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Chicago (AP): Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of cannabis in a nonbinding referendum.
The question for Cook County voters asked if Illinois should legalize…
California lawmakers are pushing for a lower tax on legal cannabis in an attempt to fight the black market. Two members of the state assembly announced a bipartisan plan that would reduce taxes on legal weed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the cannabis trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday.
DENVER (AP) — Officials in Colorado’s largest city on Monday approved Denver’s first legal marijuana club and joined a small number of businesses across the country allowing people to consume in states where adult use has been broadly legalized.
On Friday morning, Congress extended the federal medical marijuana protections aka the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. That happened within a signing of a huge budget deal which brought a short federal shutdown to an end. However, these protections remain temporarily; the current spending plan only runs until March, 23rd. Here’s what you need to know about the amendment and its future.
State-legal medical marijuana has been on the edge of a disaster; the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment was bound to vanish in the tumultuous reality of American politics. But it seems that the end is postponed, at least for now, with the Amendment intact. What happened?