<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> marijuana]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/marijuana Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:12:35 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown]]> http://gazette.com/marijuana-states-try-to-curb-smuggling-avert-us-crackdown/article/feed/484141?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/marijuana-states-try-to-curb-smuggling-avert-us-crackdown/article/feed/484141?custom_click=rss

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America's multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk.

In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it's grown to the shops where it's sold under names like Blueberry Kush and Chernobyl is their so far main protective

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]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:12:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Harwell 'open' to medical marijuana law in Tennessee]]> http://gazette.com/harwell-open-to-medical-marijuana-law-in-tennessee/article/feed/483827?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harwell-open-to-medical-marijuana-law-in-tennessee/article/feed/483827?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The treatment of her sister's back injury has caused Republican gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell to reevaluate Tennessee's ban on medical marijuana.

Harwell, who is speaker of the state House of Representatives, told a Republican gathering earlier this month that allowing medical marijuana has come up as part of a discussion about how to tackle the state's opioid crisis.

The longtime Nashville representative said her sister was recently prescribed opioids after breaking her back.

"She was in a yoga class and came down out of a shoulder stand the wrong way," Harwell said. "And she was, of course, in a great deal of pain."

But after the initial doses, she wanted to stop taking the paink

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]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:36:23 -0600 <![CDATA[AP Exclusive: Inside the scary cash dash of paying pot taxes]]> http://gazette.com/ap-exclusive-inside-the-scary-cash-dash-of-paying-pot-taxes/article/feed/481458?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-exclusive-inside-the-scary-cash-dash-of-paying-pot-taxes/article/feed/481458?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerred Kiloh's eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still behind him.

It had been hanging off Kiloh's bumper ever since he nosed out of the parking lot behind his medical-marijuana dispensary with $40,131.88 in cash in the trunk of his hatchback.

Kiloh was unarmed, on his way to City Hall to make a monthly tax payment, and managing only stop-and-start progress in the midday traffic. He was afraid of one thing above all else: getting robbed.

That fear is a constant part of doing business in California's flourishing medical cannabis industry, in which transactions are conducted mostly in cash, sometimes in stunningly large amounts.

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]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:43:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Medical pot patient seeks Nevada Supreme Court rehearing]]> http://gazette.com/medical-pot-patient-seeks-nevada-supreme-court-rehearing/article/feed/480037?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/medical-pot-patient-seeks-nevada-supreme-court-rehearing/article/feed/480037?custom_click=rss RENO, Nev. (AP) — A medical marijuana patient is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its refusal to end mandatory state registration and fees for medical pot cards now that marijuana is legal statewide for recreational use.

The southern Nevada man, a migraine-suffer identified only as John Doe, accuses the state of discriminating against medicinal pot users by regulating them more strictly than their recreational counterparts.

In a sharply worded petition for rehearing filed on his behalf late Thursday, Las Vegas attorney Jacob Hafter characterizes the justices as cowardly for sidestepping questions about fundamental rights to health care in their ruling earlier this week denying Doe's appeal of a lower court ruli

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