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Articles in U.S. Cannabis News

Canadian firm iAnthus makes $17.3M bid for spot in New York medical marijuana industry

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Upon closing the deal, the publicly traded Canadian firm will have operations in five states: Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York and Vermont.... Read full article

Trump administration’s cannabis obsession in face of opioid epidemic is absurd

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Op-ed from Creators Syndicate: The war against drugs is especially futile when dealing with opioids.... Read full article

Colorado police, sheriffs up in arms over civil asset forfeiture bill

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Law enforcement and local government groups across Colorado say hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in crime-fighting dollars could be lost if Gov. John Hickenlooper signs legislation that changes how officers and sheriff’s deputies seize money ... Read full article

After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition

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It's the first qualifying condition added under the state's medical marijuana law since its implementation in 2001... Read full article

Judge lifts restraining order on Maryland grow licenses

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s medical marijuana commission can continue to issue licenses to companies to grow the drug.... Read full article

Denver cannabis cultivation occupies 4.2M square feet, but city’s cap may freeze land rush

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As of April 1, there were 450 active grow and store locations and 30 applications pending for new locations within Denver city limits, with a cap of 467... Read full article

DEA raids illegal marijuana grow across street from Colorado elementary school

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The DEA removed 4- to 7-foot plants and piled them 3 feet high in the driveway... Read full article

Riverside, California has spent ten years shutting down all of its dispensaries

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Although medical marijuana has been legal since 1996, each California city is allowed to regulate the presence of dispensaries... Read full article

California wants to help cannabis companies get insurance

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Cannabis businesses have been getting coverage almost exclusively from the surplus line market, which includes carriers that are approved but not licensed by the state to provide coverage for companies that have been turned down by major insurers.... Read full article

DEA: Gang that sold millions worth of Colorado-grown weed outside state not unusual

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In 2015, the Colorado State Patrol made 394 seizures of Colorado pot that was destined for 36 different states... Read full article

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