Columbus changing zoning laws for medical marijuana growers – Merced Sun-Star

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Ohio’s capital city is opening its arms to medical marijuana growers. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2qZUxvy ) Columbus is changing zoning laws to accommodate cannabis cultivators and has already signed off on six businesses seeking approval from Ohio to obtain one of the state’s 24 medical marijuana grow licenses. A city zoning officials says Columbus plans to allow indoor grow …

Columbus changing zoning laws for medical marijuana growers … – Merced Sun-Star

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Ohio’s capital city is opening its arms to medical marijuana growers. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2qZUxvy ) Columbus is changing zoning laws to accommodate cannabis cultivators and has already signed off on six businesses seeking approval from Ohio to obtain one of the state’s 24 medical marijuana grow licenses. A city zoning officials says Columbus plans to allow indoor grow …

Hemp oil supplier changes Kansas formulation after seizure – Merced Sun-Star

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The owner of a Missouri hemp oil supplier says he’s making a special product line for Kansas after police seized the supply of a retailer because it contained trace amounts of the high-inducing agent in marijuana. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2r9mHIu ) reports that CBD American Shaman owner Vince Sanders says he hopes the move will appease law enforcement. Industrial …

Hemp oil supplier changes Kansas formulation after seizure … – Merced Sun-Star

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The owner of a Missouri hemp oil supplier said he’s making a special product line for Kansas after police seized the supply of a retailer because it contained trace amounts of the high-inducing agent in marijuana. CBD American Shaman owner Vince Sanders said he hopes the move will appease law enforcement. Sanders said he tests his products to make sure …

Gov. Scott: 'I absolutely will sign' medical marijuana bill – Merced Sun-Star

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he “absolutely” intends to sign the medical marijuana bill passed Friday by the state Legislature. After the original legislation fell apart on the final day of the regular session last month, the chambers approved the bill during the final day of the special session. The House passed it 103-9 before the Senate voted 29-6. The …

Medical marijuana dispensaries, patients wait through delays – Merced Sun-Star

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Medical marijuana dispensaries are beginning to open in Hawaii, but they’re not allowed to sell their products. Instead, the leafy medicinal greens they’ve harvested are sitting on a shelf unsold because nearly a year after dispensaries were legally allowed to open, the state has not yet certified any labs to run required safety tests. That means dispensaries such as Aloha …

Los Angeles releases draft marijuana business regulations – Merced Sun-Star

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Los Angeles moved Thursday to bring order to its emerging legal marijuana industry, proposing rules for how and where the fragrant buds will be grown and sold while driving out rogue operators. There will be no swaying fields of bright green pot plants along the Hollywood Freeway — businesses will only be allowed to grow indoors. Dispensaries would be kept …

Colorado marijuana market funds busts of illegal growers – Merced Sun-Star

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The first recreational pot market in the U.S. was set Thursday to notch another marijuana first when Colorado approves using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations. A measure scheduled to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper sets aside nearly $6 million a year in Colorado marijuana tax revenue to reimburse police …

Los Angeles releasing draft marijuana business regulations – Merced Sun-Star

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Los Angeles officials are releasing proposed regulations for governing the emerging commercial marijuana industry in the city. The release Thursday sets in motion a 60-day public comment period prior to further action by the City Council. Councilmember Paul Koretz says release of the draft ordinance is a crucial step to prepare for the Jan. 1 statewide legalization of cannabis. The …

Los Angeles releasing draft marijuana business regulations … – Merced Sun-Star

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Los Angeles officials are releasing proposed regulations for governing the emerging commercial marijuana industry in the city. The release Thursday sets in motion a 60-day public comment period prior to further action by the City Council. Councilmember Paul Koretz says release of the draft ordinance is a crucial step to prepare for the Jan. 1 statewide legalization of cannabis. The …

Legislature back on path to passing medical marijuana bill – Merced Sun-Star

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Florida legislators are back on a path to passing a bill for enacting the state’s constitutional amendment expanding the use of medical marijuana. Gov. Rick Scott added medical marijuana to the agenda for the special legislative session that began Wednesday after lawmakers reached a compromise on key elements. The House’s Health & Human Services Committee passed it on Wednesday night. …

Legislature back on path to passing medical marijuana bill | Merced … – Merced Sun-Star

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Florida legislators are back on a path to passing a bill for enacting the state’s constitutional amendment expanding the use of medical marijuana. Gov. Rick Scott added medical marijuana to the agenda for the special legislative session that began Wednesday after lawmakers reached a compromise on key elements. The House’s Health & Human Services Committee passed it on Wednesday night. …

Data shows 1 in 3 Colorado pot stores are chain retailers – Merced Sun-Star

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Chain retailers in Colorado have been opening more cannabis stores than entrepreneurs. The Marijuana Business Daily reported (http://bit.ly/2r2qAyR ) Monday that nearly one in three cannabis stores in Colorado are currently operated by a chain retailer. The increase of chain retailers is a sign “mom-and-pop” shops could be faded out by larger companies. Data from the state Department of Revenue …

Suit hits city's restrictions on recreational pot growers – Merced Sun-Star

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A lawsuit filed against a California city claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use under the state’s voter-approved Proposition 64. The American Civil Liberties Union of California and the Drug Policy Alliance sued Monday in San Bernardino County Superior Court, seeking to bar Fontana from …

Suit hits city's restrictions on recreational pot growers | Merced Sun … – Merced Sun-Star

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A lawsuit filed against a California city claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use under the state’s voter-approved Proposition 64. The American Civil Liberties Union of California and the Drug Policy Alliance sued Monday in San Bernardino County Superior Court, seeking to bar Fontana from …