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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

Ohio regulators will soon be taking applications for the 60 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs in the state. Prospective dispensary owners will have a two-week window – Nov. 3-Nov. 17 – to submit their applications.

Las Vegas officials have decided to wait until Denver approves the nation’s first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing lounges in Sin City.

And if you’re thinking that marijuana might be the next item available via drone delivery, think again.

Internet distribution sites like Amazon are on the verge of delivering products – including food and beer – via drone. However, marijuana isn’t soon to be on the short list, at least not in California.

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Senior Canadian police officials tell MPs studying the government’s marijuana legalization legislation that police won’t be ready to enforce new laws by next summer and they ask the government for more time.

Future Massachusetts marijuana meetings to be held across state; one of the first orders of business is giving chair Steven Hoffman an additional job title.

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee wants to establish national marijuana testing protocols, according to a new report. However, it’s not exactly a pro-cannabis industry move.

And because it’s never too early to think about your next vacation:

Nipton is one of a growing list of communities in the Mojave Desert and throughout California that are turning to cannabis to save them.

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When career business executive Steve Hoffman was appointed the state’s marijuana czar last week, pot proponents reacted with immediate skepticism. But Hoffman, it turns out, isn’t quite the caricature of a corporate stiff they imagined.

Texas has given the green light to one of three planned CBD producers in the state, but the program remains severely constricted.

The GOP-led House Rules Committee rejected a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, most notably Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.

And those traveling to Nevada for some cannabis tourism will have to wait until they’ve left the airport.

Recreational marijuana may be legal in Nevada, but add McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to the list of places including casinos where pot is still banned.

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The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently soliciting public comments about the therapeutic benefits and abuse liability of various controlled substances, including cannabidiol (CBD).

On the fourth anniversary of the Cole Memo, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) announced it had sent a report to Attorney General Jeff Sessions detailing how legal states have failed to live up to the responsibilities of the memo.

The owner of a recently licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland is under federal investigation for workplace discrimination stemming from a previous business, a situation the state’s embattled medical marijuana commission had no knowledge of.

And in case you were wondering what Joe Montana has been doing since hanging up his cleats:

Marijuana content website Herb has raised $4.1 million in seed funding from a group of investors that includes Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana.

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Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concern about a reported move by the Justice Department to halt marijuana research.

It won’t be easy to top the landslide 2016 electoral victories for marijuana, but advocates are looking to make serious headway across the country once again on statewide ballots next year.

Finally, if you were wondering what Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm has been up to lately, wonder no more:

Interested in the firm’s business model and its early investments in successful companies like Eaze, Merry Jane and LeafLink, Benzinga decided to reach out to its four founders, Karan Wadhera, Evan Eneman, Ted Chung and Calvin Broadus—AKA Snoop Dogg—and asked them to walk us through it all.

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Alaska and Washington present more evidence that marijuana legalization is working.

Maine officials say the state won’t be able to meet its February deadline to allow recreational marijuana sales.

The machine is among the more commonly pitched solutions for high-risk merchants that can’t normally handle payment cards because banks won’t partner with them. But for dispensaries, they can be a hassle.

And finally, it takes a village to decide on whether marijuana shops should operate in Snowmass.

Snowmass town council members are seeking input on whether the Colorado ski town should allow marijuana stores in the village.

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With thousands of jobs and billions of dollars at stake, it’s a burning question: Is Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions preparing to mess with voter-approved sales of recreational marijuana?

An independent national organization that supports state legislatures has again voiced its support for federal descheduling of cannabis.

After 17 years of waiting, Hawaii dispensaries began selling medical marijuana Tuesday.

And, just in case you were wondering what the astrophysical view of marijuana legalization is:

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among the most well-known living scientists, said that “there’s no reason for [marijuana] to ever have been made illegal.”

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Senator Booker said he wants to correct an “unjust system” that largely impacts communities “of color.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billions of dollars are expected to flow through California’s legitimate marijuana industry next year when recreational pot becomes legal, but most of those businesses won’t be able to use banks.

Nearly 100 groups and businesses in North Dakota have shown interest in producing or dispensing medical marijuana.

The venerable lawn-and-garden giant’s leap into hydroponics, an ancillary sector of the cannabis industry, continues to bolster its top line.

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GOP lawmakers stripped an amendment from a bill Wednesday that would have allowed doctors in the Department of Veteran Affairs to recommend medical marijuana to veterans for pain treatment in states where it’s legal.

An 11-year-old girl who suffers from epileptic seizures, former New York Jets player Marvin Washington and an Iraq war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder are among five plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed this week against the federal government.

Los Angeles’ City Council president wants to establish a municipal bank to serve marijuana businesses, including providing financing.

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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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