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Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable

0 - Yesterday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A key lawmaker says apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a piece of the state's future pot business for minorities, were left in the bill during legislative debate to secure...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office to hold forum on marijuana laws
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

A community forum will be held Tuesday night to discuss how new marijuana laws and regulations affect El Paso County residents.

Led by the El...

First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida
0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.


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Tests : No THC detected in Colorado town's water
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

HUGO — A warning not to drink the water in a Colorado town has been canceled after tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana...

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Colorado resident leading national retail push for CW Hemp
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

BOULDER — The nondescript building in east Boulder is like many other in the city; is, in fact, identical to several surrounding structures. Passing...

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Pot chemical in Colorado town's water closes restaurants
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

HUGO — Bottled water was distributed to residents of the small Colorado town of Hugo on Friday as officials investigate the possibility that a...

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Colorado town at risk of getting high on its own water supply
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

HUGO — Officials in a small Colorado town say well water has been contaminated with marijuana's psychoactive chemical.

Authorities are telling...

Lawmaker says he should have revealed ties to pot industry
0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker says he wished he had been more transparent about his business connection to the cannabis industry prior to...

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Three arrested in Pueblo for illegal marijuana grow
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested three men in connection with 19 firearms and 56 marijuana plants seized in a Pueblo West home...

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Only 4% of Colorado tourists came for the legal weed in 2015, survey says
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Last fall, a research firm hired by the Colorado Tourism Office surveyed the state’s visitors and found that legal marijuana influenced vacation...

Medical marijuana could be available in Florida next week
0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two years after being approved by Florida's Legislature, medical marijuana is expected to be available in the...

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Colorado Springs doctor among 4 in state to have license suspended for medical marijuana authorizations
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

A Colorado Springs doctor was among four physicians whose licenses were suspended Tuesday after state regulators claimed the doctors wrongfully...

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Hickenlooper for VP talk generates surprise, excitement
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made a short list of finalists for Hillary Clinton's running mate.

The news that he was spotted Friday leaving...

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Pair arrested in Monument with 32 pounds of marijuana in rental car
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

A man and woman were arrested Saturday in Monument when police found them in a rental car with more than 32 pounds of marijuana, stolen...

Medical marijuana program will tap input from physicians
0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Department of Health expects to begin working soon with physicians from health systems and professional...

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Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area
By: - 0 Mon, Jul 18, 2016


Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been...

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One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 16, 2016

There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally...

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Hawaii pot dispensaries can legally open, but none are ready
0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries can now legally open in Hawaii, but not one is ready to do so.

The state Department of Health...

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Colorado town to lower cap on pot production to curb smell
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The Garfield County town of Carbondale is looking to lower the town's cap for marijuana grow operations in hopes of addressing complaints about the...

Agency: Medical pot would be big cost for North Dakota
0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It would cost North Dakota's Health Department more than $3.5 million a year and a small army of workers to regulate medical...

Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials
0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Minot Daily News, Minot, July 13, 2016

Voters might have some homework to do

Supporters of medical marijuana in...

GUEST COLUMN: Misrepresenting Colorado marijuana
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

What is wrong with the marijuana legalization debate, and who is responsible for its sorry state? No better example of misdirection can be offered...

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Correction: Hawaii-Medical Marijuana story
0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story July 11 about medical marijuana dispensaries, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the executive director of the...

Medical Marijuana measure qualifies for Montana ballot
0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A measure that seeks to expand the availability of medical marijuana in Montana has qualified for the November ballot.


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Washington to require 'Not For Kids' label on pot products
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington officials say they plan to require a new "Not For Kids" label on edible marijuana products sold at the state's legal pot...

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7 Pueblo County men indicted on marijuana charges
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Seven men arrested in Pueblo County this year on suspicion of operating illegal marijuana grows and sending drugs to Florida have been indicted in...

Maine says medical marijuana can't treat opiate addiction
0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state says the science just isn't there to allow opiate addiction to be treated with medical marijuana.


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Hawaii law lets nurses certify medical marijuana patients
0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii patients have more options to gain access to medical marijuana now that nurses can certify people for use of the drug, a...

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Libertarians see Democrat, GOP woes as chance to shine
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Loyal Libertarians across the nation are hoping this could be the year for a speck of gold on an electoral college map that for almost the past five...

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Alleged connection between legal marijuana, sex trade sparks debate in Colorado Springs
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

During a panel discussion about sex trafficking at the Centennial Hall in Colorado Springs earlier this year, an audience member asked a question...