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Colorado Pushes Back Decision on ‘Preferred Vendor’ Medical Marijuana Proposal

Lawmakers in Colorado will wait a bit longer to decide the fate of a proposal that would bring more legitimacy – and some leniency – to the medical marijuana industry by encouraging cannabis dispensaries and other MMJ businesses to bolster worker training. A Senate committee was set to vote on the legislation Wednesday but ended […]

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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program Back on Track, But Federal Threat Remains

An interesting turn of events in Rhode Island over the past few days has given medical cannabis proponents, would-be MMJ professionals and industry vendors new hope that the state will move forward with its marijuana dispensary program. Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers announced an agreement that would allow three cannabis […]

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U.S. Attorney: ‘Unregulated Free-for-All’ Led to Crackdown on CA Medical Marijuana Industry

The federal government’s crackdown on the medical cannabis industry in California is an attempt to shut down marijuana businesses raking in huge profits at the expense of patients, according to the U.S. attorney in Sacramento. “We have received information that some storefront marijuana stores…are selling marijuana at a markup of at least 200 percent over […]

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Dale Gieringer: It’s Time to Revamp California’s Medical Marijuana Laws

By Dale Gieringer California’s medical marijuana laws are in eminent need of reform. The lack of clear laws governing the sale, production and delivery of medical marijuana has led to hundreds of raids, arrests and lawsuits by state and federal authorities. In particular, the Department of Justice’s current assault against MMJ providers is motivated largely […]

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