New medical marijuana petition filed for Oklahoma vote
Aug21

New medical marijuana petition filed for Oklahoma vote

OKLAHOMA CITY — Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana filed papers with the state Friday indicating their intent to circulate another initiative petition to get the issue on the ballot. Supporters need 123,725 signatures for the question to be seen by voters. They will have 90 days after a final determination following a protest period to get the signatures. Supporters hope to get the question on the November 2016 general...

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Complaint filed against the state to allow pot for PTSD treatment
Aug20

Complaint filed against the state to allow pot for PTSD treatment

Several people on Wednesday filed a complaint in Denver District Court against the Colorado Board of Health’s decision in July not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to medical conditions that can be treated under the state’s medical marijuana program. The complaint lists Curtis Bean, Larisa Bolivar, Stephen Otero, Matthew Kahl and Zach Phillips as plaintiffs in the case. They are asking that a judge overturn the...

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The First Las Vegas-area marijuana dispensary is planned to open Monday
Aug20

The First Las Vegas-area marijuana dispensary is planned to open Monday

Clark County’s first legal medical marijuana dispensaryplans to open Monday after months of delays. Euphoria Wellness got final state and county approvals this week, a spokesman said Thursday. The news, a relief for patients and advocates, came more than two years after the Nevada Legislature voted to allow marijuana dispensaries. “It’s pretty exciting,” said state Sen. Tick Segerblom, who sponsored that bill....

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Gas Pipe owners charged in federal court with selling synthetic marijuana
May14

Gas Pipe owners charged in federal court with selling synthetic marijuana

                The father and daughter who ran The Gas Pipe head shop chain have been charged with conspiracy to sell synthetic marijuana. Gerald “Jerry” Shults and his daughter, Amy Lynn Herrig, turned themselves in on Wednesday. Last June, federal authorities said they shut down what they called a criminal organization that was manufacturing synthetic marijuana in North Texas and selling the product at the The Gas Pipe. The U.S....

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Oregon Senate going own way on medical marijuana dispensaries
May14

Oregon Senate going own way on medical marijuana dispensaries

                SALEM — Senate and House Democrats remain at odds over a bill placing new limits on Oregon’s medical marijuana program, and now the Senate will forge ahead alone with its preferred version. Senate President Peter Courtney, a Salem Democrat, created a new Senate-only marijuana committee Wednesday morning. That will allow the legislation — now in the new Senate Bill 964 — to initially bypass the joint House-Senate...

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Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees
May14

Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees

                   One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce, according to owner Shawn Phillips. The pot layoffs are believed to be the largest in Colorado’s 16-month recreational era. Phillips owns nine cannabis stores in Colorado, all of which are part of the Strainwise-branded network, and he called the cuts “drastic” but...

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