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Fate of marijuana business protection uncertain as government shutdown looms

The only current federal law protecting medical marijuana businesses from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could expire Friday evening if Congress doesn’t reach an agreement on the national budget, which is set to expire at midnight eastern time. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prohibits the Department of Justice from using federal funds to interfere with state […]

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Rhode Island governor seeks to expand medical marijuana program

Rhode Island’s governor is making another push to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s $9.4 billion state budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year includes: Establishing 15 more medical marijuana dispensaries. Adding acute pain to the list of MMJ qualifying conditions. Allowing Massachusetts and Connecticut cardholders to buy medical cannabis in Rhode Island. […]

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Nebraska proposal would put medical marijuana up for vote in 2018

A Nebraska state senator is proposing a ballot measure that would give Nebraska voters the opportunity to legalize medical marijuana in November, a move that’s been tried before to no avail. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln introduced a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday after several previous legalization bills stalled in the legislature. For example, in 2015, […]

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Week in Review: Nevada’s unhappy MJ growers, hemp’s friends in Congress & New York weighs adult use

Nevada marijuana growers are displeased with the state’s updated regulations, Congress members counter the DEA’s view of CBD, and New York may take a look at recreational cannabis. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Direct sales in Nevada As Nevada finalizes the rules for its […]

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Colorado company develops first US-bred hemp seed variety

A Colorado cannabis company has developed the first hemp seed bred entirely in the United States in the modern era, according to the state’s agriculture department. The Colorado Department of Agriculture said the seed variety, called NWG-Elite, was developed by New West Genetics, a cannabis biotechnology company in Fort Collins. “This is the first U.S.-bred […]

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