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Maine Insurer Says It Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Medical Marijuana

The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers' compensation.

Canadian Police Sound the Alarm Over Legalization Deadline

Canada's police services told the Canadian government Tuesday that there is no chance they will be ready to enforce new laws for nationwide legalized marijuana by next summer.

Hawaii Says It’s 1st State to Go Cashless for Cannabis Sales

Hawaii said Tuesday that it will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.

Maine Lawmakers Propose 20% Sales Tax on Adult-Use Cannabis

Maine lawmakers want to double the recreational marijuana sales tax to 20 percent. The Legislature's marijuana legalization committee will consider the issue Sept. 26.

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators Meet Publicly for 1st Time

The newly appointed board that will regulate marijuana in Massachusetts met publicly for the first time Tuesday, more than 10 months after voters voted to legalize recreational cannabis.

Michigan to MMJ Dispensaries: Close by Dec. 15 or Risk Licensure

The decision means registered patients will have to grow their own cannabis or obtain it from caregivers until the state issues the licenses, likely in the first quarter of next year.

Former Raider Now Selling Cannabis in Las Vegas

Frank Hawkins didn't set out to be in the marijuana business in the town where he grew up and later became a city councilman. He resisted it at first.

Iowa AG Tells Agency to Halt Portion of Medical Marijuana Law

An unusual attempt by Iowa to work with another state to transport medical marijuana oil across state lines is on hold amid legal concerns it could invite scrutiny from the federal government.

Vermont Governor Forms Commission to Study Cannabis Legalization

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday signed an executive order establishing a Marijuana Advisory Commission that will study the best way to legalize adult-use cannabis.

Illinois Legislature Considers Cannabis Legalization Pros and Cons

Law enforcement officials and drug-policy experts took sharply differing stands Wednesday on whether Illinois should legalize general use of marijuana.

Panel Bans Cannabis Possession, Ads at Las Vegas Airport

If federal Transportation Security Administration screeners find cannabis at security stations, they can alert Las Vegas police, officials said. Violators could face a misdemeanor charge or civil fines.

Massachusetts’ Top Cannabis Regulator Says He’s Committed to Timely Rollout

The state's top marijuana regulator pledged to implement Massachusetts' recreational cannabis law and do his best to meet an ambitious timetable for licensing and opening retail stores.

Cannabis Growers Accused of Offering California Sheriff $1M Bribe

Two Northern California marijuana farmers have been charged with offering a sheriff $1 million to turn a blind eye to their cannabis growing operations.

7 Companies Interested in Testing North Dakota’s Medical Marijuana

Seven companies with experience in other states have expressed interest in testing medical marijuana in North Dakota, but regulators say the process ahead will be a slow one.

Former Bain Executive to Lead Massachusetts Cannabis Regulatory Agency

Steven Hoffman is a former partner at Bain and Co., where he headed the firm's Boston office. By law, officials must appoint three more people by Friday.

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