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California Bill Would Ban Cannabis-Branded Hats, T-Shirts, Other Merchandise

Senate Bill 162 would ban advertising through "clothing, hats, or other merchandise with the name or logo of the product.”

Nearly 3 in 4 Utah Voters Support Medical Marijuana, Survey Finds

The Utah Patients Coalition survey found that of 402 Utah voters polled, 73% support a medical cannabis ballot initiative.

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.

Nevada’s On-Again, Off-Again Cannabis Sales Back On, Set to Begin July 1

Regulators said Friday they intend to issue licenses for retailers to begin selling cannabis on July 1 despite a court order that threatens to scuttle the plan.

Massachusetts Senate Passes Cannabis Bill Calling for Revisions to Law

The Senate passed a bill Thursday calling for revisions to the voter-approved adult-use cannabis law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House.

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.

PNC Bank Closes Marijuana Policy Project Account

For 22 years, the Marijuana Policy Project has conducted its banking with the PNC Financial Services Group. The long relationship was severed yesterday.

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.

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.

California Lawmakers Pass Changes to Cannabis Rules

"We are building the airplane as we’re flying it," Sen. Mike McGuire said at a Senate hearing Tuesday, "and we are going to make some mistakes."

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