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Senator Named to Massachusetts Regulatory Post Opposed Legal Cannabis

Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, who opposed last year's cannabis legalization initiative, is the first appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission.

Oregon Governor and Police Superintendent Slam Sessions’ Memo

Top Oregon officials this week lashed out at US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent attack on the state’s legal cannabis system.

Nevada Gaming Commission to Discuss Cannabis and Casinos

The Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address the problems the state's legalization of recreational marijuana present during an upcoming special meeting.

Denver to Start Licensing First Cannabis Clubs, but Few May Apply

Denver is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal cannabis clubs, but elaborate regulatory hurdles may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses.

Alaska Proposal Would Open Door to On-Site Consumption

With cannabis sales still lagging behind, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board has officially proposed regulations to allow onsite cannabis consumption.

Nevada Judge Clears Way for More Cannabis Licenses

A Nevada judge has cleared the way for the state's marijuana regulators to start issuing cannabis distribution licenses to businesses other than existing alcohol wholesalers.

Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things)

Canada's impending Cannabis Act leaves specifics of distribution, possession, and purchase up to individual provinces. This week, Ontario took up the challenge with “Cannabis Legalization and Regulation,” a dossier of recommendations from the Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Vermont Governor Creating Commission for Cannabis Legalization

Meanwhile, at least two applicants have filed for a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation license in Bennington, Vermont.

Maine Lawmakers Leave Key Cannabis Questions Unanswered

Maine lawmakers adjourned Aug. 2, leaving important questions about the state’s new adult-use cannabis program unresolved.

Massachusetts Officials Seeking Candidates for Cannabis Board

The race is on to assemble the five-member board that will oversee recreational and medical marijuana in Massachusetts.

State Leaders Respond to Sessions’ Criticism of Legal Cannabis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a warning shot at state-legal cannabis last week in separate letters sent to Oregon, Colorado, and Washington leaders.

State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis

Removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act would respect states' rights and encourage public safety, the National Conference of State Lawmakers says.

Massachusetts Governor Names Five to Cannabis Advisory Board

Gov. Charlie Baker has picked five people to serve on a Cannabis Advisory Board that will help guide regulators enforce cannabis laws.

Task Force Report Gives Sessions Scant Ammunition for Crackdown

The tepid nature of the recommendations by the Sessions-assembled task force signals just how difficult it would be to change course on cannabis.

Sessions Attacks Washington’s Cannabis Laws in Letter to Governor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week sent a letter to Washington state officials slamming that state’s legal cannabis system.

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