News

Nearly $60 million worth of recreational marijuana was sold in Oregon during the first five months of taxed sales, according to estimated figures released Wednesday by the state.

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The Cannabis Industry Finds Ways to Give Back to the Community – Cannabis News

Those running retail marijuana dispensaries or cultivation facilities want to be taken seriously, and many have taken it upon themselves to find ways to engage in their communities.

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Marijuana sales tax revenue huge boon for Colorado cities – Marijuana News

From small towns that barely dot the map to the state’s largest urban areas, revenue from retail marijuana sales is helping communities address homelessness, send children to college, patch potholes, secure water rights and fund an array of projects.

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Legalizing marijuana would reap $300M a year in taxes for N.J., advocates say – Marijuana News

TRENTON — New Jersey could reap $300 million a year in sales tax revenue by legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a new report by supporters of the effort.

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Cannabis By The Numbers: How Much Money Will States Bring in From Marijuana in 2016? - Marijuana News

Nationwide marijuana legalization could produce up to $28 billion in yearly tax revenue a new study found.

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Colorado city will use $1.5 million cannabis tax revenues to help the homeless – Marijuana News

Aurora, the third largest city in the state, will donate funds to organizations which help low-income people with housing and community services.

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The Government Could Make a Buttload of Tax Cash off of Legal Marijuana – Marijuana News

As more and more states legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use, federal state and local governments are in for a tax bonanza, according to a new pair of reports from the nonprofit Tax Foundation.

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Both Sides of Legal Marijuana Debate Gather at Connecticut State Capitol – Marijuana News

HARTFORD – There won't be a vote on legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Connecticut this year but that didn't stop supporters and opponents from speaking out at an informational hearing at the Capitol Tuesday.

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Both Sides of Legal Marijuana Debate Gather at Connecticut State Capitol – Marijuana News

HARTFORD – There won't be a vote on legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Connecticut this year but that didn't stop supporters and opponents from speaking out at an informational hearing at the Capitol Tuesday.

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Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts Could Rake in a Whopping $1 Billion in 4 Years – Marijuana News

Marijuana sales could surpass $1 billion in the state of Massachusetts by the year 2020 — if the state chooses to legalize weed for recreational purposes in the fall, that is.

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Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts Could Rake in a Whopping $1 Billion in 4 Years – Marijuana News

Marijuana sales could surpass $1 billion in the state of Massachusetts by the year 2020 — if the state chooses to legalize weed for recreational purposes in the fall, that is.

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Why Richard Branson spent extra time in Colorado – Marijuana News

Branson’s firsthand exposure to cannabis-funded drug abuse treatment in Colorado is significant, state officials and marijuana industry representatives agree.

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Will falling oil prices help push marijuana legalization in Texas? Advocates hope so. – Marijuana News

AUSTIN — Optimistic advocates hope Texas will legalize the green to make more green. Low oil prices could make the stakes higher than ever for Texas’ economic future when lawmakers meet to pass the state’s next budget in 2017.

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Marijuana industry helping some small towns survive – Marijuana News

EMPIRE, Colo. – Colorado’s $1 billion marijuana industry is helping some small towns stay afloat. A prime example is the town of Empire, in Clear Creek County.

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Push to legalize pot in North Dakota – Marijuana News

Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The debate over legalizing marijuana has heated up nationally in recent years. North Dakota is no exception.

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7 takeaways from the special report on marijuana legalization in Massachusetts – Marijuana News

BOSTON – Massachusetts voters are expected to head to the polls in November and likely vote on a ballot measure fully legalizing marijuana, four years after they signed off on medical marijuana and eight years after approving decriminalization of small amounts of the substance.

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7 takeaways from the special report on marijuana legalization in Massachusetts – Marijuana News

BOSTON – Massachusetts voters are expected to head to the polls in November and likely vote on a ballot measure fully legalizing marijuana, four years after they signed off on medical marijuana and eight years after approving decriminalization of small amounts of the substance.

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Will Louisiana Be the First Southern State to Legalize Weed? – Marijuana News

Notorious for its strict marijuana laws, Louisiana is looking at legalized weed as a way to get out of debt. What will happen to its prisoners?

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