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Oh Canada!

Sometime in the near future, perhaps as soon as next year, adults throughout Canada will be able to legally grow, purchase, and consume cannabis for recreational use. In April 2017, the Liberal Party of Canada, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outlined a plan to legalize adult recreational use of cannabis, with a target date […]

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Categories: Canada, Legalization, Marijuana Industry, Recreational

Feds Visit Colorado to Research Marijuana Regulation, Black Market, Enforcement

Agents for DOJ, Office for National Drug Control Policy get first-hand look at state’s regulatory regime; topic of immediate or future federal enforcement activities not broached. Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Five representatives from […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Federal, Politics

Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax on Marijuana

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreational marijuana was approved. Possession of recreational marijuana became legal this […]

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Categories: Legalization, Maine, Tax Revenues

Trump’s DOJ Gears Up for Crackdown on Marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those […]

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Categories: DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Nationwide

Recreational Marijuana Sales Start in Uruguay

Legal recreational marijuana sales officially began Wednesday in Uruguay at pharmacies all across the South American nation. Authorities report that nearly 5,000 people have already signed up for the national registry. While the program is the first of its kind–Uruguay is the first nation to fully legalize the production and sale of recreational marijuana–it isn’t […]

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Categories: 420, Enforcement, International, Legalization, Recreational

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