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Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he is particularly concerned with how companies that grow marijuana account for damaged product and the state’s system allowing people to grow a certain number of plants at home for medical use. He said both situations create an opportunity for marijuana to be sold on the black market and require federal prosecutors to take a closer look at Colorado’s regulated marijuana industry.
Weed in space is going to be a thing now

Weed in space is going to be a thing now

Scientists interested in cannabis as a subject for pharmaceutical studies may find an unlikely new home for their research into the plant, its byproducts, and biochemistry aboard the International Space Station. Yes, weed is going to space thanks to the work of a small Lexington, Ky.-based startup called Space Tango.
PepsiCo just became the latest beverage company to say it's looking at the fast-growing cannabis market

PepsiCo just became the latest beverage company to say it's looking at the fast-growing cannabis market

PepsiCo is taking a hard look at the cannabis industry as other beverage makers explore the market. "I think we'll look at it critically, but I'm not prepared to share any plans that we may have in the space right now," Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston told Jim Cramer and Sara Eisen on CNBC's Squawk on the Street on Tuesday.
N.J. to get legal weed 'sooner than later,' Gov. Murphy says

N.J. to get legal weed 'sooner than later,' Gov. Murphy says

Hang in there, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, New Jersey will get legal recreational marijuana "sooner than later." A vote could even happen within weeks, he added. That was Murphy's message during a Facebook Live town hall when asked a question many in the Garden State have: When will his vow to legalize pot here be realized?
Landmark California marijuana legislation gives residents chance to 'reclaim their lives'

Landmark California marijuana legislation gives residents chance to 'reclaim their lives'

Hailed by advocates as a chance for people to “reclaim their lives,” a new California law will soon make it easier for people with past marijuana convictions to get their records expunged completely, or their sentences significantly reduced. Assembly Bill 1793 – passed by overwhelming majority in the California state Legislature and signed into law Sunday night by Gov. Jerry Brown – will streamline a previously tedious process that made it difficult for residents with a prior cannabis-related conviction to clear their names. “This is transformative,” said Rodney Holcombe of the Drug Policy Alliance, a New
Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

With a governor's signature on Friday, the latest place to legalize marijuana in the U.S. isn't a state. It's the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)—a tiny Pacific territory with a population of just over 50,000.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS U.N. MEETING TO RAMP UP THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG WAR

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS U.N. MEETING TO RAMP UP THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG WAR

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION will open a week of high-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly in New York with a drug policy event featuring President Donald Trump. Invites to the event are being doled out only to those countries that have signed on to a controversial,
Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban

Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations.
Medical marijuana users are being shut out of public housing

Medical marijuana users are being shut out of public housing

Cancer patients and other people with debilitating conditions are being forced to choose between medical marijuana and federal public housing assistance. Even though some of the most conservative states are passing laws legalizing medical weed, marijuana is still a Schedule I controlled substance on a federal level, along with heroin and ecstasy, which can make users ineligible for programs like rental assistance or public housing.
Weed Farmers Are Suing a California County After It Kicked Them Out

Weed Farmers Are Suing a California County After It Kicked Them Out

Since early July, Jason Hauer has spent approximately seven hours commuting to and from San Francisco five days a week. The 40-year-old cannabis grower claims he was forced to find a job 124 miles away from his home in California’s rural Calaveras County after local politicians voted in January to ban commercial marijuana cultivation just two years after attempting to regulate it.


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