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With Emergency Rules, Vegas Gears Up for Nevada’s July 1 Cannabis Launch

Las Vegas-area officials have approved 37 dual-use permits for medical dispensaries to begin selling adult-use cannabis. Yes, there's a store on the Strip.

Growing Demand Drives Flurry of Aussie–Israeli Cannabis Partnerships

An Israeli company will partner with an Australian one to help boost clinical education opportunities around medical cannabis Down Under.

Massachusetts Update: Sorting out the Cannabis Conundrum

After a week of sharp divisions over the future of the state's adult-use cannabis law, it's now up to a committee of six lawmakers to sort everything out.

Florida Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Legislation

Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that outlines how patients can qualify and receive medical marijuana. Critics are already planning a lawsuit.

Toronto Police Raid Seven City Dispensaries

Exactly one week after Toronto Mayor John Tory announced impending crackdowns on the city’s illegal-yet-plentiful cannabis dispensaries, Toronto police made good on the promise, executing a series of dispensary raids across the city yesterday morning.

DC Cannabis-Dealing Arrests Back to Pre-Legalization Levels

Washington, DC, voters legalized cannabis possession and cultivation in 2014, but thanks to Congress blocking a regulated market, sales remain illegal.

Massachusetts House Passes Controversial Cannabis Bill, Setting up Showdown

Amid skepticism from advocates, lawmakers are racing to beat a deadline so retail operations can open in time for a proposed July 2018 launch date.

Vermont Legalization Push Falls Flat, Dead Till 2018

For the fifth time in two years, the Vermont Senate passed a bill that would legalize adult-use cannabis only to see it fizzle in the House.

Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

After overwhelming support, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree legalizing the medicinal and therapeutic use of cannabis.

Canadian Finance Ministers Hash Out Cannabis Taxes

For a second day in Ottawa, Canadian finance ministers from the federal, provincial, and territorial levels are gathering to strategize a coordinated approach to cannabis taxation.

Vermont Lawmakers Scheduled to Hold 2-Day Veto Session

Vermont lawmakers are due back in Montpelier this week for what's scheduled to be a two-day session to deal with vetoes issued by Gov. Phil Scott.

Massachusetts Whiplash: Cannabis Tax Pulled Back to 12%

The debate over Massachusetts' recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on cannabis.

Oregon Researchers Find More College Students Consuming Cannabis Since Legalization

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that university students are consuming more cannabis since legalization commenced two years ago.

Massachusetts Bill Would Double Cannabis Tax, Globe Reports

House leaders in Massachusetts are expected to unveil a bill Wednesday that will double the existing tax rate on adult-use cannabis.

Canada: Legalization Later, Decriminalization Now

With full legalization a year away, Canadian lawmakers push for immediate decriminalization.

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