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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Oregon businesses prepare after legalization of marijuana
Nov06

Oregon businesses prepare after legalization of marijuana

OREGON — CNN — It hasn’t even been 24 hours since voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon, and already medical marijuana dispensaries are preparing to expand their business. Stacey Kafka spoke to business owners about their plans. Nicholas Landis and his family opened the herbal center back in April. “Every month we’re increasing. It’s a fun business. It’s growing every...

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California Measures Taxing Medical Marijuana Win Big At Ballot Box
Nov06

California Measures Taxing Medical Marijuana Win Big At Ballot Box

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Californians are eager to tax medical marijuana, but they want limits on who can grow it and sell it. That was the message from Tuesday’s voting, as backers of nearly two dozen local medical marijuana-related ballot questions tallied the votes. Measures to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Encinitas and La Mesa, both in San Diego County, failed. Voters also rejected bids in four rural counties – Butte,...

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Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida
Nov06

Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida

The day after Amendment 2 failed, supporters of medical marijuana began preparing for rounds two and three: Business groups and sympathetic lawmakers plan to push new laws next spring, and John Morgan vows another statewide referendum effort in 2016. Last spring the Legislature approved one non-euphoric form of marijuana dubbed “Charlotte’s Web,” mainly for use by people with intractable epilepsy and similar...

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