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California Fires Pose Grave Risk to Marijuana Growers

For many businesses in northern California, it will take years to rebuild from the wildfires that have decimated the region. For many legal cannabis growers, the destruction could be insurmountable. At least six marijuana farms have been destroyed, said Hezekiah …

Voters in Alaska Reject Local Marijuana Ban Efforts

Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the recreational use of the drug. The votes this week came during …

Las Vegas Pot Testing Lab’s License Suspended by State

Officials confirmed a Las Vegas marijuana testing laboratory has been suspended. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Department of Taxation spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein says the department on Aug. 24 suspended the license of G3 Labs LLC. Klapstein says the Nevada …

Nevada Gambling Regulators Don’t Want Marijuana in Casinos

Nevada’s gambling regulators are grappling with how to deal with the state’s latest legal vice – recreational marijuana – and they’ve made it clear that pot doesn’t belong in casinos. In the first of a series of policy discussions, the …

Nevada Issuing Marijuana Distribution Licenses to Non-Liquor Wholesalers

Nevada marijuana regulators have decided to start issuing pot distribution licenses to businesses other than liquor wholesalers to keep up with overwhelming demand since legal recreational sales began July 1. The Nevada Department of Taxation voted to open up the …

Oregon’s Cannabis Coast Becoming Home for Legal Pot Dealers

Eddie Biggar sports a black-and-green suit dotted with tiny green leaves as he dances jovially on a corner of the Pacific Coast Highway. Some two-and-a-half hours southwest of Portland, he owns the sidewalk. Just like a sign-waiver might promote the …

‘Office Of Cannabis’ OK’d by San Francisco Supervisors

San Francisco officials have approved a new Office of Cannabis in advance of recreational marijuana sales starting in California next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Board of Supervisors also directed the new office to analyze disparities that …

Alaska Marijuana Regulators to Revive Debate over Onsite Pot at Retail Shops

Alaska marijuana regulators plan to revive debate over onsite use of marijuana in retail cannabis shops. In February, the Marijuana Control Board scuttled proposed rules that would have allowed onsite use of marijuana in authorized stores, citing skittishness over how …

Marijuana Sales Exceed Expectations of Las Vegas Store Owners

Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners. Eager pot customers this week again lined up before dispensaries opened their doors. That’s after thousands swarmed the pot stores over the weekend. Nevada on Saturday became …

Alaska Marijuana Board to Revisit On-Site Consumption

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board will discuss three different options for on-site marijuana consumption proposed by board members at its next meeting. Board member Loren Jones’s proposal would make it legal to try marijuana then leave. The site couldn’t have …