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Colorado has made more than half a billion dollars from taxing marijuana since recreational sales became legal in the state three years ago.

Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents.

The first municipality in Arkansas has granted formal approval to local rules that will govern medical marijuana companies that operate within its borders, setting the stage for the rest of the state to follow suit.

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Because having zero licensed distributors could kill the industry’s high projections.

If Massachusetts legislators are unable to reach a compromise over regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana industry, it may be time to implement the voter-approved law as it currently stands, Gov. Charlie Baker said.

Cannabist Special Report:  “I’ll try whatever I can to help her.” Veterinarians at Colorado State University and beyond are spearheading clinical studies on the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating canine ailments.

And in honor of Bastille Day:

It is not the election of a centrist president that has the French breathing a bit easier. Marijuana reform is finally coming to France.

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Recreational marijuana becomes legal to buy Saturday in Nevada, but that doesn’t mean anything goes in the place where most people think anything goes.

The nation’s first licensed marijuana clubs likely will roll out in Denver in a few months after regulators finalized rules governing the pilot program.

It’s meant to complement the possible passage of House Bill 110. The 23-person task force will hold its first meeting by Sept. 7.

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A Colorado credit union aiming to serve cannabis businesses won a partial victory Thursday after a U.S. appeals court ruled the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City cannot block access to a special account Fourth Corner Credit Union needs to do business.

A six-member Massachusetts House and Senate conference committee has begun work behind closed doors trying to hammer out a compromise bill making changes to the recreational marijuana law.

A San Francisco-based marijuana delivery startup surveyed its customers.

Our neighbors to the north and south see the war on drugs as a failure and legal cannabis as an opportunity.

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This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country is taking its relationship with cannabis to the next level.

PNC Bank is closing its account with an influential marijuana legalization group, the Marijuana Policy Project.

Oklahoma will become the latest state to weigh in on the legalization of medical marijuana after the secretary of state’s office certified a ballot measure.

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Documents reveal the AG is seeking approval to crack down on marijuana in states that have passed pro-pot laws.

See TBT’s take on this story here: Sessions Seeks Repeal of Rohrabacher-Farr

A sharply divided legislative committee in Massachusetts voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for major changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana law, including higher taxes on retail sales and handing more control over cannabis shops to municipal officials.

If Nevada officials have their way, tourists and residents will be able to buy pot legally ahead of Independence Day.  But before recreational marijuana launches in the state best known for slot machines and showgirls, a judge must decide who has the right to distribute Nevada’s newest cash crop.

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Nevada state legislators put the final touches on measures to regulate marijuana this week, just weeks before Nevada becomes the fifth state to legalize the use and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Florida lawmakers reached a compromise on key details regarding the number of dispensaries and plans for additional licenses under the state’s full-fledged medical marijuana, paving the way for legislators to add MMJ legislation to this week’s special legislative session.

Legalizing marijuana helps all marijuana stocks, right?

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Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate effect on black and Hispanic communities.

First Trust Portfolios, an Illinois-based fund manager that oversees more than $100 billion, has filed paperwork to establish an investment vehicle containing medical marijuana stocks.

The real surprise is what this bill wouldn’t legalize, if approved.

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Vermont’s governor on Wednesday halted, at least temporarily, efforts to become the ninth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but offered to work with state legislators to resolve what he cited as the bill’s shortcomings.

A California retail estate investment firm and a wealthy Florida medical marijuana advocate separately pledged Tuesday to pump $100 million each into cannabis businesses, marking a notable new chapter in the MJ industry.

The bill would legalize adult use of marijuana and possession of certain amounts of pot.

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WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday renewed their drive to make banking easier for marijuana-based businesses in those U.S. states where the drug is legal, undeterred by signals from the Trump administration about maintaining tough marijuana restrictions nationally.

A small, bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push at the federal level to legalize marijuana, calling it a criminal justice issue.

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Retail sales of medical and recreational cannabis in the United States are expected to hit $5 billion-$6 billion this year and surge to as high as $17 billion by 2021, according to exclusive projections released today in the 2017 Marijuana Business Factbook.

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