Massachusetts Marijuana Conference Bill Would Nearly Double Rec. Market Taxes

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Skyline view of Boston, Massachusetts on a cloudy day.The Massachusetts Marijuana Conference Committee is seeking to raise the tax rate on the voter-approved recreational cannabis industry to 20 percent – a compromise with their colleagues who want the rate to remain at the 12 percent called for in November’s initiative, according to a report from Boston Business Journal. The committee’s proposal also keeps […]
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Canadian Company Approved to Sell Cannabis Products in Uruguay

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The purple glow of LED lights inside of a licensed Washington cannabis cultivation site.The International Cannabis Corporation — based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — has been approved to sell cannabis in Uruguay under the country’s nationwide cannabis legalization rules. Cannabis sales through pharmacies are set to begin on Wednesday, according to the Institute of Regulation and Cannabis Control. Under federal law, the price and packaging of cannabis […]
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Guam Gov. Signs Bill to Create MMJ Industry

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The Guam and U.S. flags pictured at Ritidian Point in the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has signed a bill directing the Department of Revenue and Taxation to begin issuing business licenses to medical cannabis cultivators, processors, laboratories, and dispensaries – bringing patients in the U.S. territory one stop close to receiving medical cannabis therapies, the Guam Daily Post reports. Medical cannabis was legalized by Joaquin “KC” […]
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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Equal Access Amendment

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The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend cannabis to their patients in states where it is legal. The Veterans Equal Access Amendment reads: None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available […]
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Nevada Adopts Emergency Rec. Distribution Rules to Avoid Product Drought

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Nevada regulators have licensed the state’s first recreational cannabis distributor in an effort to prevent the newly-launched industry from running out of products, CNN Money reports.  The license was granted to Blackbird Logistics Corporation, which currently distributes medical cannabis in the state but needed to obtain a liquor distribution license to serve the recreational industry. […]
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